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On the Road: Alexandria, Fort Belvoir, Stafford

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Senator Warner had a hometown town hall meeting on Friday at the United Way headquarters in Alexandria. The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce co-hosted the town hall, and members asked the Senator questions on topics ranging from energy, education, and, obviously, deficit reduction.

"I know I circle back to deficit reduction all the time," Senator Warner said. "But, honestly, if we don't solve our debt crisis soon, we're not going to be able to tackle any of these other problems."

The Senator then visited Fort Belvoir's new Warrior Transition Battalion facility, which provides rehab services to help our wounded warriors heal. He also toured the new 1.2 million square foot Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, which is LEED Gold certified and includes green roofs and other design elements that will help save almost $500,000 per year.

"I'm proud of these great new facilities that will help serve our military men and women," Senator Warner said. "And I'm especially proud that we have them in Northern Virginia."

Finally, the Senator visited Belmont in Stafford County to host a roundtable with business leaders. The Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star covered the event:

Warner spoke about everything from education to defense spending to health care--focusing on one question: How do we get out of this mess?

"It shouldn't be this hard to get the country on the right track," Warner said.

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