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Congressman Buchanan to Hold Bradenton Listening Session Friday

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BRADENTON -- Congressman Vern Buchanan (R-FL) will hold a listening session on jobs, the economy and spending in Bradenton this Friday. The Congressman, who won a fourth term in November's election, recently introduced legislation to halt U.S. aid to Egypt and called insurance giant AIG's possible lawsuit against the U.S. government "outrageous." The listening session is scheduled to take place at noon in the Manatee County Judicial center, 2nd floor jury room.

Last week, Buchanan sent a letter to the President, urging him to halt the shipment of 20 American F-16's to Egypt. “The U.S. should not be providing military assistance to a regime that supports Hamas and is looking more and more like a dictatorship than a trustworthy democracy,” said Buchanan. “As America’s debt continues to skyrocket, we need to be focusing on policies that grow the U.S. economy, create jobs, and reduce the massive federal deficit.”

On AIG, Buchanan said he couldn't believe that a company with their past record would even consider such action. "AIG’s reckless bets and fiscal mismanagement became the poster child of Wall Street excess," said the Congressman in a statement. "For this company to even consider suing is a direct slap in the face of every American taxpayer. It’s even more insulting given the fact AIG just started a public relations campaign “thanking” America for saving it from ruin."

Buchanan sent a letter to AIG Chairman Robert Miller to express his "disgust at the company’s lack of gratitude and absence of judgment."   

The Manatee County Judicial Center is located at 1051 Manatee Avenue West in Bradenton.


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