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Spanberger Announces Additional $2.6 Million in CARES Act Funding for Emergency Housing Assistance for Central Virginians

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U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today announced a federal CARES Act grant totaling $2,633,897 to help meet the housing needs of Central Virginia families in Henrico and Chesterfield. The award from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will be disbursed through HUD’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program to 31 Virginia counties. Chesterfield County will recei... Read more »

NBC12: Additional $2.6M in funding to help with emergency housing in Central Va.

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NBC12, HANNAH SMITH U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger announced Wednesday an additional $2.6 million in CARES Act funding to help with emergency housing assistance in Henrico and Chesterfield counties. Chesterfield County will receive $1,216,799 and Henrico County will receive $1,417,098, a release said. “Across Virginia this week, families are navigating the new challenges of virtual learnin... Read more »

CBS19: Roundtable focused on maternal health disparities, COVID-19 impacts

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CBS19 A recent roundtable event focused on Black maternal health issues and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger hosted the roundtable with maternal and community health professionals. According to a release, they discussed the challenges maternal and community health care providers have been facing during the pandemic and the additional support they would like to... Read more »

Spanberger Convenes Roundtable on COVID-19 Impact on Minority Communities, Black Maternal Health Outcomes

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Last week, U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger convened a roundtable with maternal and community health professionals from across Central Virginia to discuss the ongoing crisis in Black maternal health, the challenges maternal & community healthcare providers are facing in the sixth month of the pandemic, and what additional support they would like to see in the next federal relief package. In ... Read more »

CBS19: Spanberger, Cline introduce bill targeting child sexual exploitation, abuse

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CBS19 Two members of Virginia’s Congressional Delegation have introduced a bill targeting child exploitation. According to a release, Representatives Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-07) and Ben Cline (R-VA-06) introduced the Child Response to Exploitation and Sexual Abuse of Children in Unaddressed Emergencies, or Child RESCUE, Act. This bill aims to strengthen federal efforts to rescue U.S. children fro... Read more »

Virginia Mercury: U.S. House passes package to rescue child care industry

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VIRGINIA MERCURY, ALLISON STEVENS The U.S. House stepped in Wednesday to try to rescue the nation’s child care system from collapse under the weight of the pandemic. The chamber approved a pair of bills that backers say are needed to fully reopen the economy and shore up the child care industry in the longer term. The bills now advance to the GOP-controlled Senate, where their fates are uncertain.... Read more »

CBS19: 'Momnibus' takes aim at maternal health issues

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CBS19 The U.S. House will take a look at a piece of legislation called a "momnibus" that aims to address a maternal health crisis across the country. According to a release, escalating maternal mortality rates are uneven across racial divides. In Virginia, black mothers are three times more likely to die during childbirth than white mothers. The Black Maternal health Momnibus Act aims to build on ... Read more »

Spanberger Joins Fellow Members of the Black Maternal Health Caucus to Unveil Historic “Momnibus” Legislative Package to Address U.S. Black Maternal Health Crisis

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today joined fellow Members of the Black Maternal Health Caucus to introduce a historic “Momnibus” legislative package to address the United States’ urgent maternal health crisis. Across the country, escalating maternal mortality rates are uneven across racial divides. In Virginia specifically, Black mothers are three times more likely to d... Read more »

WAVY: Lawmakers push federal bill that would fight rise in maternal mortality

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WASHINGTON, D. C. (NEXSTAR) — Despite the U.S. being home to some of the best medical care in the world, the number of mothers who die during childbirth has risen. Lawmakers want members of Congress to be aware of this. “The notion that we are continuing to see our rates rise is inexcusable,” Virginia Rep. Abigail Spanberger said. As the number of mothers who die during childbirth rises, especiall... Read more »

Richmond Times Dispatch: Three Virginia congresswomen hail House vote to remove deadline for ratifying ERA

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RICHMOND TIMES DISPATCH, MEL LEONOR The three women in Virginia’s congressional delegation celebrated Thursday the passage of a resolution in the U.S. House that would do away with the long-past deadline to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. The House voted 232-183 to remove language setting the ratification deadline as 1982 — when only 35 of the needed 38 states had ratified the language. The eff... Read more »

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