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ICYMI: Spanberger Hosts Central Virginia-Focused Telephone Town Hall, Receives Feedback Directly from Seventh District Residents

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HENRICO, V.A. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger last week hosted an open, public telephone town hall focused on challenges facing Central Virginia families, seniors, and businesses as they recover and rebuild from the pandemic. During the event, Spanberger answered questions and concerns directly from Seventh District constituents about issues facing Central Virginia, including prescription...

Spanberger Presses for Pay Equity Amid Economic Recovery, Votes to Pass the Bipartisan Paycheck Fairness Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today voted to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, bipartisan legislation that would help strengthen the financial stability of working families in Central Virginia and secure equal pay for equal work. Across the country, women on average earn 82 cents for every dollar earned by men for equal work. This gender pay gap contributes to a more diff...

Joint Statement from Virginia Congresswomen Ahead of House Vote to Remove ERA Ratification Deadline

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representatives Elaine Luria (D-VA-02), Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-07), and Jennifer Wexton (D-VA-10) today released the following statement ahead of the U.S. House of Representatives voting to remove the ratification deadline on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) to the U.S. Constitution. “Last year, we watched Virginia make history by becoming the 38th state in the union to r...

Spanberger Votes to Protect Victims of Domestic Violence & Survivors of Sexual Assault, Reauthorize Violence Against Women Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today voted to pass bipartisan legislation that would improve services for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence, as well as empower law enforcement officials to protect Central Virginia families. Spanberger voted with a bipartisan majority of the U.S. House of Representatives to pass a full reauthorization of the Violence Against...

VPM: US House Votes to Revive ERA, Remove Deadline

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VPM, WHITTNEY EVANS LISTEN: US House Votes to Revive ERA, Remove Deadline The U.S. House of Representatives has, again, approved a resolution to eliminate its self-imposed deadline for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment. The proposal faces a tougher road in the Senate. Virginia Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger was one of 200 co-sponsors to the resolution. “This arbitrary deadline has g...

WVIR: House passes resolution to remove ERA ratification deadline

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WVIR, SHARON KETCHAM Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution to remove a deadline for ratifying the equal rights amendment (ERA), moving it one step closer to becoming the 28th amendment. Virginia 7th District Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger is one of the co-sponsors of the legislation. The ERA guarantees equal rights to all Americans, regardless of sex. The fight to pass...

Spanberger Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Critical Federal Assistance for Pregnant Mothers, Reauthorize Pregnancy Assistance Fund

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger introduced bipartisan legislation to provide essential services for pregnant mothers and reauthorize funding for the Pregnancy Assistance Fund (PAF). The PAF program helps states and tribal governments provide critical services to pregnant and parenting youth, pregnant women who have experienced sexual violence, and other vulnerable individ...

Augusta Free Press: Senate passes Spanberger bill to name Chesterfield post office after WWII code breaker

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AUGUSTA FREE PRESS The U.S. Senate voted Thursday to pass Virginia Democrat Abigail Spanberger’s legislation to name a Chesterfield County post office after World War II code breaker and former Midlothian resident Dorothy Braden Bruce. The bill now heads to President Trump’s desk to be signed into law. Spanberger’s legislation honors the legacy of Bruce, who was recruited by the U.S. military duri...

Culpeper Star-Exponent: Virginia leaders laud, mourn Supreme Court justice

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CULPEPER STAR-EXPONENT Joining social and political figures of all stripes, Virginia’s top elected officials publicly shared their appreciation Saturday and late Friday of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The 87-year-old legal pioneer died on Friday at her home in Washington from complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer, the Supreme Court said. U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner, Virgini...

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...