Thursday, February 23, 2017

Central Valley Residents Give Congressmen an Earful

Residents in several Central Valley communities gathered at the offices of their Republican Congressional Representatives as part of an effort to make them more accountable, and to voice their opposition to attacks on the state and federal health care system. It’s part of a wider series of events across the nation to confront members of Congress about Republican Party policies. The primary concerns are health care and immigration. People are especially worried about the effort to repeal Obama Care and shrink Medi-Cal funding to states. Most Valley congressmen have not scheduled any town hall meetings during the recess period, including Jeff Denham, Devin Nunes and Democrat Jim Costa. Tuesday night in Oakhurst Rep. Tom McClintock was grilled by hundreds at a town hall. People in the south Valley today, went to the Hanford field office of Republican David Valadao. Pacifica’s Vic Bedoian reports from Hanford.