Press Releases

April 20, 2021 Press Release
Yesterday, Congresswoman Elaine Luria voted to condemn the latest steps taken by the Government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) to stifle dissent in Hong Kong and intimidate pro-Democracy forces. H.Res. 130 calls on the PRC to release pro-democracy activists and politicians arrested under draconian national security laws enacted in June 2020 and to respect and uphold the commitments of autonomy and freedom Beijing made to the people of Hong Kong and the international community.
April 20, 2021 Press Release
Today, House Committee on Armed Services (HASC) Vice Chair Elaine Luria questioned military leaders on the Navy’s mine warfare capabilities to counter Iranian mine threats in CENTCOM’s area of responsibility and the growing Chinese presence in Africa.
April 20, 2021 Press Release
Congresswoman Elaine Luria yesterday voted for the Secure And Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act of 2021 (H.R. 1996), a bipartisan bill to create protections for banks and other lending institutions that provide financial services to cannabis-related businesses and service providers for such businesses.
April 16, 2021 Press Release
Congresswoman Elaine yesterday today voted for the bipartisan Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R. 7), which closes loopholes that allow pay disparities between men and women to continue unchecked.
April 16, 2021 Press Release
Yesterday, House Committee on Armed Services (HASC) Vice Chair Elaine Luria stressed the importance of the U.S. military presence in the Arctic. In a HASC hearing on national security challenges in Europe, Vice Chair Luria pressed General Tod Wolters, Commander, EUCOM, about force allocation in the Arctic and the need for increased naval presence to counter Russian aggression.
April 15, 2021 Press Release
Yesterday, House Committee on Armed Services Vice Chair Elaine Luria questioned the U.S. Navy’s plan to decommission the only 10-year old USS Freedom (LCS-1) despite its successful recent deployment to counter drug operations and illicit trafficking in South and Central America. Rep. Luria pressed Admiral Craig S. Faller, Commander, U.S. Southern Command, about the Navy’s decision to decommission the first four ships in this class despite the pressing need to grow the fleet against the backdrop of Chinese and Russian aggression, including in the Western Hemisphere.
April 14, 2021 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Elaine Luria appeared before the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure to advocate for key priorities in Coastal Virginia.
April 14, 2021 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Elaine Luria announced that many Coastal Virginians who receive VA benefits could expect Economic Impact payments to begin arriving this week. Many Coastal Virginians have already received Economic Impact Payments, which were part of the American Rescue Plan, which Congresswoman Luria voted to pass in March.
April 14, 2021 Press Release
H.R. 2368 will secure benefits for veterans exposed to toxic substances while serving overseas

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Congresswoman Elaine Luria today spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives urging Congress to pass the Conceding Our Veterans’ Exposure Now and Necessitating Training (COVENANT) Act, landmark legislation securing benefits for veterans exposed to toxic substances while serving overseas.

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April 2, 2021 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Elaine Luria announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) allocated $2,624,138 in federal COVID-19 relief grants to the City of Virginia Beach and Virginia Port Authority. These grants come from FEMA’s Disaster Fund, which received $45 billion from the CARES Act, which Congresswoman Elaine Luria voted for last year.

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