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At Start of 117th Congress, Spanberger, Katko Re-Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Nation’s Emergency Preparedness & Crisis-Response

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representatives Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-07) and John Katko (R-NY-24) today re-introduced bipartisan legislation to strengthen the nation’s ability to prepare for and respond to public safety and national security threats – including future pandemics. Starting in 2005, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS’) National Infrastructure Simulation and Analysis Center (... Read more »

President Trump Signs into Law Spanberger’s Legislation to Expand Broadband Internet Access, Lower Prescription Drug Prices, Support Veterans, & Prevent Tax Hikes on Local Breweries & Distilleries

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Trump last night signed into law a bipartisan fiscal year (FY) 2021 funding deal — as well as an emergency COVID-19 relief package — that contains several wins for Central Virginia small businesses, working families, and veterans that U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger fought to include. In addition to the COVID-19 relief provisions she pushed to include in the ove... Read more »

Spanberger Votes to Pass COVID-19 Emergency Relief Package & Government Funding Deal, Includes Spanberger’s Priorities to Support Central Virginia Families, Healthcare Providers, & Small Businesses

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today voted to pass a bipartisan, bicameral emergency relief package in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier this month, Spanberger helped kickstart relief negotiations and craft the bipartisan proposal that led to this legislation. The bipartisan relief package includes many Central Virginia priorities that Spanberger pushed ... Read more »

ICYMI: Spanberger Hosts Telephone Town Hall with Virginia Secretary of Health & Human Resources Dr. Daniel Carey, Answers Questions Focused on Healthcare, Economic Issues Facing Central Virginians Amid Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger this week hosted an open, public telephone town hall focused on issues facing Central Virginia families, businesses, healthcare providers, schools, and more. During the town hall, Spanberger was joined by Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Resources Dr. Daniel Carey to answer questions directly from Central Virginians about the range of... Read more »

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 »

Richmond Times-Dispatch: 'Help on way' - confidence builds behind relief package in Congress

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RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH, MICHAEL MARTZ Virginia’s senators say Congress is poised to act on a $900 billion package for short-term emergency relief to help American families and businesses survive a harrowing winter until newly approved vaccines can bring the COVID-19 pandemic under control. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., a leader in a bipartisan centrist coalition that created the framework for the pack... Read more »

CBS19: Local lawmakers push for COVID-19 relief

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CBS19, KATHRYN YOUNG The $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security bill was passed in March and Congress has passed nothing since then in the way of relief. They're working on it and hope to have a last minute deal, but nothing yet. The CARES Act was the largest economic stimulus bill in U.S. history, but some of its funding will soon dry up as 2020 comes to an end. Law makers have ... Read more »

Spanberger Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Critical Federal Assistance for Pregnant Mothers, Reauthorize Pregnancy Assistance Fund

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger introduced bipartisan legislation to provide essential services for pregnant mothers and reauthorize funding for the Pregnancy Assistance Fund (PAF). The PAF program helps states and tribal governments provide critical services to pregnant and parenting youth, pregnant women who have experienced sexual violence, and other vulnerable individ... Read more »

Henrico Citizen: Spanberger to host telephone town hall Dec. 16

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HENRICO CITIZEN U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger (Virginia-7th District) will host an open public telephone town hall Dec. 16 from 7:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. to discuss issues facing Central Virginia families, businesses, healthcare providers, schools and others. The live event will also be streamed via video on Spanberger’s website and Facebook page. During the event, Spanberger will be joined ... Read more »

Culpeper Star-Exponent: Health-care, COVID-19 town hall for District 7 residents to be held on Dec. 16

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CULPEPER STAR-EXPONENT Central Virginians are invited to participate this week in a telephone town hall about health care and economic issues affecting them amid the COVID-19 pandemic. At 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, 7th District U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger will address issues facing families, businesses, health-care providers and schools. People can take part by phone, and video of the live, on... Read more »

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