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The Hill: Bringing farmers to the table on climate change

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BY REP. ABIGAIL SPANBERGER (D-VA.), OPINION CONTRIBUTOR A stuffy Capitol Hill hearing room differs quite a bit from the wide open, rural landscape of Louisa County, Va. But no matter where I meet with Dustin Madison, his message is always consistent: agriculture and conservation are not separate worlds. They go hand in hand. In addition to growing corn, soybeans and other row crops in Virginia’s 7... Read more »

Culpeper Star-Exponent: COMMENTARY: Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare: Keeping our promises

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CULPEPER STAR-EXPONENT, SEN. TIM KAINE and REP. ABIGAIL SPANBERGER On January 15, 1940, the Richmond Times-Dispatch ran a quarter-page photo of a professionally dressed, bespectacled man signing some seemingly unceremonious clerical papers. Such a snapshot doesn’t appear the least bit newsworthy until one reads the caption: “OLD AGE PENSION VOUCHERS SIGNED—John J. Corson, former Richmonder who is ... Read more »

Bipartisan lawmakers introduce bill to limit further expansion of 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force Act

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THE HILL, REPS. ANTHONY BROWN, TOM COLE, ABIGAIL SPANBERGER, and DON BACON We come together as Republicans and Democrats to advance a common cause. We represent the north and the south, the coasts and the countryside. Some of us have served in Congress for nearly two decades — but for some of us, this term is our first in the House. Together, we are united by a core principle: Article I, Section 8... Read more »

Op-Ed: Continued support needed for long-term care facilities

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FREDERICKSBURG FREE LANCE-STAR, REPS. ABIGAIL SPANBERGER AND ROB WITTMAN With millions of Americans experiencing pain and suffering caused by COVID-19, Republicans and Democrats have worked together to combat a once-in-a-century health and economic crisis, one that has threatened the lives and livelihoods of millions across Virginia. In addition to small business owners, hourly workers and farmers... Read more »

Richmond Times-Dispatch: Robert Winn, Janice Underwood and Abigail Spanberger column: America tests positive for our collective disease

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RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH, ROBERT WINN, JANICE UNDERWOOD, and ABIGAIL SPANBERGER Our nation is in the grips of a disease that has plagued us for more than 400 years. This particular disease does not require the expertise of a doctor for a diagnosis. Its symptoms are unmistakable: inequities of housing, education and employment. Other symptoms include unfair policing, food insecurity and a lack of ac... Read more »

Richmond Times Dispatch: Abigail Spanberger column: Our health care workers need protective equipment now

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RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH, ABIGAIL SPANBERGER We’ve found ourselves in the middle of an almost unimaginable scenario. Over the past week, COVID-19 has spread across Virginia and in the Richmond area. It has taken the lives of our community’s vulnerable seniors as it viciously spread through a long-term care facility in Henrico County, infecting both residents and staff. As the representative for Vir... Read more »

Fox News: Rep. Abigail Spanberger: Coronavirus crisis requires Congress to unite – Stop arguing and take action

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FOX NEWS, REP. ABIGAIL SPANBERGER Democrats and Republicans in Congress must unite immediately on a bipartisan basis to respond to the health and economic crisis created by the coronavirus pandemic. This pandemic has altered the course of our nation and our daily lives. The effects will last for weeks, months and potentially years to come. The people of my district, as well as Americans across our... Read more »

Culpeper Star-Exponent: Op-Ed: Rep. Spanberger: To lower drug prices, we must confront special interests' influence on our politics

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CULPEPER STAR-EXPONENT, REP. ABIGAIL SPANBERGER As I was running for Congress in 2018, people across my district voiced a clear concern that Washington wasn’t working for them, and was instead serving corporate and special interests. No matter the topic we discussed—prescription drug prices, retirement security, voting rights, environmental protections, or healthcare costs—people expressed a doubt... Read more »

Washington Post: We differ in our politics. We agree on Congress’s power to declare war.

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WASHINGTON POST by JUSTIN AMASH, KEN BUCK, JARED GOLDEN, SCOTT PERRY, DEAN PHILLIPS, CHIP ROY, AND ABIGAIL SPANBERGER We are members of Congress whose political ideologies and priorities run the gamut, but we are united in our determination to safeguard the constitutional duty of Congress to declare war and to ensure that the American people have their voices heard. This duty is essential to provi... Read more »

Op-Ed: Richmond Times-Dispatch: USMCA shows how trade deals should get done

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RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH, OP-ED: REP. ABIGAIL SPANBERGER Back in August on a hot, muggy day, I was standing beside a pair of grain bins in Nottoway County during my two-day farm tour. Flanked by a soybean grower on my left and farm reporters on my right, I was very clear: Congress needed to make progress on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The farmer agreed. At a moment marked by ... Read more »

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