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Councilman John Akouri, former Washington, DC Press Secretary & Capitol Hill Advisor, is President & CEO of the Lebanese American Chamber of Commerce.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Lebanese American Leaders to Meet with U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra, Ranking Republican Congressman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

(WASHINGTON, DC)...Former Capitol Hill Senior Advisor and Washington Press Secretary John Akouri announced today that a leadership delegation of officials from the Lebanese American Chamber of Commerce, which he heads, will meet next month with U.S. Representative Pete Hoekstra (R-MI). Now serving as the top Republican of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, he works to lead Congressional oversight on issues relating to the U.S. Intelligence Community as the United States defends itself against all threats.

A member of the Committee since 2001, Hoekstra is responsible for providing Congressional oversight as the United States battles a global war on terror and Congress works to modernize and reform the U.S. Intelligence Community. Hoekstra’s passport lists countries such as Lebanon, Cuba, Syria, Israel, Uzbekistan, Egypt, Ukraine, Kuwait, Turkey, Jordan, Libya, Afghanistan and Iraq to lead a congressional delegation to meet with Iraqi leaders prior to the transfer of sovereignty.

As a former Vice President at Herman Miller, he is one of the few former Fortune 500 business executives in Congress, bringing a unique blend of experience and perspective to Washington since he was first elected in 1992. He currently lives in Holland, Mich. with his wife and three children. Born in Groningen, the Netherlands, and having immigrated with his family to Michigan with his family at 3 years old, he is one of the few members of Congress who was not born in the United States.

JOHN AKOURI ONLINE NEWSROOM 'We will confront this mortal danger to all humanity. We will not tire, or rest, until the war on terror is won.' -- PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH Add to end of above"line without paranthesis when wanting to loop sound (( loop="-1">