Shimkus, Durbin Eschew Town Hall Meetings on Health Care Reform
By Kevin Robinson in News on Aug 13, 2009 5:40PM
Durbin (left) and Shimkus (right)
Durbin spokeswoman Christina Angarola said that the senator has held and will continue to hold meetings with constituents to get their feedback on the health care reform proposals. “When it comes to meetings with constituents in the state, he has long preferred smaller settings that allow for in-depth conversations. The events we’ve held thus far fit that mold,” Angarola said.
On the other side of the aisle, Shimkus spokesman Steve Tomaszewski said that the congressman regularly holds office hours to meet with constituents one-on-one to discuss the issues. “Hopefully, his responses help explain his positions and reflect that of the majority of his constituents,” Tomaszewski said.