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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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Rep. Luria’s bipartisan bill becomes law after being signed by President Trump

“Rep. Elaine Luria (D) of Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District just had her second bill become law after President Donald Trump signed the bipartisan bill looking to put more money in the pockets of American veterans.” “According to Luria’s staff, the freshman Congresswoman worked very hard to get the Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) Act of …

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Watch: Rep. Luria leads moment of silence on House Floor for Virginia Beach mass shooting victims

“Congresswoman Elaine Luria on Tuesday led a moment of silence on the floor of the House of Representatives in Washington to pay respect to the 12 lives lost in the Virginia Beach mass shooting.” “The bipartisan effort to remember the lives lost in Friday’s shooting was also attended by Virginia congressional leaders Rep. Bobby Scott, …

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Rep. Luria shares outlook of district during Yorktown town hall meeting

“At a town hall meeting Tuesday night, Congresswoman Elaine Luria answered tough questions about what is and isn’t happening in Washington that affects people here in Hampton Roads. She was grilled on questions surrounding treatment at local VA centers, national security and healthcare.” “The meeting was one of three she has done so far. It …

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Rep. Luria leading bipartisian effort to resolve Gold Star family tax issue

Virginia Democratic Rep. Elaine Luria, a retired naval commander, is leading efforts by a bipartisan group of lawmakers to fix a change in President Donald Trump’s tax law that unexpectedly stuck some families of fallen service members with higher tax bills in 2019. The legislation introduced by Luria is looking to change the tax rate …

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Congresswoman Elaine Luria visits Virginia Beach school, speaks to students

“Luria spoke to about 75 eight graders at Lynnhaven Middle on her path to Congress and to also highlight the importance of civics education. “While she spoke to News 3 after about a variety of topics, Luria expressed her excitement for the Something in the Water festival coming to Virginia Beach at the end of …

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