Representative Elaine Luria Marks 100 Days In Congress
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Elaine Luria (VA-02) today marked 100 days in Congress, highlighting nearly 3 ½ months of outstanding constituent service to Virginians, prolific outreach in the Hampton Roads region, and significant legislative action.
“I’m proud of what we’ve already achieved in the first 100 days and we’re just getting started,” Congresswoman Luria said. “From introducing legislation to protect and preserve the Chesapeake Bay to ensuring our veterans get the benefits they’ve earned, I’m working hard to deliver results for the Virginians I have the honor of representing in Washington.”
In 100 days, Congresswoman Luria and her staff have hosted or attended 416 meetings with Virginians, recovered $128,201 for constituents, and sent 4,100 response letters to Virginians on legislative issues. (Please see below for a by-the-numbers guide to Congresswoman Luria’s first 100 days in office.)
On the legislative front, Congresswoman Luria has introduced five bills, including legislation to help veterans, fund efforts to clean the Chesapeake Bay, and bring financial relief to federal employees in the event of a government shutdown.
She has cosponsored 88 bills – 70 percent of which are bipartisan – such as legislation to prohibit offshore drilling on the Mid-Atlantic Coastline, improve military housing, strengthen civil rights laws, and pay Coast Guard members during a shutdown.
On multiple occasions, Congresswoman Luria has pushed House Democrats to work across the aisle. For example, she led a letter signed by 29 of her colleagues urging Speaker Nancy Pelosi to engage with Republicans and end the government shutdown.
A 20-year Navy veteran who retired at the rank of Commander, Congresswoman Luria has proven to be an active member of the House Armed Services Committee and House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, assuming leadership roles on both panels.
In congressional hearings, she has challenged top officials on a range of topics, including the proposed and premature decommissioning of the USS Harry S. Truman, veterans’ benefits, and long-range strategic planning in the military.
In her first 100 days in office, Congresswoman Luria helped the House of Representatives pass the following legislation:
- H.R. 1 – For The People Act
- H.R. 7 – Paycheck Fairness Act
- H.R. 8 – Bipartisan Background Checks Act
- H.R. 676 – NATO Support Act
- H.R. 840 – Veterans Access to Child Care Act
- H.R. 1585 – Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act
- H.R. 1644 – Save The Internet Act
Congresswoman Elaine Luria represents Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District. She serves on the House Armed Services Committee, where she is the Vice Chair of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, and the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, where she serves as Chair of the Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs Subcommittee.