Press Releases

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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