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Norfolk NAACP, Rep. Elaine Luria discuss social injustice, police reform at virtual town hall

Chatting about change: that was the focus of Thursday’s virtual town hall with the Norfolk NAACP and Congresswoman Elaine Luria. The event touched on social injustice, diversity and police reform in Hampton Roads and beyond. Luria said social injustice — especially when it involves law enforcement — is something that simply cannot happen. She shared …

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War heroes no longer dominate American politics as they once did

For twenty years Elaine Luria sailed the seas with America’s navy, rising to the rank of commander. In January 2019, two years after retiring, she entered the House of Representatives as a member for Virginia’s 2nd district, one of 96 ex-servicemen and -women in the 116th Congress. Veterans like Ms Luria remain over-represented in politics—they make …

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Congresswoman Luria Cosponsors Legislation Provide Economic Relief to the Food Services Industry

Today, Congresswoman Luria announced her support of the Real Economic Support That Acknowledges Unique Restaurant Assistance Needed to Survive (RESTAURANTS) Act. This bipartisan bill would establish a $120 billion grant fund to distribute forgivable loans to food service, dining establishments, and caterers. “Throughout this pandemic, I have continued to support solutions to assist small business …

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Federal lawmakers from Virginia demand answers on postal service’s operational changes ‘negatively impacting’ service

Congresswoman Elaine Luria announced last week that she has joined 85 bipartisan cosigners in sending a letter regarding negative impacts. The delays are occurring across Coastal Virginia and across the nation. The letter will be sent to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy addressing issues including the removal of overtime, carrier restrictions, and cost-reducing transportation changes. “We …

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Luria supports resolution to reaffirm commitment to Civil Rights Act

On Sunday, Congresswoman Elaine Luria announced that she will be supporting H.Res. 694 Recognizing the importance of the Civil Rights Act of 1866 and the laws derived therefrom. The resolution comes after the months of protesting for racial justice across America. “The Civil Rights Act of 1866 became the nation’s first civil rights law to …

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Luria supports NOPAIN Act for non-opioid pain treatments

Congresswoman Elaine Luria announced on Saturday that she is supporting the Non-Opioids Prevent Addiction in the Nation (NOPAIN) Act. The act (H.R. 5172) would address the opioid epidemic by allowing patients and providers to use alternative treatments as non-opioid pain management therapies and provide separate Medicare reimbursements. “In 2018, an average of three Virginians died …

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Problem Solvers Caucus Endorses COVID Resurgence Preparation Bill

Today, the Problem Solvers Caucus officially endorsed the COVID Preparedness, Response, and Effective Planning for Advanced Requirements by the Executive Branch (PREPARE) Act, a bill that would require federal agencies to submit a report to Congress on the steps they are taking to respond to a potential resurgence of COVID-19, including measurable goals, anticipated challenges, …

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Congresswoman Luria fighting to lower the cost of Insulin

Congresswoman Elaine Luria announced her support for the Insulin Price Reduction Act (H.R. 4906) on Sunday. The bill would help reduce drug costs, more specifically, for diabetics who need insulin. “The Insulin Price Reduction Act is a necessary step to provide support to Coastal Virginians with pre-existing health conditions who require insulin to lead healthy …

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House women veterans caucus wants action on Vanessa Guillen murder, sexual misconduct reforms

The House women veterans caucus is demanding congressional hearings into the killing of Fort Hood soldier Spc. Vanessa Guillen and broader inquiries into solutions to the military’s problem of sexual assault. “For too long, sexual assault has been a shameful and unacceptable part of our military. As former service members, we have experienced and witnessed …

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