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Luria calls on SBA to process Economic Injury Disaster Loans

Congresswoman Elaine Luria joined more than 100 of her House Democratic colleagues in calling on the SBA to more quickly and transparently process Economic Injury Disaster Loan grant applications and provide updates to small businesses who have applied for an EIDL. “The Economic Injury Disaster Loan program is a vital resource for small businesses across …

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Luria announces new rules to allow seasonal businesses to access PPP loans

Congresswoman Elaine Luria announced Friday that the rules have been changed to allow seasonal businesses to access PPP loans. The PPP provides loans to small businesses that have been harmed by the coronavirus pandemic. Loans under this program may be used to cover payroll costs, healthcare benefits, mortgage interest payments, rent, utilities, and other interest …

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Luria calls on House leadership to hold floor vote on bill to help disabled veterans

Congresswoman Elaine Luria, D-Va., is urging House leaders to bring the Department of Veterans Affairs Website Accessibility Act to the floor for a vote in order to ensure disabled veterans have access to the benefits they have earned. The Department of Veterans Affairs Website Accessibility Act (S. 746) is the Senate companion bill to Congresswoman’s …

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Luria looks to help military with lower prescription costs

Congresswoman Elaine Luria (D-Va. 02) has authored the “Help our Heroes Access Medicine Act.” The bill would reduce prescription drug co-pays during the coronavirus outbreak. Right now under Tricare, it’s cheaper to get medication in person at a military pharmacy than it is to get it sent it to your home by mail. This legislation …

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Congresswoman Elaine Luria proposes ‘legislative fixes’ for small businesses applying for COVID-19 relief

After speaking with small business owners in Hampton Roads, a Virginia Beach congresswoman has submitted recommendations for “legislative fixes” that would benefit small businesses applying for loans and grants through the Paycheck Protection Program. Congresswoman Elaine Luria submitted her recommendations to the House Committee on Small Business last week. She said that 115,192 people work …

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House Democrats’ bill would waive prescription copays for military personnel, families

Democratic Reps. Elaine Luria (Va.) and Lisa Blunt Rochester (Del.) on Tuesday introduced a bill that would waive prescription copays for military personnel and their families amid the coronavirus pandemic. The bill would “give the Secretary of Defense the authority to waive TRICARE copays on prescription drugs during a public health emergency or national emergency,” …

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Luria demands swift action on aid to aquaculture and fishery industries

In response to the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, Congresswoman Elaine Luria joined two bipartisan efforts urging the Department of Commerce to quickly implement relief for the fishery and aquaculture industries. “Accounting for more than $200 billion in sales and 1.7 million jobs, fisheries and aquaculture are key to the health of regional economies …

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Rep. Luria cosponsors bill to provide more funding for small businesses

Second District Congresswoman Elaine Luria is co-sponsoring a bipartisan bill that would provide more funding for the Paycheck Protection Program. The bill—Paycheck Protection Program Extension Act (H.R. 6506)—would provide up to $900 billion in additional funding to the program. “I joined this bipartisan effort to replenish funding for the Paycheck Protection Program because small businesses …

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On Earth Day, Rep. Luria weighs in on effects of climate change in Hampton Roads

With it being Earth Day, Congresswoman Elaine Luria says it’s an important time to reflect on how important the environment is. Luria says most of us in Hampton Roads see the effects of sea level rise and flooding first hand, but she’s also concerned about its impact on a wider scale. She says her focus right now is …

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Luria cosponsors Pandemic Hazard Pay Expansion Act to ensure better pay for military medical professionals

Congresswoman Elaine Luria joined an effort to ensure military medical professional receive the pay they have earned from their service. On Tuesday, Luria cosponsored the Pandemic Hazard Pay Expansion Act, which would expand hazard pay to service members whose duties involve frequent exposure to COVID-19 during the public health emergency. “Our military medical professionals are …

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