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Better Broadband Connectivity Will Boost the Rural Economy

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STORY PARTNERS, REP. ABIGAIL SPANBERGER Recently, Germany auctioned off segments of the broadband spectrum for the testing of a 5G network, bringing with it the potential for rapid development and adoption of new technology—everything from hyper-fast downloads to self-driving cars. Imagine then the frustration for millions of rural Americans still stuck with broadband speeds a decade or more behin... Read more »

Voting on side of Central Virginians—not special interests—never a difficult decision

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Tags: H.R. 1

CULPEPER STAR-EXPONENT, REP. ABIGAIL SPANBERGER As I campaigned across Central Virginia last year, I met constituents who readily shared their concerns with me. They spoke of issues as varied as the cost of prescription drugs to the lack of rural infrastructure to the impact of climate change. They spoke of a desire to see Congress work to solve problems for the people, and yet far too many also e... Read more »

End the Shutdown, Protect the Livelihoods of Federal Workers & their Families

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RICHMOND TIMES DISPATCH, REP. ABIGAIL SPANBERGER Earlier this month, I was sworn into office as a U.S. representative serving the people of central Virginia. The moment was special. Before I took the oath of office, I was surrounded by the warm presence of hundreds of old and new friends from Virginia’s 7th. Together, we talked about the need to pursue smart policies in Congress that can build str... Read more »

Keeping our country safe should never be a partisan issue

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CULPEPER STAR EXPONENT, REP. ABIGAIL SPANBERGER Earlier this month, I was sworn into office as a U.S. Representative serving the people of Central Virginia. The moment was special. Before I took the oath of office, I was surrounded by the warm presence of hundreds of old and new friends from Virginia’s 7th District. We talked about the need to pursue smart policies in Congress that can build stron... Read more »