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Hastings Hosts Two Town Halls

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RICHLAND, Wash.- U.S. Congressman Doc Hastings (R- Washington) hosted two town hall meetings Monday in the Tri-Cities.

Hastings said he expected many of the questions at the open forum to be centered around the future of social security.

Hastings spoke to a group of WSU Tri-Cities students in a similar town hall Monday morning.

Many of those questions focused on the war in Iraq and the future care of veterans, which was also expected to come up Monday night.

Hastings is an open supporter of controversial plans to at least partially privatize social security, an issue that's expected to take the forefront.

"For the younger generation, and I'm saying in the 20s and 30s there ought to be at least an opportunity for them to take part of what they pay into their tax and put it in their own personal account," the Congressman said.

The town hall starts Monday night at 5:30 and runs until 6:30 at the Gjerde Center at CBC.

Hastings is expected to talk a bit and then take questions.