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President Trump Signs into Law Spanberger’s Legislation to Expand Broadband Internet Access, Lower Prescription Drug Prices, Support Veterans, & Prevent Tax Hikes on Local Breweries & Distilleries

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Trump last night signed into law a bipartisan fiscal year (FY) 2021 funding deal — as well as an emergency COVID-19 relief package — that contains several wins for Central Virginia small businesses, working families, and veterans that U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger fought to include. In addition to the COVID-19 relief provisions she pushed to include in the ove... Read more »

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... Read more »

Henrico Citizen: Spanberger’s office has returned $4 million to Seventh District residents

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HENRICO CITIZEN U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger this week announced that her office has passed $4 million in casework funds returned to constituents in Virginia’s Seventh District. Casework dollars are secured and returned by fighting for backlogged benefits, and advocating for fair treatment on behalf of constituents dealing with a federal agency or program. Since taking office on Jan. 3, ... Read more »

CBS19: Bill aims to address FAFSA issue with VA Disability Compensation

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CBS19 A new bill before the U.S House of Representatives aims to address an issue in the federal financial aid system that penalizes disabled veterans and their families. Representatives Abigail Spanberger and Brian Fitzpatrick introduced the legislation on Wednesday. According to a release, veterans must currently list any Veterans Affairs Disability Compensation on the Free Application for Feder... Read more »

Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star: EDITORIAL: Tangible ways to thank veterans for their service

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FREDERICKSBURG FREE LANCE-STAR COMING as it does in the wake of a highly partisan and still contested presidential election, celebrating Veterans Day could easily be an afterthought. It shouldn’t be. Because honoring the sacrifices made by the 18 million military veterans living in our midst, and remembering the more than 1.1 million who died in service to their country throughout our history, can... Read more »

On Veterans Day, Spanberger, Fitzpatrick Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Correct Flaw in Financial Aid System for Disabled Veterans & their Families

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-07) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-01) today introduced bipartisan legislation to fix an issue in the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) that has unfairly penalized disabled veterans and their families. Currently, Veterans Affairs (VA) Disability Compensation must be reported in the FAFSA and is taken into consideration wh... Read more »

Spanberger Thanks Central Virginia Veterans & Military Families for Their Service Ahead of Veterans Day

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*Click Here for Photos From February 2020 Visit to McGuire VA Medical Center* Today, U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger thanked Central Virginia veterans for their service ahead of Veterans Day. “Central Virginia has a proud record of military service, and our district is home to more than 50,000 veterans and their families. These former servicemembers have embodied the best of Virginia, consi... Read more »

Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star: EDITORIAL: A big win for Spotsylvania

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FREDERICKSBURG FREE LANCE-STAR CONGRATULATIONS to Spotsylvania County for winning the hard-fought competition for a new Veterans Administration outpatient clinic, which will now be built on a 60-acre tract off Hood Drive between U.S. 1 and Interstate 95. This major new health care facility will not only be an important addition to the county, but a godsend to the many veterans living in the Freder... Read more »

Spanberger Announces New Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic Location in Spotsylvania County

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U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has selected a site in Spotsylvania County as the location for a new outpatient clinic. Spanberger wrote to Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie in January 2020 to urge his consideration of Spotsylvania County, and she welcomed this week’s news as a positive development for the regional ... 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 »

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