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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 »

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 »

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 »

Virginia women honored at ‘trailblazers’ event

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WTVR, ALEXANDRA SOSIK Congressman Donald McEachin (D - 4th) invited women from the community to participate in a discussion, Saturday about the future of women in the Commonwealth. The "Trailblazers: Virginia Women Inspiring Progress" event took place in Chester. Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger (D - 7th) was present, along with Sen. Jennifer McClellan (S - 9th). WTVR CBS 6 anchor Reba Hollingswor... Read more »

Goochland students heading into workforce, military recognized by leaders

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WRIC, TAYLA CUNNINGHAM Dozens of Goochland County high school students who are planning on going into the workforce and military following graduation were recognized Friday morning. Forty-one students participated in Goochland High School's Career and Technical Education signing day celebration event. The school offers programs and apprenticeships in welding, construction, culinary arts, JROTC and... Read more »

Abigail Spanberger speaks to Goochland students

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WTVR, ALEXANDRA SOSIK Congressman Donald McEachin (D - 4th) invited women from the community to participate in a discussion, Saturday about the future of women in the Commonwealth. The "Trailblazers: Virginia Women Inspiring Progress" event took place in Chester. Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger (D - 7th) was present, along with Sen. Jennifer McClellan (S - 9th). WTVR CBS 6 anchor Reba Hollingswor... Read more »

‘Passionate pragmatist’ Spanberger sees bipartisan progress in D.C.

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CHESTERFIELD OBSERVER, JIM MCCONNELL In her first public speaking engagement in Chesterfield since taking office in January, U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-7th, addressed the Chesterfield Chamber’s Women’s Business Council last week at Stonehenge Country Club. In her first public speaking engagement in Chesterfield since taking office in January, U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-7th, addressed the... Read more »

Spanberger co-sponsors Medicare X Choice Act

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CBS19 Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger has co-sponsored the Medicare X Choice Act. She believes the bill, which is a companion piece of legislation to Senator Tim Kaine's health care bill in the U.S. Senate, would work to lower the cost of health care. It would do this by allowing Medicare to negotiate its prescription drug prices and allow for more marketplace competition. It would also allow con... Read more »

House committee to hold hearing on Equal Rights Amendment

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CBS NEWS, ELIZABETH CAMPBELL The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) conversation is returning to Capitol Hill Tuesday as the House Judiciary Committee hosts the first congressional hearing in 36 years to discuss the legislation. The hearing will bring together four witnesses including a state senator, legal experts, and actor and advocate, Patricia Arquette Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, D-New York, is the sp... Read more »