Culpeper Star-Exponent: Spanberger on Jan. 1: will work to protect the rights of all Virginians


In a New Year’s Day message, Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-7th, wished district families health, happiness and prosperity, saying she was proud of all her office accomplished in 2022.

Since Jan. 1, a year ago, the local congresswoman’s casework team helped thousands of people solve issues with federal agencies, according to the release. Spanberger’s office returned more than $9.3 million in backlogged tax refunds, VA benefits, Social Security checks and OPM benefits.

“This year, I was honored to once again be named the most bipartisan member of Congress from Virginia, as well as tied for second place for most bipartisan elected official in the country,” Spanberger stated.

“I go to work every day with the goal of getting things done for the Virginians I serve and that means working across the aisle to deliver for our Commonwealth. I remain committed to working with both Republicans and Democrats to address the issues that matter to Virginians,” Spanberger said.

In the New Year’s Day message, she said she looked forward to continuing this work in 2024, as well as a focus on lowering costs for families. Spanberger said she would keep working to avoid a government shutdown and prioritize investing in physical infrastructure to grow the local economy.

“I will continue to work to protect the rights of all Virginians. And I will continue my commitment to stopping violence in our communities, combating cartels and the flow of deadly fentanyl across our borders and through our ports of entry, supporting our local and federal law enforcement officers and keeping all Virginians safe,” the congresswoman stated.

Spanberger announced last year she would not seek reelection in November so she may run for governor of Virginia in 2025.

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