ICYMI: Spanberger Hosts Virtual Telephone Town Hall Focused on Issues Facing Seventh District Families, Businesses, & Veterans

Topics Discussed Included Inflation, Border Security, Virginia’s Veterans, Reproductive Rights, Prescription Drug Costs, and More

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Yesterday, U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger hosted another open, public telephone town hall to discuss the issues facing Virginia’s veterans, families, and businesses.

During the event, Spanberger and Seventh District residents discussed a wide variety of issues facing Virginians — including inflation, border security, veterans’ healthcare, reproductive rights, prescription drug costs, and more. At the start of the town hall, the Congresswoman delivered an update on her recent work in Congress, including her recently passed legislation to crack down on fentanyl trafficking at U.S. borders and ports of entry. Spanberger also spoke about recently passed legislation focused on providing healthcare benefits and recognition to veterans impacted by toxic exposures during their military service.

More than 6,000 Virginians joined during Monday night’s event. Click here for a full video recording.

“Last night, I heard feedback, concerns, and ideas directly from Virginians — and I am so grateful for those who took time out of their evenings to join us and share their perspectives,” said Spanberger. “During our conversation, we heard concerns about the right to choose, the crisis along our southern border, and the impacts of high prices on Virginia seniors and families. We also heard from Virginia veterans who are looking to make sure their fellow veterans receive the support and benefits they’ve earned through their service. These discussions allow me to bring the voices of Virginians to Congress and to move our Commonwealth and our country forward.”

Monday’s event was Spanberger’s 27th open, public town hall since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. These virtual town halls have focused on the many issues facing Virginia’s families, veterans, healthcare professionals, small businesses, students, and seniors. Click here to watch full recordings of previous events.

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