SOMERVILLE, NJ - Residents of the Seventh Congressional District, which includes those in Somerset County, are invited to sit down with Rep. Tom Malinowski, D-7th, to discuss local, state and national issuesSaturday, July 13th,from 5:30-6:30 at Cheech's Own Coffeee Company, 37 W. Main St.

The first-term U.S. Congressman, whose local legislative office is located at 38 E. Main St. in Somerville, is completing his first six months in office and has hosted similar events throughout the district.

The informal forum enables Malinowski to hear for himself what's on the minds of those he represents.

Since taking office in January, Malinowski has been focused on federal funding for the Gateway rail project and fighting for the resumption of the State and Local Tax exemption.