CBS19: Thousands participate in telephone town hall


Thousands of people participated in a telephone town hall on Thursday.

Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger hosted the town hall, during which she answered questions about challenges people are experiencing during the economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Various topics were discussed, including the expanded Child Tax Credit payments, economic growth, prescription drug costs, the U.S. Postal Service, the opioid overdose epidemic and more.

“During our town hall, I had the opportunity to engage in productive, personal conversations with our neighbors, including families facing financial hardships or touched by the opioid crisis, parents with questions about the Child Tax Credit, seniors worried about rising prescription drug prices, and more,” said Spanberger. “I was also glad to share additional information about the enhanced Child Tax Credit, a tax cut for working and middle-class families that will benefit nearly 150,000 kids here in Central Virginia. As we recover from the pandemic, we will continue rebuilding our communities together, and I would like to thank the thousands of Virginians who joined our town hall.”

More than 8,800 people participated in the town hall.

To listen to a full recording, click here.

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