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Spanberger: Democrats & Republicans “Must Get Back to the Negotiating Table” on COVID-19 Relief

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**VIDEO: Spanberger Remarks at Rollout of “March to Common Ground” Framework** WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today joined her fellow Members of the Problem Solvers Caucus — comprised of 25 Democrats and 25 Republicans — to unveil the caucus’ “March to Common Ground” framework to help break the gridlock on the latest COVID-19 relief package. This morning, Spanberger spok... Read more »

Culpeper Star-Exponent: Spanberger, McEachin tour Postal Service center

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CULPEPER STAR-EXPONENT, CLINT SCHEMMER To learn how workers plan to handle an expected flood of mail this fall, U.S. Reps. Abigail Spanberger, D-7th, and A. Donald McEachin, D-4th, toured a Postal Service processing center Thursday. The House members met with Postal Service employees and discussed the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and agency management’s recent operational changes ahead of a wi... Read more »

Virginia Mercury: ‘Growing Climate Solutions Act’ gives farmers a seat at the carbon market table

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VIRGINIA MERCURY, ROBERT WHITESCARVER At last, farmers and foresters might have a seat at the carbon market table. Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in both the U.S. Senate and House to create incentives and remove barriers for farmers and foresters to receive credits for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing soil organic matter – carbon. The “Growing Climate Solutions Act” wil... Read more »

Spanberger, Office of Virginia Governor Northam Host Virtual Forum Focused on Broadband Internet Issues in Central Virginia

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U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger and the Office of Virginia Governor Ralph Northam yesterday led a roundtable discussion with local officials, industry partners, area electric cooperatives, and the Broadband Association of Virginia to discuss the continued need for expanded access to high-speed broadband internet in Central Virginia. Earlier this week, Spanberger cosponsored bipartisan legis... Read more »

CBS19: Legislation to help rural utilities providers refinance

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CBS19 A bill before the U.S. House of Representatives aims to help Rural Utilities Service borrowers refinance their debt and stay afloat during the economic downturn. Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger has co-sponsored the Flexible Financing for Rural America Act, which was introduced by Representatives Vicky Hartzler (Missouri) and Tom O’Halleran (Arizona). According to a release, this bill will r... Read more »

CBS19: Thousands of people in Virginia without broadband access

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CBS19, CARLY HAYNES A virtual roundtable was held on Thursday to discuss the status of broadband across the Commonwealth, including parts of Central Virginia. It included Governor Ralph Northam’s Chief Broadband Adviser Evan Feinman, Representative Abigail Spanberger (VA-5), industry partners, and other broadband-specialized groups. Feinman estimates 350,000 homes and businesses don’t have broadba... Read more »

Augusta Free Press: Spanberger cosponsors bill to cut penalties against rural utility providers

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AUGUSTA FREE PRESS Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-07) has cosponsored a bipartisan bill that would reduce the barriers that prevent many Rural Utilities Service borrowers from refinancing their debt to take advantage of lower market rates. All three electric cooperatives operating in Virginia’s Seventh District – Rappahannock Electric Cooperative, Southside Electric Cooperative, and Central Virgini... Read more »

Spanberger Works to Cut Costly, Burdensome Penalties Against Essential Rural Utility Providers

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U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger cosponsored a bipartisan bill that would reduce the barriers that prevent many Rural Utilities Service (RUS) borrowers from refinancing their debt to take advantage of lower market rates. All three electric cooperatives operating in Virginia’s Seventh District – Rappahannock Electric Cooperative, Southside Electric Cooperative, and Central Virginia Electric ... Read more »

In Louisa, Spanberger Announces Introduction of Legislation to Create New Loans for Crop & Livestock Producers Looking to Implement Responsible Conservation Practices

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**Click Here for a Photo from Spanberger’s Visit to the Madison Farm in Louisa** LOUISA, V.A. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger — Chair of the U.S. House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry — today announced the introduction of her legislation to establish a “Soil Health Transition Loan Program” at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to support farmers an... Read more »

NBC12: Rep. Spanberger visits Louisa County, announces bill to support farmers

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NBC12, TONY FRANKLIN Democratic congresswoman Abigail Spanberger made a stop Thursday in Louisa County to discuss conservation and announce a new bill to help farmers utilize conservation practices. Spanberger visited a farm owned by Dustin Madison, just north of the Town of Louisa. Madison, who also works with USDA’s Natural Resource Conservation Service, testified before congress last year about... Read more »

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