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Spanberger: Democrats & Republicans “Must Get Back to the Negotiating Table” on COVID-19 Relief

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**VIDEO: Spanberger Remarks at Rollout of “March to Common Ground” Framework** WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today joined her fellow Members of the Problem Solvers Caucus — comprised of 25 Democrats and 25 Republicans — to unveil the caucus’ “March to Common Ground” framework to help break the gridlock on the latest COVID-19 relief package. This morning, Spanberger spok... Read more »

Chesterfield Observer: Warner, Spanberger host roundtable with Chesterfield School Board

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CHESTERFIELD OBSERVER, RICH GRISET It’s usually the site of crafting and pilates classes, but the Bensley Recreation Center played host to an entirely different kind of event Friday morning. Seated indoors and wearing masks, U.S. Sen. Mark Warner and Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger met with three Chesterfield School Board representatives and school system staff members for a discussion about wher... Read more »

Augusta Free Press: Spanberger, Warner meet with Chesterfield school leaders to discuss reopening challenges

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AUGUSTA FREE PRESS Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-07) held a roundtable discussion with U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) and leaders from Chesterfield County Public Schools on Friday. Spanberger and Warner were able to hear directly from local administrators and school board members about the challenges facing Central Virginia schools as they reopen amid the ongoing pandemic. “Opinions about school reo... Read more »

Spanberger, Office of Virginia Governor Northam Host Virtual Forum Focused on Broadband Internet Issues in Central Virginia

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U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger and the Office of Virginia Governor Ralph Northam yesterday led a roundtable discussion with local officials, industry partners, area electric cooperatives, and the Broadband Association of Virginia to discuss the continued need for expanded access to high-speed broadband internet in Central Virginia. Earlier this week, Spanberger cosponsored bipartisan legis... Read more »

CBS19: Thousands of people in Virginia without broadband access

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CBS19, CARLY HAYNES A virtual roundtable was held on Thursday to discuss the status of broadband across the Commonwealth, including parts of Central Virginia. It included Governor Ralph Northam’s Chief Broadband Adviser Evan Feinman, Representative Abigail Spanberger (VA-5), industry partners, and other broadband-specialized groups. Feinman estimates 350,000 homes and businesses don’t have broadba... Read more »

Spanberger, Warner Meet with Chesterfield County Public Schools to Discuss School Reopening Challenges Amid Ongoing Pandemic

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Today, U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger held a roundtable discussion with U.S. Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) and leaders from Chesterfield County Public Schools to hear directly from local administrators and school board members about the challenges facing Central Virginia schools as they reopen amid the ongoing pandemic. “Opinions about school reopening vary widely across our Central Virginia ... Read more »

Roanoke Times: Sallet: Moving forward together: Supporting state and local broadband leadership

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ROANOKE TIMES, JONATHAN SALLET In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, the General Assembly is considering Gov. Northam’s request to increase funding to bring better broadband to all Virginians. Such support is important, as students stay home and learn, adults stay home and work, and seniors stay home even as they visit their doctor. Funding for broadband would be an important step — and a wake-up c... Read more »

VPM: 1 in 5 Virginia Students Face Virtual Learning Tech Barriers

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VPM, ALAN RODRIGUEZ ESPINOZA As schools prepare for virtual reopenings, a new State Council of Higher Education for Virginia study found that one in five Virginia students don’t have access to a computer or to high-speed internet. According to the study, more than 200,000 K-12 students and 60,000 college students in Virginia don’t have a stable internet connection. “If you look at all the students... Read more »

U.S. House Approves Funding for Improved FCC Broadband Access Maps, Passes Spanberger-Secured Provisions to Address High-Speed Internet Issues During COVID-19

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – A bipartisan majority of the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday voted to pass several provisions backed by U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger to close the digital divide, provide up-to-date information about internet access disparities, and address broadband internet inequities that have been laid bare during the COVID-19 pandemic. The bipartisan bill passed in the U.S.... Read more »

CBS19: Spanberger: 'The livelihoods of families are on the line'

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CBS19 Representative Abigail Spanberger released a statement as leadership negotiations stalled Friday on a new COVID-19 relief package. Spanberger wants both Republican and Democratic leaders to bring the same sense of urgency to current negotiations. The statement below: In March, the House and Senate negotiated and passed the CARES Act. This bipartisan bill delivered immediate relief to working... Read more »

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