Congressman Higgins Returns from the Middle East
Early this morning Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) returned to Andrews Air Force Base following a trip to the Middle East. During the three-day trip he visited the cities of Baghdad, Iraq; Taji, Iraq; as well as Gaza City and Rafah in the Gaza Strip.
His trip included: a meeting with Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Rafi Al Issawi, a tour of the Baghdad Economic Zone, a briefing with the Commanding General of the Multi-National Force—Iraq, a meeting with United Nations officials and dining with the troops.
The trip was led by Congressman Steve Lynch (MA-9), a member of the House Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs. Reps Mike Quigley (IL-5), Todd Platts (PA-19) and Joe Courtney (CT-2) also participated in the delegation visit.