December 20, 2014 Washington DC 8:48 PM


Highlights / Interview

Congressman Dan Burton (R-Ind) appears on VOA's Café D.C.

Dan Burton and Faiz
Dan Burton and Faiz
VOA's Café D.C. host, Urdu Service Chief Faiz Rehman, speaks with Congressman Dan Burton (R-Ind) on this week's show.

Congressman Burton discusses his reasons for retiring, and also opens up about his troubled childhood.

The Congressman also talks about his view on the relationship between Pakistan and the U.S. He is a co-founder of the Pakistani Caucus, and sees Pakistan as an important ally. He believes that it is pertinent for the two countries to maintain strong ties, but also notes that better communication and more exchanges between the countries’ legislators could help to improve the relationship.

In addition to this, Congressman Burton speaks of his position as the former Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. He notes the importance of accountability concerning the recent events involving the General Services Administration and the Secret Service.
 
Café DC is a Web-based TV show produced by the VOA Urdu Service, and consists of interviews with newsmakers, mostly lawmakers, in the Washington area.

UPDATE:  Congressman Burton posted video of the show as a featured link on the front page of his website:  http://burton.house.gov/.