Press Releases

May 20, 2021 Press Release
Congresswoman Elaine Luria’s Pipeline Security Act passed unanimously out of the House Committee on Homeland Security (HCHS). The bipartisan legislation would support the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) efforts to secure pipelines and pipeline facilities from cyberattacks, terrorist attacks, and other nefarious efforts.
May 20, 2021 Press Release
House Armed Services Committee (HASC) Vice Chair Elaine Luria pressed U.S. Maritime Administration officials on the importance and national security implications of U.S. flagged shipping. Vice Chair Luria’s questions came at a House Armed Services Committee (HASC) Joint Hearing of the Readiness and Sea Power and Projection Forces Subcommittees.
May 17, 2021 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Elaine Luria voted to end discrimination against pregnant workers. The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (H.R. 1065) would ensure that pregnant workers are not forced out of their jobs unnecessarily or denied reasonable accommodations that would allow them to continue working while maintaining healthy pregnancies.
May 17, 2021 Press Release
This week, Congresswoman Elaine Luria voted to protect servicemembers from nefarious debt collection practices. The Comprehensive Debt Collection Improvement Act (H.R. 2547) prohibits debts collectors from threatening a servicemember with reducing their rank, revoking their security clearance, or prosecuting them under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
May 17, 2021 Press Release
On Wednesday May 26, Congresswoman Elaine Luria will host a virtual town hall on the ongoing federal response to COVID-19 and vaccine distribution. The Congresswoman will be joined by Dr. Parham Jaberi, Virginia Department of Health’s chief deputy commissioner and current acting health director for Virginia Beach and Norfolk.
May 14, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—  Congresswoman Elaine Luria spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to defend Israel in the wake of terrorist attacks. The Congresswoman led an inter-faith group of colleagues to speak out after many criticized Israel, America’s strongest ally in the Middle East, for defending itself. 

May 12, 2021 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Elaine Luria voted for bipartisan legislation to address the unique maternal health risks facing pregnant and postpartum veterans. The Protecting Moms Who Served Act (H.R. 958) would direct research towards improving VA maternity care programs.
May 11, 2021 Press Release
Congresswoman Elaine Luria released the following statement on the ongoing situation in Israel:
May 11, 2021 Press Release
Yesterday, the U.S. Treasury Department released the guidance for state and local recovery funds included in the American Rescue Plan Act. Congresswoman Elaine Luria released the following statement.

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