At Town Hall Meeting, Republican Lawmakers Get An Earful Over Health Care

Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., with moderator Thom Hallock during her town hall meeting at public television station Mountain Lake PBS in Plattsburgh, N.Y.

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Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., with moderator Thom Hallock during her town hall meeting at public television station Mountain Lake PBS in Plattsburgh, N.Y.

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Lawmakers in the House of Representatives are back in their home districts for a recess this week. After seeing the reception some of their colleagues got in previous town hall-style meetings following the election of Donald Trump, most House Republicans are skipping them.

But a handful are diving in headfirst.

On Monday night, a few days after voting in favor of the House bill to repeal and replace major parts of the Affordable Care Act, Rep. Elise Stefanik, 32, from Northern New York, held a town hall at a public television station.

Stefanik is a moderate Republican in her second term. She’s also the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. After refusing for weeks to say how she planned to vote, she was one of a

Article source: http://www.npr.org/2017/05/09/527533782/at-town-hall-meeting-republican-lawmaker-gets-an-earful?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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