U.S. Rep. Mark Green, (R-TN-07) said that a coronavirus Tele-Town Hall he has scheduled for Thursday will detail the ways Congress has responded to the pandemic.
Thursday’s Tele-Town Hall, Green said, will also describe what the future holds.
Green has scheduled his Tele-Town Hall for 5 p.m. Central/6p.m. Eastern Thursday for broadcast on his congressional Facebook page.
“The spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has raised a lot of important questions for us as Americans. While it has been incredibly disappointing that the Democrat leadership in the House has used this as an opportunity to cram through their legislative wish list, I am confident we will get supportive legislation passed soon,” Green said in a press release Wednesday.
“Many Americans are in an economic lurch because of the widespread business shutdowns to control the virus, and most legislators get it and we will soon pass a bill.”
Green also said it is important that businesses, independent contractors, workers and all Tennesseans understand the pending legislation.
“We will discuss Congress’ response to the pandemic and what we as Americans should be doing going forward,” Green said.
As The Tennessee Star reported Wednesday, Green said that during the Tele-Town Hall people may ask questions and that they will also receive the most up-to-date information about the virus.
“If you have any questions, you can either email me ahead of time at [email protected] or leave a comment during the livestream,” Green said in the email.
Green is not the first public figure to host a Facebook Tele-Town Hall to discuss the virus.
As The Star reported last week, U.S. Republican senatorial candidate Manny Sethi already had one of his own.
Sethi, who wants to replace the retiring U.S. Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander, submitted to a question and answer session with voters, some of whom asked about current conditions in Italy versus what might happen in the United States. In it, Sethi said, among other things, the United States must rely less on China for pharmaceutical drugs, hospital gowns, surgical caps, and medical supplies. Sethi went on to say the coronavirus is “a national security issue.”
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