LaHood heads overseas for visit

LaHood heads overseas for visit

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PEORIA, Ill. (WEEK) -- -

    Peoria area Congressman Darin LaHood will spend part of his summer recess from congress overseas.
    Lahood will leave Monday to visit both Israel and Lebanon.
    In a statement, LaHood's trip is to help him gain a firsthand understanding of the regional challenges, and America's strategic relationship with both countries.
    It is his first overseas trip since he took office back in 2015. 
    LaHood, himself, is a descendant of Lebanese heritage, as his great grandparents immigrated to America from Aytou, Lebanon.

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