Senator Jeff Sessions gives Washington update

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)- Senator Jeff Sessions (R) visited Huntsville Monday to give an update from Washington.   Sessions spoke to a packed audience inside the VBC North Hall.

Sessions spoke on a wide variety of topics, including the fights against both the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and the fight against ISIS in Iraq and Syria.   Sessions encouraged President Obama not to take any options off the table when it comes to fighting the Islamic terrorists.

"I just hope the President is not just focusing excessively on a campaign promise not to put troops in the Middle East," he told the crowd.  "Times change.  The world changes.  And we do not need to allow this vicious group that threatens the peace of the world to expand its power in that region."

Senator Sessions also spoke on the national debt, which he says will grown from the current $17 trillion to around $28 trillion in just a decade from now.  He says the Obama administration should focus more on trying to grow the economy and create jobs instead of putting more and more money into social program.

"It's $750 billion a year.  Social Security is about $740 billion.  Medicare is about $550 billion.  And the defense budget is about $500 billion.  We need to move American's to work."

Sessions says he's also feeling confident that Republicans will take control of the Senate during next month's election.  He says with that power will come great responsibility.