A week at home does wonders
February 24, 2017
|Congressman Raul Labrador
(center) with Idaho's 2017 military
By U.S. Congressman Raul Labrador
It was a great week to be home in Idaho. I
always love the change of scenery and the
opportunity to travel through the district and
spend time with my constituents. Spending a week
away from the nation’s capital for our district
work period is a great way for me to spend time
with Idahoans in so many different ways.
I’d like to share with you some of the things
that happened this week.
The week began at an event at Gowen Field to
honor the many bright, intelligent, and
honorable young people in our great state who
have received a nomination to serve in one of
our four military service academies.
This year young people from all over the state
came to be recognized for this wonderful
achievement. Every time I have the privilege of
nominating one of these fine young people I’m
left with an incredible sense of hope for the
future of our country knowing we are in good
I also had the privilege to spend time
discussing agricultural issues with members of
the Idaho Food Producers, who represent
industries across the state that bring so much
of the food we enjoy to our tables.
We were also joined by the members of the
National FFA Organization, a group of young
people who are Idaho’s future leaders, along
with the Agricultural Leadership Institute that
was created to develop future leaders in
agriculture in Idaho.
I always feel that I learn more from them in
these meetings then they learn from me. We had a
great discussion about important issues like
immigration, federal over-regulation of our
natural resources, and agricultural policy.
It was a wonderful week in Idaho spending time
with my constituents. I feel refreshed,
reenergized, and ready to get back to work
representing you in Congress.
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