Group holds town hall on proposed budget cuts

Published: Sep. 2, 2017 at 7:26 PM EDT
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A local organization hosted a town hall Saturday afternoon to discuss the recent proposed changes in the federal budget.

Mountaineers for Progress gathered at the Morgantown Church of Brethren to talk about the proposed cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and other programs. Dozens filled the room to listen to guest speakers, who talked about how cutting money from these programs will affect thousands of West Virginians.

They also invited Senator Shelley Moore Capito and Congressman David McKinley to the event, however, they were not present.

The group hopes this meeting will raise awareness locally, while others said these changes are better for the American people and support President Trump's stance on the issues.

Some of the speakers included the campaign coordinator for the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy and a social worker with the West Virginia Coalition to end homelessness.