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

Sep 21, 2023
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Topics Included Preventing a Government Shutdown, Veteran Support, Gun Violence Prevention, & Immigration Reform

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 preventing gun violence in Virginia communities, reforming our broken immigration system, expanding benefits for toxic-exposed Veterans, 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 September 30 deadline.

Nearly 4,400 Virginians joined Wednesday night’s event. Click here for a full video recording of the event.

“During Wednesday night’s town hall, I had the opportunity to hear directly from Virginians on a myriad of issues — ranging from gun violence prevention efforts to preventing a dangerous government shutdown,” said Spanberger. “These town hall events allow me to engage with constituents on many of the issues that matter most to them. On Capitol Hill, I’m focused on delivering on the issues that are top of mind for the people I represent. As a potential government shutdown looms, that means working to keep the doors of the government open and supporting the federal workers, government contractors, and many more Virginians who would be devastated if the House GOP allows the government to shut down. I thank each and every person who joined Wednesday’s event and encourage anyone who was unable to ask a question to please reach out to my office.”

Wednesday’s event was Spanberger’s 51st 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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