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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 »

Spanberger Statement on Vote to Override President Trump’s Veto of the National Defense Authorization Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger tonight released the following statement after voting with an overwhelmingly bipartisan majority of the U.S. House of Representatives to override President Trump’s veto of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which authorizes U.S. Department of Defense funding and sets the country’s national security priorities for the upcoming ye... 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 Votes to Send Strong Defense Authorization Bill to President’s Desk, Slams President Trump’s Veto Threat

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today voted with a bipartisan majority of the U.S. House of Representatives to pass a strong bill to authorize U.S. Department of Defense funding levels and set national security priorities. The package passed in the U.S. House today focuses on maintaining the strength of the U.S. military, protecting servicemembers, and building resilience... 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 »

Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star: EDITORIAL: Tangible ways to thank veterans for their service

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FREDERICKSBURG FREE LANCE-STAR COMING as it does in the wake of a highly partisan and still contested presidential election, celebrating Veterans Day could easily be an afterthought. It shouldn’t be. Because honoring the sacrifices made by the 18 million military veterans living in our midst, and remembering the more than 1.1 million who died in service to their country throughout our history, can... 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 »

Homeland Preparedness News: Reps. Spanberger, Katko introduce bill to protect against foreign influence in elections

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HOMELAND PREPAREDNESS NEWS, DAVE KOVALESKI U.S. Reps. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) and John Katko (R-NY) introduced legislation to protect against foreign influence designed to weaken the U.S. electoral system. A statement from the U.S. Intelligence Community reported in August that “foreign states will continue to use covert and overt influence measures in their attempts to sway U.S. voters’ prefere... Read more »

Spanberger, Katko Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Crack Down on Foreign-Backed Disinformation in U.S. Political System, Identify Foreign Propaganda across Social Media Platforms

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U.S. Representatives Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-07) and John Katko (R-NY-24) today introduced bipartisan legislation to protect against the influence of foreign nations that seek to weaken the U.S. electoral system and sow division through online disinformation campaigns. Amid COVID-19 and a general election, foreign governments are looking to disrupt the U.S. democratic system and exploit existing ... Read more »

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