Middlebury

February 8, 2000

"What Can be Done to Find Missing Kids and Help Exploited Children?" to be Topic of Talk by U.S. Rep. Nick Lampson (D-Texas) on Feb. 19 -- Congressman Established the Congressional Missing and Exploited Children's Caucus

On Saturday, Feb. 19 at 4 p.m., U.S. Rep. Nick Lampson (D-Texas) will give a talk at Middlebury College titled "What can be done to find missing kids and help exploited children?" Political Science Professor and Secretary of the College Eric Davis will offer an introduction prior to the talk. The event will take place in Room 104 of Bicentennial Hall on Bicentennial Way off College Street (Route 125), and is free and open to the public.

Congressman Nick Lampson was first elected to represent the 9th Congressional District in 1996. He established the Congressional Missing and Exploited Children's Caucus, which helps families protect their children, and aids communities and law enforcement officials searching for missing children. He has also sponsored legislation to fund law enforcement efforts to stop child pornography and exploitation on the Internet.

In addition to his own caucus, Lampson is active in other issue-oriented congressional caucuses, including Manufactured Housing, Correctional Officers, Coast Guard, Coastal, Human Rights, India and Indian-Americans, and Arts.

Lampson serves on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, where he fights for federal highway construction and repair funds, and the improvement of Houston and Southeast Texas airport facilities. As a member of the Science Committee, Lampson is a strong advocate for the Johnson Space Center and the entire NASA manned space program.

Prior to his tenure in Congress, Lampson earned his bachelor's degree in biology and master's degree in education from Lamar University, served as the property tax assessor for Jefferson County, Texas, for nearly 20 years, and developed and taught a real estate management course at his alma mater. He has long been an advocate of seniors' issues at the local and national levels as a director of the Area Agency on Aging, and a delegate to the 1995 White House Conference on Aging.

For more information about the talk, contact student organizer Katherine Milgram at 443- 6706.