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Chad Swiatecki is a 20-year journalist who relocated to Austin from his home state of Michigan in 2008. He most enjoys covering the intersection of arts, business and local/state politics. He has written for Rolling Stone, Spin, New York Daily News, Texas Monthly, Austin American-Statesman and many other regional and national outlets.
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McCaul in town today
U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul has scheduled a discussion with more than 100 state business and political leaders on March 18 at the Intercontinental Stephen F. Austin hotel, to address American diplomacy, international development assistance and how to strengthen national security and economic development. McCaul, who is the lead Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, is expected to discuss pending legislation he’s promoting including the Global Fragility Act, the Championing American Business Through Diplomacy Act and recently introduced legislation to recognize the role of diplomacy, development and defense to national security. Other topics for discussion at the event, which was organized by the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, include strengthening the Texas economy through international diplomacy and foreign assistance.
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