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In Goochland, Spanberger, USDA Rural Development Head Xochitl Torres Small Discuss Major Investment in ReConnect Program with Central Virginia Officials

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**Click Here for Photos from the Event** GOOCHLAND COUNTY, V.A. — U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger yesterday hosted U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary for Rural Development Xochitl Torres Small in Goochland County to meet with local officials and discuss a major investment in USDA’s Rural Development Broadband ReConnect Program. Last week, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that o...

U.S. House Passes Spanberger-Backed Bill to Posthumously Award Congressional Gold Medal to 13 U.S. Servicemembers Killed in Kabul Terror Attack

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — An overwhelming majority of the U.S. House of Representatives last night voted to pass bipartisan legislation U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger cosponsored to posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to the 13 U.S. military servicemembers who were killed during a deadly attack at the Kabul airport in August 2021. The Spanberger-cosponsored legislation would award th...

Spanberger Receives More Than 1,500 Responses to USPS Survey, Shares Personal Impacts of Mail Delays on Central Virginians

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today announced the initial results of her relaunched survey focused on U.S. Postal Service (USPS) mail and delivery service delays. The delays constituents are facing are unacceptable, and Spanberger will use these responses to push for effective action and reforms at USPS. Since Thursday, October 7, Spanberger’s office has received more t...

Spanberger Announces Nearly $400,000 Federal Grant for UVA Health System to Strengthen Telehealth Services in Central Virginia

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today announced a new federal grant totaling $388,574 to help strengthen telehealth services across Central Virginia, support providers’ purchases of equipment for virtual healthcare appointments and patient monitoring, and reduce the spread of COVID-19. This grant was awarded to the University of Virginia Health System as part of the third...

To Bring Attention to Need for Recovery Services, Spanberger Shares Story of Central Virginian Lost Due to Overdose on the Floor of the U.S. House

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**VIDEO: On Floor of the U.S. House, Spanberger Shares Story of Central Virginian Lost to Drug Overdose, Pushes for Progress in Fight Against Substance Abuse & Addiction** WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger today on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives shared the story of Summer Barrow, a Central Virginian who lost her life to a fentanyl overdose in January 2020. In 2020, Vi...

Spanberger Introduces Bicameral Legislation Barring U.S. Arms Sales to Human Rights Violators

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger — a Member of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee and former CIA case officer — is leading an effort to prevent American weapons and military equipment from contributing to or facilitating future human rights abuses. As foreign governments intentionally or inadvertently use American-sold weapons and military equipment to perpetrate human rights ...

MONDAY: Spanberger to Host Virtual Town Hall Focused on Issues Facing Central Virginia Families, Seniors, & Economy

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Monday, October 25, U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger will host an open, public telephone town hall focused on a wide range of issues facing Central Virginia’s families, seniors, and economy. The virtual event will also be livestreamed via video on Spanberger’s congressional website and Facebook page. During the interactive event, Spanberger will take questions directly ...

Spanberger Votes to Pass Bipartisan Legislation to Support Continuous Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Jobs in Central Virginia & Across the Country

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger last night voted with a majority of the U.S. House of Representatives to pass a bipartisan bill that would help prevent drug shortages, reduce America’s dependency on foreign-based pharmaceuticals, and strengthen continuous prescription drug production here in the United States. Continuous manufacturing is an emerging technology whereby a finished pr...

U.S. House Passes Spanberger’s Bipartisan Legislation to Secure American Supply Chains, Keep U.S. Telecommunications Competitive in the Face of Foreign-Based Threats

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — A bipartisan majority of the U.S. House of Representatives today voted to pass U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger’s bipartisan Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Strategy Act. The Spanberger-cosponsored ICT Strategy Act would help build a national strategy to reduce American telecommunications companies’ reliance on technology from untrusted foreign sources — while also st...

Spanberger, Northam Join Virginia Labor & Business Organizations to Push for Passage of Bipartisan Physical Infrastructure Bill, Outline Benefits for Virginia Economy

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RICHMOND, Va. — U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger and Virginia Governor Ralph Northam today joined representatives from several Virginia labor and business organizations to highlight the transformational and job-creating benefits of the bipartisan infrastructure package awaiting action in the U.S. House of Representatives — and to call for its swift passage. To urge the U.S. House to pass this legislat...