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Augusta Free Press: Spanberger: Trump’s executive order deferring employee payroll taxes ‘unworkable’

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AUGUSTA FREE PRESS A group of House members led by Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-07) is raising issue with the Trump administration’s recent move to defer employee payroll taxes, citing the threat that the move would put on the Social Security program. In a letter to the president, Spanberger urged cooperation with Congress to pass a new relief package that directly addresses the unemployment cris... Read more »

Spanberger Leads Condemnation Of Executive Order That Would Gut Social Security Cashflow

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U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today led five U.S. House colleagues in strongly opposing the Trump administration’s recent move to defer employee payroll taxes, threatening the financial basis of millions of Social Security payments to senior and disabled Americans. The president’s executive order would also create a sudden increase in tax liabilities next year, leaving working families wi... Read more »

Spanberger Uses More Than 800 Constituent Survey Responses to Defend the U.S. Postal Service

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Today, U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger announced the initial results of her constituent survey on the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) and reports of recent slowdowns in service. Spanberger launched her survey earlier this month in response to an outpouring of concern from Central Virginia residents about the steps U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has taken to weaken the USPS. So far, 837 peop... Read more »

CBS19: Spanberger's office responding to hundreds of constituent cases

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CBS19 A local congresswoman’s office says it has helped get more than $3 million back to people who live in the Seventh Congressional District of Virginia. According to a release, Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger’s office has closed 1,384 constituent cases since she took office in 2019. The constituent cases can pertain to any federal program or agency, such as the Department of Veterans Affairs, ... Read more »

Spanberger’s Office Passes $3 Million Secured & Returned To Seventh District Constituents

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Today, U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger announced that her office has passed $3 million in funds secured and returned to Seventh District constituents. By fighting for backlogged benefits and fair treatment for Central Virginians, Spanberger’s team has returned $3,037,717 to constituents. Her office handles constituent issues pertaining to any federal program or agency, including the Departm... Read more »

Spanberger Marks 85th Anniversary of Social Security, a Lifeline for More Than 150,000 Seventh District Residents

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Today, U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger released the following statement to mark the 85th anniversary of the Social Security Act being signed into law. The creation of the Social Security program in 1935 contributed to a drastic decline in poverty among American seniors and disabled individuals. “Only a few generations ago, poverty stalked the daily lives of millions of American seniors. The... Read more »

Culpeper Star-Exponent: COMMENTARY: Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare: Keeping our promises

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CULPEPER STAR-EXPONENT, SEN. TIM KAINE and REP. ABIGAIL SPANBERGER On January 15, 1940, the Richmond Times-Dispatch ran a quarter-page photo of a professionally dressed, bespectacled man signing some seemingly unceremonious clerical papers. Such a snapshot doesn’t appear the least bit newsworthy until one reads the caption: “OLD AGE PENSION VOUCHERS SIGNED—John J. Corson, former Richmonder who is ... Read more »

Op-Ed: Continued support needed for long-term care facilities

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FREDERICKSBURG FREE LANCE-STAR, REPS. ABIGAIL SPANBERGER AND ROB WITTMAN With millions of Americans experiencing pain and suffering caused by COVID-19, Republicans and Democrats have worked together to combat a once-in-a-century health and economic crisis, one that has threatened the lives and livelihoods of millions across Virginia. In addition to small business owners, hourly workers and farmers... Read more »

Spanberger Hosts Fifth COVID-19-Focused Telephone Town Hall to Discuss Pandemic’s Impacts on Central Virginia Seniors & Caregivers

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HENRICO, V.A. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger hosted a telephone town hall with local experts and officials from AARP Virginia and the Virginia Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services to discuss the current challenges facing Central Virginia seniors and caregivers, as well as resources available to them as the COVID-19 crisis continues. During her public telephone town hall, Spanb... Read more »

Daily Beast: Rage Builds As Feds Slow-Walk COVID Nursing Home Cash

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DAILY BEAST, SAM BRODEY Weeks into the national lockdown, the Canterbury Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center outside Richmond had become the site of one of the nation’s worst localized outbreaks of COVID-19, with 45 residents dead of COVID-19 in a little over a month. "A publicly funded nursing home is a virus’ dream,” Dr. Jim Wright, the chief medical officer at Canterbury, said at the time. “Pe... Read more »

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