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Spanberger Announces Congressional Art Competition Winner, Recognizes Work of Three Central Virginia Students

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***Click Here for Downloadable Photos*** HENRICO, V.A. – Today, U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger announced the first, second, and third place winners of the annual Congressional Art Competition. First place winner Malik Kabani is a student at Hermitage High School in Henrico County. Malik’s piece entitled, “Reality Through Mixed Media” will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year, alon...

Spanberger Announces Launch of Annual Congressional App Challenge for Seventh District STEM Students

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HENRICO, V.A. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today invited middle and high school students in Virginia’s Seventh District to compete in the annual Congressional App Challenge. The winner’s work will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol later this year and shared on the U.S. House of Representatives’ website. The Congressional App Challenge is an annual opportunity for young people in partici...

WVIR: Spanberger launches Congressional App Challenge

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WVIR, STEVE RAPPAPORT Virginia 7th district representative Abigail Spanberger Monday invited middle and high school students to compete in the annual Congressional App Challenge. It’s an opportunity for STEM students living to get hands-on practice with coding and computer science. The winner’s work will be displayed in the US Capitol later this year and shared on the US House of Representatives’ ...

Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star: Spanberger visits workforce training programs in Spotsy, Fredericksburg schools

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FREDERICKSBURG FREE LANCE-STAR, ADELE UPHAUS James Monroe High School is just over the border of U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger’s legislative district, but when she learned about the Fredericksburg school’s Teachers Academy from Principal Tim Duffy at a meeting of the National Principal’s Association late last month, she made plans to visit. “I’ve visited a lot of CTE programs, but this one sounded ...

ICYMI: Spanberger Hosts Central Virginia-Focused Telephone Town Hall, Receives Feedback Directly from Seventh District Residents

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HENRICO, V.A. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger last week hosted an open, public telephone town hall focused on challenges facing Central Virginia families, seniors, and businesses as they recover and rebuild from the pandemic. During the event, Spanberger answered questions and concerns directly from Seventh District constituents about issues facing Central Virginia, including prescription...

Culpeper Times: Head Start to use $4.1 million grant to construct 10,500-square-foot facility

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CULPEPER TIMES, JOSH GULLY Culpeper Human Services is preparing to expand the county’s early childhood education Early Head Start program for low-income families by constructing a $3.8 million, 10,500-square-foot building at its property off Old Fredericksburg Road. The project will be funded via a $4.1 million federal grant Early Head Start recently received. The preliminary budget includes $3.8 ...

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...

Spanberger Leads Introduction of Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Allow Virginia Students & Workers to Use 529 Savings Plans to Pay for Training & Credentialing Programs

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HENRICO, V.A. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today led the reintroduction of a bipartisan, bicameral bill to help more Virginia students and workers afford high-quality workforce training and credentialing programs. Spanberger’s legislation — the Freedom to Invest in Tomorrow’s Workforce Act — would give individuals in Virginia and across the country the freedom to use their “529” saving...

CBS19: Kaine, Spanberger talk JOBS Act

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CBS19, SARAH ROBINSON Senator Tim Kaine and Representative Abigail Spanberger, D-Henrico, are reintroducing the JOBS Act, which could provide funding for short-term education like trade schools. Kaine says 3.7 million Americans are out of jobs permanently and cannot afford schooling to learn a new trade. He claims this bill can fix that by helping people gain access to short-term education like tr...

CBS19: Bill to let 529 plans be used for certain training, credentialing programs

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CBS19 A bill before the U.S. House of Representatives aims to help more students and workers afford workforce training and credentialing programs. Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger reintroduced the Freedom to Invest in Tomorrow’s Workforce bill Wednesday. According to a release, this bill would give people the freedom to use a “529” savings plan to cover the costs of some workforce training and cre...