Press Releases

May 7, 2021 Press Release
U.S. Representatives Elaine Luria (D-VA-02) and Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-IA-02), two veterans serving in Congress, today introduced the Public Health Service Ready Reserve Improvement Act allowing federal civilian employees to concurrently serve in the Ready Reserve Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service.
May 6, 2021 Press Release
‘We need a Battle Force 2025 before we can talk about Battle Force 2045’
Today, House Armed Services Committee (HASC) Vice Chair Elaine Luria pressed members of the Naval Sea Systems Command on the maintenance delays that are significantly impacting operational availability.
May 6, 2021 Press Release
Yesterday, Congresswoman Elaine Luria testified before the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee (HVAC) in support her bill, H.R. 2368, the Conceding Our Veterans’ Exposures Now and Necessitating Training (COVENANT) Act, legislation that ensures our nation’s veterans can receive the benefits they earned after being exposed to toxic substances in the course of their military service.
May 4, 2021 Press Release
Congresswoman Elaine Luria was recognized this week for her bipartisan record of achievement in the 116th Congress. The non-partisan Lugar Center and the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University ranked Rep. Luria 32 out of 437 U.S. Representatives who served from 2019-2020, and 15th among House Democrats.
April 30, 2021 Press Release
Rep. Luria continues to champion benefits for Hampton Roads included in the $1.9 Trillion American Rescue Plan
Congresswoman Elaine Luria today announced that the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) $28.6 billion restaurant relief proposal — championed by Rep. Luria and signed into law as part of President Biden’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan – will begin accepting applications at 12:00 p.m. ET on May 3.
April 29, 2021 Press Release
Witness testimony echoes Rep. Luria’s repeated calls for a Battle Force 2025 to address today’s challenges in the region

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, House Committee on Armed Services (HASC) Vice Chair Elaine Luria pressed military and foreign policy experts on the Indo-Pacific region about the real and proximate threat posed by a rising Chinese navy, which is expected to exceed 400 ships in only a few years. 

April 29, 2021 Press Release
Congresswoman Elaine Luria today sent a letter to the U.S. Department of the Treasury urging it to expedite the release of guidance on how localities can use the funding included in the American Rescue Plan Act, the $1.9 trillion economic recovery package signed into law March 11 which provided $1,400 direct payments to eligible Virginians, expanded the Child Tax Credit for working families, and secured billions in aid for schools and local governments.
April 29, 2021 Press Release
138,800 Children in Coastal Virginia Will Benefit from Expanded and Improved CTC in American Rescue Plan
Congresswoman Elaine Luria today released new data collected by Co-Equal detailing the benefits of the expanded and improved Child Tax Credit (CTC) in Virginia’s Second Congressional District.
April 28, 2021 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Elaine Luria was joined by local leaders throughout Coastal Virginia to highlight the benefits of the American Rescue Plan Act less than two months after it was signed into law. During the conversation, Congresswoman Luria heard the concerns of local leaders and pledged to send a letter to the U.S. Department of the Treasury urging it to expedite the release of guidance on how localities can use the funding included in the American Rescue Plan Act.
April 23, 2021 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Elaine Luria was joined by Reps. Mike Waltz (R-FL-06), Blake Moore (R-UT-01) and more than a dozen Veterans Service Organizations in support of the Health Care Fairness for Military Families Act (H.R. 475), legislation which allows TRICARE recipients to stay on their parents health care plans until the age of 26. Military family members shared their personal stories about how, after years of sacrificing for their country, H.R. 475 would benefit their lives.

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