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Letter to the Editor: Corruption is our enemy

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: CORRUPTION IS OUR ENEMY To the editor: When I heard a few months ago that several members of the U.S. Senate had profited greatly by selling stocks using “insider information,” I was upset. These lawmakers are not working for the benefit of the people who elected them. Not only are they enriching themselves by using insider information, but they are making laws that benefit t... Read More »

Wall Street Journal: TikTok, Once an Oasis of Inoffensive Fun, Ventures Warily Into Politics

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WALL STREET JOURNAL, GEORGIA WELLS, SHAN LI, and LIZA LIN TikTok has been one of the world’s biggest distractions during the pandemic, thanks to its endless stream of bite-size videos featuring dance-offs, pranks and other goofs. Lately there has been a dash of something new at TikTok: politics. Experimenting with letting users post short political videos, the app is emerging as a platform for pro... Read More »

Op-Ed: Continued support needed for long-term care facilities

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FREDERICKSBURG FREE LANCE-STAR, REPS. ABIGAIL SPANBERGER AND ROB WITTMAN With millions of Americans experiencing pain and suffering caused by COVID-19, Republicans and Democrats have worked together to combat a once-in-a-century health and economic crisis, one that has threatened the lives and livelihoods of millions across Virginia. In addition to small business owners, hourly workers and farmers... Read More »

WRIC (Nexstar): New legislation looks to get Paycheck Protection Program funds to more farmers

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WRIC (NEXSTAR), BASIL JOHN While the Paycheck Protection Program has helped thousands of businesses stay afloat, Pennsylvania Rep. Glenn “GT” Thompson says some farmers are still sinking. “These farm families weren’t eligible to benefit from the tremendous support from the Paycheck Protection Program,” Thompson said. Low sales and a difficult planting season contributed to these struggles. Thompso... Read More »

Spanberger Statement Ahead of Independence Day

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HENRICO, V.A. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today issued the following statement to mark the Fourth of July. “Tomorrow, communities across America will celebrate the birth of our republic. This year’s celebrations across Central Virginia may be altered by the ongoing threat to public health, but Independence Day still provides an opportunity to reflect on the ideals that brought our nat... Read More »

Culpeper Star-Exponent: House passes 'landmark' broadband funding, with Spanberger push for faster internet

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CULPEPER STAR-EXPONENT, CLINT SCHEMMER Rep. Abigail Spanberger’s push to bolster high-speed internet access in communities across the country got the green light Wednesday evening from the U.S. House of Representatives. By a vote of 233 to 188, the chamber passed a $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill, the Moving America Forward Act, which includes the Accessible, Affordable Internet for All Act that... Read More »

Yahoo News: 'We are not ready for the 2nd wave,' warn national security Democrats

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YAHOO NEWS, ALEXANDER NAZARYAN Rep. Andy Kim emerged from a congressional hearing last Friday on the coronavirus pandemic with a simple, harrowing message. “We are not ready for the second wave. We’re not even ready for the current spike that we’re seeing right now,” the young Democrat from New Jersey told Yahoo News on a day when Florida and Texas reclosed some businesses, having only weeks earli... Read More »

U.S. House Passes Landmark Broadband Legislation, Including Spanberger’s Amendment to Improve Internet Connectivity Speeds

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives today voted to pass infrastructure-focused legislation that includes U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger’s priorities to expand high-speed internet access across the country, as well as her amendment to ensure that new broadband networks are built to provide customers with sufficient upload and download speeds. The House-passed Moving America... Read More »

Spanberger Earns Second Recognition This Month from U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Receives “Spirit of Enterprise” Award for Small Business Focus

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger has earned the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s “Spirit of Enterprise” award for her support of Central Virginia’s economy during her first term in the U.S. House — the second award the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has given the freshman lawmaker this month. Spanberger was awarded the 2020 “Spirit of Enterprise” award for her leadership on critical l... Read More »

Fox News: House Dems attend White House briefing on Russian bounty reports

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FOX NEWS, TYLER OLSON Top Democrats in the House of Representatives visited the White House on Tuesday morning for a briefing on the alleged bounties Russia put on American soldiers in Afghanistan -- and who at the White House knew about the intelligence and when. The delegation was led by Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md,. and also included Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Cal... Read More »

Washington Post: Republicans once again face questions about why Trump isn’t tougher on Russia

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WASHINGTON POST, SEUNG MIN KIM Senate Republicans are calling for a tougher posture against Russia following reports that the country’s military spy unit offered to pay Taliban-linked militants to attack U.S. troops in Afghanistan — putting the GOP lawmakers once again potentially at odds with President Trump over how to combat Moscow’s aggression toward the United States. Trump and the White Hous... Read More »

Amid Administration’s Attacks on the U.S. Healthcare System, Spanberger Votes to Protect Pre-Existing Conditions Coverage, Lower Prescription Drug Costs for Virginia Seniors & Families

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – In the face of the administration’s ongoing attempts to gut the existing healthcare law, U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today voted with a bipartisan majority of the U.S. House of Representatives to pass legislation that would protect healthcare coverage for millions of Virginians with pre-existing conditions, reduce premiums, and lower prescription drug costs for Centra... Read More »

VPM: Spanberger Proposes Carbon Trading Program for Farmers

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VPM, PATRICK LARSEN On Friday, Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-Glen Allen) proposed the Growing Climate Solutions Act. The bipartisan legislation aims to help farmers and foresters get involved in carbon trading, the practice of buying and selling permits - or credits - to emit carbon dioxide. Those credits are intended to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere with market-based incent... Read More »

Culpeper Star-Exponent: Spanberger cosponsors Floyd Justice in Policing Act

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CULPEPER STAR-EXPONENT U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger, a former federal law enforcement officer, voted last week for the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, which she cosponsored to increase accountability and address systemic racism within law enforcement. “The brutal killing of George Floyd captured, on video, the centuries of injustices perpetrated against our Black communities,” Spanberger sai... Read More »

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