On Tuesday, April 23, 7 pm at Cottage Grove Middle School, U.S. Representative Angie Craig held the fourth in a series of monthly town halls. Craig is rotating her town halls throughout the district and also by time of the week; some will be on Saturdays and others will be weeknights so that people who work on Saturdays will get an opportunity to attend.
Questioners remarked on what a refreshing thing it is to have a representative who is so readily available. The previous congressman never held an open town hall in the district, and if Craig keeps up her pace she will hold 24 before the next term of office.
People from all over the district attended (click on the photos below to read what they asked about). The whole town hall is presented in the video below, with time codes underneath to make it easy to jump to topics of interest.
The time codes below link to specific questions (they will launch in a new window at YouTube)
18:50 Laura from West St Paul: The Mueller Report
23:30 Steve from Eagan: War powers, Medicare, pardons and conflicts of interest
26:42 Alexandra from Prior Lake: HR5, equality and faith
29:18 Kim from Inver Grove Heights: Impeachment
32:53 Elliott from Red Wing: Transportation and infrastructure
36:28 Mary from Hastings: Health care costs and access
41:22 Steve from Zumbrota: personal statement on abortion
43:20 Mohammed from Eagan: Terror in the Middle East
46:08 Susan from Mendota Heights: “Acting” cabinet officers and gun safety
50:36 Anna from Northfield: The federal deficit
53:40 Jean from Burnsville: Rep. Jayapal’s Medicare for All bill