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Spanberger Receives More Than 1,500 Responses to USPS Survey, Shares Personal Impacts of Mail Delays on Central Virginians

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today announced the initial results of her relaunched survey focused on U.S. Postal Service (USPS) mail and delivery service delays. The delays constituents are facing are unacceptable, and Spanberger will use these responses to push for effective action and reforms at USPS. Since Thursday, October 7, Spanberger’s office has received more t...

Spanberger Announces Nearly $400,000 Federal Grant for UVA Health System to Strengthen Telehealth Services in Central Virginia

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today announced a new federal grant totaling $388,574 to help strengthen telehealth services across Central Virginia, support providers’ purchases of equipment for virtual healthcare appointments and patient monitoring, and reduce the spread of COVID-19. This grant was awarded to the University of Virginia Health System as part of the third...

To Bring Attention to Need for Recovery Services, Spanberger Shares Story of Central Virginian Lost Due to Overdose on the Floor of the U.S. House

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**VIDEO: On Floor of the U.S. House, Spanberger Shares Story of Central Virginian Lost to Drug Overdose, Pushes for Progress in Fight Against Substance Abuse & Addiction** WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger today on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives shared the story of Summer Barrow, a Central Virginian who lost her life to a fentanyl overdose in January 2020. In 2020, Vi...

MONDAY: Spanberger to Host Virtual Town Hall Focused on Issues Facing Central Virginia Families, Seniors, & Economy

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Monday, October 25, U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger will host an open, public telephone town hall focused on a wide range of issues facing Central Virginia’s families, seniors, and economy. The virtual event will also be livestreamed via video on Spanberger’s congressional website and Facebook page. During the interactive event, Spanberger will take questions directly ...

As U.S. Postal Service Delays Continue, Spanberger Relaunches Survey to Collect Experiences of Central Virginians

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HENRICO, V.A. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger is relaunching her survey to gather stories, concerns, and feedback from Seventh District constituents about U.S. Postal Service (USPS) mail delivery and service delays. Just last month, Spanberger sent a letter to U.S. Postal Service Virginia District Manager Mr. Gerald Roane to outline specific mail delivery concerns she has heard directly f...

Richmond Times-Dispatch: Richmond-area residents express frustration with Postal Service delivery delays and service problems. Politicians urge reform.

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RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH, JOHN REID BLACKWELL Deborah and Charles Jones still believe in the importance of the U.S. Postal Service, even though the mail delivery agency may not entirely believe in them. The couple have had several pieces of mail sent to their home in western Henrico County that were returned to the senders affixed with a yellow label that says their house is “vacant.” It is most de...

The Free Lance-Star: Spanberger seeks answers from Postal Service on mail delays in Spotsylvania

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THE FREE LANCE-STAR, JAMES BARON Rep. Abigail Spanberger is pressing the U.S. Postal Service to find out why many Spotsylvania County residents are still plagued by poor mail delivery service, or in some cases, no mail delivery at all. Spanberger said residents in the 22407 ZIP code mostly served by the Fredericksburg post office at 600 Princess Anne St. continue to be adversely impacted by staffi...

NBC12: Spanberger looking for central Virginians’ experiences on USPS

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NBC12, SAMANTHA MCGRANAHAN As the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) continues to experience delays, Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger is relaunching a survey to gather your concerns. Last month, Spanberger wrote a letter to the U.S. Postal Service Virginia District Manager detailing her district’s specific concerns pertaining to mail delivery delays. She also asked for answers on how USPS is going to addr...

Henrico Citizen: Spanberger’s office returns another $1M to Seventh District residents

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HENRICO CITIZEN U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger’s office announced this week that it had returned another $1 million in federal casework funds to constituents in Virginia’s Seventh District. The new amount pushed to $8.2 million the total amount returned by the office to constituents since Spanberger took office Jan. 3, 2019. That amount represents a total of 2,372 cases. Among the casework...

Spanberger’s Office Returns More Than $8 Million in Federal Benefits to Seventh District Residents

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HENRICO, V.A. — Today, just weeks after exceeding $7 million, U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger announced that her office has surpassed $8 million in casework funds returned to constituents in Virginia’s Seventh District. Casework dollars are secured and returned by fighting for backlogged benefits and advocating for fair treatment on behalf of constituents dealing with a federal agency, prog...