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Spanberger Honors Blue Water Navy Veteran & Advocate as “Central Virginian of the Week”

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**Click Here for Video of Spanberger’s Remarks and Click Here and Here for a Photo** WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger honored Chesterfield veteran Henry Mack on the U.S. House Floor for his courageous service in the U.S. Navy, and his decades of work on veterans’ issues here at home. The speech was the fourth in her “Central Virginian of the Week” series, which ... Read more »

Culpeper Star Exponent: Spanberger delivers handmade Valentines to veterans

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CULPEPER STAR EXPONENT On the day when cupid reigns supreme, U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger delivered valentines to military veterans in Central Virginia. The cards bore handwritten messages from schoolchildren and adults sent to Spanberger’s district offices—more than 1,900 valentines in all. The freshman congresswoman launched her “Valentines for Veterans” effort last month. On Valentine’s Day, Sp... Read more »

On Valentine’s Day, Spanberger Delivers Handmade Valentines to Local Veterans

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**Click Here for Photos of Spanberger Delivering Valentines to Veterans at McGuire VA Medical Center & the Fredericksburg VA Clinic** HENRICO, V.A. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today delivered valentines to Central Virginia veterans as part of her “Valentines for Veterans” program. During the past few weeks, community members and local schoolchildren created handwritten messages for lo... Read more »

Spanberger Begins New “Central Virginian of the Week” Series by Honoring Powhatan Veteran

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*Click here for video of Spanberger’s remarks on the U.S. House Floor* WASHINGTON, D.C. — Last week, U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger honored Powhatan veteran Michael Lecik on the U.S. House Floor for his courage overseas and persistent advocacy on issues of veteran health at home. The speech was the first in a new series “Central Virginian of the Week,” which Spanberger will use to recogniz... Read more »

Fredericksburg Free Lance Star: Abigail Spanberger files bill inspired by Mike Lecik, local firefighter battling cancer

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FREDERICKSBURG FREE LANCE STAR, LAURA MCFARLAND A Powhatan firefighter’s battle with cancer has inspired a bipartisan bill introduced in the House of Representatives that would provide veteran firefighters with the fair compensation, healthcare, and retirement benefits earned through their service. Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger, D-7th, introduced a bill on Thursday, Jan. 15 called the Michael L... Read more »

Homeland Preparedness News: Reps. Spanberger, Bacon introduce bill to protect veteran firefighters

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HOMELAND PREPAREDNESS NEWS, DAVE KOVALESKI U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) introduced a bill to provide veteran firefighters with improved compensation and benefits. The Michael Lecik Military Firefighters Protection Act would protect veteran firefighters who become disabled by serious diseases—including heart disease, lung disease, and certain cancers. It would create the assumption that thes... Read more »

CBS19: Collecting Valentines for area veterans

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CBS19 Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger's district offices are collecting "Valentines for Veterans." She launched the program on Friday to college and distribute Valentine's Day to veterans who live in the Seventh Congressional District of Virginia. "Those who've selflessly served our country deserve our highest level of respect and appreciation for keeping our families and communities safe. Valent... Read more »

Spanberger’s District Offices to Collect “Valentines for Veterans”

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HENRICO, V.A. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today announced the launch of the Central Virginia “Valentines for Vets” program to collect and distribute Valentine’s Day cards to Seventh District veterans. Constituents are encouraged to participate in “Valentines for Vets” by dropping off or mailing cards to one of Spanberger’s district offices in Henrico or Spotsylvania. On Valentine’s Da... Read more »

Spanberger, Bacon Introduce Michael Lecik Military Firefighters Protection Act to Recognize Long-Term Risks of Military Firefighting, Strengthen VA Benefits for Veteran Firefighters

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today introduced a bipartisan bill to provide veteran firefighters with the fair compensation, healthcare, and retirement benefits they’ve earned through their service. The bipartisan legislation is named after Powhatan County resident Michael Lecik, a former U.S. Air Force firefighter who was twice deployed to the Middle East. His service ... Read more »

CBS19: U.S. House bill aims to help veteran firefighters

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CBS19, NEWS STAFF A bill has been introduced in the U.S. House that aims to help veteran firefighters. Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger and Congressman Don Bacon (R-Nebraska-02), a U.S. Air Force veteran, introduced the Michael Lecik Military Firefighters Protection Act on Thursday. It aims to provide veteran firefighters will the compensation, health care, and retirement benefits they earned with... Read more »

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