Press Releases

June 14, 2019 Press Release
House Passed Companion Measure in May

WASHINGTON – House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs (DAMA) Chairwoman Elaine Luria (VA-02) today praised this week’s unanimous Senate passage of the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act.

June 14, 2019 Press Release
Luria Sought Clarification After Questions From City Officials Following May 31 Tragedy
WASHINGTON – Responding to a request for clarification from Congresswoman Elaine Luria (VA-02) in the wake of the May 31 mass shooting in Virginia Beach, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has confirmed that payments “that individuals receive … from members of the public in response to a disaster or emergency hardship” are not considered taxable income for recipients.
June 13, 2019 Press Release
House Armed Services Committee Passes Annual Defense Bill
WASHINGTON – Today, key priorities for the Hampton Roads region were included in this year’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), following nearly 20 hours of debate in the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) and weeks of advocacy by Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee Vice Chair Congresswoman Elaine Luria (VA-02).
June 6, 2019 Press Release
Full Virginia U.S. House Delegation Joins as Original Cosponsors
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Elaine Luria (VA-02) has introduced a resolution honoring the 12 Virginia Beach mass shooting victims, heroic first responders, brave city officials, and resilient broader community as Virginia’s full U.S. House delegation joined in bipartisan support.
June 5, 2019 Press Release
Virginia House Delegation Members Support a Grieving Community on House Floor

WASHINGTON – Joined by members of Virginia’s House delegation from both sides of the aisle, Congresswoman Elaine Luria (VA-02) on Tuesday night led a moment of silence on the House Floor to honor and remember those lost in the May 31 mass shooting in Virginia Beach.

June 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Elaine Luria (VA-02) this morning spoke on the House Floor to honor and remember the Virginia Beach shooting victims lost last Friday. Later today, she will lead a moment of silence on the House Floor.

June 2, 2019 Press Release

VIRGINIA BEACH – Following this morning’s press conference in Virginia Beach, Congresswoman Elaine Luria issued the following statement.

“Today we learned the names and record of civil service of the 12 people who were senselessly murdered in yesterday’s devastating act of violence in Virginia Beach.

May 31, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Elaine Luria (VA-02) today issued the following statement regarding the shooting that took place at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center.

May 23, 2019 Press Release
VIDEO: 20-Year-Navy Veteran Advocates for Heroic Families on House Floor Before Vote

WASHINGTON – In passing the SECURE Act today, the House pushed through a fix first introduced by Congresswoman Elaine Luria (VA-02) that would provide urgent relief to Gold Star Families impacted by the 2017 tax law that caused America’s most heroic families to see d

May 23, 2019 Press Release
20 Total VSOs Now Endorse 20-Year Navy Veteran’s Bill to Help America’s Most Heroic Families

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Elaine Luria (VA-02) today announced that the number of service, veteran, and survivor organizations to offer their support for H.R. 2481, the Gold Star Family Tax Relief Act, climbed to 20.