Saturday, May 18, 2024

Residents with questions for U.S. Rep Mike Capuano can ask by telephone in two upcoming meetings, said Capuano’s press secretary, Alison Mills. Capuano is a Democrat representing all of Cambridge as part of the 8th Congressional District.

Each meeting lasts an hour: from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. Nov. 30 and from 6:50 to 7:50 p.m. Dec. 7. People interested in participating should dial 1 (877) 229-8493 and punch in the number 13034 when prompted. To ask a question, press *3 after joining the meeting.

“I hope you can participate in one of the meetings to talk about the issues that most concern you. There are many challenges facing our country, from the economy and jobs to federal spending priorities. Congress will likely spend most of December focused on the federal budget and on how to reduce the deficit,” Capuano said.

Constituents with questions about the meetings can call (617) 621-6208 or visit Capuano’s office at 110 First St.

A redistricting that will carve Cambridge in two makes Capuano one of two U.S. Reps. who will be representing Cambridge. He will have the new 7th Congressional District, made up of parts of the city in North Cambridge and closer to the river, while U.S. Rep. Edward Markey will be representing the central chunk in the new 5th Congressional District.