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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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Lawmakers looking to extend Tricare coverage for dependents up to age 26

The one group of Americans who can’t use their health insurance cover adult children up to the age of 26 are military personnel with Tricare insurance, and Rep. Elaine Luria, D-Norfolk, wants to change that. She’s teaming up with fellow veteran Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla., on legislation that would allow military dependents to stay on …

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The U.S. Navy is planning to build significantly more warships over the next 30 years

The Pentagon’s latest 30-year shipbuilding plans calls for more ships, and a lot more smaller ones, as well as a major move into unmanned vessels. It also calls for a stepped-up pace for building the Virginia-class attack submarines built by the Newport News Shipbuilding and General Dynamics Electric Boat team effort. The plan, updated annually, …

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Help could be coming for sea level rise and military child care, thanks in part to Hampton Roads

Rep. Elaine Luria’s concerns about per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water are reflected in the NDAA’s authorization of $1.4 billion to take steps to protect military communities from those chemicals. The Norfolk Democrat, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, said she’s pleased the bill includes $494 million for the Little Creek-based …

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Small businesses show resolve and optimism while meeting with congresswoman

Usually, when politicians ask small businesses what’s going on, they hear about problems, but when one entrepreneur-turned-member of Congress came to the Peninsula to check on pandemic-hit constituents, what she heard about was perseverance. Rep. Elaine Luria, D-Norfolk, was braced for some tough stories in her latest round of visits to small businesses, in the …

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Elaine Luria’s bill to boost disabled veterans’ benefits heads to President Trump for signature

Legislation sponsored by Rep. Elaine Luria, D-Norfolk, to boost disabled veterans’ benefits has passed the Senate and is on its way to the White House. Luria’s bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs to increase payments of veterans’ disability compensation, as well as additional compensation for dependents, the clothing allowance for certain disabled veterans, and …

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Luria calls for national effort on advanced nuclear technology

“Sometimes, life experience — say, a Navy career that includes running aircraft carriers’ nuclear reactors — shapes legislation.” “Which is why Rep. Elaine Luria, D-Norfolk, has proposed a bill meant to fast track advanced nuclear energy.” “And, as seems to be emerging as a pattern, she’s enlisted Virginia colleagues from the across the aisle — …

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