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16/11/2011: Ambassador Cuisia Meets Representative Broun of Georgia

16 NOVEMBER 2011, WASHINGTON, DC. Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. met on November 2, 2011 with Representative Paul Collins Broun, Jr.  the Republican  Representative for Georgia's 10th congressional district, serving since 2007. Located in the northeastern part of the state, Rep. Broun’s district includes the cities of Athens, Evans, Augusta, Watkinsville, and Toccoa. Ambassador Cuisia and Representative Broun discussed the successes of PH-US cooperation in counterterrorism in the Philippines and spoke of possible new business partnerships between the Philippines and Georgia that may be explored. Representative Broun offered his assistance to Ambassador Cuisia with regard to any projects and activities the latter may wish to pursue in Georgia.

Representative Broun told Ambassador Cuisia that his father, Paul Broun, Sr. who was Georgia’s State Senator for 38 years, was stationed in the Philippines as an Army officer. The congressman said that he has good relations with the Filipino American community and he recently spoke before them in Augusta.

On the Save Our Industries Act (H.R. 2387), Representative Broun assured the Ambassador that he would be glad to look into the bill, noting key members he knows who are co-sponsors.

Representative Broun is Chairman of the Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight of the Committee on Science and Technology and the Vice Chair of the Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence of the Committee on Homeland Security. END