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Spanberger Leads Bipartisan Effort to Reject Proposed Cuts to Federal Support for High-Speed Broadband Internet Projects, Calls for Increased Investment in USDA ReConnect Program

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today led a letter with 16 of her House colleagues calling on U.S. Senate and U.S. House appropriators to prioritize funding for high-speed broadband internet infrastructure projects in Central Virginia and across the country and reject proposed cuts included in the Senate version of the Fiscal Year 2021 funding bill. In the letter, Spanber... Read more »

Spanberger Joins Bipartisan Group of U.S. Senators, Problem Solvers Caucus Leadership to Announce Bipartisan, Bicameral COVID-19 Relief Proposal

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U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today helped announce a bipartisan, bicameral COVID-19 relief proposal to provide immediate assistance to Central Virginia families, students, healthcare providers, and small businesses amid the ongoing healthcare and economic crisis. The Problem Solvers Caucus — of which Spanberger is a Member — helped craft the bicameral package. A breakdown of their COVID-... 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 »

AgriPulse: Outlook for ag climate measures brightens with Biden transition, new alliance

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AGRIPULSE, PHILIP BRASHER President-elect Joe Biden’s commitment to addressing climate change and the food and ag industry’s progress in coalescing on ag carbon proposals are increasing the chances that farmers could see new income streams developing through private markets and USDA programs. The Biden administration could take steps administratively, but ag groups also are gearing up for a climat... Read more »

Washington Post: Teleworking in a parking lot. School on a flash drive. The coronavirus prompts new urgency for rural Internet access.

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WASHINGTON POST, MEAGAN FLYNN Jason Onorati moved to rural Powhatan, Va., 23 years ago, when he didn’t need the Internet to raise a family. He lives with his young son and his 2-year-old granddaughter on a gravel dead-end road on the edge of town, one of many pockets of rural America that lack reliable WiFi. Here, there is no access to video calls, no Netflix or online billing, except via cellphon... Read more »

American Farm Bureau Federation Presents Spanberger with “Friend of Farm Bureau” Award for Her Support of Central Virginia Crop & Livestock Producers, Rural Communities

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger has received the “Friend of Farm Bureau” award from the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF). The “Friend of Farm Bureau” award is presented to Members of Congress who have supported Farm Bureau’s position on policy issues, been nominated by their respective state Farm Bureaus, and been approved by the AFBF Board of Directors. “In my offi... Read more »

CBS19: Spanberger receives award for support of crop and livestock producers

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CBS19 Representative Abigail Spanberger has received the "Friend of Farm Bureau" award from the American Farm Bureau Federation for her support of crop and livestock producers in Central Virginia and rural communities. According to a news release, the award is presented to members of Congress who have supported the Farm Bureau’s position on policy issues, been nominated by their respective state F... Read more »

Augusta Free Press: House subcommittee examines impact of COVID-19 response on conservation programs

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AUGUSTA FREE PRESS A House Agriculture Committee’s Conservation and Forestry Subcommittee hearing on Thursday focused on the impact that the government response to COVID-19 has had on Natural Resources Conservation Service programs. The hearing was led by subcommittee chair Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-07). Spanberger stressed the dual economic and environmental benefits of voluntary conservation prog... Read more »

Spanberger Chairs Hearing to Review Impact of COVID-19, Economic Crisis on USDA Conservation Programs

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U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger, Chair of the House Agriculture Committee’s Conservation and Forestry Subcommittee, today led a hearing focused on the impact COVID-19 and the ensuing economic crisis have had on Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) programs, and what challenges or successes lawmakers and NRCS officials can learn from to improve program performance and flexibility fo... Read more »

Culpeper Star-Exponent: Spanberger helps protect farmers and school meals, avoid government shutdown

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CULPEPER STAR-EXPONENT, CLINT SCHEMMER As part of lawmakers’ effort to avert a U.S. government shutdown, Rep. Abigail Spanberger has voted with a bipartisan majority of House members to continue helping children access school lunch and breakfast programs. Spanberger voted Tuesday night to pass a short-term agreement that would keep the federal government open and funded through Dec. 11, 2020. The ... Read more »

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