GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) Grand Junction City Hall was the scene of a different kind of town hall Friday evening as one state congressman opened the floor to the public.
Representative Scott Tipton fielded questions on everything from immigration reform to medicare benefits and gave an update on key issues like the federal budget.
He says the goal of the town hall meetings are to listen to concerns and provide much needed answers and guidance.
"People are worried about their futures," says Tipton. "We've got to be able to get our people back to work."
When asked why he didn't follow the lead of three other congressmen donate his shutdown-salary, Tipton said, "We did what we had announced. We stated at the beginning of it that we would not accept our congressional pay as long as no one in government was receiving it, we've been able to resolve that issue."