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Here’s when the US Navy thinks the carrier Ford will be ready to deploy

The U.S. Navy is working to improve the reliability of the new aircraft launch and recovery systems as the service pushes its newest and most expensive aircraft carrier toward its first deployment, the head of Naval Air Forces Atlantic said Sept. 12. Last October, Rep. Elaine Luria, D-Va., who represents coastal area Hampton Roads, said …

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Luria Tours Regional Library Construction Site in Parksley

Congresswoman Elaine Luria toured the construction site of the Eastern Shore’s new regional library in Parksley Thursday. The $5.3 million, 20,837-square-foot facility, which will be the regional headquarters for the Eastern Shore Public Library system as well as home to the new Eastern Shore of Virginia Heritage Center, is scheduled to be completed by the …

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Congresswoman Luria, Norfolk chief, area clergy host webinar on community policing Tuesday night

Congresswoman Elaine Luria joined other elected officials, Norfolk Police Chief Larry Boone, clergy and NAACP leaders Tuesday night for a webinar on community policing. Those participating in the discussion, which covered best practices in community policing, included: U.S. Representative Bobby Scott (VA-02)State Senator Lynwood Lewis (SD-100)Delegate Nancy Guy (HD-83)Delegate Jay Jones (HD-89)Norfolk Police Chief Larry …

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Sen. Tim Kaine, Congresswoman Elaine Luria visit Latino-owned restaurants in Hampton Roads

Sen. Tim Kaine, Congresswoman Elaine Luria visit Latino-owned restaurants in Hampton Roads Jessy’s was one of three local restaurants the politicians stopped at around lunchtime. The team expressed their concerns about future funding and even language barriers for applying for that funding to Kaine and Luria. Kaine said he took in all of their concerns …

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Kaine, Luria discuss COVID-19 impact to Historic Triangle, support needed on the federal level

On Tuesday, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine and Congresswoman Elaine Luria heard how COVID-19 has impacted the local economy, specifically in Williamsburg, James City, and York counties. Both lawmakers brought in local leaders to try and find solutions and discuss what support is needed on the federal level to address the current challenges. “My heart goes …

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Defense bills include money for two Virginia-class subs

The House version of the National Defense Authorization Act, passed in July, would authorize $6.8 billion for two Virginia-class submarines. The Senate version includes $4.6 billion for the two subs. “It’s a jobs and livelihood thing for so many people here in Hampton Roads, in addition to being critical to our national defense,” said Rep. …

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Virginia officials respond to House vote protecting USPS

The House approved Delivering for America Act (H.R. 8015) that would reverse recent changes and prohibit the U.S. Postal Service from changing any operational or service-related functions on Saturday. The legislation would also send $25 billion in emergency funds to shore up the agency ahead of November’s presidential election. Congresswoman Elaine Luria (VA-02) released a …

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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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