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Virginia Mercury: How the new, expanded federal child tax credit will work

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VIRGINIA MERCURY, LAURA OLSON The most ambitious part of the pandemic stimulus package signed by President Joe Biden earlier this year is about to hit the bank accounts of millions of U.S. parents. Starting this week and ending in December, the vast majority of U.S. households with children will begin receiving monthly payments as a result of changes in that law expanding and reworking the federal...

Virginia Public Radio: Spanberger Talks Up Expanded Child Tax Credit, But Some Say More is Needed

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VIRGINIA PUBLIC RADIO, BRAD KUTNER LISTEN Central Virginia Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger held a round table in her district office Tuesday to discuss a new expanded child tax credit championed by the Biden administration. The mothers and child care providers in attendance were excited about the new benefit, but after a year and a half in a pandemic some are hoping for more support. Henrico resi...

8News: Unemployed Henrico mom shares why new child tax credit arriving this week is a ‘breath of fresh air’

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8NEWS, ALEX THORSON For millions of American families, the first round of the new expanded child tax credit will be sent out on Thursday. Like the stimulus checks many folks got, most families who have filed their taxes don’t have to do anything to get this cash, according to the IRS. The IRS said it’s already told eligible families how much they will be getting. Some families, including one in He...

Henrico Citizen: Spanberger’s office now has returned more than $6M in funds to constituents

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HENRICO CITIZEN U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger announced that her office has surpassed $6 million in casework funds returned to constituents in Virginia’s Seventh District since she took office Jan. 3, 2019. Spanberger’s team has closed 2,090 cases for Central Virginians and returned more than $6,098,450. Casework dollars come from backlogged benefits and often require advocates from the o...

Culpeper Star-Exponent: Spanberger: $6 million in 'backlogged benefits' returned to constituents since '19

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CULPEPER STAR-EXPONENT U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-7th, announced Wednesday that since she took office in Congress at the start of 2019 that her office has surpassed $6 million in casework funds returned to constituents. Her district covers area from Culpeper in the north to Richmond in the south. Casework dollars are returned by fighting for “backlogged benefits” and advocating for fair treat...

8News: Bill named in honor of Louisa veteran introduced in U.S. House

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8NEWS A bill named for a Louisa County veteran is going before the U.S. House of Representatives. The William Collins Jet Fuel Exposure Recognition Act is backed by Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger (D). It would provide extra support and benefits to veterans who suffer from neurological diseases due to exposure to jet fuel. The bill is named for Louisa resident William Collins, an Air Force vet wh...

The Hill: Top Democrat leads bipartisan trip to Middle East

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THE HILL, LAURA KELLY The chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee is leading a bipartisan delegation to the Middle East, where the group of 10 lawmakers will meet with the new Israeli government in an attempt to ease its relations with the Palestinian Authority. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.), in his first overseas trip since becoming chairman this year, said in a statement Monday that the go...

Culpeper Star-Exponent: Patriotism reigns over Culpeper's July Fourth celebration

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CULPEPER STAR-EXPONENT From near dawn to past dusk Sunday, Culpeper celebrated Independence Day by combining song, sand art, speechmaking, American history, antique cars and World War II aircraft, as only this community could. A patriotic occasion from the word go, it honored the founding generation’s ideals, remembered those who’ve fought for freedom and doffed its cap to the men and women who no...

CBS19: Bill named for Louisa County veteran before U.S. House

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CBS19 A bill before the U.S. House of Representatives has been named for a Louisa County veteran. Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger is leading an effort to ensure that veterans suffering from neurological disease due to exposure to jet fuel get the support and benefits they deserve from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. According to a release, studies have shown that long-term exposure to je...

Wall Street Journal: House Votes to Repeal Two Older Military Force Authorizations

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WALL STREET JOURNAL, LINDSAY WISE The House voted 366-46 to repeal two decades-old authorizations of the use of military force in the Middle East, or AUMFs, as Congress moves to reassert its constitutional powers to declare war. The bills, which were voted on together on Tuesday with other pieces of legislation that had broad bipartisan support, would terminate the 1991 Gulf War AUMF, 30 years aft...