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Luria supports reducing US dependency on Chinese pharmaceuticals; cosponsors legislation

Congresswoman Elaine Luria announced on Saturday that she is cosponsoring legislation that reduces the nation’s dependency on Chinese pharmaceuticals while identifying vulnerabilities in the medical supply chain. The Strengthening America’s Supply Chain and National Security Act (H.R. 6393) directs the DOD to evaluate its reliance on imported medicines. Doing so will identify what products are …

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Congresswoman Luria calls for action to fight increasing maternal mortality rates

Congresswoman Elaine Luria announced on Mother’s Day she is supporting a House resolution that recognizes the nationwide maternal health crisis and the urgency of reducing mortality and morbidity among women. The resolution calls for swift federal action to fight by promoting awareness, exploring ways to address and eliminate disparities in maternal health outcomes and care …

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Luria introduces legislation aimed at helping teachers get out of debt

Congresswoman Elaine Luria introduced the Teacher Loan Forgiveness Act on Friday. The bill would allow certain educators — those who teach math, science, and special education classes — to receive up to $30,000 in student loan forgiveness, while other teachers would be eligible for up to $15,000 in loan relief, according to a news release. …

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Luria introduces legislation aimed at helping teachers get out of debt

Congresswoman Elaine Luria introduced the Teacher Loan Forgiveness Act on Friday. The bill would allow certain educators — those who teach math, science, and special education classes — to receive up to $30,000 in student loan forgiveness, while other teachers would be eligible for up to $15,000 in loan relief, according to a news release. …

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Congresswoman Elaine Luria proposes ‘legislative fixes’ for small businesses applying for COVID-19 relief

After speaking with small business owners in Hampton Roads, a Virginia Beach congresswoman has submitted recommendations for “legislative fixes” that would benefit small businesses applying for loans and grants through the Paycheck Protection Program. Congresswoman Elaine Luria submitted her recommendations to the House Committee on Small Business last week. She said that 115,192 people work …

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Luria cosponsors Pandemic Hazard Pay Expansion Act to ensure better pay for military medical professionals

Congresswoman Elaine Luria joined an effort to ensure military medical professional receive the pay they have earned from their service. On Tuesday, Luria cosponsored the Pandemic Hazard Pay Expansion Act, which would expand hazard pay to service members whose duties involve frequent exposure to COVID-19 during the public health emergency. “Our military medical professionals are …

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Virginia lawmakers urge Navy to support shipbuilders during pandemic

More than a dozen lawmakers from Virginia have joined forces to request the U.S. Navy support the shipbuilding and ship maintenance industrial base. The lawmakers wrote a letter to Assistant Secretary of the Navy James Guerts asking him to ensure the safety of workers remains “the highest priority.” Those signed on the letter include Congressman …

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Congresswoman Elaine Luria cosponsors COVID-19 relief bill that would benefit Hampton Roads cities

Congresswoman Elaine Luria is cosponsoring the Coronavirus Community Relief Act. If passed, it would provide $250,000 in federal aid to localities with populations of less than 500,000 people. It would directly benefit communities in Hampton Roads, including Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Hampton, and Williamsburg, according to a news release. “The CARES Act was a necessary first step, but our …

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Volunteers including Congresswoman Elaine Luria distribute food at drive-thru site in Hampton

“It’s incredibly important for me to come out and be able to help the volunteers to distribute the food and just really be able to thank the Peninsula Foodbank, the foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore,” said Congresswoman Elaine Luria. “I had the opportunity to visit them up in Accomack County about a …

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Luria asks for implementation of Defense Production Act amid COVID-19 PPE shortages

Congresswoman Elaine Luria has spoken with first responders in Hampton Roads, as well as home health care workers and medical professionals from area hospitals. Overwhelmingly, local health care providers told her that they need more PPE, according to a news release… Luria wrote a letter to President Donald Trump last week detailing these concerns. She encouraged …

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