ICYMI: Spanberger Hosts Telephone Town Hall Focused on Issues Facing Virginia Families, Veterans, & Federal Workers

Oct 19, 2023
Local Issues

Topics Included Preventing a Government Shutdown, Veteran Support, Immigration Reform, & Aid for Israel and Ukraine

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger yesterday hosted an open, public telephone town hall to discuss issues faced by Virginia families, Veterans, and federal workers.

During Wednesday’s event, Spanberger and Seventh District residents discussed many topics and priorities — including fixing our broken immigration system, expanding high-speed broadband internet access to rural communities, providing aid to America’s allies in Ukraine and Israel, electing a Speaker of the House who prioritizes bipartisanship, and more. Additionally, the Congresswoman updated Virginians on her ongoing work to protect Virginia’s economy and prevent a dangerous government shutdown ahead of the impending November government funding deadline.

Nearly 4,300 Virginians joined Wednesday night’s event. Click here for a full video recording of the event.

“During last night’s event, I heard directly from Virginians across the Seventh District about the challenges they are facing — from questions about border security and America’s fentanyl crisis to the expansion of broadband internet access in rural communities,” said Spanberger. “Speaking with Virginians about the issues that matter most to them helps me reflect their priorities through my work in Congress, and I’m thankful for the thousands of Virginians who dialed in to share their questions and concerns with me. I look forward to the next opportunity to engage with so many neighbors and encourage anyone who was unable to ask a question to please reach out to my office.”

Wednesday’s event was Spanberger’s 52nd 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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