U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Wash., has scheduled three public sessions to listen to constituents in his district, after promising recently to schedule a town hall.
But none is in the Tri-Cities.
The first will be in Moses Lake, 6-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Moses Lake Civic Center Auditorium, 401 S. Balsam St.
He plans a Lower Yakima Valley meeting April 13 and an Okanogan County meeting April 20. Locations have not been announced.
The meetings were planned to be spread geographically across Newhouse’s district, which stretches from the Oregon state line north to the Canadian border, said staffer Will Boyington.
The Lower Valley meeting is planned to be midway between the Tri-Cities and Yakima, to allow residents from both areas to attend, he said.
Newhouse also will attend events in the Tri-Cities when the U.S. House is not in session from April 10-21, he said. More telephone town halls also are expected to be scheduled.
Only constituents of the 4th Congressional District will be allowed in the upcoming three meetings, which Newhouse’s staff said is due to limited seating. Proof of address will be required at check-in.
Check-in will start one hour before each event.
Although it is not required and does not guarantee admission, registration is recommended to speed the check-in process. Registration for the Moses Lake event is at bit.ly/NewhouseMosesLake.
Participants will not be allowed to bring in signs, banners, noisemakers, bullhorns or any other item that staff decide would inhibit participation or the view of others at the meetings.