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House Approves Defense Authorization Act With Strong Bipartisan Support
Congress
House Approves Defense Authorization Act With Strong Bipartisan Support
2021-09-24 18:27:02
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- Members of the House might not agree on much these days, but one thing they do seem to be in agreement on is that passing the annual defense spending authorization falls into the same rarified category as mom... Read More

Blue Dogs Back Bipartisan Return to Work Legislation
Employment
Blue Dogs Back Bipartisan Return to Work Legislation
2021-08-04 19:56:29
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- The Blue Dog Coalition of House Democrats is throwing its considerable influence behind a bill that aims to help unemployed Americans return to work by ensuring they do not lose income when they take a new job. The... Read More

House Approves Retracting 1991 Gulf War Authorization
Congress
House Approves Retracting 1991 Gulf War Authorization
2021-06-30 15:39:53
by Brock Blasdell

WASHINGTON - The House voted Tuesday to pass Rep. Abigail Spanberger’s, D-Va., bipartisan bill to repeal a pair of outdated war authorizations; one for  the 1991 Gulf War and the other a Cold War authorization regarding the Middle East. The... Read More

Spanberger Secures Commitment for $22.7M in Projects in Pending Infrastructure Bill
Congress
Spanberger Secures Commitment for $22.7M in Projects in Pending Infrastructure Bill
2021-06-21 18:32:54
by Brock Blasdell

Rep. Abigail Spanberger secured central Virginia’s spot today onlist of proposed projects areas that will be covered by the Biden administration’s proposed INVEST in America Act.  If passed, more than $22.7 million in federal resources will be dedicated to infrastructure... Read More

Sales Pitch Summer? Dems Aim to Showcase Virus Relief Effort
Congress
Sales Pitch Summer? Dems Aim to Showcase Virus Relief Effort

MAIDENS, Va. (AP) — When Sherry Brockenbrough and her family opened a distillery on a leafy vista overlooking the James River on March 5, 2020, the coronavirus still seemed like a distant threat.  But in the coming weeks, Hill Top... Read More

War Authorizations Repeal Bills Get Bipartisan Support
Congress
War Authorizations Repeal Bills Get Bipartisan Support
2021-05-21 17:12:16
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — The House Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday passed a pair of bills that would limit the president’s ability to expand military operations in the Middle East by repealing decades-old Authorizations for the Use of Military Force, or AUMFs.... Read More

Spanberger Calls on IRS to Extend Tax Filing Deadline to July 15
Taxes
Spanberger Calls on IRS to Extend Tax Filing Deadline to July 15
2021-03-15 20:41:08
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON - Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., is calling on the Internal Revenue Service to immediately extend the 2020 tax filing deadline an additional three months — to July 15, 2021. Central Virginia taxpayers currently have until Thursday, April 15, 2021... Read More

Spanberger Calls on President to Make USPS Nominations a First-Class Priority
Postal Service
Spanberger Calls on President to Make USPS Nominations a First-Class Priority
2021-02-18 15:08:56
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON - In response to constituents complaints over woeful mail service, Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., on Wednesday joined an effort urging President Joe Biden to fill existing U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors vacancies as quickly as possible. According to... Read More

Reps. Spanberger and Castro Reintroduce Apprenticeship Program Initiative
Congress
Reps. Spanberger and Castro Reintroduce Apprenticeship Program Initiative
2021-02-01 21:04:13
by Sara Wilkerson

WASHINGTON – As part of the first session in the 117th Congress, Reps. Abigail Spanberger, D- Va., and Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, reintroduced legislation to support youth apprenticeship programs in Central Virginia and across the country.  The Strengthening Youth Apprenticeships Act... Read More

Spanberger, McKinley Urge HHS to Focus on Community Pharmacies for COVID Vaccine Distribution
Health
Spanberger, McKinley Urge HHS to Focus on Community Pharmacies for COVID Vaccine Distribution
2021-01-29 20:18:02
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Reps. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., and David McKinley, R-W.Va., are urging the Department of Health and Human Services to place community pharmacists at the lead in the nation's COVID-19 vaccines distribution strategy. In a letter to HHS Acting Secretary... Read More

Spanberger, Katko Urge House to Crack Down on Foreign-Backed Disinformation in Elections
Congress
Spanberger, Katko Urge House to Crack Down on Foreign-Backed Disinformation in Elections
2021-01-22 21:09:59
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Reps. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., and John Katko, R-N.Y., are urging their House colleagues to support bipartisan legislation aimed at protecting the U.S. from foreign-based disinformation campaigns. According to the lawmakers, foreign governments took advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic... Read More

House Passes Stopgap Bill to Avoid Government Shutdown
Congress
House Passes Stopgap Bill to Avoid Government Shutdown
2020-12-09 22:14:01
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The House has passed a week-long stopgap bill to keep the government open through Dec. 18 so lawmakers can continue to negotiate both a longer-term spending package and coronavirus relief. The bill passed 343-67. If the stopgap measure... Read More

VA-07: Abigail Spanberger (D)
House Watch
VA-07: Abigail Spanberger (D)
2020-10-31 00:58:51
by TWN Staff

About Spanberger : Abigail Spanberger began her career of public service as a federal law enforcement officer working narcotics and money laundering cases with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. Spanberger then joined the CIA as a case officer. She traveled... Read More

