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Spanberger Joins Bipartisan Majority of the U.S. House in Repealing Iraq War AUMF, Reasserting Congressional Authority in Decisions of War

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today joined a bipartisan majority of the U.S. House of Representatives in voting to repeal outdated war authorities and protect U.S. servicemembers and personnel stationed in the Middle East. Spanberger voted to pass a bipartisan amendment to repeal the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) Iraq Resolution of 2002. Additionally, s... Read more »

Spanberger: Withdrawal of Commerce Department 5G Restrictions “Reinforces Need for Comprehensive 5G Strategy”

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HENRICO, V.A. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger released the following statement after the Wall Street Journal reported that the U.S. Department of Commerce has withdrawn proposed regulations preventing U.S. companies from selling certain technologies to the Chinese firm Huawei, which has close ties to Chinese military and intelligence agencies. “Amid credible national security concerns rel... Read more »

CBS19: Spanberger releases statement on withdrawal of 5G restrictions

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CBS19 Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger released the following statement after The Wall Street Journal reported the U.S. Department of Commerce withdrew proposed regulations preventing U.S. companies from selling certain technologies to Huawei, a Chinese firm that has close ties to Chinese military and intelligence agencies, according to a news release from Spanberger's team. "Amid credible nationa... Read more »

ICYMI: On C-SPAN’s “The Communicators,” Spanberger Calls for Stronger U.S. Response to Foreign-Based Cyber Threats, Highlights Her Bipartisan Bill to Build National 5G Strategy

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HENRICO, V.A. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger—a Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee—is continuing her push to protect U.S. 5G telecommunications infrastructure from foreign-based threats. In an interview on C-SPAN’s “The Communicators,” Spanberger highlighted that the U.S. House recently passed her bipartisan Secure 5G and Beyond Act, which would require the administration to de... Read more »

Spanberger Joins Bipartisan Letter Calling for New Richmond Aviation Facility in Defense Budget

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HENRICO, V.A. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today joined a letter led by U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) urging the U.S. Army National Guard to prioritize funding for a new aviation facility in Richmond as part of the Future Years Defense Program (FYDP). The letter is signed by the entire Virginia congressional delegation. With the current facility already impac... Read more »

Washington Post: We differ in our politics. We agree on Congress’s power to declare war.

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WASHINGTON POST by JUSTIN AMASH, KEN BUCK, JARED GOLDEN, SCOTT PERRY, DEAN PHILLIPS, CHIP ROY, AND ABIGAIL SPANBERGER We are members of Congress whose political ideologies and priorities run the gamut, but we are united in our determination to safeguard the constitutional duty of Congress to declare war and to ensure that the American people have their voices heard. This duty is essential to provi... Read more »

Culpeper Star Exponent: Spanberger: Congress must exercise its war powers

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CULPEPER STAR EXPONENT, CLINT SCHEMMER The authority and responsibility to make war rests with Congress, Rep. Abigail Spanberger said Thursday as the U.S.-Iran crisis prompted the House to reaffirm its war powers. Spanberger, a Democrat representing Central Virginia’s 7th District, voted with a majority of her colleagues to assert that President Donald Trump must seek congressional approval before... Read more »

Homeland Preparedness News: House advances three bills to improve 5G security

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HOMELAND PREPAREDNESS NEWS, DAVE KOVALESKI The U.S. House of Representatives advanced three bills this week that seek to improve 5G security in the country. One of the bills is the Secure 5G and Beyond Act of 2019 (H.R. 2881), introduced by Reps. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA), Elise Stefanik (R-NY), Elissa Slotkin (D-MI), Francis Rooney (R-FL), Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ), and Susan Brooks (R-IN). This bill... Read more »

ICYMI: Ahead of U.S. House Voting 413 to 3 to Pass Her Bipartisan Bill to Build National 5G Strategy, Spanberger Calls on Colleagues to Protect Against Chinese Threats from Huawei & ZTE

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**VIDEO/AUDIO: During Floor Speech, the Congresswoman Pointed to Risks Associated with Growing 5G Footprints of Huawei & ZTE, Highlighted Pressing Need to Defend U.S. Networks & Maintain Competitive Edge of U.S. Companies** WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger—a Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee—yesterday spoke on the U.S. House floor ahead of the U.S. House of Re... Read more »

Spanberger Joins Bipartisan Majority in Voting to Reassert Congressional War Powers Authority & Affirm U.S. Inherent Right to Self-Defense, Calls for Congress to Address Outdated AUMFs

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger—a former CIA case officer who worked Iran and counterterrorism issues—today released the following statement after voting in support of the House War Powers resolution. “Today, I voted to affirm that the United States has the inherent right to act in self-defense and that the Executive Branch can engage our Armed Forces as ‘necessary and ap... Read more »

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