TOMORROW: Spanberger to Host Virtual Telephone Town Hall Focused on Issues Facing Virginia Veterans

During Wednesday’s Interactive Event, the Congresswoman will be joined by Representatives from the Virginia Department of Veterans Services to Answer Questions Directly from Seventh District Veterans 

HENRICO, V.A. – Tomorrow, U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger will host an open, public telephone town hall focused on issues facing Virginia veterans. The virtual event will also be livestreamed on Spanberger’s website and congressional Facebook page.

On Wednesday, March 23, Spanberger will be joined by representatives from the Virginia Department of Veterans Services to answer questions directly from Seventh District constituents about issues facing Virginia veterans and their families.

Additionally, the Congresswoman will deliver an update on her ongoing priorities in the U.S. House on behalf of Virginia’s veterans. Earlier this month, a bipartisan majority of the U.S. House voted to pass Spanberger’s legislation to investigate the long-term, negative health impacts of jet fuel exposure on America’s servicemembers as part of the Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act. The Spanberger-led amendment is drawn from her bipartisan William Collins Jet Fuel Exposure Recognition Act, named in honor of William G. Collins, a U.S. Air Force veteran and Louisa County resident living with Parkinson’s.

“All Virginians who have put on the uniform deserve to know that our country has their backs. While my team is committed to addressing the concerns of Seventh District veterans, I know our nation must do more to fully honor and recognize the selfless service and sacrifice of our bravest citizens,” said Spanberger. “Wednesday night’s event will be an opportunity for me to hear directly from Virginia veterans and their loved ones about their personal experiences and any issues they are having related to VA benefits, backlogged claims, mental health concerns, and more so I can better understand and fight in Congress for the support they need. I am grateful to the Virginia Department of Veterans Services for joining us once again to share their expertise and help reach those who need to hear it.”

WHO:

U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger

Daniel Gade, Commissioner, Virginia Department of Veterans Services

Ben Shaw, Central Regional Director, Virginia Veteran and Family Support Program, Virginia Department of Veterans Services

John C. Henry, Ph.D., Assistant Regional Manager, Central Region, Virginia Department of Veterans Services

WHEN: 7:30pm-8:30pm ET, Wednesday, March 23, 2022

DETAILS: To join the interactive telephone town hall, constituents should dial in to 833-380-0670. To watch the conversation live, Virginians can go to https://spanberger.house.gov/live or Spanberger’s Facebook page during the event.

Wednesday’s telephone town hall will be Spanberger’s 23rd open, public telephone town hall since the COVID-19 pandemic began. These events have focused on the impacts of the virus on Central Virginia families, veterans, healthcare professionals, small businesses, students, and seniors. Click here to watch full recordings of previous events.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Virginia veterans are encouraged to reach out to Spanberger’s office with federal agency, program, or benefits issues. Constituents can reach out to her office by calling (804) 401-4110 or by filling out a form on Spanberger’s website

Last year, Spanberger reintroduced bipartisan legislation that would provide veteran firefighters with the fair compensation, healthcare, and retirement benefits they’ve earned through their service. Additionally, she reintroduced her bipartisan bill to provide federal surplus and retired computers to veterans in need.

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