FILE – U.S. Rep. Ted Budd, Republican from North Carolina’s 13th Congressional District, came home from Congress this week for his first district work period and met privately with some constituents instead of holding a town hall meeting. Budd says his office will host regular telephone town halls where constituents can call in and listen and ask questions. Some voters are demanding members of Congress hold in-person public forums.
FILE – U.S. Rep. Ted Budd, Republican from North Carolina’s 13th Congressional District, came home from Congress this week for his first district work period and met privately with some constituents instead of holding a town hall meeting. Budd says his office will host regular telephone town halls where constituents can call in and listen and ask questions. Some voters are demanding members of Congress hold in-person public forums.
FILE – U.S. Rep. Ted Budd, Republican from North Carolina’s 13th Congressional District, came home from Congress this week for his first district work period and met privately with some constituents instead of holding a town hall meeting. Budd says his office will host regular telephone town halls where constituents can call in and listen and ask questions. Some voters are demanding members of Congress hold in-person public forums.

Why should congressmen bother with public forums when they can hold ‘virtual’ town halls?

February 21, 2017 5:04 PM

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