ICYMI: Thousands Join Spanberger for 21st Virtual Telephone Town Hall Since Start of COVID-19 Pandemic

Jan 31, 2022
Local Issues

Topics Discussed Included Border Security, Mental Health & Addiction Resources, Physical Infrastructure Improvements, Broadband Internet Access, the Future of the Expanded Child Tax Credit, & More

HENRICO, V.A. — Last week, U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger hosted an open, public telephone town hall focused on issues facing families, seniors, and businesses in Virginia’s Seventh District.

During the interactive event, Spanberger took calls and comments directly from Virginians and gave an update on her priorities in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Congresswoman answered questions on a wide range of topics — including supply chain issues, Virginia’s economic recovery, border security, addiction recovery, the impacts of the bipartisan infrastructure law, and more.

More than 10,000 Virginians joined the event. Click here to watch a full video of Thursday evening’s telephone town hall.

“Last week, thousands of our neighbors took time out of their schedules to join our telephone town hall. I am proud to see this high level of engagement across our communities on the issues that matter — and this event was another terrific opportunity to inform my work in Congress on behalf of the Seventh District’s families, seniors, businesses, and communities,” said Spanberger. “During Thursday night’s town hall, I listened directly to the people I serve. I heard their experiences with rising prescription drug costs, I heard their questions about how we can support local law enforcement, I heard their commitment to growing our economy and maintaining a high quality of life here in the Commonwealth, and I learned more about why we must address ongoing U.S. Postal Service delays. I want to thank everyone who joined for Thursday’s event, and I hope anyone who has an outstanding question, concern, or issue with a federal agency will not hesitate to reach out to my office.”

At the start of her telephone town hall, Spanberger also delivered a progress report on her work for Seventh District constituents in 2021. Click here for her full “2021 Year in Review” report.

Thursday’s event was Spanberger’s 21st open, public telephone town hall since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. These events have focused on the impacts of the virus on Virginia families, veterans, healthcare professionals, small businesses, students, and seniors. Click here to watch full recordings of previous events.


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