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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 »

Woodworking Network: American Wood Council applauds mass timber provisions in NDAA

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WOODWORKING NETWORK, ROBERT DALHEIM The American Wood Council (AWC) is commending the passage of the rec National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The bill included language from Reps. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) and Austin Scott (R-GA) directing the Secretary of Defense and Secretary of Agriculture to review the potential to incorporate innovative wood products in constructing or renovating facili... Read more »

Spanberger Leads Bipartisan Effort to Reject Proposed Cuts to Federal Support for High-Speed Broadband Internet Projects, Calls for Increased Investment in USDA ReConnect Program

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today led a letter with 16 of her House colleagues calling on U.S. Senate and U.S. House appropriators to prioritize funding for high-speed broadband internet infrastructure projects in Central Virginia and across the country and reject proposed cuts included in the Senate version of the Fiscal Year 2021 funding bill. In the letter, Spanber... Read more »

Facing December 30 CARES Act Expenditure Deadline, Spanberger Pushes for Extension of Timeline to Support Virginia State & Local Governments, Healthcare Providers, Small Businesses

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today called on Congress to extend the deadline for Virginia to use awards from the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) beyond the end of 2020. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act — which Spanberger voted to pass earlier this year — currently requires that CRF funds be expended by December 30, 2020. In Virginia, communi... Read more »

Spanberger Named to Conference Committee on National Defense Authorization Act

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Yesterday, U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger was named to the conference committee on the House and Senate versions of the FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA.) As a conferee, Spanberger will help shape the final language of the NDAA, one of the largest legislative packages passed by Congress each year. She is one of two Members participating from the U.S. House Agriculture Commit... Read more »

Augusta Free Press: Spanberger, Katko introduce bill to strengthen emergency preparedness

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AUGUSTA FREE PRESS Reps. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) and John Katko (R-NY) have introduced bipartisan legislation to strengthen the United States’ ability to prepare for and respond to threats to public safety and national security. The Analyzing Disaster Vulnerabilities and Applicable National Capabilities for Emergencies (ADVANCE) Act would make sure the federal government is better able to predic... Read more »

Spanberger, Katko Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Emergency Preparedness & Crisis-Response Infrastructure

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U.S. Representatives Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) and John Katko (R-NY) introduced bipartisan legislation to strengthen the United States’ ability to prepare for and respond to threats to public safety and national security. As the United States has simultaneously grappled with a public health crisis, a challenging hurricane season, and devastating wildfires, the need for comprehensive disaster model... Read more »

Washington Post: Teleworking in a parking lot. School on a flash drive. The coronavirus prompts new urgency for rural Internet access.

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WASHINGTON POST, MEAGAN FLYNN Jason Onorati moved to rural Powhatan, Va., 23 years ago, when he didn’t need the Internet to raise a family. He lives with his young son and his 2-year-old granddaughter on a gravel dead-end road on the edge of town, one of many pockets of rural America that lack reliable WiFi. Here, there is no access to video calls, no Netflix or online billing, except via cellphon... Read more »

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