Friday, April 14, 2017

TOP STORY >> Cotton, Hill host meeting

Leader senior staff writer

Second District Rep. French Hill (R-Little Rock) and Sen. Tom Cotton (R- Dardanelle) will hold a town hall forum at 2 p.m. Monday at the Embassy Suites, 11301 Financial Centre Park-way, west of Shackleford in Little Rock.

Doors open at 1:30 p.m. and the meeting is slated to last for an hour. Seating capacity is 700.

This is Hill’s first town hall at least since Trump was elected. Cotton took a lot of heat at a previous town hall, heard testimonials from people whose families have depended on Obamacare and some believe it may have swayed his position against the Republican plan to repeal Obamacare and pass a new health insurance plan.

At Cotton’s town hall meeting in Springdale in February, about 2,000 spoke out against his opposition to the Affordable Care Act and immigration issues, according to news reports and television coverage.

Residents throughout the nation have confronted their representatives at their local town halls.

Sen. John Boozman (R-Ark.) seems to favor what he calls “tele-town halls,” using the telephone.

There is no indication Boozman will attend the town hall meeting on Monday.