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Congresswoman Elaine Luria tours Premium-PPE in Virginia Beach

With the potential for another uptick in coronavirus cases in the United States, the need for personal protective equipment continues to rise. Premium-PPE in Virginia Beach is investing $5.3 million to expand and meet increased demand. That also means new jobs in the resort city. On Tuesday, Congresswoman Elaine Luria toured the facility alongside 10 …

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Luria demands IRS Commissioner response regarding delayed refunds for Gold Star families

Congresswoman Elaine Luria recently sent a letter to IRS Commissioner Charles P Rettig to relay concerns that Gold Star families are still waiting to receive refunds from their amended 2018 tax returns. Relatives of fallen service members receive two forms of compensation to help them cope in the aftermath of their loss. In order to …

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Congresswoman Elaine Luria Cosponsors Bipartisan Flood Resiliency and Taxpayer Savings Act

Today, Congresswoman Elaine Luria announced her support for the Flood Resiliency and Taxpayer Savings Act (H.R. 8462). This bipartisan bill will ensure that federal agencies invest in coastal resiliency measures when working in Hampton Roads and Coastal Virginia. “By requiring federal agencies to plan for future flood risks, we can strengthen coastal resiliency and protect …

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Small businesses show resolve and optimism while meeting with congresswoman

Usually, when politicians ask small businesses what’s going on, they hear about problems, but when one entrepreneur-turned-member of Congress came to the Peninsula to check on pandemic-hit constituents, what she heard about was perseverance. Rep. Elaine Luria, D-Norfolk, was braced for some tough stories in her latest round of visits to small businesses, in the …

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Luria pushing SBA for answers on PPP, EIDL loans

Congresswoman Elaine Luria (D-VA-02) is pushing the SBA for answers on how it responds to questions on Paycheck Protection Program loans and Economic Injury Disaster Loans. In a letter to SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza, Luria posed six questions designed to gain clarity on why constituents are experiencing delays in having their questions answered by the SBA. How …

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Luria among 18 Democrats to vote against new COVID-19 relief bill

While Democrats controlling the House passed a $2.2 trillion COVID-19 relief bill Thursday, several members broke from the party to vote against it, including Virginia 2nd District Congresswoman Elaine Luria. “The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented public health and economic crisis, and it is clear we need more relief for the American people,” Luria …

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Luria bill seeks to expand internet access to SNAP families

A bipartisan bill introduced by Congresswoman Elaine Luria (D-VA-02) would help households that benefit from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to receive relief for phone and internet costs through the FCC Lifeline Program. “During the COVID-19 pandemic, reliable internet access is no longer a luxury, but a crucial piece of infrastructure that people depend on …

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Elaine Luria’s bill to boost disabled veterans’ benefits heads to President Trump for signature

Legislation sponsored by Rep. Elaine Luria, D-Norfolk, to boost disabled veterans’ benefits has passed the Senate and is on its way to the White House. Luria’s bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs to increase payments of veterans’ disability compensation, as well as additional compensation for dependents, the clothing allowance for certain disabled veterans, and …

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