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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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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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