Westerman hosts inaugural live Facebook town hall
U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-District 4, fielded questions on everything from health care and coal mining to Russian election meddling and ATVs in the woods during his first live Facebook town hall Tuesday night, talking to live callers and Facebook viewers from his Washington office.
The resulting hourlong video of the session had garnered more than 9,600 views on Facebook by Wednesday afternoon and reportedly reached more than 31,000 people, according to Ryan Saylor, Westerman's communications director and legislative assistant.
Westerman began the broadcast by noting "the issue on everybody's mind" is legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. "When the bill was first introduced, I didn't support the legislation, but I worked constructively with the leadership and the White House to introduce conservative amendments to the bill, including block grants and work requirements for able-bodied working age adults."