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Spanberger, Davis Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation to Fix Flaw in Tax Code, Deliver Relief to Americans Still Waiting on Long Overdue Tax Refunds Amid COVID-19 Delays

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-07) and Rodney Davis (R-IL-13) today reintroduced a bipartisan bill to fix a flaw in the U.S. tax code that unfairly penalizes American taxpayers who are still waiting on their tax refunds. Due to delays at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of Americans are receiving delayed refunds with acc... Read more »

Spanberger, McKinley, Trone Urge Treasury Department to Allow States & Localities to Use American Rescue Plan Funding to Combat Opioid Epidemic

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-07), David B. McKinley (R-WV-01), and David Trone (D-MD-06) today led a bipartisan effort calling on the U.S. Treasury Department to allow states to use American Rescue Plan funding to combat increases in drug overdose deaths witnessed during the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020, drug overdose deaths reached record levels in communities ac... Read more »

Following Sharp Spike in Virginia Drug Overdose Deaths in 2020, Spanberger Helps Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Combat Opioid Abuse Epidemic in Rural Communities

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HENRICO, V.A. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger yesterday helped introduce bipartisan legislation that would strengthen the federal response to the opioid abuse crisis, which has led to massive increases in overdose deaths in Virginia and across the country. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United States is projected to have experienced a record nu... Read more »

ICYMI: Spanberger Hosts Central Virginia-Focused Telephone Town Hall, Receives Feedback Directly from Seventh District Residents

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HENRICO, V.A. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger last week hosted an open, public telephone town hall focused on challenges facing Central Virginia families, seniors, and businesses as they recover and rebuild from the pandemic. During the event, Spanberger answered questions and concerns directly from Seventh District constituents about issues facing Central Virginia, including prescription... Read more »

For Second Straight Year, Spanberger Ranked as One of the Top Five Most Bipartisan House Democrats in Congress, Most Bipartisan Member of the Virginia Delegation in Either Chamber

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HENRICO, V.A. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today was ranked for the second year in a row as one of the top five most bipartisan Democrats in the U.S. House and the most bipartisan Member of Virginia’s congressional delegation. In the latest nonpartisan Bipartisan Index released by the Lugar Center and Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy, Spanberger ranks as the four... Read more »

Spanberger Leads Bipartisan Effort Pushing Social Security Administration to Fix Document Submission Issues Following Field Office Closures, Increase Flexibility

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HENRICO, V.A. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger this week led a bipartisan group of her colleagues in calling on the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) to make their document submission process more flexible in the wake of COVID-19-related field office closures. Prior to the pandemic, SSA field offices provided direct, in-person services to their communities and provided walk-in assi... Read more »

As SBA Launches Restaurant Revitalization Fund Tomorrow, Spanberger Calls on Central Virginia Restaurants to Apply for Federal Grants

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HENRICO, V.A. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today is encouraging Central Virginia restaurants to apply for federal support following the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA’s) announcement that it will open registration for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) tomorrow, Friday April 30, and begin receiving applications on Monday, May 3. The RRF was established under the Americ... Read more »

Spanberger Statement Following President Joe Biden’s Joint Address to Congress

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HENRICO, V.A. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger tonight issued the following statement after President Joe Biden’s Joint Address to Congress. “While the damaging effects of the COVID-19 crisis continue, President Joe Biden tonight articulated a clear message of unity, resolve, and — above all — hope in the face of these challenges. This message rose above the corrosive strains of hyper-part... Read more »

Spanberger to Host Central Virginia-Focused Telephone Town Hall, Hear Feedback Directly from Seventh District Residents

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HENRICO, V.A. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger will host an open, public telephone town hall on Thursday, April 29 to discuss her work to address the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, major issues facing Central Virginia families and businesses, her recent efforts in the U.S. House on behalf of the Seventh District, and more. The event will also be livestreamed via video on Spanberger’s website a... Read more »

Spanberger, Kinzinger Introduce Bipartisan Bill Focused on Meeting Clean Energy Demands, Improving Mining Standards

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger co-led the introduction of bipartisan legislation that would formalize the U.S. State Department’s role in leading the development of clean and secure supply chains of critical minerals. Spanberger introduced the bill alongside U.S. Representative Adam Kinzinger (R-IL-16). The bipartisan Energy Resource Governance Initiative Act would bette... Read more »

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