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Reading Eagle: Rep. Jim Gerlach meets with Ukrainian president in Washington

September 22, 2014

By Liam Migdail-Smith Reading Eagle A federal lawmaker who represents part of Berks County was among a small group who welcomed Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to Washington, D.C. Thursday and escorted him to his speech before a joint session of Congress. U.S. Rep. Jim Gerlach, co-chair of the bipartisan Ukrainian Caucus, said being part of the escort committee gave him an opportunity to reconnect with Poroshenko, whom he'd met during a visit to Ukraine last year. Poroshenko addressed Cong...