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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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Congresswoman Luria calls for firing of acting Navy secretary

Congresswoman Elaine Luria is calling for the firing of Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly following his latest remarks regarding the recently fired Captain Brett Cozier. “TR Sailors are on the frontlines of this pandemic and of our nation’s defense in the Pacific,” said Congresswoman Elaine Luria, referring to the recent removal of Capt. …

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Congresswoman Luria meets to discuss personal protective equipment shortage in Hampton Roads

Congresswoman Elaine Luria met with union representatives and healthcare workers Monday to discuss the shortage of Hampton Roads’ personal protection equipment supply during the coronavirus pandemic… The congresswoman said she will look into ways to direct supplies to home health care workers. Luria also discussed support within the CARES Act for PPE and her efforts …

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Eastern Shore health system awarded $81K in coronavirus funding

The money — a total of $81,224 — comes from the $2 trillion Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations (CARES) Act… Rep. Elaine Luria supported the passage of the act. She recently met Eastern Shore Rural Health System leaders to learn about their needs and preparedness. She’s also working with providers on the Southside and Peninsula …

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