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Spanberger, McKinley, Trone Urge Treasury Department to Allow States & Localities to Use American Rescue Plan Funding to Combat Opioid Epidemic

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-07), David B. McKinley (R-WV-01), and David Trone (D-MD-06) today led a bipartisan effort calling on the U.S. Treasury Department to allow states to use American Rescue Plan funding to combat increases in drug overdose deaths witnessed during the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020, drug overdose deaths reached record levels in communities ac... Read more »

Following Sharp Spike in Virginia Drug Overdose Deaths in 2020, Spanberger Helps Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Combat Opioid Abuse Epidemic in Rural Communities

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HENRICO, V.A. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger yesterday helped introduce bipartisan legislation that would strengthen the federal response to the opioid abuse crisis, which has led to massive increases in overdose deaths in Virginia and across the country. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United States is projected to have experienced a record nu... Read more »

ICYMI: Spanberger Hosts Central Virginia-Focused Telephone Town Hall, Receives Feedback Directly from Seventh District Residents

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HENRICO, V.A. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger last week hosted an open, public telephone town hall focused on challenges facing Central Virginia families, seniors, and businesses as they recover and rebuild from the pandemic. During the event, Spanberger answered questions and concerns directly from Seventh District constituents about issues facing Central Virginia, including prescription... Read more »

Richmond Times-Dispatch: Legislation named in honor of local firefighter reintroduced in Congress

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RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH, LAURA MCFARLAND A bill named for a Powhatan firefighter aimed at providing veteran firefighters with fair compensation, healthcare, and retirement benefits they’ve earned through their service was recently reintroduced in the House of Representatives. Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger, D-7th, re-introduced a bipartisan bill known as the Michael Lecik Military Firefighters P... Read more »

Spanberger Leads Bipartisan Effort Calling on HHS to Rapidly Distribute Remaining Relief Funds to Long-Term Care Facilities Impacted by COVID-19

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today led a bipartisan effort of 59 Member of Congress in calling on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to quickly distribute remaining provider relief funds to senior living facility operators in Central Virginia and across the country. In a letter to HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra, Spanberger and her colleagues called on... Read more »

Richmond Times-Dispatch: Richmond Raceway administers 100,000th shot of COVID-19 vaccine

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RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH, KENYA HUNTER Tom Leonard, 65, didn’t know that his second shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine would be the 100,000th shot administered at the Richmond Raceway. He just knew that he wanted things to get back to normal at the farmers market he owns in Short Pump, and he also lost some friends to COVID-19, too. “We’re pretty grateful that none of our team was real sick, and w... Read more »

WRIC: Henrico County reaches milestone: 100,000 COVID-19 vaccines administered at Richmond Raceway

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WRIC, TYLER THRASHER, JORDAN BONDURANT Joined by Richmond Raceway President Dennis Bickmeier and U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger, Henrico resident Tom Leonard, owner of Tom Leonard’s Farmer’s Market, was recognized as the recipient of the Richmond Henrico Health Districts’ 100,000th COVID-19 shot at Richmond Raceway on Saturday. The milestone comes after the RHHD, Richmond Raceway and Westwood Pharma... Read more »

WWBT: Henrico Co. administers 100,000th COVID-19 vaccine

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WWBT, HANNAH EASON More than two months after Henrico County began administering COVID-19 vaccines at the Richmond Raceway, the locality reached a new milestone: 100,000 shots administered. Tom Leonard, Henrico resident and owner of Tom Leonard’s Farmer’s Market, received the 100,000th dose on Saturday. “I’m very grateful to be here to have my second shot,” Leonard said. “I feel good about this.” ... Read more »

ICYMI: Spanberger Hosts Telephone Town Hall with Virginia Experts Focused on Mental Health Challenges During COVID-19 Pandemic

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HENRICO, V.A. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger yesterday hosted an open, public telephone town hall focused on behavioral and mental health challenges facing Central Virginians one year into the COVID-19 pandemic. During the event, she was joined by several Virginia mental health experts — including Lisa Jobe-Shields, Deputy Director, Community Services, Virginia Department of Behavioral H... Read more »

WRIC: Federal funding on the way to help local restaurants, Rep. Spanberger meets with owners to discuss next steps

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WRIC, LAURA PERROT Some federal relief could soon be heading to local restaurants. Rep. Abigail Spanberger met with local restaurant owners at the Tazza Kitchen in Short Pump on Thursday to discuss the American Rescue Plan, which she voted to pass last month. The plan includes a $29 billion fund to support restaurants with fewer than 20 locations. “For small, locally owned restaurants to be able t... Read more »

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