GETTING CLOSE TO GOVERNMENT — Following his remarks, U.S. Rep. Cory Mills meets and greets supporters, such as Rosa Campbell, a native of Great Britain now living in Deltona.

U.S. Rep. Cory Mills, R-Lake Mary, spoke to an attentive audience during a town-hall gathering in Deltona.

Mills, who was elected Nov. 8 to represent Florida’s 7th Congressional District following reapportionment, addressed approximately 120 people who came to Deltona City Hall March 16.

In his hourlong briefing about activities on Capitol Hill, the freshman lawmaker touched on a variety of issues, notably federal spending and the deficit, high inflation, and foreign policy.

“Congress has a 21-percent approval rating,” Mills told the audience. “It should be lower than that.”

Mills drew hearty applause when he spoke out against further U.S. aid for Ukraine in its war against Russia.

“I will not vote for a single dollar more to be sent to Ukraine,” he said.

Mills is a decorated Army combat veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He serves on the House Armed Services and Foreign Affairs committees.

MEET THE COMMUNITY — U.S. Rep. Cory Mills talks with this crowd at Deltona City Hall. The group included Kathy Peebles, a DeLand resident who said she was part of the crowd at the Capitol on the day when the 2020 electoral votes were counted, and a protest by supporters of then-President Donald Trump took a deadly and destructive turn. As newly released surveillance-camera videos have been released, Mills promised a full investigation of the events of that date, including whether the civil rights of protesters who were arrested were violated.



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