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Luria’s Pipeline Security Act advances out of House committee

Second District Congresswoman Elaine Luria’s Pipeline Security Act passed unanimously out of the House Committee on Homeland Security on Wednesday. The bipartisan legislation would support the Department of Homeland Security’s efforts to secure pipelines and pipeline facilities from cyberattacks, terrorist attacks, and other nefarious efforts. “Cybersecurity is a dangerous and emerging threat, and the recent …

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Luria pushes Navy for more efficient ship maintenance

House Armed Services Committee Vice Chair Elaine Luria pressed members of the Naval Sea Systems Command on the maintenance delays that are significantly impacting operational availability in a subcommittee meeting this week. Her questions came during a Readiness Subcommittee hearing on Ship and Submarine Maintenance, where she stressed that investments in public and private shipyards, …

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Luria condemns Chinese crackdown on pro-democracy advocates in Hong Kong

Congresswoman Elaine Luria voted Monday to condemn the latest steps taken by the Government of the People’s Republic of China to stifle dissent in Hong Kong and intimidate pro-democracy forces. H.Res. 130 calls on the PRC to release pro-democracy activists and politicians arrested under draconian national security laws enacted in June 2020 and to respect …

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Luria votes to protect financial institutions serving cannabis-related businesses

Second District Congresswoman Elaine Luria voted Monday for the Secure And Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act of 2021 (H.R. 1996), a bipartisan bill to create protections for banks and other lending institutions that provide financial services to cannabis-related businesses and service providers for such businesses. “These lawful businesses have as much a right to access …

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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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House passes two bills that would strengthen gun safety with enhanced background checks

The House of Representatives voted today to pass two bills that would close background check loopholes and make sure individuals prohibited from gun possession under federal law are unable to purchase firearms. The Background Checks Act, passed with a bipartisan majority of support today in the U.S. House, would close the loophole allowing individuals purchasing …

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Luria, Warner, Kaine advocate for offshore wind in Coastal Virginia

Second District Congresswoman Elaine Luria and U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are urging the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to expedite regulatory processes for offshore wind development in Coastal Virginia. “Virginia’s diverse maritime industry, workforce, port assets, deep, wide channels, and no overhead obstructions have positioned the Commonwealth to become a hub for …

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House votes to pass George Floyd Justice in Policing Act: Police reforms hailed

The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, an effort to improve law enforcement accountability and root out racial bias in policing, passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday. The bill includes a ban on police chokeholds, a ban of no-knock warrants, an end to the qualified immunity doctrine that is a barrier to holding …

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Luria-backed amendment protects 5,600 acres in George Washington National Forest

An amendment to the Protecting America’s Wilderness and Public Lands Act would add 5,600 acres within the George Washington National Forest in Bath County to two existing wilderness areas. The legislation, championed by Second District Democrat Elaine Luria, targets the Rough Mountain Wilderness Area and the Rich Hole Wilderness Area. This decision follows a 2014 …

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