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Rep. Elaine Luria says defense budget needs to increase during visit at BAE Systems in Norfolk

We know how much the coronavirus pandemic took a chunk out of the economy — both locally and nationally. The defense of our country is no different. Congresswoman Elaine Luria (D-Norfolk) visited BAE Systems in Norfolk to talk about the future of shipbuilding and repair here in Hampton Roads. Luria spoke about increasing the defense …

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Eastern Shore Rural Health System receives $5.7 million in funding

Eastern Shore Rural Health System received $5,704,750 in funding Wednesday as part of the American Rescue Plan Act. Congresswoman Elaine Luria made the announcement Wednesday. The funding is part of a $10 billion effort within 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 helps with Great American Cleanup in Norfolk

Congresswoman Elaine Luria helped with the Great American Cleanup in Norfolk Saturday. Luria posted to Twitter saying, “It was a pleasure joining Norfolk Councilmember Andria McClellan and my team at the Great American Cleanup in Sarah Constant Beach Park today! I enjoyed rolling up my sleeves to help keep our community clean and beautiful.” Read …

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Congresswoman Luria launches Congressional Offshore Wind Caucus

Congresswoman Elaine Luria has launched the Congressional Offshore Wind Caucus. In a release sent Monday, Luria stated that the caucus is “a bipartisan group of lawmakers focused on improving offshore wind technology, investing in the offshore wind workforce, and making the United States a clean energy leader.” Luria is joined by Vice Chairs Jeff Van …

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Rep. Elaine Luria discusses the challenges and future of the Navy

Congresswoman Elaine Luria (D-Norfolk) discussed the future of the United States Navy and the challenges it faces on Monday during a virtual interview. The Democratic representative for Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District talked for nearly an hour with the Hudson Institute, which promotes American leadership and global engagement for a secure, free, and prosperous future, according …

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Virginia lawmakers praise passage of $1.9T COVID-19 relief bill

Several Virginia officials voiced their praise after Congress gave the final approval Wednesday to a landmark $1.9-trillion COVID-19 relief bill that will send $1,400 direct payments to most Americans. Congressman Bobby Scott and Congresswoman Elaine Luria, both Democrats from Virginia, tell 10 On Your Side the American Rescue Plan will help fight the coronavirus, keep …

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Lawmakers react after pro-union Protecting the Right to Organize Act, sponsored by Rep. Scott, passes House

The House has approved Democratic legislation sponsored by Virginia Rep. Bobby Scott (3rd District) that would invigorate workers’ unions following decades of court defeats and legislative setbacks. The Protecting the Right to Organize Act, which passed Tuesday on a 225-206 vote, would block so-called Right to Work laws across the country and generally make it …

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Working to get vets the compensation they earned

The Department of Veterans Affairs backlog on crucial “Compensation and Pensions” exams has nearly tripled over the past year. The C&P exam is a medical examination that determines a veteran’s level of service-connected disability. The VA gathers evidence on a veteran’s claimed condition before issuing a decision and assigning a rating. House Armed Services Disability …

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Luria selected to chair Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs

Congresswoman Elaine Luria announced Thursday she was selected to chair the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs (DAMA) in the 117th Congress. This will be her second term as DAMA chair. “It is an honor to lead the subcommittee responsible for ensuring that our veterans receive the benefits they have earned …

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Luria votes in support of apprenticeship programs, workforce training

Congresswoman Elaine Luria voted Friday in support of national apprenticeship programs and workforce training. “In today’s economy, it is vital to promote a variety of paths toward employment to put our workforce in a stronger position to thrive,” said Luria. The National Apprenticeship Act (H.R. 447) would create nearly one million new Registered Apprenticeship, youth …

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