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Spanberger Calls on U.S. Senate Majority Leader McConnell to Bring Bipartisan Background Checks Legislation to a Vote

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger—a Member of the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force—called on the U.S. Senate to vote on bipartisan gun safety reforms passed earlier this year by the U.S. House of Representatives. In light of recent mass shootings across the country, Spanberger and 131 of her colleagues sent a letter urging U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY... Read more »

Key U.S. House Committee Passes Spanberger’s Bipartisan Bill to Develop National 5G Strategy, Protect U.S. Consumers

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee today passed U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger’s bipartisan legislation to protect 5G and next-generation wireless communications systems and mobile infrastructure in Central Virginia and across the United States. The Committee’s passage of Spanberger’s Secure 5G and Beyond Act now lays the groundwork for the bill to receive a fu... Read more »

Spanberger Statement on Vote to Keep Government Open, Avoid Shutdown Ahead of Thanksgiving

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today released the following statement after voting with a bipartisan majority of the U.S. House to keep the federal government open through December 20, 2019. “The reckless government shutdown earlier this year was a disaster—and it seriously jeopardized the financial security of federal employees, our servicemembers, and their families. T... Read more »

Spanberger Pushes for Final Progress on USMCA: “We Need to Get this Done”

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VIDEO/AUDIO: On Floor of the U.S. House, Spanberger Stressed the Importance of Progress on the USMCA to Her District’s Small Businesses, Manufacturers, & Farms WASHINGTON, D.C. – On the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today called on House negotiators and the administration to come to a final agreement on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement ... Read more »

Spanberger Hosts County-Wide Town Hall in Henrico County, Hears Directly from Central Virginia Constituents

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HENRICO, V.A. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger convened a town hall in Henrico County to answer questions directly from Central Virginians and to update them about her priorities and legislative accomplishments so far in the U.S. House. During the public event held at J.R. Tucker High School—Spanberger’s high school alma mater, she answered questions about a range of issues—including clima... Read more »

With Open Enrollment Deadline One Month Away, Spanberger Encourages Central Virginians to Sign Up for Healthcare Coverage

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today is encouraging Central Virginia individuals, families, and small businesses to sign up for or change their health insurance plans during healthcare open enrollment. Until December 15, Virginians can go to healthcare.gov to sign up for 2020 health insurance plans on the healthcare marketplace. Coverage will begin on January 1, 2020. “A... Read more »

Spanberger Welcomes Lifting of Chinese Ban on U.S. Poultry Imports

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger—a Member of the U.S. House Agriculture Committee—today released the following statement after the U.S. Trade Representative and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that China will lift its ban on the import of U.S. poultry products. “Each year, Central Virginia’s poultry producers send millions of dollars-worth of poultry p... Read more »

Spanberger Statement Ahead of Historic Equal Rights Amendment Vote in House Judiciary Committee

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ahead of today’s historic U.S. House Judiciary Committee vote on legislation to help ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger released the following statement. “There is no time limit on equality, and it’s beyond time for women and men to be recognized and protected as equals under the law. Today, we’ll see the House Judiciary Committee vot... Read more »

WATCH: Spanberger Wishes a Happy Gurpurab to Central Virginia’s Sikh Community

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to mark the 550th birthday of Guru Nanak, the founder of the Sikh religion. During her speech, Spanberger sent her warm wishes to Sikh residents in Virginia’s Seventh District as they celebrate Gurpurab. She also described the life and legacy of Guru Nanak, whose teachings contin... Read more »

Spanberger Works to Extend Pell Grant Eligibility to Central Virginia Workforce Training Programs

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HENRICO, V.A. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger is working to advance bipartisan legislation that would expand Pell Grant eligibility for qualifying short-term programs and give more Central Virginia students access to workforce training courses. While there are currently significant resources to help Virginia students pursue traditional college degrees, the need for expanded financial aid ... Read more »