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Spanberger, Cole, Castro Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Include Head Start Jobs in Work-Study Programs, Give College Students Early Childhood Education Experience

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HENRICO, V.A. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger introduced bipartisan legislation to allow Head Start programs to receive Federal Work-Study dollars and to give college students additional opportunities to gain experience in the field of early childhood education. Currently, work study recipients are unable to use their designation to work in Head Start centers. Spanberger’s legislation wou... Read More »

UVA Today: Professor Concerned About Lack of Broadband In UVA's Backyard

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UVA TODAY: Q&A: PROFESSOR CONCERNED ABOUT LACK OF BROADBAND IN UVA’S BACKYARD “Incredibly frustrating and moving” is how University of Virginia media studies professor Christopher Ali describes the feedback that Louisa County residents gave Saturday at a Rural Broadband Summit hosted by U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-7th, at Louisa County High School. “We heard firsthand accounts … from not being... Read More »

RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH: Editorial: Don’t overlook the obvious

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RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH EDITORIAL BOARD, RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH The gravity of the broadband access issue in Virginia can be captured in one tweet. On Saturday, U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-7th, hosted a forum at Louisa County High School in Mineral. “Our #VA07 Rural Broadband Summit is beginning shortly!” she tweeted. “Our panelists @akmeacham, @Ali_Christopher, and Richard Jenkins from @USDA... Read More »

CBS19: Spanberger supports bill to improve student loan system transparency

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CBS19 A local congresswoman is helping with legislation to support students who borrow money to attend college and increase transparency in the federal student loan system. Representative Abigail Spanberger (D-7th) has helped to introduce the Student Loan Disclosure Transparency Act. Under this bill, borrowers would have to get monthly disclosures regarding their projected payments accrued interes... Read More »

NBC29: Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger Holds Broadband Summit in Louisa County

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MORIAH DAVIS, NBC29 7th District Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger is working to expand broadband internet access to rural parts of the area. She visited Louisa County on Saturday to get feedback from people living in the rural community. Spanberger hosted her 2019 Rural Broadband Summit at Louisa County High School. She says making high-speed internet access available to everyone is a top priority... Read More »

VPM: Abigail Spanberger Discusses Impeachment, 2020, Healthcare And More

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BEN PAVIOUR, VPM CLICK HERE FOR AUDIO VPM’s Ben Paviour sat down with Seventh District Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger. Among the many things they discussed are how she tries to work with Republicans in Congress, the 2020 presidential candidates, her feelings on impeachment inquires and President Trump’s relationship with the intelligence community. Transcript: Ben Paviour: From VPM news in Richm... Read More »

Spanberger Hosts 2019 Rural Broadband Summit in Louisa County, Hears from Community Members about Challenges Related to a Lack of Reliable High-Speed Internet

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HENRICO, V.A. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger held her 2019 Rural Broadband Summit on Saturday, August 17 to hear about how a lack of reliable broadband internet access is impacting families, farmers, first responders, and small business owners across Central Virginia. During Spanberger’s Rural Broadband Summit at Louisa County High School, community members had the opportunity to share t... Read More »

Spanberger Helps Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Support Student Loan Borrowers, Increase Transparency in Federal Student Loan Disclosures

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HENRICO, V.A. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger helped introduce bipartisan legislation to increase transparency in the federal student loan process and to give borrowers additional tools to understand and decrease their student debt burdens. The Student Loan Disclosure Transparency Act would require separate, monthly disclosures to student loan borrowers regarding their projected payments,... Read More »

WASHINGTON POST: What Rep. Abigail Spanberger learned after clashing with progressives

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WASHINGTON POST, JENNA PORTNOY At the end of another long week in Congress, Rep. Abigail Spanberger poured herself a cup of coffee and waited in her D.C. apartment for her family to arrive from their home outside Richmond. She felt satisfied with a job well done. Then she looked at Twitter. The Democrat saw liberals lashing out at moderates like herself for approving $4.6 billion in emergency aid ... Read More »

CHARLOTTESVILLE DAILY PROGRESS: Spanberger talks rural broadband access, reliability at Louisa summit

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NOLAN STOUT, DAILY PROGRESS If you live in rural Virginia, reliable internet might not be all that accessible. But some federal officials want to change that. U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-7th, hosted a Rural Broadband Summit at Louisa County High School on Saturday to discuss initiatives to bring internet access to rural communities. Christopher Ali, a University of Virginia professor, said the... Read More »

CBS19: Virginia congresswoman hosts Rural Broadband Summit

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DESIREE MONTILLA, CBS19 A Virginia congresswoman hosted a summit at Louisa County High School Saturday afternoon to hear from the community about their broadband access concerns. Representative Abigail Spanberger (D-7th) was joined by three panelists to address broadband access in rural areas. Spanberger said the summit gave her a chance to hear directly from people how broadband access is impacti... Read More »

VPM/NPR: Full Disclosure with Roben Farzad: Blue Central

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ROBEN FARZAD, FULL DISCLOSURE Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger (VA 07) on pressing matters local, regional, national and global — from gun control to healthcare; China, Iran, Saudi Arabia; trade wars; and holding the Democratic center. In 2018, the former CIA officer became the first Democrat elected to her Congressional seat in 50 years — and the first woman ever. Permalink: https://www.npr.org/p... Read More »

Spanberger Concludes Two-Day 2019 Farm Tour, Encourages Central Virginia Producers to Make their Voices Heard

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HENRICO, V.A. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger—a Member of the U.S. House Agriculture Committee—concluded her two-day, nine-stop 2019 Farm Tour across Central Virginia. During the Farm Tour, Spanberger met with Central Virginia crop and livestock producers, farm families, and agribusinesses to learn more about how she can support economic growth and help build conditions for greater opport... Read More »

CHESTERFIELD OBSERVER: At county jail, Spanberger meets with recovering addicts

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RICH GRISET, CHESTERFIELD OBSERVER AUGUST 14, 2019 Jodi Gayan’s addiction to heroin began without her knowledge. Kicked out of her home at age 13, Gayan was befriended by a man who began covertly putting heroin in her meals and drinks. After becoming hooked, Gayan was sold into sex trafficking and held captive for four years before escaping. As a member of Chesterfield County Jail’s Helping Addict... Read More »

Spanberger Announces Details for Rural Broadband Summit in Louisa on Saturday, Encourages Central Virginians to Attend to Share their Perspectives & Hear from Federal Officials

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HENRICO, V.A. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today announced the details of her upcoming 2019 Rural Broadband Summit in Louisa County. On Saturday, August 17, Spanberger will host her 2019 Rural Broadband Summit, which will be an opportunity for Central Virginians to publicly discuss their personal experiences with a lack of high-speed broadband internet access. Additionally, they will h... Read More »