Press Releases

January 24, 2019 Press Release
Letter Includes Signatures from 29 Fellow House Members
WASHINGTON – Leading a group of 29 fellow House members, Congresswoman Elaine Luria (VA-02) today sent a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi proposing Congress immediately reopen government and initiate a transparent legislative process on border security.
January 22, 2019 Press Release
In an effort to break an impasse that has led to the longest government shutdown in American history, Congresswoman Elaine Luria (VA-02) today is calling for bipartisan solutions in a letter to be sent to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

WASHINGTON – In an effort to break an impasse that has led to the longest government shutdown in American history, Congresswoman Elaine Luria (VA-02) today is calling for bipartisan solutions in a letter to be sent to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

January 18, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Elaine Luria (VA-02) today introduced the Shutdown Relief Act, a bipartisan bill that would provide relief to federal workers suffering from the financial repercussions of the government shutdown.
January 17, 2019 Press Release
“The President’s comment that lawmakers visiting Afghanistan is a ‘public relations event’ is an insult to the brave men and women serving in harm’s way,” Congresswoman Luria said. “As a 20-year Navy veteran, new member of the House Armed Services Committee, and new member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, it is my duty to support our troops and learn everything I can about their mission. Oversight is the responsibility of Congress, and it is inappropriate for the President to interfere with our constitutional duties.”
January 17, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Elaine Luria (VA-02), a 20-year Navy veteran, secured a seat on the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, where she will fight for American veterans and perform oversight duties on the VA.
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January 15, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Elaine Luria (VA-02), a former U.S. Navy Commander, this week secured a coveted seat on the influential House Armed Services Committee, where she will bring an experienced Hampton Roads military voice and perspective to national security issues.
January 10, 2019 Press Release
“We rely on our brave Coast Guard to provide maritime safety, security, and stewardship,” Congresswoman Luria said. “Members of our maritime security service need to put food on the table, fill their gas tanks, and pay their rent or mortgage. They should never bear the burden of political breakdowns.”
January 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Elaine Luria (VA-02) today voted for a House resolution to protect Virginians’ health care by strengthening congressional authority to intervene against a lawsuit (Texas v. U.S.) that seeks to strike down the Affordable Care Act, including Virginia’s Medicaid expansion and protections for all Virginians with pre-existing conditions.

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January 8, 2019 Press Release
The Defend Our Coast Act would protect Virginia’s coastal communities by prohibiting offshore drilling on the Mid-Atlantic Coastline
WASHINGTON – Representatives Elaine Luria (VA-02), A. Donald McEachin (VA-04), and Walter B. Jones (NC-03) co-introduced the bipartisan Defend Our Coast Act to prohibit the Department of Interior from issuing leases for the exploration, development or production of oil or gas on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) in the Mid-Atlantic (Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland, and Delaware). This is Rep. Luria’s first co-sponsorship of congressional legislation.
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January 4, 2019 Press Release
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – This evening, Congresswoman Elaine Luria (VA-02) will welcome new Members of Congress from both political parties to her district for a bipartisan seminar designed to educate freshman representatives on the legislative process.

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