8th District Congressman Larry Bucshon made his appearance in Dubois County yesterday.
The Congressman was in town last night for the 2nd of 2 town hall meetings across our area. The first one was in Washington on Monday night. Bucshon touched on many of the key national issues and he says there are 3 that really have caught the most attention throughout the 8th District:
About 20 people were on hand for last night’s town hall meeting, which took place at the Center for Technology, Innovation and Manufacturing building on the Vincennes University Jasper Campus.
Bucshon answered several questions from those on hand after making a short opening statement. Questions ranged from the ongoing negotiations with the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to the future moral direction of America. As far as TPP, Bucshon stated much of the negotiating has been done behind the scenes by necessity so as to protect other countries involved in the negotiations. He also said Congress has not seen the full agreement yet and will have to see it at least 60 days prior to having a vote on it.
Bucshon was also optimistic about the country’s future despite recent troubles. He says America is in dire need of a transformational leader and that person usually comes along when times are tough.
This week’s town halls started the 2nd round of public appearances for Bucshon. Back in August, the Congressman held a series of town halls, listening sessions, and office hours. Those sessions included stops in Crawford and Spencer counties locally.