POTTSTOWN PA – Congressman Ryan Costello, who represents residents of Lower, Upper and West Pottsgrove, Limerick, Pottstown, Schwenksville, and other western Montgomery County municipalities as part of Pennsylvania’s 6th District, will host a town hall meeting tonight (Monday, Aug. 7, 2017) beginning at 6 p.m. in the auditorium of Pottstown High School, 740 N. Washington St.
The auditorium doors open at 5 p.m. for those who have received seating tickets in advance. County residents are being given priority seating opportunities, and can order tickets before noon today by calling Costello’s West Chester PA office at 610-696-2982.
The town hall format allows those in attendance to submit questions to be posed to the congressman for his replies. A similar format was used during an April (2017) town hall Costello held in West Chester.
Costello is considered a moderate Republican who agrees with some, but not all, policies proposed by President Donald Trump and congressional leaders. He has declined “to embrace a single-payer ‘Medicare for all’ health care system advocated by some constituents, according to a CNN broadcast report, but also opposed suggestions that health care act insurers could charge higher rates for individuals with pre-existing conditions or eliminate mandatory health benefits.
Costello has also been criticized by opponents for failing to attend a town hall that was planned by outside groups in February. He explained a scheduling conflict prevented him from being at that event.
With Republican-sought changes to health care provisions having failed in the House and Senate, and with Trump mired in controversies surrounding alleged Russian meddling in the last presidential election, tonight’s town hall represents a chance for the public, not pundits, to reveal what’s foremost on their minds.
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