ICYMI: Spanberger Hosts Telephone Town Hall Focused on Priorities of New Congress, COVID-19 Relief Under New Administration

Jan 29, 2021
Press

More than 4,200 Central Virginians Joined for the Congresswoman’s Interactive Event

HENRICO, V.A. – This week, U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger hosted an open, public telephone town hall focused on healthcare and economic issues facing Central Virginia families, businesses, schools, and more.

More than 4,200 Central Virginians tuned in to Spanberger’s virtual town hall. Click here to watch a recording of the event.

During the Central Virginia-focused town hall, Spanberger answered questions directly from Seventh District residents and previewed her upcoming agenda on Capitol Hill. Constituents asked questions on a range of pressing issues – including federal COVID-19 relief efforts, domestic terrorism, the recent U.S. House impeachment of former President Donald Trump, U.S. Postal Service delivery delays, and more.

“In a moment when person-to-person interactions are limited due to the ongoing pandemic, these virtual events are an opportunity to hear directly from our communities about the challenges and concerns facing families and businesses each day. Wednesday’s event made clear that, though our country is moving forward in the fight against COVID-19, there continue to be real, genuine hardships here in Central Virginia,” said Spanberger. “Congress must continue our efforts to provide real relief to our local families, businesses, and schools – and we can’t ignore the continued need to strengthen vaccine distribution both here in the Commonwealth and across the country. Much of the feedback I received on Wednesday night will inform my work for the people I serve, and I’d like to thank those who took time out of their evening to join us.”

Wednesday’s telephone town hall was Spanberger’s 11th free, public telephone town hall since the COVID-19 pandemic began. These events have largely focused on the impacts of the virus on Central Virginia families, small businesses, students, and seniors.

Recordings of previous virtual town halls can be found here on Spanberger’s website.

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