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Congressman Gene Green

Representing the 29th District of Texas

Visiting Our Troops In Iraq

December 16, 2005
Press Release
Washington, DC - Congressman Gene Green (D-Houston) will join a Congressional Trip in a four day, four country educational tour to Israel, Iraq, Kuwait and Germany.  The Congressman will be joined by Congressmen Tom Osborne (R-NE), Bob Ney (R-OH), John Boozman (R-AR) and Charles Boustany (R-LA).  The stops in Iraq, Kuwait and Germany will include meeting with soldiers.
Im honored to have the chance to visit our troops in Iraq, said Gene Green.  But most importantly I want to visit with the young men and women serving there during the holiday season.
This is a great opportunity for us to really get a good look at issues that are affecting our Nation and the world, continued Congressman Gene Green.  We are going to be visiting with Israeli, Palestinian, Iraqi leaders and more importantly our troops.  We will also be the first Members of Congress to visit Iraq after the national Iraqi elections.  Im very interested to see what the general atmosphere of the country is going to be and the spirits of our troops.
Its always difficult to be deployed during a time of war, concluded Congressman Gene Green.  But its especially hard to be deployed during the Holiday seasons on both the families and the troops.  I hope that our visit and gifts, comprised of calling cards to call home, will bring them a bit of Christmas cheer from back home.