This week, action on Capitol Hill was slow as Members of Congress remained in their home states and districts to prepare for the November elections.
Lawmakers Remain in Recess
The fall recess continued this week, and Members of the House and Senate remained in their home states and districts to prepare for the upcoming elections, which will occur on Tuesday, November 4th. They are expected to return to Washington following the elections for a “lame duck” session.
Until then, many Members of Congress will attend local events and hold town hall meetings. The Senior Citizens League (TSCL) urges its members and supporters to attend town halls in the coming weeks, since they are an excellent opportunity for constituents to communicate with their elected officials and have their most pressing concerns addressed.
The following Members of Congress, among others, will hold town halls this week: Sen. Joe Manchin (WV), Sen. Jerry Moran (KS), Sen. Mike Crapo (ID), Sen. Mike Lee (UT), Rep. Dan Benishek (MI-1), Rep. Michael Conaway (TX-11), Rep. Tim Huelskamp (KS-1), Rep. Lynn Jenkins (KS-2), Rep. Robin Kelly (IL-2), Rep. Brett Guthrie (KY-2), Rep. Susan Brooks (IN-5), Rep. Frank Lucas (OK-3), Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC), and Rep. Beto O’Rourke (TX-16).
For more information, or to see if your Members of Congress have scheduled town halls before the November elections, call their local offices. You can find contact information HERE, and for a list of ten sample town hall questions, click HERE.