Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster

Congressman Addresses Issues in Town Hall Meeting

ch 1

OWENSBORO, Ky. (9/6/13) - The city of Owensboro welcomed Congressman Brett Guthrie last night as he answered questions from an awaiting crowd in the Daviess County Courthouse. This meeting was the U.S. Representative's twenty-first and last town hall meeting of the series.

"I did not choose for Owensboro to be last," Guthrie said. "They wanted this meeting to be televised and this is the date that worked."

The interaction allowed our community to come face to face with the Congressman to share their personal stories and address our countries issues. The night started off with a question raised about Guthrie's views on the situation in Syria. The Congressman seemed skeptical about this issue.

SurfKY News spoke to Guthrie after the meeting about his views.

"I have not been in Washington, so everything that I know does not lead me to voting for this," Guthrie said. "And so unless I am convinced differently, and I do think if there is any classified information that we'll have access to in Washington when I get there Monday morning, I need to review that and see if it changes my mind in any way. Game changing information doesn't usually stay hidden long, so I don't suspect that to be there. But, I do think before I say 'absolutely I won't vote for this' I need to make sure there is not something there I need to know."

ch 2

Other issues discussed included strengthening border patrol, immigration reform, and the decrease in healthcare funding.

In regards to Obamacare and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Guthrie said he doesn't think the healthcare act is feasible.
 
"Obamacare is an overly complex law that is very difficult to implement," Guthrie said. "I think we should delay the whole thing and then start over," Guthrie said.

Guthrie said he was pleased with the crowd and expressed appreciation for everyone who came out to voice their opinions. He said he believes the people who showed up were representative of the Owensboro population.

"They are really dedicated and concerned," Guthrie said. "You get the sense they are afraid it's not going to give their kids the future that their parents gave them and that it needs to be turned around and it needs to be turned around soon and that's what I am going to take back to Washington, D.C."

To learn more about Congressman Brett Guthrie or the second district he represents, visit http://guthrie.house.gov/#dialog.

Evan Gorman
SurfKY News
Photos Provided by Evan Gorman

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

button coupons
button classifieds

In Other News...

MCTI Presents 'The Santaland Diaries'

GREENVILLE, Ky. (11/27/14) — Take the hilarious Christmas journey into the life of Crumpet the Elf in "The Santaland… Read More

Altered Prescription Leads to Arrest

HENDERSON, Ky. (11/26/14) — According to a Henderson Police report, on Nov. 25, 2014, Jesse Cowan, 32, of Henderson… Read More

Most Read This Week

November 21, 2014 7442

Man Accused of Assaulting Coach During Basketball…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
November 22, 2014 5086

One Injured in Two Vehicle Collision in Greenville

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Miria Thomas
November 21, 2014 4763

Crashing Dump Trucks in Work Zone Cause Pennyrile…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Trooper Stu Recke
November 21, 2014 4015

Muhlenberg District Court Fines Handed Down

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
November 21, 2014 3845

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Nov. 21, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
November 21, 2014 3401

Swimming and Diving Closes Fall Season at Ohio…

in General Sports For All Sites by UK Athletics
November 24, 2014 3223

Two Charged for Possession of Meth After…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by MCSO/PIO Alex Piper
November 21, 2014 3110

Kentucky Employers to Save About $112 million

in General News For All Sites by Cathy Lindsey
November 25, 2014 2667

Madisonville Man Charged for Selling Cocaine

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
November 25, 2014 2560

Call for Help Results in Arrest for Possession of…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department

Stories Trending Today

November 25, 2014 1856

Protect Your Home When Traveling This Holiday…

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
November 26, 2014 1300

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Nov. 26, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
November 26, 2014 1280

Sweet Staple of Thanksgiving

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
November 26, 2014 1231

Baptist Health Madisonville Hires New Physical…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Kristy Quinn
November 26, 2014 1209

Muhlenberg Set for Small Business Saturday Savings

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
November 26, 2014 991

Citizen Sounds Off About Library

in Hopkins News by Scott Rogers
November 26, 2014 931

High School Wrestling Teams Returning to…

in General Sports For All Sites by Steve LeMaster
November 26, 2014 879

Madisonville Man Charged with Selling Cocaine

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Lt. William W. Poe
November 26, 2014 874

UK Volleyball Finalizes 2015 Class with Watson

in General Sports For All Sites by UK Athletics
November 26, 2014 690

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - November 26, 2014

in Video by Crime Stoppers

SurfKY News Group, Inc.
Corporate Office & Studio
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431
270.452.2727 (phone)
  •  270.452.2249 (fax)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social fbsocial twsocial yt
social gpsocial flrsocial rss