Boustany to host town hall meeting Thursday

By By Lance Traweek / American Press

U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany, R-Lafayette, will host his first town hall meeting since his re-election 9:30-10:30 a.m. today

at the Calcasieu Council on Aging, 3950 La. 14.

Boustany, who represents the newly redrawn 3rd Congressional District, encourages constituents to attend and discuss the latest

events affecting Southwest Louisiana.

Boustany will also answer questions and give a brief update on the latest news from Washington, D.C.

“Dr. Boustany always looks forward to

speaking with constituents in the district,” Neal Patel, Boustany’s

communications director,

said by email Wednesday. “The town hall in Lake Charles is an

event providing a welcomed visit back to Calcasieu Parish.”

Boustany, chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight, will seek to hold hearings on government waste,

fraud and abuse, he said.

“As a medical specialist, he will have a keen interest in abuses associated with health care, in addition to keeping an eye

on the IRS as the implementation of Obamacare begins to take effect,” Patel said.

“For example, the Government

Accountability Office (GAO) estimates that nearly $48 billion in

Medicare payments were subject

to fraud, waste or abuse. The federal government must operate more

efficiently. Stopping such abuses will be key to achieving

that goal.”