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

During Thursday’s Interactive Event, the Congresswoman & Representatives from the Virginia Department of Veterans Services Were Joined by More Than 4,100 Virginians

WOODBRIDGE, Va. — On Thursday, U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger hosted an open, public telephone town hall focused on issues facing Virginia’s Veterans, military families, and caregivers.

During the event, Spanberger was joined by representatives from the Virginia Department of Veterans Services. The Congresswoman and her guests answered questions directly from Seventh District Veterans and their loved ones about U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits, backlogged claims, affordable housing, healthcare benefits, and more. Additionally, the Congresswoman updated Virginians on the Healthcare Fairness for Military Families Act, legislation she cosponsors in the U.S. House that would level the playing field for military families by allowing the children of servicemembers to stay on their parents’ TRICARE plans until the age of 26 — bringing TRICARE in line with the rules that exist for private insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act.

More than 4,100 Virginians joined Thursday night’s event. Click here for a full video recording of the event.

“Thursday’s event was an excellent opportunity for me to hear directly from Virginia’s Veterans, military families, and caregivers about their personal experiences so I can better understand how to work for them on Capitol Hill. I want to thank the Virginia Department of Veterans Services for joining me and providing information about the resources available to those who answered the call to serve our country,” said Spanberger. ”To all Virginians who have served, are currently serving, or have cared for a loved one who has served — thank you for your service and your sacrifice. I look forward to the next opportunity to connect with so many Virginians across the Seventh District and I encourage anyone who was unable to ask a question — or who is experiencing an issue with the VA — to please reach out to my office.”

Thursday’s event was Spanberger’s 55th 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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