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Spanberger Announces Spotsylvania High School Educator Kristi Rice Recipient of 2021 Presidential Cybersecurity Education Award

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger today announced that Spotsylvania High School educator Kristi Rice has received the 2021 Presidential Cybersecurity Education Award from the U.S. Department of Education and the National Security Agency. Rice is a local, state, and national leader in expanding cybersecurity education and increasing access to high-quality programs to groups underrepre...

Spanberger Statement on Vote to Avoid Government Shutdown Ahead of the Holidays, Maintain Critical Federal Services

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger today released the following statement after voting with a bipartisan majority of the U.S. House of Representatives to keep the federal government open through February 18, 2022. “Shutting down the government would be a reckless decision — and I am troubled by the fact that many of my fellow lawmakers view a shutdown as a way to score cheap political...

ICYMI: Spanberger, McEachin Join Virginia Workers at “Thankful for Infrastructure” Press Conference, Tout Central Virginia Benefits of Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

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**Click Here for Photos** HENRICO, V.A. — U.S. Representatives Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-07) and A. Donald McEachin (D-VA-04) joined Virginia workers and labor leaders to highlight the job-creating benefits and Central Virginia-focused provisions in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act — which was signed into law earlier this month. The bipartisan infrastructure law marks the largest investme...

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. “Thanksgiving traditions bring Virginia families and friends together each year — filling our homes with familiar voices, scents, and warmth. We gather with loved ones and give thanks for the many blessings in our lives. But for many families across Central Virginia, last year’s...

Following Spanberger Push, President Biden Announces Plan to Tap U.S. Strategic Oil Reserves to Lower Gas Prices

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HENRICO, V.A. — Following a push from U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger, President Biden today set forth plans to release oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve in an effort to lower gasoline and fuel prices that have increased during a period of supply chain disruptions. Earlier this week, Spanberger and eight of her House colleagues sent a letter to President Biden urging him to tap U.S. ...

Ahead of the Holidays, Spanberger Calls for Biden Administration to Appoint Supply Chain Czar to Combat Rising Prices & Meet Consumer Demand

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HENRICO, V.A. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today urged President Joe Biden to appoint a “Supply Chain Czar” to help address pervasive supply chain disruptions and delivery delays across the U.S. economy, which have negatively impacted thousands of Central Virginians. In a letter sent to the White House, Spanberger expressed her serious concerns about the growing supply chain crisis and...

Spanberger Votes to Move Build Back Better Framework Forward, Touts Prescription Drug, Child Tax Credit, & Climate Priorities

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today voted with a majority of the U.S. House of Representatives to move the Build Back Better framework forward. This draft legislation now moves to the U.S. Senate for further consideration and to add, remove, or adjust provisions before returning to the U.S. House. The House-passed Build Back Better framework includes several priorities ...

ICYMI: More than 9,000 Central Virginians Join Spanberger’s Telephone Town Hall Focused on Veterans

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger hosted an open, public telephone town hall focused on issues facing Central Virginia veterans as the region recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. Spanberger was joined by two representatives from the Virginia Department of Veterans Services: Ben Shaw, Central Regional Director, Virginia Veteran and Family Support Program and Dr. J...

Farm Progress: House Democrats advance Build Back Better plan

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FARM PROGRESS, JACQUI FATKA After months of negotiations, Friday morning the House passed by a vote of 220-213 H.R. 5376 the $1.75 trillion Build Back Better Act, which includes many of the Biden administration’s priorities. For agriculture, it offers $28 billion in additional conservation funding to combat climate change, $12 billion for USDA loan debt forgiveness and more money for ag research. ...

In Wake of Delta Variant Surge, Spanberger, Gonzalez, Axne, & Miller-Meeks Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Distribute Remaining Provider Relief Fund Dollars to Healthcare Providers

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-07), Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH-16), Cindy Axne (D-IA-03), and Mariannette Miller-Meeks, (R-IA-02) introduced bipartisan legislation that would ensure remaining Provider Relief Fund (PRF) dollars are distributed to healthcare providers seeking to protect their workforce and patients from recent COVID-19 surges. In March 2020, Congress cr...

NBC29: Rep. Spanberger touts veteran-specific benefits of spending bills at virtual town hall

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NBC29, MAX MARCILLA Rep. Abigail Spanberger held a virtual telephone town hall on Wednesday night to help veterans with issues they may be facing. Virginia’s 7th District Democrat used the time to share what Congress has done, and is trying to do, to help out. From mental health services to housing help, the congresswoman said her staff -- and Capitol Hill -- has to listen to veteran constituents ...

TOMORROW: Spanberger to Host Telephone Town Hall Focused on Issues Facing Central Virginia Veterans

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tomorrow, U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger will host an open, public telephone town hall focused on issues facing Central Virginia veterans. The event will also be live-streamed on Spanberger’s website and congressional Facebook page. On Wednesday, November 17, Spanberger will be joined by representatives from the Virginia Department of Veterans Services to answer question...

NPR: All Things Considered: Rep. Abigail Spanberger talks about the future of Build Back Better

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NPR, ALL THINGS CONSIDERED MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST: I'm Mary Louise Kelly on Capitol Hill, where after a weeklong recess, the House is back. And Democrats, with their wafer-thin majority, are back with a mission. They are hoping to pass President Biden's social spending package, the one known as Build Back Better. They are trying to get that done this week, but their return to Washington comes as ...

Culpeper Star-Exponent: Spanberger plans town hall Wednesday for veterans

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CULPEPER STAR-EXPONENT Issues facing Central Virginia veterans will be the focus of a public town hall hosted at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, by U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger. During the live-streamed event, Virginia Veterans Services Department officials will join Spanberger to answer questions from the 7th Congressional District’s veterans, their caregivers and their families. “Central Virginia’...

CBS19: Spanberger reacts to Biden signing infrastructure bill into law

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CBS19, SARAH ROBINSON Seventh District Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger joined President Joe Biden at the White House to watch him sign the infrastructure bill into law. She says is a big step forward for this district. Spanberger says the bill is monumental in getting clean water for families and fixing bridges and roads, but she says for Virginians, she thinks the most impactful part is getting ...