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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 »

Spanberger, McEachin Tour USPS Facility and Meet with Employees to Discuss Recent Operational Changes

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***Click Here for Photos*** Today, U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger toured the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) Richmond Processing and Distribution Center with U.S. Representative A. Donald McEachin (VA-4) to meet with USPS employees, discuss the impact of COVID-19 and recent operational changes, and learn about plans for an anticipated increase in mail volume this fall. Last month, Spanberger co... Read more »

Stars and Stripes: Ten House lawmakers urge Esper to restore funding for Stars and Stripes

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STARS AND STRIPES, WYATT OLSON A group of House lawmakers expressed “strong opposition” to a planned funding cut for the Stars and Stripes news organization in a Wednesday letter to Defense Secretary Mark Esper. “Beyond serving as a reminder of home, the journalists at Stars and Stripes provide over 1 million daily readers with unfiltered news and perspective free of institutional bias,” said the ... Read more »

Spanberger Uses More Than 800 Constituent Survey Responses to Defend the U.S. Postal Service

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Today, U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger announced the initial results of her constituent survey on the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) and reports of recent slowdowns in service. Spanberger launched her survey earlier this month in response to an outpouring of concern from Central Virginia residents about the steps U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has taken to weaken the USPS. So far, 837 peop... Read more »

Spanberger Demands USPS Ensure Timely & Accurate Delivery of Veterans’ Mail-Order Prescriptions

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U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger is calling on U.S Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to share information on specific actions the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is taking to ensure the timely and accurate delivery of prescription medications to veterans in Central Virginia and across the country. Recent reports indicate that veterans have had to wait double or triple the regular amount of time for ... Read more »

Houses bill would provide USPS with $25B, ban operational changes pre-election

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AUGUSTA FREE PRESS, CHRIS GRAHAM The House voted 257-150 in a rare Saturday session to approve $25 billion for the United States Postal Service and ban operational changes that have been slowing mail service across the country. The Delivering for America Act passed along largely party lines after the House Oversight Committee released internal USPS documents showing sharp declines in delivery serv... Read more »

CBS19: Spanberger's office responding to hundreds of constituent cases

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CBS19 A local congresswoman’s office says it has helped get more than $3 million back to people who live in the Seventh Congressional District of Virginia. According to a release, Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger’s office has closed 1,384 constituent cases since she took office in 2019. The constituent cases can pertain to any federal program or agency, such as the Department of Veterans Affairs, ... Read more »

Spanberger’s Office Passes $3 Million Secured & Returned To Seventh District Constituents

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Today, U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger announced that her office has passed $3 million in funds secured and returned to Seventh District constituents. By fighting for backlogged benefits and fair treatment for Central Virginians, Spanberger’s team has returned $3,037,717 to constituents. Her office handles constituent issues pertaining to any federal program or agency, including the Departm... Read more »

WTVR: Rep. Spanberger: Mail delays could be ‘life-threatening’

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WTVR, BRENDAN KING Leslie Sarr has operated an Etsy online shop from her Henrico home for the past 10 years. “I have my packages ready to be picked up by the mail carrier every day,” she said. “I’m shipping maybe 10 to 12 packages on average every day. Sometimes more.” Sarr relies on the United States Postal Service to ship her vintage antique hardware to customers all over the world. But, she’s n... Read more »

Spanberger Launches New Survey on U.S. Postal Service Delays to Gather Information & Input from Central Virginians

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Today, U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger launched a survey to gather information from her constituents about any mail delivery delays they are experiencing and their concerns about the future of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). Spanberger’s survey is one aspect of her broader effort to respond to recent attacks on the U.S. Postal Service. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy – appointed by the Board... Read more »

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