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Congressman Andy Harris Hosts Town Hall

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SALISBURY, Md. - The Fiscal Cliff and the nation's $16 trillion dollar deficit were major topics at
Congressman Andy Harris' Town Hall Meeting Monday evening, and he's not satisfied with what neither the Republicans nor the Democrats have presented as solutions to those problems.

"Nothing on the table so far has come near, ladies and gentlemen, my side and the other side, has come near solving the deficit problem," said Congressman Harris.

People from both sides of the aisle came out to hear how Harris plans to help keep the country from falling deeper in to debt, namely by not raising taxes and balancing the budget.  But not everyone was there to talk about the Fiscal Cliff.  Terry Conway, owner of the Handy Crab Company based in Somerset County, wanted to discuss how the Congressman's voting record has impacted his business.

He said "the congressman was one of the few republicans who voted for a tariff on seafood products that we must import to keep our people employed."

And because of that vote, Conway says his company had to pay nearly $400,000 more in imports, which he feels potentially jeopardize the livelihood of some of the 94 local jobs Handy International provides.

Congressman Harris promised to sit down with Conway and further look in to the issue before it's voted on again.

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