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Newsweek: Lawmakers Back Bipartisan Call for War on Terrorism Memorial in Washington

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NEWSWEEK, JAMES WALKER Lawmakers have called for a Global War on Terrorism Memorial to be established on the National Mall in honor of service members who were on active duty in the Middle East and elsewhere following the September 11 attacks. A bipartisan group of 38 lawmakers co-sponsored a bill introduced by Reps. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) and Jason Crow (D-CO) on Thursday that would authorize the ... Read more »

RFD-TV: High-speed broadband is essential for rural America to survive in this interconnected world

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RFD-TV WATCH: High-speed broadband is essential for rural America to survive in this interconnected world The bipartisan Rural Broadband Caucus has sent a letter to the White House, urging the Biden administration to prioritize investments in the nationwide infrastructure. The letter states, "In the 21st century, high-speed broadband is no longer a luxury amenity, but rather an essential service f... Read more »

CBS19: Urging Biden to quickly fill openings on USPS board

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CBS19 Several members of the U.S. House of Representatives, including Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger, are calling on President Joe Biden to quickly fill openings on the U.S. Postal Service’s Board of Governors. According to a release, the members of Congress sent a letter to Biden concerning nominating strong USPS advocates to fill vacancies on the board, which has the power to appoint or dismis... Read more »

The 19th: ‘I’m running for my life. I cannot talk to you right now’: 23 women in Congress recall the Capitol riot

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THE 19TH, MARIEL PADILLA On January 6, a mob of Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol and temporarily halted the certification of the legitimate results of the 2020 election. The president, at a rally that day, had encouraged thousands of his supporters to “take back our country.” In the Capitol, rioters fought with police, smashed windows and ransacked offices. The insurrection left ... Read more »

Agri-Pulse: Agri-Pulse webinar: Top rural issues in the new Congress

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AGRI-PULSE WATCH: Agri-Pulse webinar: Top rural issues in the new Congress Agri-Pulse’s Spencer Chase moderates a discussion between Reps. Dusty Johnson, R-S.D., and Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., and Kip Eideberg with the Association of Equipment Manufacturers about the biggest ag and food policy topics Capitol Hill will address in the 117th Congress. Read more »

CBS19: Local reaction to Senate impeachment trial

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CBS19, KATHRYN YOUNG The Senate impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump began Tuesday. The Senators-turned-jurors have heard arguments on whether or not Trump incited an insurrection Jan. 6. Seventh District Representative Abigail Spanberger, who was inside the Capitol at the time of the insurrection, says there is never a time when the actions on Jan. 6 should be considered acceptable.... Read more »

CBS19: Spanberger elected chair of Conservation and Forestry Subcommittee

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CBS19 Representative Abigail Spanberger, D-VA-7th, has been elected to serve as chair of the U.S. House Agriculture Committee’s Conservation and Forestry Subcommittee She was elected to serve as chair of the subcommittee in the 117th Congress. She had previously served as chair during the 116th Congress. “Throughout our history, farmers and producers have been some of our nation’s most prolific co... Read more »

CBS News: Lawmakers look for ways to get PPE, testing to local governments and small businesses

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CBS NEWS, REBECCA KAPLAN Two lawmakers from opposite coasts and different parties want to ease the burden on local governments and small businesses of operating during the pandemic by helping them purchase personal protective equipment and rapid testing equipment. The Getting Americans Safely Back to Work Act, introduced Monday by Virginia Democrat Abigail Spanberger and California Republican Youn... Read more »

Richmond Times-Dispatch: CVS to begin vaccinations at 36 Va. stores next week, but independent pharmacies want broader role

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RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH, MICHAEL MARTZ CVS will begin administering the COVID-19 vaccine to Virginians next week at three dozen of its stores across the state as part of a national and state push to use local pharmacies to reach elderly people and others who are most vulnerable to the coronavirus disease. The initial rollout will include CVS stores in Richmond, Mechanicsville and Midlothian that t... Read more »

Henrico Citizen: Spanberger seeking ‘Valentines for Vets’

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HENRICO CITIZEN U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger (D-7th District) Thursday announced the launch of her second annual “Valentines for Vets” program to collect and distribute Valentine’s Day cards to Seventh District veterans. Constituents are encouraged to participate in “Valentines for Vets” by dropping off or mailing cards to Spanberger’s Henrico County district office. A contactless bin wi... Read more »

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