ICYMI: Spanberger Hosts Telephone Town Hall Focused on Issues Facing Virginia Families, Economy, & Seniors

May 17, 2024
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Topics Included Veterans Benefits, USPS Issues, the Cost of Prescription Drugs, Immigration, & Medication Shortages

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger last night hosted an open, public telephone town hall to discuss issues faced by Virginia families, small businesses, Veterans, and seniors.

During Thursday’s event, Spanberger and Seventh District residents discussed many topics — including fixing America’s broken immigration system, lowering the cost of prescription drugs, addressing USPS issues across the Commonwealth, reducing critical medication shortages, supporting Virginia’s Veterans and military families, and more. Additionally, the Congresswoman recognized National Police Week by thanking local law enforcement officers for all they do to keep Virginia safe and provided an update on her legislation to provide officers with the tools they need to do their jobs effectively — particularly to combat fentanyl.

More than 3,200 Virginians joined Thursday night’s event. Click here for a full video recording of the event.

“I am so grateful to have opportunities like last night’s town hall to directly connect with residents of Virginia’s Seventh District — without them having to leave the comfort of their homes. These conversations help me advocate on behalf of the Virginians I serve, and I always enjoy answering their questions and hearing the input they have for me,” said Spanberger. “Thank you to the thousands of Virginians who tuned in and all those who shared their thoughts, ideas, and concerns last night. I encourage anyone who was unable to ask a question to please reach out to my office — and I look forward to continuing these conversations into the future.”

Thursday’s event was Spanberger’s 58th 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 communities. Click here to watch full recordings of previous events.

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