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Spanberger Passes Bipartisan Bill to Crack Down on Robocalls, Protect Consumers from Scams

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today joined a bipartisan majority of the U.S. House of Representatives in passing legislation to crack down on unwanted and illegal robocalls. Between 2016 and 2018, U.S. consumers saw an estimated 64 percent increase in unwanted robocalls. Last month alone, Virginians received more than 141 million robocalls—nearly 19 robocalls per person... Read More »

Spanberger Announces Details for Upcoming Spotsylvania County Town Hall

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HENRICO, V.A. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today announced the details for her next county-wide town hall in Central Virginia. Spanberger’s public town hall will be held on Sunday, December 8 at Chancellor Middle School in Spotsylvania County. Next week’s event will be Spanberger’s second town hall held in Spotsylvania County. Since arriving in the U.S. House, Spanberger has held a cou... Read More »

Spanberger Concludes Two-Day, Nine-Stop Healthcare Tour Across Central Virginia, Meets with Area Patients, Providers, & Businesses

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HENRICO, V.A. – Earlier this week, U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger concluded her two-day healthcare tour across Central Virginia. During her nine-stop tour, Spanberger met with local patients, healthcare professionals, providers, and community leaders to learn more about the health and wellness challenges facing families and seniors across Virginia’s Seventh District. Spanberger’s tour incl... Read More »

Richmond Times Dispatch: Editorial: Community input matters on lowering prescription costs

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RICHMOND TIMES DISPATCH, CHRIS GENTILVISO When Virginia patients walk into local pharmacies to fill a prescription, they hope they’re on a path to healing — not more pain. Weeks later, a bill arrives in the mail. The reality sets in. The medicine is too expensive. A September AARP fact sheet captured a recent snapshot of how skyrocketing prescription drug costs are affecting health care in the com... Read More »

Spanberger Statement Ahead of Thanksgiving Day

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HENRICO, V.A. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today released the following statement ahead of Thanksgiving Day. “Across Central Virginia, the traditions of Thanksgiving bring us closer together with those we love. We gather with family and close friends, we share memories and laughter, and we give thanks for the profound blessing of living in the United States. Additionally, we aim to pro... Read More »

NBC29: Representative Spanberger talks healthcare issues at Orange Co. Free Clinic

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NBC29, CHRIS MARKHAM and CARLY KEMPLER Representative Abigail Spanberger is putting healthcare at the top of her legislative list. The 7th District Democrat visited the Orange County Free Clinic on Tuesday to meet with those at the forefront of the issue. She discussed several issues the county is facing with area doctors, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals. One of the topics Spanberg... Read More »

Culpeper Star Exponent: Drug prices, Medicaid coverage dominate Spanberger health-care tour

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CULPEPER STAR EXPONENT, CLINT SCHEMMER U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger heard plenty about health-care issues Tuesday and Monday as she barnstormed across Virginia’s 7th Congressional District to listen and talk to professionals and patients. There were two big takeaways. First, Virginia’s Medicaid expansion, instituted by the General Assembly last year, is greatly reducing—by about a third—the number... Read More »

Public News Service: Virginia Forum Tackles Exploding Prescription Prices

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PUBLIC NEWS SERVICE No one should have to choose between food and medicine, and that crucial choice will be addressed at a public forum in Glen Allen on Tuesday on the exploding cost of prescription drugs. The event will feature U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Virginia (7th District), taking public questions and comments about how people are dealing with these costs to help her inform her proposal... Read More »

Richmond Times Dispatch: Matthew Lane column: Patent reform is critical to lowering prescription drug costs

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RICHMOND TIMES DISPATCH, MATTHEW LANE It is no secret that high prescription drug costs are one of the top issues on the minds of voters in Virginia and across the country. With Americans paying more than citizens of other high-income countries for the same prescription drugs, affording medication is a major burden for too many families. For years, the major pharmaceutical companies have had free ... Read More »

Spanberger Calls on U.S. Senate Majority Leader McConnell to Bring Bipartisan Background Checks Legislation to a Vote

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger—a Member of the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force—called on the U.S. Senate to vote on bipartisan gun safety reforms passed earlier this year by the U.S. House of Representatives. In light of recent mass shootings across the country, Spanberger and 131 of her colleagues sent a letter urging U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY... Read More »

Homeland Preparedness News: House Committee advances Rep. Spanberger’s 5G bill

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HOMELAND PREPAREDNESS NEWS, DAVE KOVALESKI The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee advanced legislation to protect 5G and next-generation wireless communications systems in the United States. The bill — the Secure 5G and Beyond Act – was introduced by Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA). The bill would require the Trump administration to develop a national strategy to maximize the security of thei... Read More »

CBS19: Representatives call on McConnell to act on background check bills

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CBS19 More than 130 members of the U.S House want the U.S. Senate to take up legislation on background checks that passed the House with bipartisan support earlier this year. Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger joined 131 other members of the House to sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell calling for a vote on legislation that passed the House in February. According to a release, th... Read More »

Culpeper Star Exponent: Spanberger to visit local clinics during next week's healthcare tour

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CULPEPER STAR EXPONENT Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-7, will visit Culpeper and Orange next week as part of a two-day, district-wide healthcare tour. On the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 26 the local congresswoman will stop at the Free Clinic of Culpeper to meet with staff, patients, volunteer physicians and pharmacists, and members of the Culpeper Wellness Foundation, according to news release from Spanb... Read More »

Op-Ed: The Hill: Transparency is a first step in bringing down drug costs for American seniors, families

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THE HILL, OP-ED, REP. ABIGAIL SPANBERGER Wherever I go — be it to school events, county fairs, town halls, or even the grocery store, my neighbors and constituents share the same serious concern. Prescription drug prices keep going up, and families across our district don’t know how they can afford them. Hardworking Americans are making real decisions about how and whether to fill prescriptions an... Read More »

Key U.S. House Committee Passes Spanberger’s Bipartisan Bill to Develop National 5G Strategy, Protect U.S. Consumers

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee today passed U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger’s bipartisan legislation to protect 5G and next-generation wireless communications systems and mobile infrastructure in Central Virginia and across the United States. The Committee’s passage of Spanberger’s Secure 5G and Beyond Act now lays the groundwork for the bill to receive a fu... Read More »