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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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Luria supports resolution to reaffirm commitment to Civil Rights Act

On Sunday, Congresswoman Elaine Luria announced that she will be supporting H.Res. 694 Recognizing the importance of the Civil Rights Act of 1866 and the laws derived therefrom. The resolution comes after the months of protesting for racial justice across America. “The Civil Rights Act of 1866 became the nation’s first civil rights law to …

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Luria supports NOPAIN Act for non-opioid pain treatments

Congresswoman Elaine Luria announced on Saturday that she is supporting the Non-Opioids Prevent Addiction in the Nation (NOPAIN) Act. The act (H.R. 5172) would address the opioid epidemic by allowing patients and providers to use alternative treatments as non-opioid pain management therapies and provide separate Medicare reimbursements. “In 2018, an average of three Virginians died …

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Congresswoman Luria fighting to lower the cost of Insulin

Congresswoman Elaine Luria announced her support for the Insulin Price Reduction Act (H.R. 4906) on Sunday. The bill would help reduce drug costs, more specifically, for diabetics who need insulin. “The Insulin Price Reduction Act is a necessary step to provide support to Coastal Virginians with pre-existing health conditions who require insulin to lead healthy …

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Luria supports bipartisan bill for critical investment in conservation efforts, National Parks

On Wednesday, Congresswoman Elaine Luria announced her vote and support for the bipartisan Great American Outdoors Act. The bill would permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and create a National Parks and Public Land Legacy Restoration Fund. Additionally, the Act could potentially bring over 10,000 jobs to Virginia, according to the statement …

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Sen. Mark Warner and Congresswoman Elaine Luria hold roundtable discussion with military families, veterans

Sen. Mark Warner and Congresswoman Elaine Luria want to make sure military families are taken care of during the coronavirus pandemic, which is why they hosted a roundtable discussion Wednesday. Luria kicked things off, highlighting her work to lessen taxes for Gold Star families, increasing compensation rates for veterans, and more. “We’re working very hard …

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Virginia Representatives introduce ‘Computers for Veterans and Students Act’

Four Virginia Representatives introduced the Computers for Veterans and Students Act on Friday as bipartisan legislation to provide a link between educational systems and non-profit computer refurbishers. Denver Riggleman (R-VA-05), Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-07), Rob Wittman (R-VA-01), and Elaine Luria (D-VA-02) joined to push the act that would provide federal surplus and retired computers to non-profit …

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Rep. Elaine Luria secures more $2 million in federal coronavirus relief

Congresswoman Elaine Luria’s office announced on Monday the securing of more than $2 million for constituents from federal agencies. Additionally, coastal Virginia has been awarded several other grants to help recover from the global health pandemic including: -The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded grant funding of $1,152,305 to the Eastern Shore …

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