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

Nov 30, 2022
Local Issues

Topics Discussed During the Congresswoman’s Town Hall Included the Inflation Reduction Act, Preventing Gun Violence, Border Security, Veterans Benefits, and Reproductive Rights

More Than 7,700 Virginians Joined Spanberger’s Event, Which Was the Congresswoman’s 42nd Public, Open Town Hall

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

During the event, Spanberger and Seventh District community members discussed issues Virginians are facing. Topics included inflation, preventing gun violence, border security, Veterans’ healthcare, protecting reproductive rights, and more. Spanberger also informed Virginia seniors about updates to Medicare that will go into effect in January as a result of the Inflation Reduction Act, such as a $35 per month out-of-pocket cap on the cost of insulin and offering recommended vaccines — like the shingles vaccine — at no cost.

More than 7,700 Virginians joined during Tuesday night’s event. Click here for a full video recording of the event.

“Town hall events are one of the best ways for members of our communities to offer their feedback and discuss the issues that matter to them. It also gives me the opportunity to highlight my work on behalf of the Seventh District to address those issues. I had the opportunity to hear what is on the minds of Virginians and the challenges they are facing — from rising costs to the fear of gun violence in our communities to struggling to receive much-deserved Veterans’ benefits,” said Spanberger. “I’m thankful for the thousands of Virginians who took time out of their busy schedules to speak with me. I look forward to the next opportunity to discuss the issues and ways that we can improve our community.”

Tuesday’s event was Spanberger’s 42nd 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.


Recent Posts

Jun 21, 2024
Womens' Issues

Ahead of Two-Year Anniversary of Dobbs Decision, Spanberger Helps Lead Bicameral Effort to Repeal Antiquated Law Restricting Abortion

The “Stop Comstock Act” Would Block Future Administrations from Using 150-Year-Old Statute to Ban the Mailing of Mifepristone & Other Drugs Used in Medication Abortions WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today helped introduce bicameral legislation in response to clear intent by extreme politicians and judges to misuse an archaic law from the 1800s […]

Jun 21, 2024
Womens' Issues

Spanberger Statement Marking Two Years Since Supreme Court Overturned Roe v. Wade 

Congresswoman: “On the Second Anniversary of this Dark Day in Our Nation’s History, We Must Recommit Ourselves to Codifying Roe v. Wade and Resisting All Attempts to Turn Back the Clock on Women’s Rights” WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today released the following statement ahead of Monday, June 24, 2024 — two years […]

Jun 20, 2024

Spanberger, Carey Lead Bipartisan Effort to Waive Passport Fees for Family Visiting Injured Servicemembers Abroad

The “No Passport Fees for Heroes’ Families Act” Would Apply to Family Members Visiting Injured Servicemembers Who Are Not Yet Medically Cleared to Travel Back to the United States WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-07) and Mike Carey (R-OH-15) introduced bipartisan legislation to waive passport fees for family members obtaining a passport for […]