Press Releases

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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