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US Republican congressman visits the Falklands starting Monday

Monday, January 28th 2013 - 04:22 UTC
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Tom Petri, a centre Republican is serving his seventeenth term in the House of Representatives Tom Petri, a centre Republican is serving his seventeenth term in the House of Representatives

United States Republican Congressman Thomas Petri will visit the Falkland Islands from Monday 28 January 28 to February 2 accompanied by a group of congressional staff members.

Congressman Petri represents Wisconsin’s 6th Congressional District, and is serving his seventeenth term in the US House of Representatives.

First elected in April 1979, Congressman Petri has been returned to office every two years since.

He is a current member of both the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Committee on Education and the Workforce.

He is also a current member and former Chairman of the House British-American Parliamentary Group, an official organisation formed to strengthen relations with the British Parliament.

During their stay, they will be meeting with members of the Legislative Assembly and senior Falkland Islands Government officers, as well as Tourist Board staff and members of the Chamber of Commerce.

They will experience Sea Lion Island for a night, and visit the schools and other government departments.

This visit follows on from the very successful visit of Republican congressman Jim Sensenbrenner last year said a spokesperson for Gilbert House.

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  • Marcos Alejandro

    “United States Republican Congressman”

    Republicans? Ah yes that American political party that lost their election big time weeks ago :-)) A loser will visit Malvinas, the title should've said.
    A couple of days ago a Republican governor said:

    ”Bobby Jindal’s Advice To GOP ‘Stop Being The Stupid Party’

    I guess he knew that of them was going to visit the British colony in Malvinas.

    Jan 28th, 2013 - 05:52 am 0
  • Boovis

    He's a congressman, meaning he holds that post, meaning he isn't a loser at all, irrelevant of how his party is doing. The republicans are also a majority in the house of representatives, hardly a loser.
    I'm pretty sure that, whoever visits the islands, you'll find some problem with them anyway, your dick really is that small.

    Jan 28th, 2013 - 06:34 am 0
  • Xect

    Oooh Marcus seems upset, looks like the plan is working.

    Although its a shame Marcus doesn't understand politics (as well as many other subjects), poor lad.

    He's a congressman, look it up Marcus!

    Jan 28th, 2013 - 07:34 am 0
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