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October 8, 2021 Press Release
Today, President Joe Biden signed into law the Veteran’s Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) Act of 2021 (S. 189), which increases rates for certain Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits, including compensation, clothing allowance, and dependency and indemnity compensation (DIC) benefits paid to survivors who died in the line of duty or from a service-related injury or disease. The cost-of-living increase is the same increase provided to Social Security recipients and goes into effect December 1, 2021.
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October 5, 2021 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Elaine Luria received the Federal Legislator of the Year Award from the Virginia Council of Chapters (VCOC) of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA). The award recognizes members of Congress for ‘exemplary support of the national security of the United States and the current and past members of the Armed Forces and their families.
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October 4, 2021 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Elaine Luria announced that schools and libraries can apply for additional funding from the American Rescue Plan to increase high-speed internet services through October 13, 2021.
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September 29, 2021 Press Release
House Armed Services Committee Vice Chair Elaine Luria today questioned Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley about the events leading up to the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
September 27, 2021 Press Release
Congresswoman Elaine Luria today recognized Windsor Oaks Elementary School in Virginia Beach for being named a National Blue Ribbon School for 2021 by the U.S. Department of Education.
September 23, 2021 Press Release
House Armed Services Committee (HASC) Vice Chair Elaine Luria today voted for the Fiscal Year 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the $741 billion defense budget that includes key investments in Coastal Virginia.
September 23, 2021 Press Release
The U.S. House of Representatives today passed H.R 5323, legislation that would replenish funding for Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system.
September 20, 2021 Press Release
Congresswoman Elaine Luria today led the passage of the Veteran’s Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) Act of 2021 on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.
September 14, 2021 Press Release
Today, U.S. Representatives Elaine Luria (D-VA-02), Andrew Garbarino (R-NY-02) and Madeleine Dean (D-PA-04) introduced the Flood History Information Act, bipartisan legislation that would ensure potential homebuyer’s have access to a property’s flooding history prior to purchase.
September 14, 2021 Press Release
Congresswoman Elaine Luria today highlighted a new report from the Joint Economic Committee estimating that 80,000 Child Tax Credit monthly tax cut payments were sent to families in Virginia’s Second Congressional District in August.

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August 5, 2021 In The News
An influential congresswoman has said the Navy needs a proper maritime strategy that defines its role in the world, but that a reorganization at the Pentagon must be the first step. More specifically, said Rep. Elaine Luria, if China is America’s top threat, then the Navy needs to identify how it can prevent war against the country or win in a fight if one arises.
July 26, 2021 In The News
When members of Congress head home to connect with their constituents, some hit tractor pulls. Others might stop by mom-and-pop stores. For Democratic Rep. Elaine Luria, whose Virginia district includes the world’s largest naval base, a recent swing included boarding an amphibious assault ship for a NATO ceremony and a speech by the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
July 22, 2021 In The News
Local Congresswoman Elaine Luria is one of seven Democrats selected to serve on a select committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.
July 22, 2021 In The News
Virginia Congresswoman Elaine Luria has been selected to a bipartisan Select Committee to investigate the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
July 22, 2021 In The News
To put it simply, Congresswoman Elaine Luria said the U.S. Navy is making a big mistake by reducing its number of ships.
July 22, 2021 In The News
In a renewed effort to blunt Hezbollah’s influence in Lebanon, Reps. Elaine Luria (D-VA) and Lee Zeldin (R-NY) are set to introduce a bill today that pushes the State Department to exert new pressure to enforce a U.N. Security Council resolution mandating the disarmament of the terrorist group.
June 21, 2021 In The News
Veterans Administration benefits would rise this year in line with Social Security benefits under legislation proposed by Rep. Elaine Luria, D-Norfolk.
June 9, 2021 In The News
Congresswoman Elaine Luria (D-Norfolk) sent a letter Tuesday to Gov. Ralph Northam asking for stronger enforcement of unemployment claims through the Virginia Employment Commission.
May 24, 2021 In The News
As Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin reviews the US military's footprint across the globe, one top lawmaker is questioning whether a new combatant commander is needed to meet growing threats from Russia and China in the increasingly accessible Arctic.
May 24, 2021 In The News
A week after a ransomware attack on the Colonial Pipeline caused mass hysteria and fuel shortages on the east coast, U.S. Rep. Elaine Luria announced that she is cosponsoring legislation designed to bolster the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) in their effort to secure fuel pipelines nationwide.

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