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SUMMARY: U.S. House Approves Funding for 10 Central Virginia Projects Spanberger Secured in Federal Appropriations Bill, Totaling More than $6.3 Million

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. House of Representatives today voted to approve funding for 10 Central Virginia projects that Spanberger successfully secured as part of a House-passed fiscal year (FY) 2022 appropriations bill. The funding for these community-focused projects totals more than $6.3 million for Virginia’s Seventh District. Spanberger worked directly with Central Virginia officials to sol...

U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Guzman Joins Spanberger in Henrico County to Discuss Support for Independent Venues, Small Businesses

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**Click Here for Photos from the Visit** HENRICO, V.A. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger yesterday hosted U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Isabel Guzman in Henrico County to visit a local live music venue and discuss federal support for independent venues as these businesses reopen and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. During the visit to The Tin Pan in Henrico Count...

ICYMI: Spanberger Hosts Virtual Town Hall on Issues Facing Central Virginians, Touts Enhanced Child Tax Credit Payments

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HENRICO, V.A. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger yesterday hosted an open-topic, public telephone town hall focused on issues facing Central Virginia families, seniors, businesses, and veterans. On Thursday night, Spanberger answered questions directly from Central Virginians about challenges they are experiencing during Virginia’s economic recovery and ideas they have for improving the Seve...

Virginia Mercury: How the new, expanded federal child tax credit will work

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VIRGINIA MERCURY, LAURA OLSON The most ambitious part of the pandemic stimulus package signed by President Joe Biden earlier this year is about to hit the bank accounts of millions of U.S. parents. Starting this week and ending in December, the vast majority of U.S. households with children will begin receiving monthly payments as a result of changes in that law expanding and reworking the federal...

Virginia Public Radio: Spanberger Talks Up Expanded Child Tax Credit, But Some Say More is Needed

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VIRGINIA PUBLIC RADIO, BRAD KUTNER LISTEN Central Virginia Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger held a round table in her district office Tuesday to discuss a new expanded child tax credit championed by the Biden administration. The mothers and child care providers in attendance were excited about the new benefit, but after a year and a half in a pandemic some are hoping for more support. Henrico resi...

8News: Unemployed Henrico mom shares why new child tax credit arriving this week is a ‘breath of fresh air’

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8NEWS, ALEX THORSON For millions of American families, the first round of the new expanded child tax credit will be sent out on Thursday. Like the stimulus checks many folks got, most families who have filed their taxes don’t have to do anything to get this cash, according to the IRS. The IRS said it’s already told eligible families how much they will be getting. Some families, including one in He...

Richmond Times-Dispatch: Abigail Spanberger column: July 15 child tax credit payments will reach 80% of central Va. families, mark a turning point in our economic recovery

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RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH, REP. ABIGAIL SPANBERGER Across Virginia, businesses are reopening, COVID-19 cases are plummeting, and families are gathering in person with their loved ones for the Fourth of July, family barbecues, and long weekends at the lake or the beach. These developments are good news, and our progress should be celebrated. But even amid this promising moment, there still are thousa...

Spanberger Encourages Central Virginia Families to Be on the Lookout for Child Tax Credit Monthly Payments Beginning July 15

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HENRICO, V.A. — Ahead of next week, U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today encouraged Central Virginia families to be on the lookout for advance monthly payments of the expanded Child Tax Credit, which Spanberger voted to pass as part of the American Rescue Plan earlier this year. On July 15, the Internal Revenue Service will send Virginia families half of their 2021 Child Tax Credit monthly...

U.S. House Passes Spanberger’s Provisions for $22.7 Million in New Central Virginia Transportation & Infrastructure Projects

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — A bipartisan majority of the U.S. House of Representatives today voted to pass the INVEST in America Act, which includes more than $22.7 million in federal resources for Virginia’s Seventh District that U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger successfully secured in the legislation. The proposed surface transportation reauthorization bill includes more than $22.7 million for tran...

Support Grows for Spanberger’s Bipartisan Bill to Assist Virginians Returning to the Workforce, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Backs $180 Weekly Payments to American Workers Who Start New Jobs

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today backed U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger’s bipartisan bill to provide $180 weekly payments to Virginians who find new jobs after being unemployed. Spanberger’s Strengthening Unemployment Programs to Provide Opportunities for Recovery and Training (SUPPORT) for New Workers Act would help unemployed Americans get back into the workforce by h...