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Spanberger Statement on Vote to Keep Government Open, Avoid Shutdown

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today released the following statement after voting with a majority of the U.S. House to pass a short-term agreement that would keep the federal government open through December 3, 2021. “On the floor of the House tonight, I was glad to see strong support behind keeping the doors of our government open and protecting the paychecks of our fe...

ICYMI: Spanberger Hosts Virtual Town Hall on Issues Facing Central Virginia Families, Businesses, & Economy

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HENRICO, V.A. – IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger last week hosted an open-topic, public telephone town hall focused on Central Virginia’s families, businesses, and economy. On Thursday night, Spanberger answered questions directly from Central Virginians about challenges they are experiencing during Virginia’s economic recovery and ideas they have for improving the Sev...

SUMMARY: U.S. House Approves Funding for 10 Central Virginia Projects Spanberger Secured in Federal Appropriations Bill, Totaling More than $6.3 Million

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. House of Representatives today voted to approve funding for 10 Central Virginia projects that Spanberger successfully secured as part of a House-passed fiscal year (FY) 2022 appropriations bill. The funding for these community-focused projects totals more than $6.3 million for Virginia’s Seventh District. Spanberger worked directly with Central Virginia officials to sol...

Spanberger Introduces Bipartisan, Bicameral SOLVE ACT to Help Establish a Process in the Event of a Candidate’s Death in a Contingent Presidential Election

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger introduced the bipartisan, bicameral Solving an Overlooked Loophole in Votes for Executives (SOLVE) Act, which would establish a panel of constitutional experts to recommend to Congress an appropriate process in case there is a death of a candidate in a contingent presidential or vice-presidential election. The Constitution establishes that...

U.S. House Passes Spanberger’s Bipartisan Bills to Repeal Outdated & Inactive War Authorizations, Prevent Future Abuses of Executive Power

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – A bipartisan majority of the U.S. House of Representatives today voted to pass U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger’s two bipartisan bills to prevent abuses of presidential power and repeal outdated, inactive Authorizations for the Use of Military Force (AUMFs). Last month, Spanberger led the introduction of bipartisan legislation that would repeal the 1991 AUMF against Iraq, ...

Wall Street Journal: House Votes to Repeal Two Older Military Force Authorizations

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WALL STREET JOURNAL, LINDSAY WISE The House voted 366-46 to repeal two decades-old authorizations of the use of military force in the Middle East, or AUMFs, as Congress moves to reassert its constitutional powers to declare war. The bills, which were voted on together on Tuesday with other pieces of legislation that had broad bipartisan support, would terminate the 1991 Gulf War AUMF, 30 years aft...

Fox News: House votes to repeal 1957, 1991 war authorizations

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FOX NEWS, THOMAS BARRABI The House voted to repeal a pair of decades-old war authorizations on Tuesday amid a push within Congress to reenact limits on presidential war powers. House lawmakers voted to revoke a 1991 authorization for use of military force that was first passed ahead of the Gulf War, as well as a 1957 provision that authorized the use of force in defense of Middle Eastern nations f...

POLITICO: House votes to repeal decades-old war powers amid Middle East debate

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POLITICO, CONNOR O'BRIEN The House on Tuesday voted to repeal a pair of outdated war authorizations, piling onto an expanding debate on Capitol Hill over reining in broad presidential war powers. Lawmakers passed the two measures — one bill that would repeal the 1991 Gulf War authorization and a second that would rescind a vague Cold War-era military authorization for the Middle East passed in 195...

Courthouse News Service: House Repeals Pair of Outdated Military Force Authorizations

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COURTHOUSE NEWS SERVICE, SAMANTHA HAWKINS The House voted 366-46 to repeal two outdated, inactive military force authorizations Tuesday as part of an ongoing effort to rein in presidential war powers: the Gulf War authorization from 1991 and an Eisenhower-era anti-communist military authorization. The repeals were included in a seven-bill package and required a two-thirds majority to pass. The poi...

Virginia Public Radio: Spanberger Bill Reversing 1991 AUMF Likely to Pass House

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VIRGINIA PUBLIC RADIO, MICHAEL POPE Back in 1991, Congress passed an authorization for use of military force against Iraq, one that’s still active today. Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger says it's time for Congress to repeal that resolution. "They are not supposed to be on the books forever, and they are not supposed to just be open-ended authorizations where any president now or in the future cou...