WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — Congresswoman Elaine Luria went to Williamsburg to host a town hall on Thursday.
The event was held at the Williamsburg Library Theater from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The U.S. Representative answered questions from about 200 constituents, discussed her legislative accomplishments, and directed residents to helpful federal agencies.
The event was similar to past town halls in Virginia Beach, Yorktown, and the Eastern Shore.
“It was a pleasure to be back in Williamsburg and discuss pressing matters facing our community,” Congresswoman Luria said. “I thoroughly enjoyed the dialogue and I am already looking forward to my next opportunity to engage with Peninsula residents. The issues here at home and in Washington are so important, and I’m glad I had the chance to hear from the great people I represent.”
During the town hall, Congresswoman Luria gave a brief update about her legislative accomplishments. She has introduced 12 bills in Congress, 11 of which are bipartisan. Of those 12 bills, two have become law and three have passed the full House of Representatives. Congresswoman Luria also highlighted her office’s help in assisting residents with federal and state agency issues. These ranged from helping residents receive disability back-pay from the VA to assisting constituents with issues surrounding the Virginia Department of Taxation.
Congresswoman Luria answered questions on the topics of health care, the environment, veterans, and the latest news from Washington. She emphasized the importance of providing affordable and quality health care for Coastal Virginians, her advocacy for the Chesapeake Bay, ensuring that veterans receive the care and benefits they earned, and more.