ICYMI: Spanberger Hosts Telephone Town Hall Focused on Issues Facing Seventh District Families, Seniors, & Businesses

Jan 26, 2023
Local Issues

Topics Discussed During the Congresswoman’s Town Hall Included Inflation, Debt Ceiling Negotiations, Illicit Fentanyl Trafficking, Infrastructure, & Gun Violence Prevention

More Than 6,400 Virginians Joined Spanberger’s Event, Which Was the Congresswoman’s 43rd Public, Open Town Hall

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger last night hosted another open, public telephone town hall to discuss the issues facing Virginia families, seniors, small businesses, and consumers.

During the event, Spanberger and Seventh District community members discussed some of the most pressing issues facing Virginians — inflation, the debt ceiling, illicit fentanyl in our communities, infrastructure, and gun violence prevention. The Congresswoman also informed listeners about her bipartisan Securing America’s Borders Against Fentanyl Act — which the President signed into law last month — which will strengthen America’s ability to deter, detect, and interdict fentanyl coming through the nation’s borders and ports of entry. Spanberger also discussed her Summer Barrow Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery Act, which was also signed into law at the end of 2022. This law addresses the record rates of substance use disorder and overdose across the Commonwealth and the country.

More than 6,400 Virginians joined during Wednesday night’s event. Click here for a full video recording of the event.

“I am so grateful to have opportunities like these town halls to directly connect with constituents and hear about the challenges they are facing as residents of the Seventh District. Last night, I heard Virginians’ concerns on a variety of topics — from potential threats to Social Security and Medicare to persisting high costs for consumers to the fear of gun violence in our communities,” said Spanberger. “I’m thankful for the thousands of Virginians who took the time out of their evening to call in and share their thoughts. I look forward to the next opportunity to discuss the issues that matter most to Virginians and the ways we can work together to expand opportunity in our communities and strengthen our Commonwealth.”

Wednesday’s event was Spanberger’s 43rd open, public town hall event. These town halls have focused on a range of issues facing Virginia’s families, Veterans, seniors, small businesses, students, and healthcare professionals. Click here to watch full recordings of previous events.


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