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7th District Representative Abigail Spanberger Visits Orange Co., Discusses Environmental Awareness

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NBC29, MORIAH DAVIS Seventh District representative, Abigail Spanberger, made a stop in Orange County on Saturday. Spanberger addressed the crowd about some of the work done in the House of Representatives, such as the 2018 Farm Bill. As the chair of the House Agriculture Committee Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry, Spanberger said she is excited to share updates about improving conservati... Read More »

During National Police Week, Spanberger Shares Story of Virginia Heroes on the Floor of the U.S House

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to honor the lives of two Virginia State Police officers killed in the line of duty. In conjunction with National Police Week, Spanberger shared the stories of Lieutenant H. Jay Cullen and Trooper-Pilot Berke M.M. Bates, who were killed in a helicopter accident in August 2017. Officers... Read More »

U.S. House Passes Bipartisan Bill Spanberger Helped Introduce to Protect LGBTQ Americans Equally Under Law

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

Spanberger leads panel discussion on the crucial role of farmers in conservation

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CULPEPER STAR EXPONENT, CLINT SCHEMMER Farmers, administration officials, and congressmen from both political parties found common ground Wednesday as Rep. Abigail Spanberger presided over her first hearing as chair of the House Agriculture Committee’s Conservation & Forestry Subcommittee. They agreed that American farmers play a crucial role in conserving soil, cropland and forests, protecting wa... Read More »

Lawmakers introduce legislation to improve cyber workforce funding

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THE HILL, MAGGIE MILLER Lawmakers in the House and Senate introduced legislation on Wednesday to improve the cybersecurity workforce by directing the Department of Labor to award grants that help create and expand cyber apprenticeship programs. The Cyber Ready Workforce Act has bipartisan support, with Sens. Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) and Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) introducing the bill in the Senate, and Rep... Read More »

Spanberger Announces Details for Sixth In-District Town Hall to Be Held this Month in Amelia County

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today announced the details for her sixth in-district town hall. Before taking office, Spanberger committed to holding a town hall in each of the ten counties in Virginia’s Seventh District. So far, she has held five open town halls since arriving in the House in January. The details for the Amelia County town hall are as follows: WHEN: Fri... Read More »

U.S. House Passes Bipartisan Bill Spanberger Cosponsored to Lower Prescription Drug Costs, Improve Access to Generic Drugs

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today joined a majority of the U.S. House of Representatives in passing a bipartisan bill she cosponsored that would make it easier for Central Virginians to access lower-cost prescription drugs. As part of a package of healthcare-related bills passed in the House today, Spanberger helped pass the Creating and Restoring Equal Access to Equi... Read More »

In First Hearing as Chair of Conservation & Forestry Subcommittee, Spanberger Focuses on Implementation of 2018 Farm Bill Conservation Programs

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger—Chair of the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry—today led a hearing focused on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) implementation of 2018 Farm Bill conservation programs. During her first hearing as Chair, Spanberger asked USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Chief Matthew Lohr and ... Read More »

During National Infrastructure Week, Spanberger Announces Appointment to Rural Broadband Task Force

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today announced her appointment to a new task force focused on expanding high-speed internet access in rural communities. Spanberger has been selected to serve on the House Task Force on Rural Broadband, which will provide coordination and leadership to increase investment in rural broadband internet infrastructure across the United States.... Read More »

Virginia’s Future Is Female

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RICHMOND MAGAZINE, SARAH KING In the thick of her victory speech at the Westin Hotel in Henrico County some minutes before midnight last November, Abigail Spanberger panicked. When the former CIA intelligence officer walked onstage, she was greeted by deafening cheers. Her appearance signaled the conclusion of a day-long “blue wave” sweeping Virginia as midterm returns rolled in, and the political... Read More »

Spanberger Statement on Administration Raising Tariffs on Additional Chinese Imports

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today released the following statement after the administration increased tariffs against an additional $200 billion of Chinese goods. “Right now, America’s farm families, consumers, and rural communities are footing the bill for a trade war that continues to escalate with no end in sight. For Central Virginia, today’s tariff hike is a dire... Read More »

Spanberger: United States & NATO Partners Must Strengthen Cyber Defenses Amid 5G Threats from China

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today called on the United States and its North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) partners to recognize the national security threats posed by an increased Chinese telecommunications presence in Europe. According to a recent report, Huawei’s growing influence as a leading supplier of 5G technology in Europe could be exploited by China to ... Read More »

Spanberger Votes with Bipartisan Majority of U.S. House to Protect Central Virginians with Pre-Existing Conditions

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today voted with a bipartisan majority of the U.S. House of Representatives to pass legislation that would prevent current efforts to strip healthcare protections from Central Virginians with pre-existing conditions. The Spanberger supported Protecting Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions Act would immediately rescind the administration’s... Read More »

Spanberger Announces First Hearing as Chair of Conservation & Forestry Subcommittee, Will Address 2018 Farm Bill Conservation Program Implementation

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today announced the focus of her first hearing as Chair of the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry. On Wednesday, May 15, Spanberger will lead a hearing focused on oversight of Farm Bill conservation programs, working lands programs, and the federal departments that measure the success of these conservati... Read More »

Spanberger Recognizes Seven Central Virginia Students in Congressional Art Competition, Announces Art Contest Winner

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger hosted a reception at Capitol One’s West Creek Commons to recognize the Seventh District winners of the 2019 Congressional Art Contest. Jordan Miller, a student at Deep Run High School in Henrico County, was awarded First Place for their piece entitled “Reality Check.” The work will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year, alongside w... Read More »