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Spanberger, Davis Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Fix Flaw in Tax Code, Deliver Relief to Americans Waiting on 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 introduced a bipartisan bill to fix a flaw in the U.S. tax code and improve fairness for American taxpayers 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 accumulated ... Read more »

WRIC: Democrats and Republicans look to avoid another government shutdown

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WRIC (NEXSTAR), BASIL JOHN The clock is ticking for Congress to prevent another government shutdown at the end of September. “There is, under no circumstance, any room for us to face a potential government shutdown,” Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger said. Spanberger says the proactive discussion between the House and the Trump administration is reassuring. “Certainly, having those conversations be... Read more »

Spanberger Brings IRS Concerns of Central Virginians to U.S. House Floor, Urges IRS to Address Backlog in Tax Returns & Stimulus Checks to Seventh District Taxpayers

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today urged the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to take swift steps to address a massive backlog of tax returns and Economic Impact Payments, or “stimulus checks.” According to a June report from the IRS’ Taxpayer Advocate Service, the IRS recently had to suspend the processing of paper tax returns. As of May 16, the National Taxpayer Advoca... Read more »

Spanberger Calls on Congress to Protect Taxpayers, Strengthen Funding Oversight in Upcoming Pandemic Response Legislation

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HENRICO, VA – As lawmakers debate the next round of COVID-19 relief, U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger is calling on Congress to include new measures to protect taxpayer dollars in future funding packages. In a letter sent to U.S. House and U.S. Senate leadership of both parties, Spanberger and 16 of her colleagues in the Blue Dog Coalition advocated for four clear taxpayer oversight measures... Read more »

Orange County Review: Rep. Abigail Spanberger: Decries partisanship, advocates for bipartisan solutions during pandemic

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ORANGE COUNTY REVIEW, HILARY HOLLADAY If there’s one issue that unites Democrats and Republicans in the rural counties of central Virginia, it’s the need for fast, affordable broadband service, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Seventh District Rep. Abigail Spanberger has been pushing hard for just that, as her leadership in a bipartisan appeal to congressional leaders indicates. Spanberger... Read more »

WRIC: Reps. Spanberger, Riggleman on who will ‘bear the burden’ of coronavirus stimulus package costs: ‘It it us, it is our children’

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WRIC, ALEX THORSON As millions of Americans get help from four economic stimulus packages, 8News is digging deeper to find out who will pay for them down the line. It’s estimated that the stimulus packages will add at least $2.4 trillion to our national debt. “I think it’s going to be more,” Rep. Denver Riggleman (R), who represents Virginia’s 5th Congressional District, told 8News on Monday. One ... Read more »

Spanberger Calls on House Budget Committee to Produce a FY2021 Budget, Put Country on a Responsible Fiscal Path

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger is calling on the House Budget Committee to produce a budget for fiscal year (FY)2021 following the Committee’s statement that it would not consider a budget resolution for the upcoming fiscal year. Since arriving in the U.S. House, Spanberger has repeatedly called on lawmakers to address the national debt, increase transparency in the budg... Read more »

Spanberger: Administration’s Budget Proposal Leaves Central Virginia Families, Seniors, & Communities Behind

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today issued the following statement after the administration released its proposed budget for fiscal year (FY) 2021. “The president’s budget is a reflection of the administration’s priorities—and once again, the administration’s budget plan shows a clear disregard for programs that protect the health of our neighbors, increase opportunity ... Read more »

U.S. House Unanimously Passes Spanberger-Cosponsored Bill to Increase Transparency & Accountability in Federal Spending

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WASHINGTON, D.C. —The U.S. House of Representatives today unanimously passed a bipartisan, bicameral bill that U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger cosponsored to shine a light on federal spending and to help identify instances of wasteful government programs. The Taxpayers Right-to-Know Act would require the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to publish an online inventory of each federal ag... Read more »

Spanberger Marks One Year in U.S. House, Highlights Work to Lower Prescription Drugs Costs, Expand Broadband Access, & Strengthen Border Security

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**Click Here for a Report on Spanberger’s Accomplishments for Central Virginia in 2019** HENRICO, V.A. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today marked one-year in the U.S. House of Representatives serving the people of Central Virginia. Spanberger also released this report focused on key accomplishments from her first year in the U.S. House. Since her swearing-in on January 3, 2019, Spanberg... Read more »

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