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In Goochland, Spanberger, USDA Rural Development Head Xochitl Torres Small Discuss Major Investment in ReConnect Program with Central Virginia Officials

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**Click Here for Photos from the Event** GOOCHLAND COUNTY, V.A. — U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger yesterday hosted U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary for Rural Development Xochitl Torres Small in Goochland County to meet with local officials and discuss a major investment in USDA’s Rural Development Broadband ReConnect Program. Last week, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that o...

Spanberger Votes to Pass Bipartisan Legislation to Support Continuous Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Jobs in Central Virginia & Across the Country

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger last night voted with a majority of the U.S. House of Representatives to pass a bipartisan bill that would help prevent drug shortages, reduce America’s dependency on foreign-based pharmaceuticals, and strengthen continuous prescription drug production here in the United States. Continuous manufacturing is an emerging technology whereby a finished pr...

Spanberger, Northam Join Virginia Labor & Business Organizations to Push for Passage of Bipartisan Physical Infrastructure Bill, Outline Benefits for Virginia Economy

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RICHMOND, Va. — U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger and Virginia Governor Ralph Northam today joined representatives from several Virginia labor and business organizations to highlight the transformational and job-creating benefits of the bipartisan infrastructure package awaiting action in the U.S. House of Representatives — and to call for its swift passage. To urge the U.S. House to pass this legislat...

8News: Northam, Spanberger say Democrats should stop stalling infrastructure vote

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8NEWS, JACKIE DEFUSCO Gov. Ralph Northam and Rep. Abigail Spanberger are pressuring members of their own party to stop stalling a vote on a sweeping infrastructure deal. The message comes as progressives in the House of Representatives are delaying action on the package in an effort to gain negotiating leverage over a separate social spending plan focused on climate change, childcare and expanding...

NBC12: Northam, Spanberger push for infrastructure bill passage

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NBC12, SAMANTHA MCGRANAHAN Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger joined Governor Ralph Northam and union leaders at the Virginia Capitol on Monday to lobby for the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which is currently stuck in the House. The legislation proposes billions of dollars in funds that could help update every aspect of Virginia’s infrastructure, from roads and bridges to c...

Richmond Times-Dispatch: Abigail Spanberger column: The bipartisan infrastructure bill is good for Virginia: Why it needs a vote now

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RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH, REP. ABIGAIL SPANBERGER I represent 10 counties across central Virginia that are geographically, economically and politically diverse, and my constituents — no matter where they are on the political spectrum — tell me the same thing: They want to rebuild from the pandemic and keep our economy strong, but they are wondering why Washington has not delivered on its long-await...

Culpeper Star-Exponent: Spanberger works to safeguard critical infrastructure

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CULPEPER STAR-EXPONENT, CLINT SCHEMMER To avoid another disaster like the Colonial Pipeline ransomware holdup, Rep. Abigail Spanberger proposes legislation to protect America's critical infrastructure from cyberattacks. The United States lacks a comprehensive understanding of what constitutes “systemically important critical infrastructure,” despite recent cyberattacks such as this spring’s DarkSi...

NBC12: Rep. Spanberger: infrastructure bill could have significant impacts on central Va.

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NBC12, RILEY WYANT President Joe Biden’s infrastructure bill is still held up in Congress, but if it passes, 7th District Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger says it could have huge impacts on central Virginia. Spanberger says the bill would support work on roads, bridges, and physical repairs. It would also bring about $100 million worth of investment in Virginia’s broadband internet expansion. “It ...

Culpeper Star-Exponent: Spanberger presses White House on infrastructure bill

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CULPEPER STAR-EXPONENT, CLINT SCHEMMER Rep. Abigail Spanberger is chomping at the bit to see the House of Representatives pass President Joe Biden’s infrastructure bill and pump some of its once-in-generations benefits into Virginia. On Tuesday, the 7th Congressional District Democrat told the president that, and pressed him on the priorities and funding she is most eager to see the legislation br...

At VCU, Spanberger Announces Introduction of Major Bipartisan, Bicameral PREPARE ACT to Support Central Virginia Jobs & Create an Emergency Reserve of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients

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RICHMOND, V.A. — U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger today spoke at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) College of Engineering to announce the introduction of bipartisan and bicameral legislation that would create an emergency supply of key ingredients used in essential generic medicines and incentivize domestic manufacturing of these ingredients. The United States currently depends on other count...