ICYMI: Spanberger Hosts Central Virginia-Focused Telephone Town Hall, Receives Feedback Directly from Seventh District Residents

More than 4,000 Central Virginians Joined Via Phone or Online

HENRICO, V.A. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger last week hosted an open, public telephone town hall focused on challenges facing Central Virginia families, seniors, and businesses as they recover and rebuild from the pandemic.

During the event, Spanberger answered questions and concerns directly from Seventh District constituents about issues facing Central Virginia, including prescription drug costs, border security, veteran homelessness, and physical infrastructure investments. Additionally, she shared her reaction to President Joe Biden’s Joint Address to Congress — and she discussed the benefits of specific provisions in the American Rescue Plan, COVID-19-related relief legislation she voted to pass last month.

“Last week’s telephone town hall was an opportunity to hear feedback and concerns directly from the people of Central Virginia about our current challenges and the challenges down the road. Many questions focused on our country’s economic recovery as we build out of the pandemic — and I appreciated hearing questions about critical healthcare, workforce training, infrastructure, and cybersecurity issues,” said Spanberger. “I would like to thank those who participated in this open conversation. Not only do these events provide an opportunity for our neighbors to share their comments, but these events help me better serve the Seventh District in Congress. If you did not have an opportunity to ask your question, I encourage you to reach out to our office for assistance.”

More than 4,000 Central Virginians participated in Spanberger’s virtual town hall via phone or video. Click here to watch a recording of the event

BACKGROUND

Thursday’s telephone town hall was Spanberger’s 14th open, public telephone town hall since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Last month, she hosted a town hall focused on behavioral and mental health challenges facing Central Virginians one year into the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to watch a recording of the event.

These events have focused on the impacts of the virus on Central Virginia families, healthcare professionals, small businesses, students, and seniors. Click here for all recordings of these events.

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