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January 6, 2022 Press Release
Congresswoman Elaine Luria today issued the following statement on the one-year anniversary of the January 6 insurrection:
December 7, 2021 Press Release
Today, House Armed Services Committee (HASC) Vice Chair Elaine Luria (D-VA-02) and Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH-01), Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, Central Asia and Nonproliferation, introduced legislation aiming to counter Chinese maritime militia fleets in the South China Sea.
December 2, 2021 Press Release
Congresswoman Elaine Luria today urged House leadership to prioritize defense spending and avoid a year-long Continuing Resolution, which would have disastrous consequences for Coastal Virginia’s economy and America’s national security. In a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Congresswoman Luria said failing to pass appropriations legislation for Fiscal Year 2022 jeopardizes a pay raise for servicemembers and would cost the U.S. Navy $14 billion.
November 19, 2021 Press Release
Congresswoman Elaine Luria today voted for the Build Back Better Act (H.R. 5376), which represents the largest effort to combat climate change in American history, secures child care for roughly 500,000 Virginian children, and expands preschool access for every 3- and 4-year old in the Commonwealth. The legislation also cuts taxes for Virginian families, lowers prescription drug prices, and creates good-paying jobs without adding to the national debt.
November 19, 2021 Press Release
Congresswoman Elaine Luria today voted for the Build Back Better Act (H.R. 5376), which represents the largest effort to combat climate change in American history, secures child care for roughly 500,000 Virginian children, and expands preschool access for every 3- and 4-year old in the Commonwealth. The legislation also cuts taxes for Virginian families, lowers prescription drug prices, and creates good-paying jobs without adding to the national debt.
November 4, 2021 Press Release
U.S. Representatives Elaine Luria (D-VA-02) and Steve Womack (R-AR-03) today introduced the American Telecommunications Security Act, bipartisan legislation prohibiting the use of American Rescue Plan Act funds to purchase telecommunications equipment manufactured by the Chinese firms Huawei and ZTE.
October 29, 2021 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Elaine Luria made several stops on the Eastern Shore, where she spoke with NASA officials at Wallops Island, discussed the ongoing impact of the shifting barrier islands off the coast of Chincoteague Island, visited a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) mobile medical unit and participated in the Exmore town meeting to discuss the American Rescue Plan.
October 28, 2021 Press Release
This evening, Congresswoman Elaine Luria received the George “Buck” Gillispie Congressional Award from the Blinded American Veterans Foundation (BAVF) for her work in passing the Housing Access for Blind Veterans Act.
October 26, 2021 Press Release
This week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation, cosponsored by Congresswoman Elaine Luria, award the Congressional Gold Medal to the 13 U.S. military servicemembers who were killed in Afghanistan on August 26, 2021.
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October 21, 2021 Press Release
Congresswoman Elaine Luria, a member of the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol, today voted to find Stephen K. Bannon in contempt of Congress for failure to comply with a congressional subpoena. The matter will now be referred to the United States Attorney General for the District of Columbia.

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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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