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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Congressmen Broun, Woodall to host town hall meetings

Paul Broun

Paul Broun

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Rob Woodall

Gwinnettians can meet with two local congressmen this week.

U.S. Rep. Paul Broun is planning to continue his Coffee with the Congressman talks on the Affordable Care Act with a stop in Dacula on Monday. The town hall meeting is set for 6 p.m. at Dacula City Hall.

“I look forward to kicking off the first town hall of 2014 in Gwinnett County, to discuss an issue afflicting many Georgians right now: Obamacare,” said Broun, whose district encompasses eastern Gwinnett. “I want to know how Obamacare is affecting you personally, whether it be in your pocket books or at the doctor’s office — and so I ask you to come, ready to share your stories and personal experiences. Through your voice, we can continue to work to dismantle this law, and put in place common-sense solutions that will serve the best interest of patients, like my Patient OPTION Act. I urge 10th District residents to join the conversation and strengthen the voice of ‘we the people’ so that we can repeal this law once and for all.”

His colleague Rob Woodall, who represents much of Gwinnett, will have two town hall meeting this week.

The first will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Forsyth Count Administration Building. On Thursday he will meet with constituents at Suwanee City Hall.

Woodall will also host a Veterans Assistance Open House from 10 a.m. until noon at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center. The congressman encourages veterans with questions about benefits to come, as representatives from several government agencies will be on hand.

“My expectations are high for 2014. There is much work to be done, and I look forward to what we can accomplish together,” Woodall said in a press release. “I know families are busy and have many competing obligations, but their willingness to come out and participate in these events makes a difference in Washington. I’m grateful to represent a district that maintains such a high level of involvement.”

The Lawrenceville Republican says he is focused on public service for his constituents.

“Politics can be complicated and divisive, but serving your neighbor is not,” he said. “Our military veterans and their families embody the best of these service values, and they are such a remarkable blessing to all of us. One of the greatest honors I have in serving the 7th District in Congress is the opportunity to assist our veterans. My office works with individual veterans daily and our Veterans Assistance Open House this Thursday is an extension of that service. We’re bringing experts from all of the VA service agencies together in one place so that veterans can get face-to-face solutions.”

Political Notebook appears in the Thursday and Sunday editions of the Gwinnett Daily Post.

Camie Young can be reached via email at camie.young@gwinnettdailypost.com.

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