Press Releases

January 12, 2019 Press Release
This Week, the Congresswoman Voted with a Bipartisan Majority of the U.S. House to Reopen the USDA, FDA, EPA, Department of Transportation, & Other Critical Federal Departments and Agencies

GLEN ALLEN, V.A. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger met with Central Virginia federal employees who are negatively impacted by the ongoing 22-day government shutdown, now the longest in U.S. history.

January 11, 2019 Press Release
Bipartisan Legislation Would Fully Staff National Parks, Resume Critical Environmental Inspections

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today voted with a bipartisan majority of the U.S. House of Representatives to pass a funding bill to help end the ongoing government shutdown and to reopen the U.S. Department of the Interior and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

January 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Representatives Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-7) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-1) today introduced bipartisan legislation to make sure military personnel and law enforcement receive their salaries in the event of a lapse in funding or budget impasse, such as the ongoing partial government shutdown.  

January 10, 2019 Press Release
Bipartisan Legislation Would Reopen Farm Service Agency County Offices, Protect SNAP Benefits, & Maintain Vital Housing Safety Inspections

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today voted with a bipartisan majority of the U.S. House of Representatives to pass critical funding bills that would fully reopen the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the U.S. Department of Transportation, and the U.S.

January 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In her first speech on the floor of the U.S. House, U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today shared the story of a constituent facing financial hardship and growing uncertainty due to the ongoing government shutdown.

January 8, 2019 Press Release
Since the Shutdown Began, More than 450,000 Federal Employees have Worked without Pay, & More than 380,000 Staff Have been Furloughed

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger has supported the introduction of two bills that would make sure federal workers receive backpay once the ongoing government shutdown ends and that Members of Congress would not receive their regular salaries during a shutdown.

January 4, 2019 Press Release
Legislation Includes Bipartisan Bill Congresswoman Helped Introduce to Retroactively Restore Pay for Federal Employees

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today voted with a majority of the U.S. House of Representatives to pass legislation that would end the ongoing partial government shutdown, provide funding to stabilize critical departments and agencies, and give much-needed certainty to federal employees and their families.

January 3, 2019 Press Release
U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger was sworn in today as a Member of the 116th Congress, where she will serve the people of Virginia’s 7th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.
January 3, 2019 Press Release
The 116th freshman class stands ready for the new Congress.

The freshman class will be sworn in on January 3rd, 2019 when the First Session of the 116th United States Congress convenes.

January 3, 2019 Press Release
New Congress Will Meet in Washington, DC
The First Session of the 116th U.S. Congress will commence on January 3rd, 2019 in Washington, DC.