One of the great privileges of serving the Second District is having the opportunity to meet with Rhode Islanders and hear about what’s on their minds. In fact, constituent feedback plays a significant role in the decisions I make in Congress. I always enjoy hosting town hall meetings while I am back home. Without the valuable input of my constituents, I wouldn’t be able to effectively represent you in Washington.
I hosted my latest town hall meeting at the Scituate Senior Center where constituents joined me for an insightful conversation about issues ranging from healthcare to affordable housing.
Access to health and long-term care remains a longstanding concern for seniors and their families. I strongly oppose Medicaid cuts included in the President’s budget proposal to Congress, and I will continue the fight to protect and strengthen Medicare and Social Security.
Another topic of discussion at my town hall was affordable housing. Everyone deserves a safe place to call home. However, for some of Rhode Island’s most vulnerable populations, including seniors and veterans, accessing affordable housing can be a challenge. I supported significant funding increases for affordable housing programs in the 2018 government funding bill so more Rhode Islanders can experience the safety and security of having a home to call their own.
We covered a number of important topics at my town hall, but there are many more voices I would love to hear from. I look forward to hosting more public forums while I am in my district, like my quarterly Lunch with Langevin on June 2, and I welcome the feedback of all who attend so I can better understand the concerns of Rhode Island residents.
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