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Spanberger Presses Administration on Afghanistan Strategy, Need to Prevent Resurgence of Terrorism in the Region

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger yesterday asked an administration official about the White House’s strategy for balancing troop reductions in Afghanistan with a strategy to ensure Afghanistan does not become fertile ground for terrorist organizations. During a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing focused on the administration’s Afghanistan policy, Spanberger questioned... Read more »

Spanberger Welcomes Three Fall Interns to Washington & Henrico Offices

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**Click here for photos** WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today welcomed three fall interns to her Washington, D.C. and Henrico, VA offices. One intern is a constituent from Chesterfield County and proud Randolph Macon graduate, and two bring prior experience in public service to their current roles. Over the coming months, the interns will receive a firsthand view of the... Read more »

On Floor of the U.S. House, Spanberger Remembers Nine-Year Old Markiya Dickson

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today remembered the life of nine-year old Markiya Dickson, a third-grader from Chesterfield County who was shot and killed on May 26, 2019 during a community picnic. In a speech on the floor of the U.S. House, Spanberger spoke about Markiya’s legacy, and she honored Dickson’s parents for their ongoing commitment to ending gun violence in t... Read more »

Ahead of UN Climate Change Summit, Spanberger Underscores National Security Threat Posed by Climate Change

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ahead of next week’s United Nations (UN) Climate Change Summit, U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger yesterday called combatting climate change a national security priority. During a hearing focused on the next generation of leaders in the global fight against the climate crisis, Spanberger emphasized the national security risks posed by global climate change and encouraged yo... Read more »

Spanberger Votes to Keep Government Open, Avoid Another Shutdown

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today voted with a bipartisan majority of the U.S. House to pass a short-term agreement that would keep the federal government open through November 21, 2019. “In January, we witnessed the crippling effects of a record-long government shutdown. Many federal employees were furloughed or continued working without pay to keep vital jobs filled... Read more »

Spanberger Reminds Central Virginia Dairy Producers to Sign Up for Dairy Margin Coverage Program by Friday

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger—a Member of the U.S. House Agriculture Committee—is encouraging Central Virginia dairy farmers to sign up for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program before the application process closes on Friday, September 20, 2019. Central Virginia dairy farmers can apply for the DMC program at their local Farm Se... Read more »

Spanberger Demands Answers on Nationwide Drug Shortages, Joins Bipartisan Group Calling on FDA to Take Action on Growing Drug Scarcity

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HENRICO, V.A. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger is calling on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to answer pressing questions about the potentially life-threatening consequences of ongoing drug shortages across the country. The number of drug shortages in the United States continues to rise. According to a recent study, U.S. healthcare providers experienced 186 new drug shortages i... Read more »

Spanberger Introduces Bill to Shield Agribusinesses from Commodity Broker Bankruptcies, Improve Protections for Futures Customers

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HENRICO, V.A. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger—a Member of the U.S. House Agriculture Committee—introduced legislation that would help protect agribusinesses’ accounts following the bankruptcy of their commodities broker. Spanberger’s legislation would bring clarity to an often overcomplicated and confusing agribusiness finance system, which is regulated by the Commodities and Futures Trad... Read more »

Spanberger Hosts 10th In-District Town Hall in Orange County, Receives Feedback & Answers Questions Directly from Central Virginians

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HENRICO, V.A. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger yesterday held her 10th in-district, county-wide town hall since arriving in the U.S. House. She has now held public town halls in all 10 counties of Virginia’s Seventh District. During a public town hall held at Germanna Community College’s Locust Grove campus in Orange County, Spanberger answered questions directly from Central Virginians on... Read more »

Spanberger: House Leadership Must Support Funding for Central Virginia Farmers, Include Language Greenlighting Market Facilitation Program Payments

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HENRICO, V.A. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger—a Member of the U.S. House Agriculture Committee—today released the following statement after reports that House Appropriations negotiators are considering the removal of language in the continuing resolution (CR) that allows the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to move forward with recently-announced Market Facilitation Program (MFP) pay... Read more »