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Richmond Times-Dispatch: Abigail Spanberger column: The bipartisan infrastructure bill is good for Virginia: Why it needs a vote now

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RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH, REP. ABIGAIL SPANBERGER I represent 10 counties across central Virginia that are geographically, economically and politically diverse, and my constituents — no matter where they are on the political spectrum — tell me the same thing: They want to rebuild from the pandemic and keep our economy strong, but they are wondering why Washington has not delivered on its long-await...

Washington Post: Opinion: End the monopoly. Let Medicare negotiate drug prices.

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WASHINGTON POST, REPS. ABIGAIL SPANBERGER, COLIN ALLRED, CINDY AXNE, SHARICE DAVIDS, ANDY KIM Democrats Colin Allred, Cindy Axne, Sharice Davids, Andy Kim and Abigail Spanberger are second-term representatives from Texas, Iowa, Kansas, New Jersey and Virginia. We represent a geographically diverse share of the American people — but in each of our districts, we hear a collective concern. The high c...

The Hill: Without major changes, more Americans could be victims of online crime

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THE HILL, REP. ABIGAIL SPANBERGER When you turn on the TV or read the newspaper, it’s hard to ignore the headlines: “Colonial Pipeline a Victim of Massive Ransomware Attack.” “50 Million People Affected by T-Mobile Data Breach.” “Hackers Exploit SolarWinds to Spy on U.S. Government Agencies.” These major attacks represent a serious threat to our economy and our national security. After the Colonia...

Richmond Times-Dispatch: Abigail Spanberger column: July 15 child tax credit payments will reach 80% of central Va. families, mark a turning point in our economic recovery

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RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH, REP. ABIGAIL SPANBERGER Across Virginia, businesses are reopening, COVID-19 cases are plummeting, and families are gathering in person with their loved ones for the Fourth of July, family barbecues, and long weekends at the lake or the beach. These developments are good news, and our progress should be celebrated. But even amid this promising moment, there still are thousa...

USA Today: Congress must reclaim its war powers and repeal outdated authorizations of military force

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USA TODAY, REPS. ABIGAIL SPANBERGER, JARED GOLDEN, PETER MEIJER, and MIKE GALLAGHER We are members of Congress from different parts of the country, all with backgrounds in national security. We have committed our careers to public service, and we all have direct experience countering terrorism. We understand the threats that face this country, and we also understand the importance of representing ...

Richmond Times-Dispatch: Abigail Spanberger column: One year in, keeping our momentum in the fight against COVID-19

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RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH, ABIGAIL SPANBERGER One year ago, I wrote an op-ed in the Richmond Times-Dispatch in response to the arrival of an unfamiliar and dangerous virus in central Virginia. COVID-19 had brought chaos to our long-term care facilities, and our front-line health care workers — many lacking the personal protective equipment (PPE) they desperately needed — worked around the clock to s...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...