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Wall Street Journal: The China-U.S. 5G Battle Upends a Telecom Industry Consortium

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WALL STREET JOURNAL, STU WOO, LIZA LIN The competition between the U.S. and China is roiling the previously humdrum process of setting technical specifications for wireless communications. The O-RAN Alliance, an industry consortium founded in 2018 to develop standards to make cellular equipment interoperable and thus cheaper, found itself dragged into the U.S.-China tensions in late August. That i...

8News: Northam, Spanberger say Democrats should stop stalling infrastructure vote

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8NEWS, JACKIE DEFUSCO Gov. Ralph Northam and Rep. Abigail Spanberger are pressuring members of their own party to stop stalling a vote on a sweeping infrastructure deal. The message comes as progressives in the House of Representatives are delaying action on the package in an effort to gain negotiating leverage over a separate social spending plan focused on climate change, childcare and expanding...

NBC12: Northam, Spanberger push for infrastructure bill passage

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NBC12, SAMANTHA MCGRANAHAN Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger joined Governor Ralph Northam and union leaders at the Virginia Capitol on Monday to lobby for the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which is currently stuck in the House. The legislation proposes billions of dollars in funds that could help update every aspect of Virginia’s infrastructure, from roads and bridges to c...

Richmond Times-Dispatch: Editorial: Gloves to drugs, self-sufficiency gets a jump-start in Virginia amid pandemic

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RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH In late March 2020, state and federal leaders grappled with a worst-case scenario amid a public health crisis. As COVID-19 spread across the U.S., providers were facing a critical shortage of personal protective equipment. Masks, gowns, gloves and other items were considered precious commodities — so much so that Gov. Ralph Northam directed Virginia medical facilities to po...

Richmond Times-Dispatch: Richmond-area residents express frustration with Postal Service delivery delays and service problems. Politicians urge reform.

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RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH, JOHN REID BLACKWELL Deborah and Charles Jones still believe in the importance of the U.S. Postal Service, even though the mail delivery agency may not entirely believe in them. The couple have had several pieces of mail sent to their home in western Henrico County that were returned to the senders affixed with a yellow label that says their house is “vacant.” It is most de...

The Free Lance-Star: Spanberger seeks answers from Postal Service on mail delays in Spotsylvania

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THE FREE LANCE-STAR, JAMES BARON Rep. Abigail Spanberger is pressing the U.S. Postal Service to find out why many Spotsylvania County residents are still plagued by poor mail delivery service, or in some cases, no mail delivery at all. Spanberger said residents in the 22407 ZIP code mostly served by the Fredericksburg post office at 600 Princess Anne St. continue to be adversely impacted by staffi...

NBC12: Spanberger looking for central Virginians’ experiences on USPS

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NBC12, SAMANTHA MCGRANAHAN As the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) continues to experience delays, Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger is relaunching a survey to gather your concerns. Last month, Spanberger wrote a letter to the U.S. Postal Service Virginia District Manager detailing her district’s specific concerns pertaining to mail delivery delays. She also asked for answers on how USPS is going to addr...

Culpeper Star-Exponent: Spanberger works to safeguard critical infrastructure

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CULPEPER STAR-EXPONENT, CLINT SCHEMMER To avoid another disaster like the Colonial Pipeline ransomware holdup, Rep. Abigail Spanberger proposes legislation to protect America's critical infrastructure from cyberattacks. The United States lacks a comprehensive understanding of what constitutes “systemically important critical infrastructure,” despite recent cyberattacks such as this spring’s DarkSi...

NBC12: Rep. Spanberger: infrastructure bill could have significant impacts on central Va.

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NBC12, RILEY WYANT President Joe Biden’s infrastructure bill is still held up in Congress, but if it passes, 7th District Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger says it could have huge impacts on central Virginia. Spanberger says the bill would support work on roads, bridges, and physical repairs. It would also bring about $100 million worth of investment in Virginia’s broadband internet expansion. “It ...

Henrico Citizen: Spanberger’s office returns another $1M to Seventh District residents

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HENRICO CITIZEN U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger’s office announced this week that it had returned another $1 million in federal casework funds to constituents in Virginia’s Seventh District. The new amount pushed to $8.2 million the total amount returned by the office to constituents since Spanberger took office Jan. 3, 2019. That amount represents a total of 2,372 cases. Among the casework...