Henrico Citizen: Spanberger to host telephone town hall meeting April 2

HENRICO CITIZEN

U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger will host a telephone town hall meeting April 2, from 7:40 p.m. to 8:40 p.m., with a regional representative from the U.S. Small Business Administration to discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on Central Virginia workers and small businesses, as well as the resources currently available to them.

Last Friday, Spanberger voted to pass the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a bipartisan emergency relief package signed into law by President Trump that includes strengthened federal assistance to working families and small businesses amid the coronavirus pandemic. During Spanberger’s telephone town hall on Thursday, she will deliver a brief update on provisions in the CARES Act that provide financial relief to businesses and workers, take constituent questions about the local financial effects of the pandemic, and hear an update from Carl B. Knoblock from the Richmond District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration.

“Just as it has in communities across the country, COVID-19 has devastated the Central Virginia economy,” Spanberger said. “Our working families and small businesses have been left in a state of extreme uncertainty, and they need immediate assistance. My office has already received hundreds of questions from families and businesses about recent steps taken by the federal government, and I hope this telephone town hall will serve as an opportunity to answer additional questions and provide an avenue to share personal experiences.

“In the months to come, our economic recovery will require all of our region’s businesses to work together to make it through this crisis. As this pandemic continues, I’ll keep fighting to make sure our workers and businesses have the financial resources and support they need to succeed when their doors eventually reopen.”

To join the interactive telephone town hall, constituents should dial-in to 855-920-0555. To listen live to the conversation, Central Virginians can visit spanberger.house.gov/live during the event.

Yesterday, Spanberger released a small businesses resource guide to help Central Virginia small businesses navigate the financial impacts of COVID-19.

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