Spanberger Hosts County-Wide Town Hall in Henrico County, Hears Directly from Central Virginia Constituents

Nov 18, 2019
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During the Public Town Hall at J.R. Tucker High School, Seventh District Residents Asked Questions Related to Prescription Drug Costs, Gun Violence Prevention, the House Impeachment Inquiry, Climate Change, & Many Other Policy Issues ?

HENRICO, V.A. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger convened a town hall in Henrico County to answer questions directly from Central Virginians and to update them about her priorities and legislative accomplishments so far in the U.S. House.

During the public event held at J.R. Tucker High School—Spanberger’s high school alma mater, she answered questions about a range of issues—including climate change, gun violence prevention, trade, and the high cost of prescription drugs. Spanberger also responded to constituent concerns about the need for affordable healthcare coverage, the status of the House impeachment inquiry, the state of United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) trade negotiations, and the recent uptick in illegal spam robocalls across Virginia.

“Too often, the hyper-partisanship and gridlock on Capitol Hill can seem detached from the day-to-day needs and priorities of our communities. Through public events like our town hall in Henrico, we can begin bringing these policy conversations back into our communities—and I’d like to thank all of our neighbors who attended our Henrico County town hall,” said Spanberger. “As we work to restore trust and transparency across our government, it’s critical to have these open dialogues with community members—no matter where they sit on the political spectrum. Based on feedback I received at this town hall, I’m even more committed to working together with our neighbors to lower the cost of healthcare, build a stronger economic environment for Central Virginia small businesses, and pursue policies that can expand opportunity for the next generation. And as we have conversations in the coming months on pressing issues like the USMCA and comprehensive prescription drug legislation, I’ll be keeping the concerns of these constituents at the top of my mind.”

Before taking constituent questions, Spanberger delivered a brief progress report on some of her recent accomplishments in the U.S. House. Last month, the U.S. House voted 403-0 to pass her bipartisan legislation to help lower prescription drug costs. Additionally, the U.S. House passed her amendment to strengthen disclosure requirements on foreign-based political ads, and the House Foreign Affairs Committee voted to advance her bipartisan bill to strengthen 5G security across the United States.

Since January, Spanberger has held a public town hall in all 10 counties of Virginia’s Seventh District. Spanberger has previously hosted community-focused town halls in Goochland, Spotsylvania, Nottoway, HenricoLouisa, Amelia, ChesterfieldCulpeper, Powhatan, and Orange Counties.

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