KANSAS CITY, Mo.—Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II was in Kansas City to meet with metro residents. On Saturday morning a town hall meeting was held in the City Market at the KC Coffee House for people to voice their concerns.
"They're all economic concerns," Cleaver said. "Unemployment is still very high and people are concerned about that. Some are concerned about proposals coming through congress, medicare/medicaid. It's obviously a high in priority to the elderly."
Cleaver said some U.S. lawmakers have stopped having town hall meetings after Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot three months ago. He said he chose to have extra security on hand because he says meeting people in his district is one of the most important things he does.