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Congresswoman Black to visit Mt. Juliet

Laurie Everett • Updated Aug 19, 2013 at 6:20 PM

Congresswoman Diane Black, R-Tenn., will attend two functions in Mt. Juliet on Wednesday.

Black is one of several speakers scheduled to speak at a Tennessee Energy Forum event to be held at City Hall at 9:30 a.m. 

The Congresswoman will touch on issues such as energy independence, high gas prices and the Keystone XL pipeline. This pipeline is one of the most studied in history and if constructed would create over 20,000 jobs and move 830,000 barrels of oil from Canada each day, said Tom Flanagin, a spokesman for Black. 

Another speaker at this event will be senior economist Rayola Dougher.

Black's second stop will be at the Mt. Juliet Chamber of Commerce luncheon to be held a Rutland Place at 11:15 a.m., where she will be the guest speaker.

“The Mt. Juliet Chamber is excited to be able to provide this special opportunity for the citizens of the sixth district to meet with and talk to our Congressional representative," said Mt. Juliet Chamber President Mark Hinesley.  "Congresswoman Diane Black is our direct link to Washington and wants to be sure our voice is heard. There are many very critical and far-reaching issues facing our state and nation such as healthcare reform, Immigration, security, global Instability, education, and much more. I’d encourage everyone to become engaged in the process and to get to know your representative."


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