JAMESTOWN – Congressman Tom Reed’s (R-Corning, NY 23) hosted a Town Hall Meeting at the Kiantone Fire Hall just to the south of Jamestown on Saturday morning, Sept. 16, marking one of three town halls he had scheduled throughout the day.
About 50 people attended the meeting, with the discussion focusing on healthcare, along with college tuition costs, the local medicaid burden, a constitutional convention, and tax reform. In addition, near the end of the meeting, the focus shifted to immigration reform and race.
Voices were raised and tempers flared several times during the meeting, with some in attendance voicing concern and frustration over Congress’s unwillingness to address healthcare reform in a way that would reign in costs while also ensuring coverage for all Americans. Discussion also became heated when the conversation shifted to immigration reform and race, with some attendees interrupting the Congressman and others who were speaking on more than one occasion.
The meeting began at 9 a.m. and lasted one hour. Rep. Reed also had town hall meetings scheduled for Saturday in both Fredonia and Ellicottville.
Following the audio of the town hall meeting, we also feature an interview with Rep. Reed, along with an interview of one of the more vocal attendees who voiced concerns during the meeting, as well as with Jamestown attorney Eddie Sundquist, who was also in attendance and who is campaigning to run against Reed in the 2018 Congressional Election.
Please credit WRFA radio in Jamestown NY when using any or all of the audio provided.