Spanberger Wants Free COVID-19 Vaccines for Medicare Beneficiaries
Health
Spanberger Wants Free COVID-19 Vaccines for Medicare Beneficiaries
2020-10-21 15:41:06
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON – Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., introduced a bill in the House of Representatives with bipartisan support that would guarantee access to the future novel coronavirus vaccine at no cost to Medicare beneficiaries. The bill, entitled the “Securing Affordable Vaccines... Read More

American Farm Bureau Applauds Spanberger’s Efforts on Behalf of Ag Community
Agriculture
American Farm Bureau Applauds Spanberger’s Efforts on Behalf of Ag Community
2020-10-07 13:59:48
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON – United States Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., received the “Friend of Farm Bureau” award from the American Farm Bureau Federation on Tuesday.  Spanberger, who serves on the House Agriculture Committee and as chair of the Subcommittee on Conservation and... Read More

Trump Halt of COVID-19 Relief Talks Draws Sharp Rebuke on Capitol Hill
Economy
Trump Halt of COVID-19 Relief Talks Draws Sharp Rebuke on Capitol Hill
2020-10-06 21:22:56
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Anger on Capitol Hill boiled over Tuesday after President Donald Trump called an abrupt end to negotiations with House Democrats over additional coronavirus relief, delaying action until after the election. Trump announced he was walking away from the... Read More

Spanberger Urges House to Give Rural Electricity Providers Greater Peace of Mind
Congress
Spanberger Urges House to Give Rural Electricity Providers Greater Peace of Mind
2020-09-02 20:34:55
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., wants to reduce the barriers currently preventing many Rural Utility Service borrowers from refinancing their debt to take advantage of lower market rates. Unlike most private lenders, the Rural Utility Service, a division of... Read More

Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Call for Telehealth Funding in Relief Package
Health
Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Call for Telehealth Funding in Relief Package
2020-08-10 20:05:34
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON – A bipartisan group of lawmakers is urging funding for the Federal Communications Commission’s COVID-19 Telehealth Program to be included in any upcoming COVID-19 relief legislation. The FCC established the program in April 2020 to better provide health care... Read More

Spanberger Secures $1.2 Million for Virginia Health Workforce Development
Employment
Spanberger Secures $1.2 Million for Virginia Health Workforce Development
2020-08-10 20:00:09
by Reece Nations

Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., announced Monday the acquisition of $1.2 million in federal grant funds for the Virginia Health Workforce Development Authority’s recruitment efforts, continuing education and health care workforce development. The VHWDA grant will be issued to the organization’s... Read More

Spanberger Joins Call for Justification for ICE Policy Shift on Foreign Students
Political News
Spanberger Joins Call for Justification for ICE Policy Shift on Foreign Students
2020-07-13 19:28:59
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON - Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., has joined the growing number of lawmakers calling on Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials to explain their decision to upend the educational plans of thousands of international students holding F-1 and M-1 visas. Last... Read More

Spanberger Fighting to Strengthen Benefits for Veteran Firefighters
Congress
Spanberger Fighting to Strengthen Benefits for Veteran Firefighters
2020-02-06 21:50:45
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., believes veteran firefighters should receive fair retirement and health care benefits that better accord to their service to their country. Toward that end, she’s introduced H.R. 5637, the Michael Lecik Military Firefighters Protection Act.... Read More

House Panel Advances Spanberger Plan to Protect 5G Infrastructure
Technology
House Panel Advances Spanberger Plan to Protect 5G Infrastructure
2019-11-22 23:43:39
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The House Energy and Commerce Committee this week advanced Rep. Abigail Spanberger’s plan to protect 5G and next-generation wireless communications systems and mobile infrastructure in Central Virginia and across the United States.  The Committee’s passage of the Virginia... Read More

McAdams, Fellow Moderate Dems Push for USMCA Floor Vote
Trade
McAdams, Fellow Moderate Dems Push for USMCA Floor Vote
2019-11-22 21:37:47
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A quartet of moderate Democrats took to House floor this week to press for a vote on the USMCA trade deal, despite the stark partisan divide inflamed by the ongoing impeachment inquiry. "I think it's important that the... Read More

Report: Democrats Who Flipped Red Districts in 2018 Are Steadily Building Cash Advantage
2020 Elections
Report: Democrats Who Flipped Red Districts in 2018 Are Steadily Building Cash Advantage
2019-10-25 19:37:19
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The conventional wisdom this summer was that House Democrats who flipped red districts in 2018 would be particularly vulnerable if the chamber moved forward with an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. But an analysis by the Center... Read More

Problem Solvers Caucus Endorses JOBS Act to Expand Pell Grant Eligibility for Students
2020 Elections
Problem Solvers Caucus Endorses JOBS Act to Expand Pell Grant Eligibility for Students
2019-10-24 14:03:28
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus on Thursday threw its support behind a proposal to expand Pell Grant eligibility for short-term training programs that will allow more Americans to gain industry-recognized credentials. The House bill, H.R. 3497, also called... Read More

Spanberger Fighting to Strengthen Federal Investment in Cancer and Rare Disease Research
Health
Spanberger Fighting to Strengthen Federal Investment in Cancer and Rare Disease Research
2019-10-22 13:01:33
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., wants $10 billion allocated to the National Institutes of Health over the next 10 years as a catalyst for medical cures and scientific breakthroughs. The Biomedical Innovation Expansion Act introduced last week by Spanberger... Read More

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