ICYMI: Spanberger Hosts Virtual Telephone Town Hall Focused on Issues Facing Virginia Families

Jun 30, 2022
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Topics Discussed Include the Dobbs Ruling, Border Security, Baby Formula Shortages, Broadband Internet Access, and More

HENRICO, V.A. — Yesterday, U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger hosted another open, public telephone town hall to discuss the issues facing families, businesses, and seniors in Virginia’s Seventh District.

During the event, Spanberger discussed a wide variety of issues facing Virginians — including rising food and fuel costs, the recent Supreme Court ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the crisis at our southern border, future baby formula shortages, broadband internet access, and more. At the start of the town hall, she gave an update on her recent priorities in Congress including her Lower Food and Fuel Costs Act that recently passed with a bipartisan majority in the U.S. House. This bill would help strengthen U.S. supply chains, help address inflation, and bring down costs for consumers.

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

“Every opportunity I have to hear directly from our neighbors helps me advocate for the issues that matter to the people I serve in Virginia’s Seventh District,” said Spanberger. “Last night, Virginians joined to voice their concerns about the recent Dobbs decision and rising food and fuel costs, a grandmother shared how her family has been personally impacted by the baby formula shortage, and many more of our neighbors shared with me the issues that are on the top of their minds. These challenges — and many more — are felt by so many across our communities, and I appreciated the chance to have an open conversation and share some of the work I am doing on behalf of the Seventh District. I want to thank every Virginian who took time out of their evening to make their voices heard and help inform the decisions I make in Congress.”

Wednesday’s event was Spanberger’s 26th 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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