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June 6, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Adam Smith (D-Wash.), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, and 30 Democratic members of the Committee today issued the following joint statement after Secretary of Defense Mark Esper refused to appear before the committee and explain the recent use of the military in response to peaceful p

June 5, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. On Thursday Congresswoman Elaine Luria participated in a House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces hearing to hear perspectives from outside the Navy about future force structure requirements and ship capacity and employment.

June 3, 2020 Press Release

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – In response to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recent announcement that it will legally begin the process to replace three German prisoner of war headstones in national cemeteries in Texas and Utah which are adorned with offensive symbols from the Nazi Regime, Congresswoman Luria and House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Takano released the

June 3, 2020 Press Release

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA –  Today, Congresswoman Luria released the following statement regarding the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the recent protests across the country.

June 3, 2020 Press Release

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – Congresswoman Luria sent a letter to IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig urging him to continue processing annual tax refunds in addition to the COVID-19 related checks.

June 2, 2020 Press Release

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – As we enter Pride Month, Congresswoman Luria reflects on the progress our country has made in fighting for the LGBTQ+ community, while also recognizing how much more we can do for our LGBTQ+ brothers and sisters:

June 2, 2020 Press Release

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – Congresswoman Luria joined a coalition of nearly 90 House colleagues in advocating for the creation of a designated fund, administered through the E-Rate program, to equip students with online access for the duration of the COVID-19 emergency and help close the homework gap during this public health crisis.

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June 1, 2020 Press Release

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – Congresswoman Luria joined a bipartisan group to call on Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs Thomas McCaffery to allow mental telehealth services to be covered under TRICARE during the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 31, 2020 Press Release

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – Today, on the one-year anniversary of the May 31, 2019, Virginia Beach shooting, Congresswoman Luria reflects on the lasting effects of the 12 lives lost in this tragedy and the resilience of the Virginia Beach community.

May 30, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the one-year anniversary of the May 31st Virginia Beach shooting approaches, Congresswoman Luria reflects on community support provided in the aftermath of the Virginia Beach tragedy.

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In The News

May 29, 2020 In The News
Today, Congresswoman Elaine Luria and her colleagues in the bipartisan For Country Caucus urged Congressional leaders to focus on commonsense, consensus building solutions to address the COVID-19 pandemic. For Country Caucus consists of principled, military veteran members of Congress committed to working in a nonpartisan way to create a more productive government.
May 29, 2020 In The News
Congresswoman Elaine Luria announced the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has established a hotline for taxpayers who have questions about their Economic Impact Payments (EIP) under the CARES Act. This decision comes after Congresswoman Luria called on the IRS to create a telephone hotline to address accessibility issues for constituents without reliable internet access.
May 29, 2020 In The News
Today, Congresswoman Elaine Luria and her colleagues in the bipartisan For Country Caucus urged Congressional leaders to focus on commonsense, consensus building solutions to address the COVID-19 pandemic. For Country Caucus consists of principled, military veteran members of Congress committed to working in a nonpartisan way to create a more productive government.
May 29, 2020 In The News
Congresswoman Elaine Luria announced on Thursday that the Internal Revenue Service has launched a hotline for taxpayers with questions regarding Economic Impact Payments under the CARES Act.
May 29, 2020 In The News
Today, Congresswoman Elaine Luria led a bipartisan letter to Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross urging at least $10 million in relief for Virginia’s fisheries and seeking transparency regarding the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s recently released funding allocation. NOAA, which oversees U.S. fisheries, is housed within the Department of Commerce.
May 29, 2020 In The News
Congresswoman Elaine Luria announced on Saturday that she is cosponsoring legislation that reduces the nation’s dependency on Chinese pharmaceuticals while identifying vulnerabilities in the medical supply chain.
May 15, 2020 In The News
On Wednesday, Congresswoman Elaine Luria released a letter written to Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross outlining the need for nearly $10 million in relief for Virginia’s fisheries and complete transparency with NOAA’s recent funding distribution.
May 15, 2020 In The News
Congresswoman Elaine Luria (Va. 2nd District) is cosponsoring a bill that would provide tax relief to state a local governments whose employees take paid leave during the coronavirus pandemic.
May 15, 2020 In The News
Congresswoman Elaine Luria (VA-02) introduced the Teacher Loan Forgiveness Improvement Act to help teachers receive additional student loan relief.
May 15, 2020 In The News
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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