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Spanberger Holds Third In-District Town Hall In Nottoway County

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***Click here for a photo gallery from the event*** CREWE, VA — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger yesterday hosted her third town hall event in Virginia’s Seventh District. During a public, community-focused event in Nottoway County, Spanberger answered questions and listened directly to the concerns and suggestions of Nottoway residents. During the town hall held at Nottoway High School, Sp... Read More »

Henrico service honors New Zealand mosque victims: ‘Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that’

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WTVR, BRENDAN KING Worshipers of multiple faiths assembled at the Islamic Center of Henrico to pray for peace after a terrorist attack halfway around the world. Muslim leaders called for special prayer services at the Impala Drive mosque at 7 p.m. Friday in the wake of the terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand. At least 49 people were killed and 20 seriously injured in mass shootings at tw... Read More »

Voice of America Interview: Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger, D, VA

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VOICE OF AMERICA, CAROL CASTIEL CLICK HERE FOR AUDIO Host Carol Castiel sits down with Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger, a freshman Democrat from the state of Virginia to discuss a range of domestic and foreign policy issues. A former CIA case officer, Spanberger captured a seat previously held by a Republican for over 38 years. Spanberger, who sits on the House Foreign Affairs and Agriculture com... Read More »

Ahead of NATO’s 70th Anniversary, Spanberger Calls for Reinforced U.S. Commitment to Fellow NATO Member States, Strengthened Investment in Diplomacy & Economic Engagement

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger called on Congress to recognize the significance of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and to reaffirm the alliance’s indispensable role in promoting U.S. national security, economic strength, and successful diplomatic engagement efforts. NATO marks its 70th anniversary next month. During a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing... Read More »

Spanberger Helps Lead Introduction of Bipartisan Bill to Improve Private Housing for Military Families

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today helped introduce bipartisan legislation to increase accountability and oversight on private contractor-provided housing for military families. Spanberger co-led this bill after a Reuters investigation found instances of poor living conditions in privatized military housing at bases throughout the country. To address these serious heal... Read More »

Safeguards for military families in privatized housing proposed in Congress

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MILITARY TIMES, KAREN JOWERS Military families living in privatized housing would get more protections, under proposed legislation introduced in the House and Senate, following hearings exploring some families’ problems with persistent mold, rodent infestation, water leaks and other problems, and their frustration in getting companies to address the issues. “Ensuring Safe Housing for our Military ... Read More »

Spanberger Helps Introduce Bipartisan Equality Act to Assert that All Americans Should Be Treated Equally Under Law

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today helped introduce bipartisan legislation to reaffirm and expand protections for LGBTQ people in Central Virginia and across the country. Currently, only 21 states explicitly prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation, and this patchwork of protections is often insufficient to prevent the discrimination of LGBTQ people in emplo... Read More »

On Floor of the U.S. House, Spanberger Salutes the Girl Scouts on their 107th Birthday

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today spoke on the floor of the U.S. House to recognize the contributions of the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. on the organization’s 107th anniversary. Spanberger currently serves as a Girl Scout Troop Leader in Central Virginia for her daughter’s troop. This week 107 years ago, Juliet Gordon Low founded the first Girl Scout troop. Today, Girl ... Read More »

Spanberger: Administration’s Budget Threatens Senior Citizens, Undermines Public Education for Central Virginia Students

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today released the following statement after the administration issued its topline budget for the 2020 fiscal year. The administration’s budget proposal would slash Medicare funding by $845 billion, which would impact the care of Central Virginians who rely on this lifesaving healthcare program. In addition, the U.S. Department of Education... Read More »

Voting on side of Central Virginians—not special interests—never a difficult decision

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CULPEPER STAR-EXPONENT, REP. ABIGAIL SPANBERGER As I campaigned across Central Virginia last year, I met constituents who readily shared their concerns with me. They spoke of issues as varied as the cost of prescription drugs to the lack of rural infrastructure to the impact of climate change. They spoke of a desire to see Congress work to solve problems for the people, and yet far too many also e... Read More »

Spanberger details why she's out front on election security

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CULPEPER STAR-EXPONENT, CLINT SCHEMMER Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger is gravely worried about the vulnerability of America’s elections to hackers and others who would do the nation harm. From all indications, she knows whereof she speaks. Not long before her election to the U.S. House of Representatives in last November’s midterms, she was a covert CIA officer, working abroad to thwart threats ... Read More »

Spanberger Helps Pass Major Campaign Finance & Ethics Reform Legislation, Sides with Central Virginians Over Special Interests

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today voted to pass a package of reforms that would strengthen transparency in the U.S. political system and limit the influence of special interests and undisclosed donors in the democratic process. Spanberger is a cosponsor of the For the People Act, (H.R. 1), which would combat a culture of corruption in Washington by limiting the unmiti... Read More »

HR 1 features Spanberger's election-security proposal

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FREDERICKSBURG FREE LANCE-STAR, CLINT SCHEMMER A significant chunk of the election reform bill passed Friday by the U.S. House of Representatives sprang from the desk of a freshman Virginia lawmaker, Rep. Abigail Spanberger. HR 1—the Democratic majority’s For the People Act—aims to tighten election security, guarantee fair elections, curb big money’s role in politics, and enhance ethics standards ... Read More »

House Passes Democrats’ Centerpiece Anti-Corruption and Voting Rights Bill

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NEW YORK TIMES, CATIE EDMONDSON The House passed the Democrats’ showcase anti-corruption and voting rights legislation on Friday, an expansive measure that aims to dismantle barriers to the ballot box, end big money in politics and impose stricter ethics rules on federal officials. The sweeping legislation, passed 234-193, makes good on the campaign pledge to clean up Washington that helped catapu... Read More »

House Democrats Will Vote on Sweeping Anti-Corruption Legislation. Here’s What’s in It.

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NEW YORK TIMES, CATIE EDMONDSON The House will vote this week on the Democrats’ signature piece of legislation, a sprawling compendium of ballot access, campaign-finance transparency and anti-corruption proposals devised to restore public trust in government. The sweeping measure — as much a campaign platform as an actual piece of legislation — is intended to show the voters who catapulted Democra... Read More »