CBS19: Thousands participate in telephone town hall


More than 10,000 people participated in a telephone town hall talking about various issues, including border security and mental health.

Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger hosted the town hall on Thursday to discuss issues facing families, seniors and businesses in the Seventh Congressional District of Virginia.

Topics included addiction resources, physical infrastructure improvements, access to broadband Internet, the now-expired Expanded Child Tax Credit and more.

Spanberger also answer questions about supply chain issues, the Commonwealth’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, and prescription drug costs.

“Last week, thousands of our neighbors took time out of their schedules to join our telephone town hall. I am proud to see this high level of engagement across our communities on the issues that matter, and this event was another terrific opportunity to inform my work in Congress on behalf of the Seventh District’s families, seniors, businesses, and communities,” said Spanberger. “During Thursday night’s town hall, I listened directly to the people I serve. I heard their experiences with rising prescription drug costs, I heard their questions about how we can support local law enforcement, I heard their commitment to growing our economy and maintaining a high quality of life here in the Commonwealth, and I learned more about why we must address ongoing U.S. Postal Service delays.”

To watch a video of the town hall, click here.

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