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Spanberger Votes to Pass COVID-19 Emergency Relief Package & Government Funding Deal, Includes Spanberger’s Priorities to Support Central Virginia Families, Healthcare Providers, & Small Businesses

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today voted to pass a bipartisan, bicameral emergency relief package in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier this month, Spanberger helped kickstart relief negotiations and craft the bipartisan proposal that led to this legislation. The bipartisan relief package includes many Central Virginia priorities that Spanberger pushed ... Read more »

WTVR: Spanberger, bipartisan group of lawmakers working to extend CARES Act deadline

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WTVR, SHELBY BROWN In the midst of a global pandemic, supporting Virginia governments, small businesses and healthcare providers is a pretty tall order. That’s the goal of CARES Act relief funds that Congress allocated back in the spring. The money is aimed at covering COVID 19-related projects and must be spent by December 30. Now, some lawmakers like Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger say it’s imp... Read more »

New York Times: The Winds Have Shifted in Pandemic Aid Negotiations

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NEW YORK TIMES, JIM TANKERSLEY, EMILY COCHRANE, NICHOLAS FANDOS President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s victory and faster-than-expected breakthroughs on a coronavirus vaccine have shifted the dynamics of stimulus talks in Congress, leading to the first serious bipartisan negotiations in months and empowering rank-and-file lawmakers who have long agitated for a compromise. With many cities and state... Read more »

WRIC: ‘People are about to lose everything’: Bipartisan plan could extend unemployment before expiration date

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WRIC, JACKIE DEFUSCO As an expiration date for two key unemployment programs inches closer, a bipartisan group of lawmakers is coming out with a plan to extend benefits into next year, restore the $300 weekly bonus and maintain expanded eligibility for traditionally excluded groups. According to Sen. Mark Warner’s (D-VA) office, more than 300,000 Virginians are currently relying on either Pandemic... Read more »

Spanberger Joins Bipartisan Group of U.S. Senators, Problem Solvers Caucus Leadership to Announce Bipartisan, Bicameral COVID-19 Relief Proposal

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U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today helped announce a bipartisan, bicameral COVID-19 relief proposal to provide immediate assistance to Central Virginia families, students, healthcare providers, and small businesses amid the ongoing healthcare and economic crisis. The Problem Solvers Caucus — of which Spanberger is a Member — helped craft the bicameral package. A breakdown of their COVID-... Read more »

Richmond Times Dispatch: Warner, Spanberger help lead push for $908 billion COVID relief package

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RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH, MICHAEL MARTZ Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., and Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-7th, have moved to the forefront of a bipartisan push for Congress to deliver emergency relief to Americans struggling to survive the intensifying COVID-19 public health crisis. Warner and Spanberger helped fashion a $908 billion framework for emergency COVID-19 relief unveiled Tuesday by a coalition of ... Read more »

NBC12: Warner, Spanberger, bipartisan group propose COVID relief plan

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NBC12, AMANDA WILLIAMS Tuesday, a group of lawmakers from both sides of aisle, including Virginia Senator Mark Warner and 7th District Congressman Abigail Spanberger, introduced a COVID-19 relief package they say will provide immediate assistance to those who need it most. Warner and Spanberger were part of “The Problem Solvers Caucus”, who helped craft the plan. Warner said it won’t make everyone... Read more »

CBS19: Proposed framework includes billions in funding for COVID-19 relief

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CBS19 A proposal to provide relief for people and businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic has support from both sides of the aisles in both chambers of Congress. Representative Abigail Spanberger participated in a press conference on Tuesday presenting the proposal. She is a member of the Problem Solvers Caucus, which helped craft the package legislation. “Working families, small businesses, ... Read more »

Wall Street Journal: Coronavirus Stimulus Talks Restart as Centrists Unveil Bipartisan Plan

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WALL STREET JOURNAL, KRISTINA PETERSON and ANDREW DUEHREN Lawmakers released a blitz of competing coronavirus relief proposals Tuesday, reigniting stalled talks as the pandemic surges across the country, but without any clear signs that Democratic and Republican leaders would be able to reach a consensus. A bipartisan group from the House and Senate unveiled a roughly $900 billion compromise propo... Read more »

U.S. House Passes Major Workforce Development Legislation, Including Spanberger’s Bill to Strengthen Apprenticeship Opportunities

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Today, the U.S. House voted to pass major legislation focused on strengthening apprenticeship programs and expanding workforce development opportunities. The National Apprenticeship Act of 2020 includes Spanberger-led initiatives to create a new apprenticeship agreement between the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Education, and to strengthen funding for successful partnerships ... Read more »

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