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Tsongas Travels to Middle East

Bay State Congresswoman Niki Tsongas leaves today on a week long trip to Iraq and Afghanistan.

She says the primary goal of the visit is to hear from troops about their needs and concerns.

"I know that as a member of Congress there's been a lot of emphasis on making sure we are adequately protecting and supplying our troops that are there, so I would want to hear whether or not that's the case," Tsongas said.

Tsongas campaigned on an anti-war platform when she won a special election to replace Marty Meehan last fall.

She is traveling with five other members of Congress.

This program aired on January 8, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.

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