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Spanberger Introduces Legislation to Support Biomedical Innovation, Strengthen Federal Investment in Cancer & Rare Disease Research

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger introduced legislation to strengthen federal investment in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and support its ongoing initiatives to combat cancer, prevent antibiotic resistance, and discover cures for rare diseases. The Biomedical Innovation Expansion Act would provide $10 billion in federal support for the NIH’s research programs ove... Read More »

Spanberger Hosts Trade Policy Discussion in Chesterfield, Pushes for Congress to Make Progress on USMCA

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CHESTERFIELD, V.A. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today met with local business leaders to discuss the potential effects of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and the impacts of trade negotiations on Central Virginia small businesses and manufacturers. If officially enacted, the USMCA would replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). During a roundtable discus... Read More »

Spanberger Concludes Two-Day Education Tour across Central Virginia, Meets with Area Students, Teachers, & Faculty

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HENRICO, V.A. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger yesterday concluded her two-day education tour across Central Virginia. During her eight-stop tour throughout Virginia’s Seventh District, Spanberger visited several area schools and workforce training programs to learn more about how she can continue her work in Congress to expand educational opportunities for all Central Virginia students. I... Read More »

Washington Post: Democrats issue letter to Trump condemning decision to withdraw troops from northeastern Syria

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WASHINGTON POST, KAREN DEYOUNG More than 50 Democratic House members issued an open letter Wednesday to President Trump saying his decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northeastern Syria in advance of a Turkish military operation puts U.S. allies in danger, jeopardizes U.S. counterterrorism efforts in the region and will cause “current and future allies to question the reliability of the U.S. as ... Read More »

Culpeper Star Exponent: Spanberger starts education tour in Culpeper

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CULPEPER STAR EXPONENT, CLINT SCHEMMER It’s hard not to have your spirits lifted by enthusiastic young children, and U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger is no exception. Her joy was evident as the 7th District congresswoman interacted with children at Culpeper Head Start and Kid Central’s facilities early Tuesday morning. The freshman Democrat came to talk with Head Start staff members during the first s... Read More »

Following Return from Congressional Visit to Syria-Jordan Border, Spanberger Releases Joint Statement with Bipartisan Colleagues Regarding Withdrawal of U.S. Troops from Northern Syria

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – As members of the House Armed Services, Foreign Affairs, and Intelligence Committees, U.S. Representatives Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-07), Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21), Jason Crow (D-CO-6), and Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA-06) returned this morning from a bipartisan congressional delegation trip to Turkey, Afghanistan, and the Syrian-Jordanian border. The members released the following stat... Read More »

VPM: Congresswoman Spanberger: Syria Withdrawal “Misguided and Catastrophic”

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VPM, CHARLES FISHBURNE CLICK HERE FOR AUDIO Seventh District Democratic Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger has just returned from a visit to the Syria-Jordan border. She says the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw US troops from Northern Syria is “misguided and catastrophic.” The former CIA operations officer is a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and visited the border with ... Read More »

Spanberger Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Crack Down on Narcotics Traffickers, Strengthen Nationwide Fight against Fentanyl & Counterfeit Drugs

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HENRICO, V.A. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger—a Member of the bipartisan Freshman Working Group on Addiction—announced her introduction of a bipartisan, bicameral bill to deter narcotics traffickers from using illicit pill presses to manufacture counterfeit drugs. As the opioid epidemic continues to impact communities across the country, drug traffickers have turned to counterfeit drug ma... Read More »

CBS19: Bills before Congress take aim at drug traffickers who manufacture counterfeit pills

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CBS19 A new bill before the U.S. House aims to crack down on narcotics traffickers and strengthen the national fight against Fentanyl and counterfeit drugs. Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger introduced the Criminalizing Abused Substance Templates Act, or CAST, that she says would take aim at drug traffickers who use illicit pill presses to make counterfeit pills. According to a release, drug traffi... Read More »

Spanberger Calls for Greater Transparency in Federal Spending, Joins Bipartisan & Bicameral Bill to Highlight Costs of Government Programs

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HENRICO, V.A. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger cosponsored a bipartisan, bicameral bill to shine a light on federal spending and to help identify instances of wasteful programs. The bipartisan Taxpayers Right-to-Know Act would require the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to publish an online inventory of each federal agency’s programs. This inventory would also provide a description o... Read More »

Richmond 2Day: Rep. Spanberger Calls for Greater Transparency in Federal Spending

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RICHMOND 2DAY U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger cosponsored a bipartisan, bicameral bill to shine a light on federal spending and to help identify instances of wasteful programs. The bipartisan Taxpayers Right-to-Know Act would require the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to publish an online inventory of each federal agency’s programs. This inventory would also provide a description of ... Read More »

Spanberger Continues Efforts to Strengthen U.S. Election Security, Cosponsors Bipartisan Honest Ads Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — As National Cybersecurity Awareness Month begins today, U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger cosponsored a bipartisan bill to crack down on foreign actors attempting to influence U.S. elections through online political advertising. According to multiple intelligence reports, the Russian government attempted to influence the 2016 presidential election through the purchase of po... Read More »

Spanberger Joins Bipartisan Fight to Prevent Veteran Suicide, Cosponsors Bill to Improve Mental Health Resources for Veterans

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger cosponsored a bipartisan bill to improve mental health services at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and address the ongoing suicide crisis among American veterans. According to the VA’s 2019 National Suicide Prevention Annual Report, the rate of veteran suicide continues to rise—even as VA suicide prevention resources have incre... Read More »

CBS19: Virginia added to pilot industrial hemp crop insurance program

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CBS19 Virginia is going to be part of a program to develop a crop insurance program for industrial hemp production. Several members of the Commonwealth's congressional delegation, including both Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, were able to get Virginia included in a pilot program by AgriLogic Consulting, which will develop a Federal Yield-Based Industrial Hemp Crop Insurance Program for the U.... Read More »