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February 1, 2011

Hensarling holds town hall

JACKSONVILLE — Congressman Jeb Hensarling will hold a town hall meeting in Jacksonville this week.

Hensarling will address audiences at 11:10 a.m. Thursday at the Lon Morris College Community Room in the Wilson Administration Building, 800 College Ave., in Jacksonville.

 “A few things we’re going to talk about are things the House is doing already to cut spending, work on job creating and we’re going to discuss the vote that took place on Obamacare on Jan. 19,” said Phillip Smith, the regional director from Hensarling’s office in Athens.

Smith said the town hall is a “legislative update,” a chance for the congressman to talk to and hear from his constituents.

“It’s open to the public and includes a question-and-answer,” he said.  “Typically what the congressman does is on the few things he outlined here, we’d like to discuss those and take questions on anything relevant to what’s on folks’ minds.”

He said in the past, crowd sizes have ranged from 50 to 250 people and hopes good weather will bring people out.

“It’s an opportunity for folks in the community to come share ideas and concerns with the congressman,” he said.

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