U.S. Congressman for the 19th district Randy Neugebauer made a rare two-stop appearance in Graham this Thursday; first at noon at the American Legion Building and then at the Library of Graham.

The visit was the sixth stop on his town hall tour through his district, and the congressman said that he was just in from Lubbock. At his first appearance, Neugebauer discussed some hot-button issues, with immigration and international conflict topping the list. But he also talked in length about the Endangered Species Act and how the drought is affecting Texas.

“This is an opportunity for me to hear from my bosses,” he said just after his talk at the American Legion Building for the Graham Kiwanis chapter. “I know that immigration is going to be one of those topics that a lot of people are going to be concerned about. There's a huge amount of government overreach going on. People are concerned literally about what's going on around the world and our foreign policy. So, I look forward to hearing from the great folks in Graham, Texas.”

Regarding his town hall tour so far, Neugebauer was enthusiastic.

“It's been going great,” he said. “We've had great turnout, and we've been traveling through the entire district, and, you know, this is a big district covering 29,000 square miles and 29 counties.”

He added that one of the things he likes about the 19th congressional district is that it is unified on many issues.

“The things that we hear at just about every stop are pretty consistent from the previous stop,” he said.

Read the entire story in this weekend's Graham Leader.

19th District U.S. Congressman Randy Neugebauer held a town hall meeting to about 40 Grahamites at the Library of Graham Thursday.
19th District U.S. Congressman Randy Neugebauer held a town hall meeting to about 40 Grahamites at the Library of Graham Thursday. (Brian Rash)