U.S. Rep. Austin Scott's getting an earful of complaints about the sagging economy and balancing the federal budget.
Scott's on a two-day, six-stop tour to hear people's concerns about issues facing Congress.
He began his tour at 10 a.m. Monday with a town hall meeting at the Old Courthouse in Covington, followed by a luncheon in Jackson.
At 2 p.m., Scott brought his tour to Forsyth, where about 60 people gathered to hear the congressman. They mostly wanted to talk about economic issues such as first-time homeowner loans and educational funding.
Others asked for changes to the federal tax code and wanted more action from Congress on the economy.
"I don't see a sense of urgency," one man said.
But Scott assured him that a sense of urgency existed in Congress, especially among the 87 Republicans elected last fall. Scott is a member of that group.