Press Releases

December 11, 2020 Press Release

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA—Today, Congresswoman Elaine Luria announced the winners of the Second District’s Second Annual Congressional App Challenge. The Congressional App Challenge is an annual non-partisan competition to engage students in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) through creation of original applications.

December 11, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—This week, Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs (DAMA) Subcommittee Chair Elaine Luria presided over the Subcommittee’s oversight hearing to examine the presumptive service connection process at the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) and explores ways that the VA can more consistently and transparently compensate veterans for health benefits related to to

December 9, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Elaine Luria issued the following statement on the House’s passage of a short-term continuing resolution.

December 8, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Elaine Luria today praised House passage of the conference report for the William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021, which includes key provisions she championed on behalf of servicemembers and military families in Hampton Roads and beyond.
December 7, 2020 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Luria participated in a House Committee on Veterans Affairs hearing entitled, “A Time for Change: Assessing the Need to Modernize Veteran Eligibility for Care.” During the hearing, the Congresswoman pressed witnesses about ways we should improve the transition from active duty to VA health care and how the VA handles claims related to toxic exposure.
December 5, 2020 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Elaine Luria announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will hire a Rural Development Specialist for Virginia’s Eastern Shore. This decision comes after the Congresswoman pushed for the reestablishment of this position to assist residents of the Eastern Shore.
December 4, 2020 Press Release
MORE Act decriminalizes marijuana on the federal level

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Luria voted for historic marijuana reform legislation, the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act (H.R. 3884).

December 3, 2020 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Luria joined her colleagues in the Problem Solvers Caucus and a bipartisan group of Senators in announcing a four-month bipartisan, bicameral COVID-19 emergency relief framework that will prioritize support for families, students, small businesses, and health care providers.
November 24, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Congresswoman Elaine Luria sent a letter to Congressional leadership, urging them to include relief for contract poultry growers.

November 20, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Congresswoman Luria voted for the National Apprenticeship Act of 2020 (H.R. 8294), which would create nearly one million new Registered Apprenticeship, youth apprenticeship, and pre-apprenticeship positions over the next five years.