Congressman Ryan Costello released a special newsletter. It is a comprehensive discussion of a number of current issues. If this were released prior to a face-to-face town hall, the give and take would have been productive if somewhat pointed.
Copied from body of Ryan’s Report 27Feb17.
Welcome to a special edition of my weekly e-newsletter, Ryan’s Report: Asked and Answered. This week I hosted two telephone town halls that connected me to over 100,000 random households across our Congressional District’s four counties. I also Live Streamed the audio feed on my Facebook page where over 1,000 folks listened and were able to submit questions online. If you were able to stay on the line and join me, thank you I hope that you found it informative. If you didn’t have the opportunity to participate and would like to be called for future telephone town halls, I encourage you to register your phone number here.
For those who were wondering, I pre-announced the date and time of these telephone town halls starting two weeks in advance through Ryan’s Report and on my Facebook page – so for those of you missed that advanced notification or are receiving this message for the first time, I encourage you to sign-up for Ryan’s Report and read it in full each week or follow me on Facebook @CongressmanRyanCostello.
I thought I’d send around some snippets of my answers to some of the questions asked live on the air by constituents across the political spectrum. We covered a variety of important and certainly controversial topics climate change and the role of the EPA, healthcare and the future of the Affordable Care Act, Russia and the election, education, veterans issues, gerrymandering, Congressional oversight over President Trump to name a few. I wanted to ensure each of you had a chance to get a sense for my thoughts on the some of the top issues that were discussed and as a reference point given the large number of phone calls, emails, and letters we’ve been receiving.