COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- As U.S. representative Mike McIntyre’s time in office dwindles down, we wanted to know what final goals he has before retirement.
McIntyre says they just passed the farm bill last week, a bill two years in the making, that affects rural economic development.
And McIntyre says he still has a few tricks up his sleeve.
"We've also been working on the defense bill,” McIntyre explained. “Of course I've served in the Armed Services Committee. We know that military is so important to our area. And another major bill we are working on right now is the water resources development act which affects our coast."
McIntyre says he wants to make sure our beaches stay beautiful and protected.
And McIntyre says what will miss the most after nearly two decades on the job is the opportunity to work with people.
"It's events like the Black History event today. It’s opportunities when we're down working on the beaches or working with the local fire department or working with our veterans, our senior citizens. I mean the list goes on. Or spending time with the schools with children. Those opportunities just to engage and know that you can make a difference in someone's life."