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Luria blasts Navy plan, says US should be building more warships, not decommissioning them

Congresswoman Elaine Luria, Vice Chair of the House Armed Services Committee, challenged the Chief of Naval Operations on the Navy shipbuilding plan. WASHINGTON — To put it simply, Congresswoman Elaine Luria said the U.S. Navy is making a big mistake by reducing its number of ships. The Navy, which asked for more than $211 billion …

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Rep. Luria appointed to select committee to investigate Jan. 6 insurrection

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WAVY) — Virginia Congresswoman Elaine Luria has been selected to a bipartisan Select Committee to investigate the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Luria (D-2nd District) was among eight lawmakers selected by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. “I am thankful for the privilege to serve on the January 6th Select Committee, Luria said. …

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Jewish Dems slam conservatives and progressives for antisemitism in letter to Biden

A group of Jewish Democratic members of Congress led by Rep. Josh Gottheimer (N.J.) sent a letter to President Biden Tuesday criticizing both conservatives and progressives for “reckless” and antisemitic remarks. Driving the news: The letter comes ahead of a virtual meeting Wednesday between Biden administration officials and Jewish advocacy groups seeking a more forceful …

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Rep. Luria calls for stronger enforcement of unemployment claims to help with local staffing shortage issues

Congresswoman Elaine Luria (D-Norfolk) sent a letter Tuesday to Gov. Ralph Northam asking for stronger enforcement of unemployment claims through the Virginia Employment Commission. Luria is asking the governor to use funding from the newly passed American Rescue Plan Act to help the state agency run more efficiently, thus ensuring help gets to those who …

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Congresswoman Luria to propose Eastern Shore 911 project for federal community projects grant

At Wednesday’s Accomack County Board of Supervisors meeting, Accomack County Administrator Mike Mason said that the regional 911 infrastructure project has been chosen by Congresswoman Elaine Luria to be considered for a Federal Community Projects Grant. The project will be one of 10 for which Luria will including in her district wide funding requests. At …

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Luria’s Pipeline Security Act advances out of House committee

Second District Congresswoman Elaine Luria’s Pipeline Security Act passed unanimously out of the House Committee on Homeland Security on Wednesday. The bipartisan legislation would support the Department of Homeland Security’s efforts to secure pipelines and pipeline facilities from cyberattacks, terrorist attacks, and other nefarious efforts. “Cybersecurity is a dangerous and emerging threat, and the recent …

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Rep. Elaine Luria, other congressional leaders draft Pipeline Security Act to prevent future cyberattacks

A local member of Congress is pitching a plan to take a serious look at stopping cyberattacks on critical infrastructures. Congresswoman Elaine Luria (D-Norfolk) cosponsored the Pipeline Security Act with several other members of the House of Representatives homeland security committee. The bill was drafted in response to the ransomware attack on the Colonial Pipeline. …

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Congress expected to vote this week on January 6 commission

Members of the House of Representatives are expected to vote this week on creating a commission to examine the January 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol. Local Congresswoman Elaine Luria supports establishing the commission. “There’s a lot of events and facts that are still really unclear as to what went into instigating this and I …

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