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As SBA Launches Paycheck Protection Program, Spanberger Urges Administration to Rapidly Deliver Forgivable Loans to Central Virginia Small Businesses

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HENRICO, V.A. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has launched its Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), a new federal loan assistance program intended to deliver immediate financial relief to small businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Under this program, loans will be fully forgiven if used by businesses to cover payr... Read more »

Spanberger Hosts Telephone Town Hall Focused on COVID-19’s Effects on Central Virginia Small Businesses & Workers

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HENRICO, V.A. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger yesterday hosted a telephone town hall with representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, and the Office of the Governor of Virginia. During the interactive forum, Spanberger and her guests answered questions directly from Central Virginians about the immediate economic impacts of C... Read more »

Spanberger Announces Details for Telephone Town Hall Focused on COVID-19’s Impacts on Central Virginia Small Businesses & Workers

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HENRICO, V.A. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger will host a telephone town hall on Thursday, April 2 with a regional representative from the U.S. Small Business Administration to discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on Central Virginia workers and small businesses, as well as the resources currently available to them. Last Friday, Spanberger voted to pass the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economi... Read more »

Spanberger: Administration’s Refusal to Pursue ACA Special Enrollment Period is “Tragic & Misguided” Move Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

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HENRICO, V.A. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today released the following statement after the administration indicated that it would not open a special enrollment period for individual health insurance signups during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. “In the face of this public health emergency, the administration’s refusal to open a special enrollment period is tragic and misguided. Wit... Read more »

Spanberger Releases Small Business Resource Guide for Central Virginia Workers & Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

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HENRICO, V.A. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today released a small business resource guide to help Central Virginia small businesses navigate the financial impacts of COVID-19. “Small businesses are the backbone of our regional economy, and many employers in our district are already feeling the immense financial pain created by this crisis. They are worried about the security of their e... Read more »

Spanberger Presses FDA to Cut Red Tape for Central Virginia Distilleries Producing Hand Sanitizer

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HENRICO, V.A. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger joined a bipartisan effort urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to cut red tape and allow producers of distilled spirits to continue manufacturing hand sanitizer with current supplies in response to shortages caused by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In a letter sent to FDA Administrator Stephen Hahn, Spanberger and 86 of her c... Read more »

Spanberger Statement on Virginia Stay at Home Order

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HENRICO, V.A. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today released the following statement after Virginia Governor Ralph Northam issued a Stay at Home order for all Virginia residents. “Today’s announcement from the Governor is the right step forward in mitigating and preventing the spread of this deadly virus. The Commonwealth’s healthcare professionals are working around the clock to save the... Read more »

Spanberger Presses HHS to Provide Additional Personal Protective Equipment to Central Virginia Nursing Homes & Long-Term Care Facilities in Response to COVID-19 Cases

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today urged the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to use its authorities under the Defense Production Act (DPA) to provide immediate, additional supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE) to nursing homes and long-term care facilities in Central Virginia and across the country. In a letter sent to HHS Secretary Alex Az... Read more »

Spanberger Leads Bipartisan Effort Calling on FCC to Suspend E-Rate Program Rules, Expand High-Speed Internet Access for Rural Students Amid Coronavirus-Caused School Closures

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HENRICO, V.A. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today is leading an effort calling on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to take steps to expand high-speed internet access for students facing school closures in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Across the United States, approximately 12 million students lack reliable broadband connectivity in their homes, and as of 2019, 27 per... Read more »

WRIC: Spanberger addresses small businesses’ concerns over stimulus bill

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WRIC, AMY SIMPSON Chuck Caple is used to being in a salon, but right now this licensed cosmetology instructor in Chesterfield is out of a job. Due to the 30-day shutdown for salons, he feels stuck. With news of a federal stimulus package on the way, Caple is worried at the thought of taking out a loan and creating more debt as his only option for survival. “Because I’m self-employed when I’m out o... Read more »

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