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Congress expected to vote this week on January 6 commission

Members of the House of Representatives are expected to vote this week on creating a commission to examine the January 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol. Local Congresswoman Elaine Luria supports establishing the commission. “There’s a lot of events and facts that are still really unclear as to what went into instigating this and I …

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Local lawmakers pledge to work with Biden administration to reach COVID-19 relief goals

Talks are once again are picking back up on Capitol Hill about another COVID relief package, which could potentially be ready to pass in the first week of February. Additional checks to individuals are expected to be a key component. “I do look forward to working towards future efforts to increase the stimulus payments to …

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Rep. Luria joins other Democrats in effort to remove Trump

As the House of Representatives drafts articles of impeachment against President Trump, some local members of Congress are voicing their support. Representative Elaine Luria, whose district covers Virginia Beach, parts of Norfolk and the Eastern Shore, tells News 3 she supports removing the President by any legal means. In an interview with News 3 This …

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Local lawmakers hopeful COVID-19 relief deal will soon be reached

Local Congresswoman Elaine Luria is a member of the caucus. News 3 spoke with her last week about the ongoing talks between the White House and Congressional leaders. “I’m waiting to hear that we’ve made progress and we can come to a compromise agreement that really gets to the essential things we need to help …

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On Earth Day, Rep. Luria weighs in on effects of climate change in Hampton Roads

With it being Earth Day, Congresswoman Elaine Luria says it’s an important time to reflect on how important the environment is. Luria says most of us in Hampton Roads see the effects of sea level rise and flooding first hand, but she’s also concerned about its impact on a wider scale. She says her focus right now is …

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Rep. Luria hopeful $2.2 trillion coronavirus aid plan will help local small businesses

The Senate and the House have now passed a massive $2.2 trillion economic rescue package steering aid to businesses, workers and health care systems engulfed by the coronavirus pandemic… The bill then made its way to President Donald Trump’s desk, where he signed it Friday afternoon. Local members of Congress supported the bill, including Rep. Elaine …

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Rep. Luria calls for study to examine cancer rates among fighter pilots

Rep. Elaine Luria is calling on Congress to authorize a study into cancer rates among fighter pilots… “As a 20-year Navy veteran, I’m concerned by the alarming anecdotal evidence provided by former Navy and Air Force pilots of increased incidents of cancer at a young age due to cockpit exposure,” Luria said in her introduction …

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Rep. Elaine Luria questions Virginia Beach officials on lead in school drinking water

“Congresswoman Elaine Luria questioned top education and city officials in Virginia Beach on the presence of lead in drinking water in local schools, asking for answers on the delay in notifying the public, in a letter released Wednesday…”The VBCPS website states that the delay in notification was due to the need to secure the impacted …

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Rep. Elaine Luria to hold town hall meeting in Williamsburg on November 7

“The meeting will be held at the Williamsburg Library Theater from 6:30-8 p.m. and will allow Rep. Luria to hear ideas, suggestions and questions from Hampton Roads residents.” “This comes after Luria’s town hall meeting in Virginia Beach on October 3, where impeachment was a popular topic.” “Click here for full coverage on the whistleblower …

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