On U.S. House Floor, Spanberger Celebrates U.S. Representative Elaine Luria

Dec 21, 2022
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**DOWNLOADABLE VIDEO: On U.S. House Floor, Spanberger Celebrates Rep. Elaine Luria’s Record of Service**

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today celebrated the service of U.S. Representative Elaine Luria (D-VA-02) in the U.S. Congress.

Click here to watch her speech, and the full transcript of her remarks is below.

Mister Speaker, I stand here today to celebrate the record of service of my friend and our colleague, Congresswoman Elaine Luria.

Elaine came to Congress as one of the first two women who graduated from the Naval Academy to serve here in the halls of Congress. She had an incredible 20-year career as a Navy Nuke before continuing her service here in the halls of Congress.

But for anyone who thought that she was solely focused on the Navy — and it did feel like she has always been solely focused on the Navy — she has been a dedicated Congresswoman focused on the issues that matter to Virginia’s Second District.

One of her proudest achievements — and first achievements of many — was passing bipartisan legislation to protect the Chesapeake Bay — a vital resource to her community.

Elaine, as a member of the Armed Services Committee, has been a champion for our military, for our Navy, and I caution anyone never to doubt Elaine when she says that the Navy is the strongest and most powerful element that our United States Military has in the face of a rising Chinese threat.

To continue her service, Elaine Luria continued on the January 6 Committee where she has bravely, proudly, and resolutely wanted to have a defined history for generations to come of what happened in the leadup to and in that day.

As she leaves Congress, I wish her and her family well. I am grateful for her friendship and her service to our great Commonwealth.

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