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Spanberger Votes to Pass Emergency COVID-19 Relief Package, Deliver Additional Funding for Vaccinations & Small Business Assistance in Central Virginia

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger tonight released the following statement after voting with a majority of the U.S. House of Representatives to pass additional emergency COVID-19-related assistance for Central Virginia families, healthcare providers, and businesses. “Virginia is making notable progress against this deadly virus, and our healthcare workers are fighting aroun... Read more »

In First House Agriculture Committee Hearing of New Congress, Spanberger Urges Lawmakers to Bring Farmers to the Table on Climate Solutions

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger— Chair of the U.S. House Agriculture Committee’s Conservation and Forestry Subcommittee — yesterday called on lawmakers to recognize the valuable perspectives of farmers on conservation issues and bring them to the table in policy discussions related to the climate crisis. During a House Agriculture Committee hearing focused on how farmers ... Read more »

Spanberger Reintroduces Bipartisan Bill to Crack Down on Narcotics Traffickers, Strengthen Nationwide Fight against Fentanyl & Counterfeit Drugs

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger yesterday reintroduced her bipartisan bill to deter narcotics traffickers from using illicit pill presses to manufacture counterfeit drugs. Spanberger first introduced the Criminalizing Abused Substance Templates (CAST) Act in October 2019, and she reintroduced the legislation on Wednesday alongside U.S. Representative David Kustoff (R-TN-0... Read more »

U.S. House Passes Bill Spanberger Helped Introduce to Afford LGBTQ+ Americans Equal Protection Under Law

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — A bipartisan majority of the U.S. House of Representatives today voted to pass legislation U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger helped introduce to expand protections for and prevent discrimination against LGBTQ+ people in Central Virginia and across the country. In 31 states, a person can be denied access to education because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. LG... Read more »

Spanberger Pushes CDC to Improve COVID-19 Vaccine Data-Sharing with Virginia Officials, Increase Communication with States

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HENRICO, V.A. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger yesterday called on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other federal agencies to improve their coordination with Virginia’s public health authorities to ensure an equitable and streamlined COVID-19 vaccine distribution effort. In a letter sent to CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, Spanberger highlighted the logistical and da... Read more »

As Tax Deadline Approaches, Spanberger Relaunches Survey on U.S. Postal Service Delays to Gather Information & Input from Central Virginians

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HENRICO, V.A. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today relaunched her survey to gather information from constituents about any mail delivery delays they are experiencing and their concerns about the future of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), particularly as many experience delays with tax documents ahead of April 15. According to recent reports, U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is planning... Read more »

Spanberger Holds Central Virginia-Focused Roundtable on Immigration & the Workforce

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HENRICO, V.A. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger hosted a roundtable focused on immigration and workforce issues in Central Virginia, particularly as these issues relate to the ag economy and its recovery in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. During the conversation, Spanberger spoke with local business owners and advocacy organizations — including the Virginia Farm Bureau, Virginia Agribusine... Read more »

Spanberger, Cole, Castro, Moolenaar Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Include Head Start Jobs in Work-Study Programs, Give College Students Early Childhood Education Experience

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HENRICO, V.A. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger reintroduced bipartisan legislation to allow Head Start programs to receive Federal Work-Study dollars and to give college students additional opportunities to gain experience in the field of early childhood education. Currently, Work Study recipients are unable to use their designation to work in Head Start centers. Spanberger’s legislation, ... Read more »

As Administration Launches Special Enrollment Period, Spanberger Encourages Central Virginians to Sign Up for Healthcare Coverage

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HENRICO, V.A. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today is encouraging Central Virginia individuals and families to review their existing coverage or sign up for 2021 health insurance during the recently announced special enrollment period. Until May 15, Virginians can visit healthcare.gov to review their options, change their current provider, or sign up for a new plan on the healthcare mark... Read more »

As Mail Issues Continue in Central Virginia, Spanberger Calls on President Biden to Make USPS Nominations a First-Class Priority

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HENRICO, V.A. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today joined an effort calling on President Joe Biden to fill existing U.S. Postal Service (USPS) Board of Governors vacancies as quickly as possible. According to recent reports, U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is planning to enact operational changes at the USPS that would slow mail delivery and service – as well as increase consumer cos... Read more »

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