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Veterans to receive $1,400 payments from American Rescue Plan beginning this week

Virginians who receive VA benefits should expect Economic Impact payments of $1,400 to begin arriving this week. The latest round of payments applies specifically to veterans and their beneficiaries who receive Compensation and Pension benefit payments and do not normally file a tax return. Most payments will be automatically deposited into bank accounts or loaded …

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Rep. Elaine Luria says defense budget needs to increase during visit at BAE Systems in Norfolk

We know how much the coronavirus pandemic took a chunk out of the economy — both locally and nationally. The defense of our country is no different. Congresswoman Elaine Luria (D-Norfolk) visited BAE Systems in Norfolk to talk about the future of shipbuilding and repair here in Hampton Roads. Luria spoke about increasing the defense …

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Back home in her district, Elaine Luria briefed on Navy ship repair, Eastern Shore issues

With a stop at BAE Systems Ship Repair’s in-house training center, Rep. Elaine Luria, D-Norfolk, chatted with 7 shipyard apprentices about Navy ship repair needs that she can take back to her colleagues in Congress. Nearing the end of the House of Representative’s two-week district work break, Luria followed up a series of meetings on …

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Naval Audit Service cuts still pushed by Navy Department, despite lawmaker opposition

News of Big Navy’s plans to slash the Naval Audit Service by as much as 70 percent in the coming years first emerged in February. It has prompted pushback among some lawmakers, including U.S. Rep. Elaine Luria, a Virginia Democrat who serves as vice chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. Luria wrote to Harker …

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ESRH to receive $5.7 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding

Congresswoman Elaine Luria Monday announced that Eastern Shore Rural Health System received $5,704,750 in funding as a result of the American Rescue Plan Act. The funding is part of a $10 billion effort within in the $1.9 trillion economic recovery package to expand access to COVID-19 vaccines and build vaccine confidence in hardest-hit and highest-risk …

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Many veterans exposed to toxic burn pits are not getting VA benefits. Luria wants Congress to fix that.

Many veterans who served in the Middle East, Africa and the Philippines have had difficulty getting VA benefits for conditions caused by their exposure to toxic substances, and Rep. Elaine Luria, D-Norfolk, wants Congress to fix that. Luria introduced legislation this week to secure Veterans Administration disability and health care benefits for those vets. It …

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Suez canal blockage shows need for Navy focus on maritime chokepoints, Elaine Luria says

As Rep. Elaine Luria, D-Norfolk, watched the struggle to refloat a giant container ship in the Suez canal — a waterway she transited a half-dozen times in her Navy career — she kept thinking about the cold of the Arctic and the coral lagoons of the South China Sea. Both have the potential to be …

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Navy vet pushes House bill that would expand care for veterans exposed to toxic fumes

Rep. Elaine Luria, a 20-year Navy veteran, introduced legislation Thursday that would expand care and disability compensation for veterans made sick after breathing in toxic fumes on overseas deployments. The Conceding Our Veterans’ Exposures Now and Necessitating Training Act would ease the burden of proof for veterans who got sick by exposure to burn pits …

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Eastern Shore Rural Health System receives $5.7 million in funding

Eastern Shore Rural Health System received $5,704,750 in funding Wednesday as part of the American Rescue Plan Act. Congresswoman Elaine Luria made the announcement Wednesday. The funding is part of a $10 billion effort within the $1.9 trillion economic recovery package to expand access to COVID-19 vaccines and build vaccine confidence in hardest-hit and highest-risk …

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Rep Luria Letter to President Biden on Maritime-centric National Defense Strategy

The following is a March 26, 2021 letter from Rep. Elaine Luria (D-Va.) to President Joe Biden calling for a maritime-focused national defense strategy. Luria is a former surface warfare officer and is currently the vice-chair of the House Armed Services Committee. March 26, 2021 President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. The White House 1600 Pennsylvania …

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