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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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Luria Requests Appointment of EPA Senior Advisor on Chesapeake Bay

Second District Congresswoman Elaine Luria led a letter to the Biden administration last week urging the appointment of an EPA senior advisor focused on the Chesapeake Bay and Anacostia River. “The Chesapeake Bay generates $33 billion in economic value annually, and its health directly impacts Coastal Virginians’ livelihoods and the culture of our community,” Luria …

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Luria announces USDA to hire Rural Development Specialist for the Eastern Shore

Congresswoman Elaine Luria announced Saturday that after pushing for the position, the Department of Agriculture will hire a Rural Development Specialist for Virginia’s Eastern Shore. The decision comes after Luria pushed for the reestablishment of the position to assist residents of the region. “For too long, Eastern Shore residents were unable to receive professional help …

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Luria supports group seeking help for transitioning service members

Congresswoman Luria joins a bipartisan group of her colleagues in a letter to Senate and House leadership advocating for the needs of our veterans, transitioning service members, and their families in the next COVID-19 legislative package. “As a 20-year Navy veteran, I know how difficult the transition back to civilian life can be for those …

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Luria calls for action on COVID-19 crisis in nursing homes

https://shoredailynews.com/headlines/luria-calls-on-action-on-covid-19-crisis-in-nursing-homes/Congresswoman Elaine Luria joined an effort calling on the Department of Health and Human Services Secretary and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to address the COVID-19 crisis occurring within nursing homes. Luria said across the country there is a need for additional federal support and guidance for nursing homes dealing with the health crisis. …

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Luria and For Country Caucus urge congressional leaders to focus on commonsense COVID-19 solutions

“Congress has a responsibility to work together to deliver results, especially during a public health emergency and economic crisis,” said Congresswoman Luria. “I look forward to continuing to work with my fellow veterans in For Country Caucus as we advocate for bipartisan proposals to promote national unity, grow the American economy, and ensure national security.” …

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Congresswoman Luria Calls on IRS to Provide Telephone Hotline during COVID-19 for Constituents without Internet Access

Congresswoman Elaine Luria (VA-02) joined Congressman Troy Balderson (OH-12) in calling on IRS Commissioner Retting and Treasury Secretary Mnuchin to address ongoing accessibility issues for constituents without internet access. Without access to the online portal, these constituents are unable to receive timely information or provide updates to the IRS in order to receive their Economic …

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Luria announces new rules to allow seasonal businesses to access PPP loans

Congresswoman Elaine Luria announced Friday that the rules have been changed to allow seasonal businesses to access PPP loans. The PPP provides loans to small businesses that have been harmed by the coronavirus pandemic. Loans under this program may be used to cover payroll costs, healthcare benefits, mortgage interest payments, rent, utilities, and other interest …

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Luria demands swift action on aid to aquaculture and fishery industries

In response to the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, Congresswoman Elaine Luria joined two bipartisan efforts urging the Department of Commerce to quickly implement relief for the fishery and aquaculture industries. “Accounting for more than $200 billion in sales and 1.7 million jobs, fisheries and aquaculture are key to the health of regional economies …

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