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

Nov 30, 2022
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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.

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