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Culpeper Star-Exponent: Spanberger, McEachin tour Postal Service center

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CULPEPER STAR-EXPONENT, CLINT SCHEMMER To learn how workers plan to handle an expected flood of mail this fall, U.S. Reps. Abigail Spanberger, D-7th, and A. Donald McEachin, D-4th, toured a Postal Service processing center Thursday. The House members met with Postal Service employees and discussed the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and agency management’s recent operational changes ahead of a wi... Read more »

WRIC: Democrats and Republicans look to avoid another government shutdown

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WRIC (NEXSTAR), BASIL JOHN The clock is ticking for Congress to prevent another government shutdown at the end of September. “There is, under no circumstance, any room for us to face a potential government shutdown,” Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger said. Spanberger says the proactive discussion between the House and the Trump administration is reassuring. “Certainly, having those conversations be... Read more »

Spanberger Demands USPS Ensure Timely & Accurate Delivery of Veterans’ Mail-Order Prescriptions

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U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger is calling on U.S Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to share information on specific actions the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is taking to ensure the timely and accurate delivery of prescription medications to veterans in Central Virginia and across the country. Recent reports indicate that veterans have had to wait double or triple the regular amount of time for ... Read more »

Houses bill would provide USPS with $25B, ban operational changes pre-election

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AUGUSTA FREE PRESS, CHRIS GRAHAM The House voted 257-150 in a rare Saturday session to approve $25 billion for the United States Postal Service and ban operational changes that have been slowing mail service across the country. The Delivering for America Act passed along largely party lines after the House Oversight Committee released internal USPS documents showing sharp declines in delivery serv... Read more »

WTVR: Rep. Spanberger: Mail delays could be ‘life-threatening’

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WTVR, BRENDAN KING Leslie Sarr has operated an Etsy online shop from her Henrico home for the past 10 years. “I have my packages ready to be picked up by the mail carrier every day,” she said. “I’m shipping maybe 10 to 12 packages on average every day. Sometimes more.” Sarr relies on the United States Postal Service to ship her vintage antique hardware to customers all over the world. But, she’s n... Read more »

Spanberger Launches New Survey on U.S. Postal Service Delays to Gather Information & Input from Central Virginians

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Today, U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger launched a survey to gather information from her constituents about any mail delivery delays they are experiencing and their concerns about the future of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). Spanberger’s survey is one aspect of her broader effort to respond to recent attacks on the U.S. Postal Service. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy – appointed by the Board... Read more »

CBS19: Spanberger launches online survey about USPS

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People who live in the Seventh Congressional District can now share information about mail delivery delays they are experiencing. Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger has launched an online survey to collect information about these experiences and people’s concerns about the future of the U.S. Postal Service. According to a release, this survey is one part of her effort to respond to recent developmen... Read more »

CBS19: Congressional reaction to slowing USPS

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The U.S. Postal Service has seen slowdowns across the county. Some families across Central Virginia go days without seeing a single piece of mail. Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger from Virginia's Seventh District says she supports the USPS and is working in Washington, D.C. to keep the institution going. "Mail delivery of prescription drug medication, and for our seniors in particular, for those e... Read more »

Spanberger Marks 55th Anniversary of Landmark Voting Rights Act

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U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today released the following statement on the 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 being signed into law. “55 years ago today, the Voting Rights Act was signed into law and our nation took one of its largest leaps toward to goal of a truly representative government. After decades of persistent, courageous advocacy – often at risk to their own liv... Read more »

Culpeper Star-Exponent: Spanberger joins GOP in push-back on Trump suggestion to delay November election

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CULPEPER STAR-EXPONENT The area’s Democratic Congresswoman joined voices from both sides of the aisle in pushing back Thursday on a suggestion from President Donald Trump that the November election be delayed due to the pandemic. “With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history,” Trump tweeted. “It will be a grea... Read more »

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