U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp completed his 69th Town Hall meeting Thursday in Fowler.


     U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp completed his 69th Town Hall meeting Thursday in Fowler.
     The meeting was held at Fowler's Senior Center, and there were 38 people in attendance, including Huelskamp's parents. The congressman had set himself a goal to hold town hall meetings in each of the First District's 69 counties, and he met this goal in his hometown.
     Huelskamp started the Town Hall by presenting information about the deficit and shared his thoughts about cutting spending. He said the country could not expect to reduce the deficit without cutting Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.
     He also discussed his concern about $1.3 trillion of U.S. debt that was owed to China, saying that this was "not just a debt issue, it's a sovereignty issue."
     The representative also talked about federal regulation and his concerns that the country can't compete against China under what he considers to be a burden of EPA regulations.
     Huelskamp closed the meeting by thanking the attendees and asking for their prayers for his family and for the country.