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Spanberger Concludes Two-Day Central Virginia Business Tour, Meets with Local Business Owners, Workers, & Students

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HENRICO, V.A. — This week, U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger concluded her two-day business tour across Central Virginia. During her nine-stop tour focused on expanding opportunity for area employees and addressing barriers to business growth, Spanberger visited several local businesses, took questions directly from workers, and heard from business leaders about some of the unique challenges ... Read more »

Spanberger Joins Bipartisan Letter Calling for New Richmond Aviation Facility in Defense Budget

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HENRICO, V.A. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today joined a letter led by U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) urging the U.S. Army National Guard to prioritize funding for a new aviation facility in Richmond as part of the Future Years Defense Program (FYDP). The letter is signed by the entire Virginia congressional delegation. With the current facility already impac... Read more »

Town Hall Project Lists Spanberger as “Standout Freshman”

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HENRICO, V.A. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today announced that she was recognized for being one of the most active freshman Members of the U.S. House of Representatives in hosting open, public events. The nonpartisan Town Hall Project recently named Spanberger a “Standout Freshman” in its 2019 Congressional Accountability Report. Last year, Spanberger hosted 12 county-wide town halls,... Read more »

On 10th Anniversary of Citizens United Decision, Spanberger Calls for U.S. Senate to Vote on Landmark Campaign Finance & Ethics Reform Package

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HENRICO, V.A. — On the 10th anniversary of the Citizens United decision, U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today called on the U.S. Senate to vote on a comprehensive campaign finance and ethics reform package passed in the U.S. House last year. January 21, 2020 marks 10 years since the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. FEC ruling, which substantially expanded the influence of corporate speci... Read more »

Spanberger’s District Offices to Collect “Valentines for Veterans”

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HENRICO, V.A. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today announced the launch of the Central Virginia “Valentines for Vets” program to collect and distribute Valentine’s Day cards to Seventh District veterans. Constituents are encouraged to participate in “Valentines for Vets” by dropping off or mailing cards to one of Spanberger’s district offices in Henrico or Spotsylvania. On Valentine’s Da... Read more »

Spanberger Applauds U.S. Senate Passing USMCA

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today released the following statement after a strong, bipartisan majority in the U.S. Senate voted to pass the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The ratification legislation now heads to President Trump’s desk to be signed into law. “As the USMCA heads to President Trump’s desk, today is a great day for Central Virginia farms,... Read more »

Spanberger, Bacon Introduce Michael Lecik Military Firefighters Protection Act to Recognize Long-Term Risks of Military Firefighting, Strengthen VA Benefits for Veteran Firefighters

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today introduced a bipartisan bill to provide veteran firefighters with the fair compensation, healthcare, and retirement benefits they’ve earned through their service. The bipartisan legislation is named after Powhatan County resident Michael Lecik, a former U.S. Air Force firefighter who was twice deployed to the Middle East. His service ... Read more »

Spanberger Statement on Signing of Partial U.S.-China Trade Deal

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger—a Member of the House Agriculture Committee and the House Foreign Affairs Committee—today released the following statement after President Donald J. Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu signed the first phase of a trade deal between the United States and China. “For too long, an out-of-control trade war has severely limited the ability of Ce... Read more »

Spanberger Votes to Pass Bipartisan Bill to Protect Older Adults in the Central Virginia Workforce, Combat Age Discrimination

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today voted to advance a bipartisan bill that would strengthen protections against workplace discrimination—including for Central Virginians with age discrimination complaints. According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), older workers are more likely to face long-term unemployment following the loss of their jobs. ... Read more »

ICYMI: Ahead of U.S. House Voting 413 to 3 to Pass Her Bipartisan Bill to Build National 5G Strategy, Spanberger Calls on Colleagues to Protect Against Chinese Threats from Huawei & ZTE

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**VIDEO/AUDIO: During Floor Speech, the Congresswoman Pointed to Risks Associated with Growing 5G Footprints of Huawei & ZTE, Highlighted Pressing Need to Defend U.S. Networks & Maintain Competitive Edge of U.S. Companies** WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger—a Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee—yesterday spoke on the U.S. House floor ahead of the U.S. House of Re... Read more »

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