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O’Rourke proposes monthly town halls for Cabinet members

April 1, 2019

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke is pledging to sign an executive order requiring Cabinet members to hold monthly town hall meetings “with the American people.”

The ex-Texas congressman proposed the idea while speaking Monday at the “We the People Summit” in Washington. In a statement moments later, his campaign said doing so would “commit to historic levels of transparency, accountability and engagement from the administration.”

O’Rourke has endorsed many sweeping policy initiatives, including overhauling election laws, drastically reducing college debt and legalizing marijuana nationwide. But in the opening weeks of his campaign, O’Rourke has provided few specifics on how he’d achieve much of that.

His website features information on some upcoming campaign events, instructions to watch O’Rourke livestream videos and a store selling campaign gear — but little policy information.

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