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As SBA Launches Paycheck Protection Program, Spanberger Urges Administration to Rapidly Deliver Forgivable Loans to Central Virginia Small Businesses

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HENRICO, V.A. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has launched its Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), a new federal loan assistance program intended to deliver immediate financial relief to small businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Under this program, loans will be fully forgiven if used by businesses to cover payr... Read more »

Spanberger Hosts Telephone Town Hall Focused on COVID-19’s Effects on Central Virginia Small Businesses & Workers

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HENRICO, V.A. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger yesterday hosted a telephone town hall with representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, and the Office of the Governor of Virginia. During the interactive forum, Spanberger and her guests answered questions directly from Central Virginians about the immediate economic impacts of C... Read more »

ICYMI: Spanberger to Host Telephone Town Hall Focused on COVID-19’s Impacts on Central Virginia Small Businesses & Workers

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HENRICO, V.A. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today will host a telephone town hall with representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration, the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, and the Office of the Governor of Virginia to discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on Central Virginia workers and small businesses, as well as the resources currently available to them. Last Friday, Spanb... Read more »

Spanberger Urges Administration to Immediately Suspend Tariffs on Medical Supplies & Personal Protective Equipment Amid COVID-19

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HENRICO, V.A. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today urged the administration to immediately suspend all tariffs on the imports of medical supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE) during the coronavirus pandemic. In a letter sent to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and U.S. Ambassador to China Terry E. Branstad, Spanberger and 19 of her colleagues called for an immediate... Read more »

Spanberger Announces Details for Telephone Town Hall Focused on COVID-19’s Impacts on Central Virginia Small Businesses & Workers

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HENRICO, V.A. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger will host a telephone town hall on Thursday, April 2 with a regional representative from the U.S. Small Business Administration to discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on Central Virginia workers and small businesses, as well as the resources currently available to them. Last Friday, Spanberger voted to pass the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economi... Read more »

Spanberger: Administration’s Refusal to Pursue ACA Special Enrollment Period is “Tragic & Misguided” Move Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

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HENRICO, V.A. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today released the following statement after the administration indicated that it would not open a special enrollment period for individual health insurance signups during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. “In the face of this public health emergency, the administration’s refusal to open a special enrollment period is tragic and misguided. Wit... Read more »

Spanberger Releases Small Business Resource Guide for Central Virginia Workers & Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

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HENRICO, V.A. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today released a small business resource guide to help Central Virginia small businesses navigate the financial impacts of COVID-19. “Small businesses are the backbone of our regional economy, and many employers in our district are already feeling the immense financial pain created by this crisis. They are worried about the security of their e... Read more »

Spanberger Presses FDA to Cut Red Tape for Central Virginia Distilleries Producing Hand Sanitizer

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HENRICO, V.A. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger joined a bipartisan effort urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to cut red tape and allow producers of distilled spirits to continue manufacturing hand sanitizer with current supplies in response to shortages caused by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In a letter sent to FDA Administrator Stephen Hahn, Spanberger and 86 of her c... Read more »

Spanberger Statement on Virginia Stay at Home Order

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HENRICO, V.A. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today released the following statement after Virginia Governor Ralph Northam issued a Stay at Home order for all Virginia residents. “Today’s announcement from the Governor is the right step forward in mitigating and preventing the spread of this deadly virus. The Commonwealth’s healthcare professionals are working around the clock to save the... Read more »

Spanberger Joins Members of Virginia Delegation Urging Trump Administration to Approve Virginia National Guard Funding Request Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today sent a bipartisan letter to President Donald J. Trump with other members of the Virginia Congressional delegation urging the administration to swiftly approve federal funding for the Virginia National Guard to help combat the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Spanberger was joined on the letter by U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Tim ... Read more »

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