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Written by Andie Pivarunas   
Tuesday, 05 June 2012 13:18

Congressmen to tour RIA, host Defending Our Defenders forum, visit Rockford’s SupplyCore with Rep. Manzullo

Washington, DC – Congressman Bobby Schilling (IL-17) announced today that House Armed Services Committee (HASC) Subcommittee on Readiness Chairman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04) will be visiting western Illinois on Monday June 4th and Tuesday June 5th.  On Monday June 4th Forbes and Schilling will be touring the Rock Island Arsenal and hosting a forum on the region’s defense manufacturing capabilities and how local communities will be impacted by massive defense cuts.  Forbes and Schilling will be joining Congressman Don Manzullo (IL-16) in Rockford on Tuesday June 5th to visit SupplyCore, where they will again discuss defense spending levels.

“Many thanks to Chairman Forbes and his staff for recognizing our area’s invaluable contributions to our national defense,” Schilling said. “Next week’s events will be great opportunities for folks in our local defense community to share with Chairman Forbes the impact triggered defense cuts will have on their ability to support our troops and contribute to and to our local economy and to America’s national defense.  I will continue working with Chairman Forbes and my colleagues in the House on a bipartisan basis to ensure cuts that the Obama Administration calls ‘catastrophic’ and Defense Secretary Panetta calls ‘disastrous’ don’t come to fruition.”
  • Monday June 4th – Forbes and Schilling host HASC Readiness Subcommittee Defending Our Defenders forum on defense spending from 5:30-7:00pm at the Western Illinois University Moline Riverfront Campus, Room 111, 3300 River Drive, Moline, Illinois 61265.
  • Tuesday June 5th – Forbes, Schilling, and Manzullo visit SupplyCore from 9:00-10:00am at 303 North Main Street #800, Rockford, Illinois 61101.
These events are part of a series of listening sessions that Chairman Forbes is hosting around the country on the impact that defense cuts will have local economies and America’s national security.  Chairman Forbes is also inviting feedback from members of the public on defense cuts.  To submit feedback, please visit    

Press interested in attending the Defending Our Defenders forum or the SupplyCore discussion should contact Andie Pivarunas for more information and to RSVP.

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