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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."

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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
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