Politics & Government

Marshall reschedules Macon town hall meeting

U.S. Rep. Jim Marshall, who had planned to hold a town hall meeting today in Macon, has rescheduled it for Thursday so he can be in Washington, D.C., for votes on health-care reform, his office said.

Marshall, D-Ga., initially had planned to fly to Macon this morning, hold the meeting, then fly to D.C. for an evening vote on proposed health-care reforms that have dominated debate in Washington for months. But now he will remain in Washington because of an expected morning procedural vote that will outline the terms of debate for the health-care bill, said his chief of staff, Doug Moore.

Marshall will then vote against the health-care bill later in the day, Moore said.

The town hall meeting, on health care and a range of other issues, is now scheduled for Thursday at the Macon City Hall, 700 Poplar St. It’s scheduled to run from 6-8 p.m