CAPE CHARLES – Congresswoman Elaine Luria (VA-02) hosted a capacity crowd at the Cape Charles Civic Center on Saturday, November 9, where she answered questions from about 60 constituents, discussed her legislative accomplishments in Washington, and connected residents with members of her team.
“Eastern Shore residents came prepared to our town hall and I enjoyed answering their thoughtful questions,” Congresswoman Luria said.“Representing the Eastern Shore in Congress means listening to our community’s unique needs and voicing them so the nation takes notice. I’ll continue to do that and I thank everyone for attending such a productive meeting on a beautiful Saturday afternoon!”
Ahead of taking questions, Congresswoman Luria met with local journalists and updated residents about her legislative success in Washington. She has introduced a dozen bills in Congress, 11 of which are bipartisan. Three have passed the full House of Representatives and two have become law. Congresswoman Luria also highlighted her office’s efforts in assisting three Eastern Shore residents – all veterans – with medical billing issues.
Congresswoman Luria then opened the floor to questions from the audience. Among other topics, she described her support for raising the minimum wage, protecting the environment, and advocating for Virginia teachers. She also discussed her efforts to incorporate key local aquaculture interests into pending legislation in Congress.
Following the town hall, Congresswoman Luria enjoyed meeting with attendees on an individual basis.