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Residents air their concerns at Bonamici town hall meeting

September 24, 2018
In The News

Bonamici gave a general overview of issues that surfaced at other town hall meetings, ranging from healthcare and immigrant family separations, to the environment, Social Security, Medicare and the Trump administration.

Bonamici began by explaining her view on healthcare, a topic she said many are worried about. "I'm interested in strengthening access to health care, not taking it away," she said. "We need to work together to find a way to make sure that people have access to health care."

She added that many people have contacted her and her staff with concerns about the Trump administration. One matter affecting this area in particular is the tariffs the president has levied on other countries, particularly China, and his policies on trade. The Pacific Northwest being a trade-dependent area, Bonamici said she was especially concerned about the area hazelnut industry being negatively affected.

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