Congressman Rob Wittman makes a stop in Newport News tonight to hear what First Congressional District constituents are thinking about Congress’ health care reform plans.
Wittman will hold a town meeting on health care reform at Christopher Newport University’s Ferguson Center for the Arts’ Music and Theatre Hall, 1 University Place, Newport News. The meeting will run from 6 to 8 p.m. Ample free parking is available at the Ferguson Center parking garage behind the venue.
The congressman will take questions from constituents on any topic, although the focus is the ongoing debate over health care reform.
Two weeks ago the congressman spoke to WYDaily’s Amber Lester, and said people in the district were in favor of health care reform but wary of the proposals before Congress.
An online poll on Wittman’s Web site asking “Do you support a government-run option in health care reform?” has narrowed in recent days. Two weeks ago 58 percent of respondents had answered “no”; Sunday night the gap was 52.9 percent against and 47.1 percent in favor, with just over 6600 respondents. Click here to see the poll resultsor cast a vote.
Click here to read Lester’s story about what constituents have been telling Congressman Rob Wittman about the government’s health care reform plans.