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Culpeper Star-Exponent: Trump signs Spanberger 5G bill into law

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CULPEPER STAR-EXPONENT, CLINT SCHEMMER President Donald J. Trump has signed into law U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger’s bipartisan bill requiring a national strategy to protect American 5G telecommunications systems from foreign threats. The president signed the legislation late Monday night, as current events highlighted the importance of cybersecurity. In response to the nation’s growing coronavirus... Read more »

WRIC: Spanberger addresses small businesses’ concerns over stimulus bill

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WRIC, AMY SIMPSON Chuck Caple is used to being in a salon, but right now this licensed cosmetology instructor in Chesterfield is out of a job. Due to the 30-day shutdown for salons, he feels stuck. With news of a federal stimulus package on the way, Caple is worried at the thought of taking out a loan and creating more debt as his only option for survival. “Because I’m self-employed when I’m out o... Read more »

Culpeper Star-Exponent: No extras in virus stimulus, Spanberger says; Kaine and Warner spur USDA on feeding families

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CULPEPER STAR-EXPONENT, CLINT SCHEMMER As House and Senate negotiators tried Tuesday to strike a bargain, U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger urged congressional leaders in both parties to seek compromise on their third emergency economic-relief package addressing the global pandemic. The Central Virginia lawmaker, in a statement as she worked from home in Henrico County, said she opposes pursuing “unrel... Read more »

Culpeper Star-Exponent: Spanberger: Put Defense Production Act in full effect

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CULPEPER STAR-EXPONENT, CLINT SCHEMMER U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., is leading House members to urge President Trump to “make urgent and effective use” of the Defense Production Act to address the COVID-19 crisis. On Monday, the Central Virginia lawmaker introduced a bipartisan resolution, endorsed by 13 other House members—both Republicans and Democrats—urging the president to immediately... Read more »

Washington Post: Virginia schools closed through June due to coronavirus, Maryland shutters ‘nonessential’ businesses

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WASHINGTON POST, GREGORY S. SCHNEIDER, OVETTA WIGGINS, LAURA VOZZELLA, and KYLE SWENSON Virginia closed all schools for the rest of the academic year and Maryland ordered all nonessential businesses to shut their doors as the coronavirus continued to spread Monday, with health care workers sounding the alarm about dwindling supplies of protective gear. The number of cases announced in the region h... Read more »

CBS19: SBA disaster loans available for 7th District counties

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CBS19, MICHAEL CALDWELL Rep. Abigail Spanberger announced on Friday that the U.S. Small Business Administration issued Disaster Declarations for all 10 7th District counties and opened an application portal for Central Virginians to apply for its Economic Injury Disaster Loans, according to a news release from Spanberger's staff. Through the SBA, businesses in central Virginia can now apply for lo... Read more »

Culpeper Star-Exponent: Spanberger urges more broadband for stay-at-home students

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CULPEPER STAR-EXPONENT, CLINT SCHEMMER U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger is calling for stronger federal guidance to students, parents, and educators in rural areas as schools close in response to the coronavirus. Students in Central Virginia who lack high-speed internet access face challenges in doing and completing online assignments, Spanberger’s office said Tuesday. Since taking office in January 2... Read more »

Culpeper Star-Exponent: Spanberger: Let people buy ACA insurance during pandemic

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CULPEPER STAR EXPONENT, CLINT SCHEMMER U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger is urging the Trump administration to provide affordable health-care coverage to people who may be at risk of developing COVID-19. The Central Virginia congresswoman called on officials Wednesday to open a special enrollment period for individuals’ health insurance sign-ups under the Affordable Care Act during the coronavirus pand... Read more »

Insurance News Net: Rep. Spanberger Calls on Administration to Open ACA Special Enrollment Period to Combat Pandemic

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INSURANCE NEWS NET Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Virginia, issued the following news release: U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger is calling on the administration to open a special enrollment period for individual health insurance signups due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the need to provide affordable coverage to those who might be at risk of developing the disease. Unless the U.S. Depa... Read more »

Rep. Spanberger: students lacking high-speed internet access must receive additional support amid COVID-19 closures

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NBC29 U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger is calling for strengthened guidance to students, parents, and educators in rural areas as schools close in response to the coronavirus. The 7th District representative says some students in central Virginia lack reliable high-speed internet access, which makes it harder for them to access and complete online assignments. In a letter sent to leaders of ... Read more »

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