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Update: Senate, House pass spending bill with COVID-19 relief package

“While not perfect, this deal represents a bipartisan agreement between both the House and the Senate that will keep the federal government operating through the end of the fiscal year as well as provide relief to the families and small businesses suffering from the impacts of this public health emergency and economic crisis,” said Congresswoman …

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Congresswoman Luria announces four-month bipartisan, bicameral COVID-19 emergency relief package

Congresswoman Luria joined her colleagues in the Problem Solvers Caucus and a bipartisan group of Senators in announcing a four-month bipartisan, bicameral COVID-19 emergency relief plan. The framework that was announced on Wednesday, will prioritize support for families, students, small businesses, and health care providers, Luria said. “Eight months after the CARES Act became law, …

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$12 million bond will help Hampton fight flooding

A multi-million dollar bond will help the City of Hampton fight flooding through green projects. On Thursday, the city along with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and Quantified Ventures announced the closing of a $12 million bond. The partnership started back in December 2018 to use environmental impact bonds (EIB) to finance green infrastructure, which is …

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Congresswoman Elaine Luria tours Premium-PPE in Virginia Beach

With the potential for another uptick in coronavirus cases in the United States, the need for personal protective equipment continues to rise. Premium-PPE in Virginia Beach is investing $5.3 million to expand and meet increased demand. That also means new jobs in the resort city. On Tuesday, Congresswoman Elaine Luria toured the facility alongside 10 …

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Luria demands IRS Commissioner response regarding delayed refunds for Gold Star families

Congresswoman Elaine Luria recently sent a letter to IRS Commissioner Charles P Rettig to relay concerns that Gold Star families are still waiting to receive refunds from their amended 2018 tax returns. Relatives of fallen service members receive two forms of compensation to help them cope in the aftermath of their loss. In order to …

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Congresswoman Luria, Norfolk chief, area clergy host webinar on community policing Tuesday night

Congresswoman Elaine Luria joined other elected officials, Norfolk Police Chief Larry Boone, clergy and NAACP leaders Tuesday night for a webinar on community policing. Those participating in the discussion, which covered best practices in community policing, included: U.S. Representative Bobby Scott (VA-02)State Senator Lynwood Lewis (SD-100)Delegate Nancy Guy (HD-83)Delegate Jay Jones (HD-89)Norfolk Police Chief Larry …

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Sen. Tim Kaine, Congresswoman Elaine Luria visit Latino-owned restaurants in Hampton Roads

Sen. Tim Kaine, Congresswoman Elaine Luria visit Latino-owned restaurants in Hampton Roads Jessy’s was one of three local restaurants the politicians stopped at around lunchtime. The team expressed their concerns about future funding and even language barriers for applying for that funding to Kaine and Luria. Kaine said he took in all of their concerns …

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Virginia officials respond to House vote protecting USPS

The House approved Delivering for America Act (H.R. 8015) that would reverse recent changes and prohibit the U.S. Postal Service from changing any operational or service-related functions on Saturday. The legislation would also send $25 billion in emergency funds to shore up the agency ahead of November’s presidential election. Congresswoman Elaine Luria (VA-02) released a …

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Norfolk NAACP, Rep. Elaine Luria discuss social injustice, police reform at virtual town hall

Chatting about change: that was the focus of Thursday’s virtual town hall with the Norfolk NAACP and Congresswoman Elaine Luria. The event touched on social injustice, diversity and police reform in Hampton Roads and beyond. Luria said social injustice — especially when it involves law enforcement — is something that simply cannot happen. She shared …

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Federal lawmakers from Virginia demand answers on postal service’s operational changes ‘negatively impacting’ service

Congresswoman Elaine Luria announced last week that she has joined 85 bipartisan cosigners in sending a letter regarding negative impacts. The delays are occurring across Coastal Virginia and across the nation. The letter will be sent to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy addressing issues including the removal of overtime, carrier restrictions, and cost-reducing transportation changes. “We …

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