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

Dec 21, 2022
Local Issues

**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.


Recent Posts

Feb 22, 2024

Spanberger Urges Health Insurers to Fully Cover Birth Control, As Required by the Affordable Care Act

This Effort Comes After Years of Systemic Noncompliance by Insurance Plans & Women Paying Out of Pocket or Facing Administrative Red Tape to Access Birth Control WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today joined more than 150 U.S. House and U.S. Senate colleagues in urging health insurers to improve access to birth control by […]

Feb 21, 2024

Spanberger Announces Sixth Annual Congressional Art Competition, Invites Virginia High School Students to Submit Artwork

The Winner’s Artwork Will Be Displayed in the U.S. Capitol Building for One Year Alongside Winners from All 50 States WOODBRIDGE, Va. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today invited high school students from Virginia’s Seventh District to submit original artwork for the annual Congressional Art Competition. Every year, Members of the U.S. House of Representatives […]

Feb 16, 2024

ICYMI: Spanberger Hosts Virtual Telephone Town Hall Focused on Issues Facing Virginia Veterans & Military Families

During Thursday’s Interactive Event, the Congresswoman & Representatives from the Virginia Department of Veterans Services Were Joined by More Than 4,100 Virginians WOODBRIDGE, Va. — On Thursday, U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger hosted an open, public telephone town hall focused on issues facing Virginia’s Veterans, military families, and caregivers. During the event, Spanberger was joined by representatives […]