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Culpeper Star Exponent: Spanberger, allies avoid clash over tariff payments to farmers

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CULPEPER STAR EXPONENT, CLINT SCHEMMER Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-7th, has helped preserve federal payments to U.S. crop and livestock producers hit by the administration’s trade wars. When the U.S. House of Representatives passed a short-term agreement Thursday to keep the government open, it included assistance to farmers under the Department of Agriculture’s Market Facilitation Program, which g... Read more »

CBS19: Representatives want information on response to drug shortages

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CBS19 Several members of the U.S. House of Representatives, including Abigail Spanberger, have sent a letter to the Food and Drug Administration concerning drug shortages. According to a release, health care providers in the United States saw a 27-percent spike in the number of drug shortages in 2018. It adds, in some cases, these shortages can have potentially life-threatening consequences due to... Read more »

Richmond 2Day: McEachin & Spanberger Lead Letter Expressing Concern over Discriminatory Discipline Practices in Richmond Region Schools

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RICHMOND 2DAY Today, Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) and Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger (VA-07) sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos expressing concerns over a recent report from the Metropolitan Educational Research Consortium (MERC) highlighting racial disparities in school discipline across the Richmond region. The lawmakers urge the Department of Education to revie... Read more »

DTN Progressive Farmer: Politics Over MFP Funds

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DTN PROGRESSIVE FARMER, CHRIS CLAYTON Top Democrats on the House Agriculture Committee are pushing back on plans by other House Democrats to potentially block or delay more Market Facilitation Program payments to farmers. The Commodity Credit Corp., USDA's fund being used to pay the MFP payments, has a $30 billion cap that is close to being reached, largely because of $12 billion used last year fo... Read more »

Richmond 2Day: Abigail Spanberger Calls on Congress & Trump to Protect Farmers

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RICHMOND 2DAY, BRANDON JARVIS Due to the harmful results of the trade war, farmers across the country have seen profits dwindle. The Market Facilitation Program is supposed to be a $14.5 billion dollar investment from the government to offset those losses. The website to sign up for relief states that it is for the farmers that have been, “directly impacted by unjustified foreign retaliatory tarif... Read more »

Richmond 2Day: Abigail Spanberger Continues Town Hall Marathon Across VA-07

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RICHMOND 2DAY U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger yesterday held her 10th in-district, county-wide town hall since arriving in the U.S. House. She has now held public town halls in all 10 counties of Virginia’s Seventh District. During a public town hall held at Germanna Community College’s Locust Grove campus in Orange County, Spanberger answered questions directly from Central Virginians on t... Read more »

Culpeper Star Exponent: Spanberger keeps vow on town halls across 7th District

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CULPEPER STAR EXPONENT, CLINT SCHEMMER As soon as Rep. Abigail Spanberger began fielding questions Sunday at Germanna Community College’s Locust Grove Campus, it didn’t take five minutes for impeachment to rear its head. Marty Caldwell of Orange County asked her, in so many words: What’s it going to take to get you to back the U.S. House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry of President Donald ... Read more »

CBS19: Spanberger hosts town hall at Germanna Community College

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CBS19, DESIREE MONTILLA Representative Abigail Spanberger (D-7th) hosted a town hall with the community at Germanna Community College in Orange County Sunday to talk to people about the issues they're facing in the community. The town hall is part of Spanberger's goal to host town halls in the counties she represents. During the town hall on Sunday, people asked Spanberger about a variety of issue... Read more »

CBS19: Grant funding for projects at Montpelier

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CBS19 Two federal grants will help projects at James Madison's Montpelier in Orange County. Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger announced the grants on Thursday, which will go toward digitization projects and children's programming initiatives at the presidential residence. "Virginia's Seventh District is home to many sites like Montpelier that play a prominent role in the history of our Commonwealth... Read more »

NBC29: Charlottesville Post Office Named in Honor of Fallen Soldier, UVA Grad

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NBC29, CHRIS MARKHAM and HENRY GRAFF WVIR NBC29 Charlottesville News, Sports, and Weather Monday marked a special day for the family of a University of Virginia graduate who made the ultimate sacrifice. A post office in Charlottesville now bears the name of Captain Humanyun Khan, who would have celebrated his 43rd birthday on Monday. Khan died while in service to the United States in 2004 during O... Read more »