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Spanberger Announces Details for Ninth Town Hall in the Seventh District Since Taking Office

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**Click here for photos from Spanberger’s first six town halls** HENRICO, V.A. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today announced the details for a county-wide town hall in Powhatan County in August. This event will be her ninth county-wide town hall in Virginia’s Seventh District this year. Spanberger is keeping her promise to hold a town hall in each of the 10 counties of Central Virginia ... Read more »

Spanberger to Visit Southern Border With Bipartisan Group of House Colleagues

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger will visit the southern border of the United States on Friday, July 19, 2019 with a bipartisan group of her U.S. House colleagues. During the visit, Spanberger and her colleagues will inspect points of entry, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection station, and an immigration detention facility near McAllen, Texas. Additionally, Spanberger wil... Read more »

U.S. House Passes Spanberger-Led Resolution to Block Emergency Weapons Sales to Saudi Arabia, Prevent Civilian Casualties in Yemen

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – A bipartisan majority of the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass a joint resolution U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger led to block the sale of certain offensive weapons to Saudi Arabia. Under the administration’s emergency arms sale to Saudi Arabia, thousands of additional precision-guided munitions would transfer to Saudi coalition forces without Congressional revi... Read more »

Spanberger’s Bipartisan Legislation to Understand Impacts of Central American Trafficking & Smuggling Networks Included in House Intelligence Bill

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives voted to include U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger’s amendment to combat Central American trafficking and smuggling networks in the fiscal year 2020 Intelligence Authorization Act. Spanberger’s amendment would direct the U.S. intelligence community to prioritize efforts to combat drug trafficking, human trafficking, and human smuggling netw... Read more »

Spanberger Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Address Humanitarian Situation in Central America, Understand Impacts of Trafficking & Smuggling Networks on Migration to U.S. Southern Border

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger helped lead the introduction of a bipartisan bill to understand and combat ongoing trafficking and smuggling activities throughout Central America. The bipartisan Trafficking and Smuggling Intelligence Act would direct the U.S. intelligence community to prioritize its efforts to combat drug trafficking, human trafficking, and human smuggli... Read more »

U.S. House Passes Strong Defense Authorization Bill, Includes Spanberger’s Bipartisan Legislation to Crack Down on Child Pornography

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger voted with a majority of the U.S. House of Representatives to pass a strong bill to authorize U.S. Department of Defense funding levels and help set the country’s national defense priorities. The defense authorization package includes a bipartisan amendment introduced by Spanberger and U.S. Representative Mark Meadows (R-NC-11) to help the ... Read more »

Spanberger Highlights Stories of Central Virginians in Subcommittee Hearing on Rural Broadband

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger articulated the clear need for expanded rural broadband across Central Virginia, and she emphasized the educational and economic inequities created by a lack of reliable high-speed internet in rural communities. During a hearing focused on the benefits of high-speed internet in rural America, Spanberger shared the stories of Central Virgini... Read more »

ICYMI: Spanberger Stands Up for Central Virginia Families, Speaks Out Against Hyper-Partisan Healthcare Lawsuit

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger continued to speak out against the Department of Justice’s Texas v. U.S. lawsuit pending before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, which—if successful—would dismantle the entire existing healthcare law. According to the Urban Institute, 642,000 Virginians would lose health insurance coverage by repealing the existing healthcar... Read more »

Spanberger Announces Funding for Culpeper County Head Start Program

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today announced one federal grant of $1,128,019 to Culpeper Human Services to help fund their Head Start and Early Head Start programs. “Central Virginia’s continued success begins with stronger investments in the health, safety, and education of our children. Head Start has a proven record of partnering with local families to provide the ... Read more »

Spanberger: Administration’s Partisan Healthcare Lawsuit Would Strip Protections from Central Virginians with Pre-Existing Conditions

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HENRICO, V.A. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today released the following statement as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit begins hearing oral arguments in the Department of Justice’s Texas v. U.S. lawsuit. If successful, this lawsuit would dismantle the entire existing healthcare law. “For thousands of Central Virginia families, the existing healthcare law is their lifeline... Read more »