A national report today noting showing that 60 percent of members of Congress around the country are not holding traditional August town hall meetings with constituents this year, included U.S. Rep. Tim Walz from southern Minnesota amongst the no-shows.
But Walz’s office said in an email to MinnPost today that the national report lacks context:
Just last week, Rep. Walz hosted a Farm Bill listening session. He’s hosted vets roundtables, one of them is today. Our office elected to do the larger town halls we had planned for the summer earlier than August because Rep. Walz wanted feedback from southern Minnesotans before the debt ceiling vote, so we hosted one in Winona and one in Rochester. Additionally, we’re planning another series of Congress on Your Corner events this Fall.