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Luria pushing SBA for answers on PPP, EIDL loans

Congresswoman Elaine Luria (D-VA-02) is pushing the SBA for answers on how it responds to questions on Paycheck Protection Program loans and Economic Injury Disaster Loans. In a letter to SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza, Luria posed six questions designed to gain clarity on why constituents are experiencing delays in having their questions answered by the SBA. How …

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Luria bill seeks to expand internet access to SNAP families

A bipartisan bill introduced by Congresswoman Elaine Luria (D-VA-02) would help households that benefit from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to receive relief for phone and internet costs through the FCC Lifeline Program. “During the COVID-19 pandemic, reliable internet access is no longer a luxury, but a crucial piece of infrastructure that people depend on …

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Elaine Luria cosponsors Justice in Policing Act

Congresswoman Elaine Luria announced her support of historic policing reform legislation that will ensure we build trust between law enforcement and our communities, hold police accountable, and enhance public safety. Luria joined this bicameral effort by cosponsoring the Justice in Policing Act of 2020 (H.R. 7120). “Only by enacting corrective policies will we be able …

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Luria advocates for women veterans’ mental health programs

As a veteran myself, I know the unique challenges women veterans face when returning home from service. Women now make up the fastest growing group of veterans enrolling in VA health care and deserve quality mental health care to address issues such as PTSD and military sexual trauma,” Luria said. “This program provides vital counseling …

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Luria presses SBA on minority-owned businesses, Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program

Congresswoman Elaine Luria, D-Va., sent a letter Monday to Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza to demand answers regarding recent SBA actions that limit the effectiveness of Economic Injury Disaster Loan program, including for minority-owned businesses. “As a former small business owner, I understand the frustrations that small business owners across Coastal Virginia feel during …

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Luria advocates for Internet access for rural low-income students

“Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, schools across the nation have been forced to close in order to slow the spread of the virus,” said Luria. “However, roughly 12 million students across our country do not have access to reliable internet to continue their studies. A lack of internet access continues to put low-income and rural …

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Luria calls on VA to implement telework and paid sick leave telework policies

Congresswoman Elaine Luria, D-Va., is calling on VA Secretary Wilkie to implement telework and paid sick leave policies to protect veterans and VA workers alike. “We are living in unprecedented times, and we must protect our veterans and VA employees alike to in order to safeguard those most vulnerable in our community and slow community …

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Elaine Luria participates in virtual roundtable regarding VA home loans

Congresswoman Elaine Luria joined fellow House Committee on Veterans Affairs Economic Opportunity Subcommittee members in a virtual roundtable this week to discuss the VA’s Loan Guaranty Service and the impact of the COVID-19 lockdowns on veterans’ home loans and veterans in her district. “Veterans across Coastal Virginia are experiencing financial hardships due to the COVID-19 …

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