Got questions about the debt ceiling madness going down on the Hill? Ask U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany.

Boustany, the Lafayette Republican who’s been representing the 7th Congressional District since 2005, is hosting a town hall meeting from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday at the Fontana Center on Kaliste Saloom Road.

Boustany’s spokesman Paul Coussan says the meeting will serve as a conduit for residents wanting to know more about the debt ceiling vote that took place last week. You know, the vote that Standard and Poor’s says didn’t do enough to address the nation’s debt problems and prompted the first ever drop in our credit rating. 

The former physician made national headlines in 2009 as an opponent of the health care overhaul, also giving the Republican response to President Obama’s first health care address in the same year.

This year, the congressman garnered statewide attention during the redistricting process, which will pit him against U.S. Rep. Jeff Landry, the first-term Tea Party favorite who replaced Charlie Melancon to represent the 3rd Congressional District.

Read more about Boustany in The Independent’s February cover story, “Charles in Charge.”

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