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

Aug 03, 2023
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Topics Included Social Security, Broadband Internet Access, Congressional Stock Trading, Ethics Reforms, & Child Tax Credit

The Event was the Congresswoman’s 50th Open, Public Town Hall Event

WOODBRIDGE, Va. — U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger yesterday hosted an open, public telephone town hall to discuss issues faced by Virginia families, seniors, and federal workers.

During Wednesday’s event, Spanberger and Seventh District community members discussed some of the issues that are top of mind for Virginians. Topics discussed included protecting Social Security benefits, expanding broadband internet access, banning Members of Congress from trading individual stocks, reforming Supreme Court ethics, supporting local farmers and producers, and reenacting a Child Tax Credit. The Congresswoman also updated Virginians on her work to avoid a government shutdown, recapped this week’s Farm Tour, and debriefed Virginians on 2023 Farm Bill negotiations.

Nearly 5,000 Virginians joined the event. Click here for a full video recording of the event.

“Each time I’m able to reach thousands of Virginians in their homes and hear directly from them about the issues facing their families, I’m able to better address those concerns through my work on Capitol Hill,” said Spanberger. “During last night’s conversations, I heard stories of struggles to get reliable internet access in homes, questions about federal workers being denied the Social Security benefits they earned in their careers, requests for long overdue ethics reforms for Members of Congress and Supreme Court Justices, questions about the future of the Child Tax Credit, and more feedback from our neighbors. Thank you to the thousands of Virginians who tuned in and all those who shared their thoughts with me — and I look forward to the next opportunity to connect with so many Virginians across the Seventh District.”

Wednesday’s event was Spanberger’s 50th 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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