Spanberger Statement on Speaker of the House Election

Oct 25, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today released the following statement after the election of U.S. Representative Mike Johnson (R-LA-04) as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.

“Congress has a long to-do list. We are now nearly three weeks out from a government shutdown that would devastate Virginia’s families, federal employees, and economy — meaning it is urgent that we pass bipartisan legislation as soon as possible to keep the federal government open. In the weeks ahead, we also need to pass a bipartisan 2023 Farm Bill, fund our troops, strengthen our border security, and combat fentanyl. And we must provide strong support to our allies in Israel and Ukraine.

“As the Representative for Virginia’s Seventh District, my top priority remains getting things done for the Virginians I serve — and I urge Speaker Johnson to work with both Democrats and Republicans alike to make long overdue progress on these critical issues.”


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