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U.S. House Passes Spanberger-Cosponsored NO BAN Act to Repeal Administration’s Muslim Ban, Prevent Future Discriminatory Bans

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – A bipartisan majority of the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday voted to pass legislation cosponsored by U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger to repeal the administration’s existing executive order blocking travel from several majority-Muslim countries and to prevent another baseless, discriminatory travel ban from happening again. The House-passed National Origin-Based A... Read more »

Market Watch: TikTok faces legislation that aims to ban U.S. government workers from using the video-sharing app

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TikTok has been targeted this week by Republican and Democratic lawmakers in a fresh sign of the national-security concerns that Washington has with the popular Chinese-owned video-sharing app. GOP Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri announced Wednesday that he plans to introduce legislation that would ban all federal employees from using the app on government devices, as he said TikTok previously sent ... Read more »

U.S. House Passes Spanberger’s Legislation to Ban TikTok on TSA Phones, Protect Airport Security Personnel & Systems from Chinese Surveillance

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**VIDEO: On Floor of the U.S. House, Spanberger Highlights National Security Threat Posed by TikTok, Urges Her Colleagues to Protect Airport Personnel from Foreign-Based Counterintelligence Activities** WASHINGTON, D.C. – A bipartisan majority of the U.S. House of Representatives today voted to pass U.S. Representative Abigail’s Spanberger’s legislation to ban the Chinese video app “TikTok” on Tra... Read more »

The Hill: House passes bill banning TikTok on TSA devices

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The House on Thursday approved a bill that would ban Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials from downloading social media app TikTok onto government-issued devices. The ban was approved as part of the Rights for Transportation Security Officers Act, which a bipartisan majority of the House passed by a vote of 230-171. The ban on TikTok, which is owned by Chinese group ByteDance, w... Read more »

Culpeper Star Exponent: Spanberger assesses her freshman year in House

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CULPEPER STAR EXPONENT, CLINT SCHEMMER A current Republican talking point is that “Do Nothing Democrats” are obsessed with impeachment. Rep. Abigail Spanberger, the centrist Democrat who represents Central Virginia’s sprawling 7th District, doesn’t buy it. On Friday, her first anniversary as a member of the 166th Congress, Spanberger said she is proud of what she has achieved on health care, broad... Read more »

Spanberger Marks One Year in U.S. House, Highlights Work to Lower Prescription Drugs Costs, Expand Broadband Access, & Strengthen Border Security

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**Click Here for a Report on Spanberger’s Accomplishments for Central Virginia in 2019** HENRICO, V.A. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today marked one-year in the U.S. House of Representatives serving the people of Central Virginia. Spanberger also released this report focused on key accomplishments from her first year in the U.S. House. Since her swearing-in on January 3, 2019, Spanberg... Read more »

President Trump Signs into Law Spanberger’s Legislation to Combat Trafficking & Smuggling Networks in Central America, Strengthen U.S. Border Security

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HENRICO, V.A. – U.S. President Donald J. Trump signed into law U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger’s bipartisan legislation—led alongside U.S. Representative Will Hurd (R-TX-23)—to combat Central American trafficking and smuggling networks and strengthen U.S. border security. Specifically, Spanberger and Hurd’s Trafficking and Smuggling Intelligence Act directs the U.S. intelligence community t... Read more »

CBS19: Spanberger's legislation to combat trafficking and smuggling signed into law

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CBS19 NEWS HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger's legislation to combat trafficking and smuggling networks in Central America and strengthen border security in the United States was signed into law by President Donald Trump on Monday, according to a press release. The bipartisan legislation was led by Spanberger, who represents Virginia's Seventh District as a Democrat, and Texa... Read more »

Homeland Preparedness News: Measure targets drug, human trafficking

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HOMELAND PREPAREDNESS NEWS, DOUGLAS CLARK Reps. Will Hurd (R-TX) and Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) are touting legislation designed to ensure the intelligence community prioritizes resources to combat Northern Triangle and Mexico drug trafficking, human trafficking, and human smuggling. The representatives previously introduced the Trafficking and Smuggling Intelligence Act, which recently advanced th... Read more »

Culpeper Star Exponent: House OKs bill to reform farming workforce

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CULPEPER STAR EXPONENT, CLINT SCHEMMER Life for farm employers and workers may become more predictable with House passage Wednesday evening of a bipartisan bill tackling some of the problems facing U.S. agriculture. Cosponsored by U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger, the Farm Workforce Modernization Act would streamline the federal government’s H-2A guest-worker program by which growers hire farm workers... Read more »

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