LIVINGSTON — Newly elected 8th District Congressman Marcus Luttrell was hosted by VFW Post 8568 on Wednesday for his first town hall meeting since being sworn in.
The meeting was attended by about 100 community members that included local officials; chief of the Alabama Chousatta Tribe, Donnis Battise, and Herb Johnson, Jr., tribal public relations; Escapees; the Polk County Republican Club; San Jacinto Republicans; and numerous veterans.
Among the issues discussed were congressional finance expenditures, including an increase in the long-term capital gains rate being considered; the border; and term limits.
Luttrell spent the last week traveling throughout the district.
On Jan. 17, Luttrell joined the Cy-Fair Chamber of Commerce meeting and handed out his first Commendation to Julie Peterson for her service as Chairman of the Board of Directors.
On Wednesday, Luttrell also made a stop by the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce and presented a Commendation to Kati Krouse for her service on the Board of Directors.
On Thursday, Luttrell visited Conroe City Hall, a Lake Conroe Area Republican Women’s meeting, and the Walker County Storm Shelter.
While in Washington, D.C., Luttrell led a letter to Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas to address his dereliction of duty and the crisis at the Southern border.
He also received his committee appointments this week — the House Armed Services Committee,
Luttrell said he would be back in the area in a few months.