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Spanberger, Hinson Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Get Farmers, Small Businesses Full PPP Loan Amounts

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Abigail Spanberger and Ashley Hinson (R-IA-01) today introduced the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Equity Act, legislation that would ensure farmers, ranchers, and self-employed small businesses can receive their full PPP forgivable loan amount. Previous modifications made by Congress and the U.S. Small Business Administration to the PPP program allowed f... Read more »

Spanberger, Booker Introduce Bicameral Bill to Plant Historic Investment in Voluntary Farm Conservation Programs, Expand EQIP, CSP, CRP, & REAP Programs

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — This week, U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger — Chair of the U.S. House Agriculture Committee’s Conservation and Forestry Subcommittee — and U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced the Climate Stewardship Act, which would increase federal investment in voluntary farm and ranch conservation programs, as well as strengthen support for reforestation and wetlands restoration ... Read more »

Spanberger Presses for Pay Equity Amid Economic Recovery, Votes to Pass the Bipartisan Paycheck Fairness Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today voted to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, bipartisan legislation that would help strengthen the financial stability of working families in Central Virginia and secure equal pay for equal work. Across the country, women on average earn 82 cents for every dollar earned by men for equal work. This gender pay gap contributes to a more diff... Read more »

Spanberger Statement on Bipartisan Meeting at the White House

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today released the following statement after joining a bipartisan group of her colleagues at the White House to discuss a range of Problem Solvers Caucus priorities — including infrastructure. “Today’s conversation was a productive, bipartisan discussion — and I appreciated the opportunity to join White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain and Mr... Read more »

Spanberger Spearheads Bicameral Legislation to Create Civilian Climate Corps, Authorize National Service Programs Focused on Boosting Job Skills

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HENRICO, V.A. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger — Chair of the U.S. House Agriculture Committee’s Conservation and Forestry Subcommittee — announced new, bicameral legislation to establish a Civilian Climate Corps, which would both help American communities address the climate crisis and create additional jobs for American workers. This year marks the 88th anniversary of former U.S. Preside... Read more »

Richmond Times-Dispatch: Federal aid poses 'extraordinary opportunity' for state, local governments to plan together

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RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH, MICHAEL MARTZ Virginia and its local governments have more than rescue in mind as they await the first installment of $6.8 billion in federal aid to end the COVID-19 pandemic, rebuild a damaged economy and bring daily life back to a new definition of normal. The state and localities see the potential to achieve longstanding goals — from making broadband internet service av... Read more »

Culpeper Star-Exponent: Rural Virginia's first 5G internet comes to rural Spotsylvania

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CULPEPER STAR-EXPONENT, CLINT SCHEMMER Spotsylvania’s Wilderness area may be far from the madding crowd, but it can now boast the same internet amenities as any urban locale. For what county officials say is a first for rural Virginia, 5G telecom service is newly available to residents of this enclave on the Wilderness battlefield near Spotsylvania’s border with Orange County. On Thursday, U.S. Re... Read more »

WRIC: Federal funding on the way to help local restaurants, Rep. Spanberger meets with owners to discuss next steps

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WRIC, LAURA PERROT Some federal relief could soon be heading to local restaurants. Rep. Abigail Spanberger met with local restaurant owners at the Tazza Kitchen in Short Pump on Thursday to discuss the American Rescue Plan, which she voted to pass last month. The plan includes a $29 billion fund to support restaurants with fewer than 20 locations. “For small, locally owned restaurants to be able t... Read more »

President Biden Signs into Law Spanberger-Backed, Bipartisan Legislation to Extend PPP Application Period Until May 31

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HENRICO, V.A. – President Joe Biden today signed into law legislation cosponsored by U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger to extend the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) application period for another two months. The bipartisan PPP Extension Act will extend the PPP application deadline to May 31, 2021. Additionally, the bipartisan bill provides an additional one month through June 30, 2021 for t... Read more »

During Tax Season, Spanberger Hosts Virtual Discussion with IRS Representative, Shares FAQs from Central Virginians

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HENRICO, V.A. —U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today shared frequently asked tax questions from Seventh District constituents with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). During a discussion with Kevin McKeon, Chief of the IRS District Congressional Liaison Branch, Spanberger asked questions from Central Virginians related to IRS refunds, the 2020 federal tax filing season, and backlogged retur... Read more »

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