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Luria among 18 Democrats to vote against new COVID-19 relief bill

While Democrats controlling the House passed a $2.2 trillion COVID-19 relief bill Thursday, several members broke from the party to vote against it, including Virginia 2nd District Congresswoman Elaine Luria. “The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented public health and economic crisis, and it is clear we need more relief for the American people,” Luria …

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Luria cosponsors bill that would allow government employers to access payroll tax credit during COVID-19 crisis

Congresswoman Elaine Luria (Va. 2nd District) is cosponsoring a bill that would provide tax relief to state a local governments whose employees take paid leave during the coronavirus pandemic. The Supporting State and Local Leaders Act would allow government employers to claim tax credits equal to the cost of a sick day when their employees …

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Looking to boost Maritime Security Program in midst of a global pandemic

The Virginia Port Authority reported that cargo tonnage was down 9 percent in the month of March, and leaders there in April predicted “tough weeks ahead.” Now, as Congress considers the next stimulus package, Virginia 2nd District Representative Elaine Luria has sent a letter to House and Senate leadership. She is seeking support for bolstering …

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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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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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Rep. Luria announces grant of more than $1.15M awarded to Eastern Shore Rural Health

Second District Congresswoman Elaine Luria announced on Saturday that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded more than 1.15 million in funding to the Eastern Shore Rural Health System. The grant funding of $1,152,305 will assist the health system with its response to the COVID-19 crisis. “It is critical that we give health …

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Rep. Luria unveils small business hotline for citizens seeking economic relief

Second District Congresswoman Elaine Luria unveiled a Small Business Hotline to assist citizens who have questions regarding the Small Business Administration’s rollout of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).  The hotline will also advise local small-business owners seeking economic relief through implementation of the CARES Act. “Small businesses employ 115,00 Coastal Virginians and are the backbone …

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President Trump sends off USNS Comfort as it heads to New York to help with COVID-19 outbreak

The Norfolk-based Navy Hospital Ship USNS Comfort shipped out for New York on Saturday. President Donald Trump was present for the send-off and made remarks before the naval hospital ship departed from Naval Station Norfolk. Rep. Elaine Luria (D-Virginia, 2nd District) is a former Naval officer. She said she’s proud of the entire Comfort team. …

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Congresswoman Elaine Luria visits Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital

“This is a public health emergency like none of us have seen in our lifetime,” said Luria. “It’s gonna take some personal sacrifice and hardship on everyone’s part to prevent the increase of spread to make sure our community is safe from this.” Luria said some coronavirus test kits came in to local hospitals over …

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