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Spanberger Statement on Stopgap Government Funding Bill, Status of COVID-19 Negotiations

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today released the following statement after supporting a short-term funding agreement in the U.S. House to prevent the federal government from shutting down this evening. “Tonight’s vote is just one more example of a broken pattern of moving from one impending budgetary disaster to another. Congress repeatedly refuses to respond to fast-ap... Read more »

Spanberger Statement on House Passing Stopgap Government Funding Measure

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today released the following statement after voting with a bipartisan majority of the U.S. House of Representatives to pass a short-term agreement to prevent the federal government from shutting down on December 11. “With the passage of today’s funding bill, Congress will vote again next week to keep federal employees on the payroll, suppor... Read more »

CBS19: Stopgap spending bill passes U.S. House

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CBS19 The federal government faced a potential shutdown at the end of this week, but if this bill passes the Senate, it will run for a little longer. The U.S. House of Representatives passed a stopgap funding bill on Wednesday to keep the government open for one week. The Associated Press reports this comes as Congress is struggling to pass some kind of COVID-19 relief, such as further unemploymen... Read more »

Facing December 30 CARES Act Expenditure Deadline, Spanberger Pushes for Extension of Timeline to Support Virginia State & Local Governments, Healthcare Providers, Small Businesses

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today called on Congress to extend the deadline for Virginia to use awards from the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) beyond the end of 2020. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act — which Spanberger voted to pass earlier this year — currently requires that CRF funds be expended by December 30, 2020. In Virginia, communi... Read more »

As COVID-19 Cases Rise in Virginia, Spanberger Continues Push for Negotiated Agreement on COVID-19 Relief

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HENRICO, V.A. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today called on the Trump Administration and congressional leadership in both parties to recommit to the passage of a negotiated COVID-19 relief package before the end of the year. In a letter sent to President Donald J. Trump, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Spanberger emphasized the urgent ne... Read more »

Spanberger Delivers Keynote Speech for National Law Enforcement Museum Discussion on Law Enforcement Mental Health & Safety

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HENRICO, V.A. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger yesterday delivered keynote remarks for “Preventing Death by Suicide: A Chief-to-Chief Leadership Wellness Discussion,” hosted by the National Law Enforcement Museum. According to Blue HELP, there have been 869 officer suicides in the United States since 2016. Spanberger — a former federal law enforcement officer — spoke about the need to prio... Read more »

Homeland Preparedness News: Reps. Spanberger, Katko introduce bill to protect against foreign influence in elections

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HOMELAND PREPAREDNESS NEWS, DAVE KOVALESKI U.S. Reps. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) and John Katko (R-NY) introduced legislation to protect against foreign influence designed to weaken the U.S. electoral system. A statement from the U.S. Intelligence Community reported in August that “foreign states will continue to use covert and overt influence measures in their attempts to sway U.S. voters’ prefere... Read more »

Spanberger, Katko Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Crack Down on Foreign-Backed Disinformation in U.S. Political System, Identify Foreign Propaganda across Social Media Platforms

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U.S. Representatives Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-07) and John Katko (R-NY-24) today introduced bipartisan legislation to protect against the influence of foreign nations that seek to weaken the U.S. electoral system and sow division through online disinformation campaigns. Amid COVID-19 and a general election, foreign governments are looking to disrupt the U.S. democratic system and exploit existing ... Read more »

Spanberger Opposes Partisan House COVID-19 Relief Package, Calls for Compromise Legislation that Can Pass U.S. Senate & Be Signed into Law

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today released the following statement urging leadership in both parties to come to an agreement on COVID-19 relief and announcing her opposition to the Heroes Act 2.0 package. “In Central Virginia, our neighbors, businesses, friends, and families need immediate relief in response to the combined hardships caused by a global pandemic, an ec... Read more »

White House press secretary says Pelosi is ‘not being serious’; Pelosi says administration is offering ‘the heel of the loaf’

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WASHINGTON POST, ERICA WERNER and JEFF STEIN House Democrats passed a $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief bill Thursday over intense GOP opposition, even as bipartisan talks between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin continued. The legislation, which passed 214 to 207, has no chance of advancing in the Republican-led Senate and is opposed by the White House. But it’s bee... Read more »

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