Voice of America Interview: Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger, D, VA



Host Carol Castiel sits down with Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger, a freshman Democrat from the state of Virginia to discuss a range of domestic and foreign policy issues. A former CIA case officer, Spanberger captured a seat previously held by a Republican for over 38 years. Spanberger, who sits on the House Foreign Affairs and Agriculture committees, discussed her views on immigration reform; climate change; the US-China trade war, including the imposition of tariffs and their effect on US farmers; America’s role in the world; the US – North Korea summit in Hanoi; the crisis in Venezuela; intra-party tensions among Democrats and the need for bipartisan legislation.

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