MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Reed (R-Jasper) today released the following statement regarding his response to Governor Kay Ivey’s Special Session Proclamation:

“I applaud the governor for taking this step and making the appropriation of ARPA funds a top priority,” said Reed. “Legislative leadership has been actively engaged in discussions with the governor’s office on the possibility of this special session, and we think this is the best way forward to ensure that the funds are allocated in the most impactful and expeditious manner possible. I am confident my colleagues will advance a fiscally responsible plan that ultimately sees these significant funds invested in a way that aids pandemic recovery but also benefits generations of Alabamians to come.”