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Thu Mar 23, 2017, 11:23 AM

9. Yes, his family heritage is Azorean- Portuguese


....."Portugal was pleased to acknowledge the appointment, by the US president-elect, of Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) as a member of the executive committee of the Trumpís Presidential Transition Team.
Rep. Nunes, who is of Azorean-Portuguese descent, is the chairman of the Subcommittee on Trade of the House Ways and Means Committee and the chairman of the House Select Intelligence Committee. He has been actively involved in a long term solution for the state of affairs regarding the Lajes Field in the Azores.
Rep. Nunesí actions followed the 2015 Pentagonís decision to downsize the US presence on Terceira island. The decision would save the Pentagon an estimated $35 million annually. Downsizing the Lajes Field, the islandís second largest employer, would significantly impact the local economy.
At the time, the President of the Government of Azores, Vasco Cordeiro, accused the United States of being in ďgross violationĒ of the spirit of bilateral relations.
A bipartisan group of US lawmakers, led by Rep. Devin Nunes, expressed concern regarding the Defense Department plan, after Rep. Devin Nunes introduced a bill in the House of Representatives to keep the Lajes Field operational."

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