From the Martinsville Bulletin, Rep. Rick Boucher (D-Abingdon) came to Henry County yesterday and talked about job creation and the economy. Of note, Henry County is divided between two congressional districts, represented by Congressmen Perriello (5th) and Boucher (9th). According to the Bulletin, Boucher is going to work hard to bring a "data center," more details upon its announcement, to the area, and, in partnership with Rep. Perriello, Boucher will bring money for sewer projects.
Boucher also discussed the current state of the economy and views health care reform as an integral component for economic revitalization. He offered right and wrong approaches to this reform, and he stated that there are current glimmers of hope in the economy, though we aren't "out of the woods" yet. Finally, Boucher said that he was very impressed with President Obama's work, both domestically and internationally, thus far.