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Spanberger Secures $22.7 Million for Central Virginia Transportation & Infrastructure Projects in Federal Surface Transportation Bill

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today announced that her office has successfully secured seven key transportation and infrastructure projects in Virginia’s Seventh District for inclusion in the INVEST in America Act, proposed federal surface transportation reauthorization legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives. The proposed legislation includes more than $22.7 m...

Spanberger Encourages Central Virginians to Enroll in Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, Receive $50 Internet Discount

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HENRICO, V.A. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today called on eligible Central Virginians to enroll in the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program. The EBB provides families with a discount of $50 off the monthly cost of home internet service. In some cases, the program also provides an additional subsidy for a computer for qualifying househol...

WRIC: How to get a $50 internet discount through the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

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WRIC Eligible families in Virginia can now receive a monthly discount on their internet bill. The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program helps families with a discount of $50 off the monthly cost of home internet service. The program opened last week. The program was established as part of the end-of-year funding deal U.S. Representative Abigail Spanb...

The Central Virginian: Spanberger encourages Central Virginians to seek $50 internet discount

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THE CENTRAL VIRGINIAN U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger called on eligible Central Virginians to enroll in the Federal Communications Commission’s Emergency Broadband Benefit program. The EBB provides families with a discount of $50 off the monthly cost of home internet service. In some cases, the program also provides an additional subsidy for a computer for qualifying households. Last week,...

CBS19: Spanberger watching Biden Administration, says U.S. needs to up cybersecurity

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CBS19, SARAH ROBINSON The cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline underscores the vulnerability of the United States' energy infrastructure, according to Seventh District Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger, who used to be a CIA officer. Spanberger says she is closely watching the Biden administration's next steps to hold cybercriminals accountable and prevent crimes like this from happening in the futu...

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...

Spanberger Statement Following President Joe Biden’s Joint Address to Congress

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HENRICO, V.A. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger tonight issued the following statement after President Joe Biden’s Joint Address to Congress. “While the damaging effects of the COVID-19 crisis continue, President Joe Biden tonight articulated a clear message of unity, resolve, and — above all — hope in the face of these challenges. This message rose above the corrosive strains of hyper-part...

Richmond Times-Dispatch: Funding for school modernization possible with U.S. aid packages; Virginia awaits money and rules

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RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH, MICHAEL MARTZ Gov. Ralph Northam is awaiting federal guidance on whether Virginia can use some of the estimated $6.8 billion coming to the state and local governments from the American Rescue Plan Act to make a “generational investment” in renovating or replacing public school buildings that have become obsolete with age. Northam also needs to know how Virginia can spend t...

Spanberger, Booker Introduce Bicameral Bill to Plant Historic Investment in Voluntary Farm Conservation Programs, Expand EQIP, CSP, CRP, & REAP Programs

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — This week, U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger — Chair of the U.S. House Agriculture Committee’s Conservation and Forestry Subcommittee — and U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced the Climate Stewardship Act, which would increase federal investment in voluntary farm and ranch conservation programs, as well as strengthen support for reforestation and wetlands restoration ...

Spanberger Statement on Bipartisan Meeting at the White House

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today released the following statement after joining a bipartisan group of her colleagues at the White House to discuss a range of Problem Solvers Caucus priorities — including infrastructure. “Today’s conversation was a productive, bipartisan discussion — and I appreciated the opportunity to join White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain and Mr...