Press Releases

October 22, 2020 Press Release
This week, Congresswoman Elaine Luria joined a bipartisan letter to Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Charles Rettig, raising concerns about misclassification of recipients’ eligibility for Economic Impact Payments (EIPs), the lack of transparency and clarity on unresolved EIP cases, and an update on how IRS is working to address concerns raised in a recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report.
October 21, 2020 Press Release
Today, Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs subcommittee (DAMA) Chair Elaine Luria sent a letter to Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie, urging him to commit that VA will ensure all contractors provide timely, high-quality compensation and pension (C&P) examinations to disabled veterans. This follows a recent announcement by VA that it intends to shutter the C&P examination program at the Veterans Health Administration and shift to the use of private contractors.
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October 19, 2020 Press Release
Last week, Congresswoman Elaine Luria sent a letter to IRS Commissioner Charles P. Rettig to relay concerns that Gold Star Families are still waiting to receive refunds from their amended 2018 tax returns. Congresswoman Luria urged IRS to quickly process all outstanding refund requests, especially amended returns for 2018.
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October 15, 2020 Press Release
This week, Congresswoman Elaine Luria and Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) led 29 of their bipartisan colleagues in a letter to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Armed Services Committee, urging them to include the text of the Nuclear Energy Leadership Act (H.R. 3306/S. 903) in the final Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The Provisions of this bipartisan bill have been included in the Senate’s NDAA and the House of Representatives’ Clean Economy and Jobs Innovation Act.
October 13, 2020 Press Release
This week, U.S. Reps. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) and Elaine Luria (D-Va.) led a letter to conferees for the annual defense bill, requesting the inclusion of their bipartisan measure to research and treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for veterans.
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October 10, 2020 Press Release
This week, Congresswoman Elaine Luria hosted a roundtable to meet with constituents who served as aviators in the military and were later diagnosed with cancer.
October 9, 2020 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Elaine Luria announced her support for the Flood Resiliency and Taxpayer Savings Act (H.R. 8462). This bipartisan bill will ensure that federal agencies invest in coastal resiliency measures when working in Hampton Roads and Coastal Virginia.
October 6, 2020 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Luria announced she has received the Friend of Farm Bureau Award from the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) for her work in the 116th Congress. This award recognizes lawmakers whose voting records demonstrate unwavering support for our nation’s agricultural industry and requires nomination by their respective state Farm Bureaus.
October 5, 2020 Press Release
Last week, Congresswoman Elaine Luria sent a letter to Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Jovita Carranza inquiring about the SBA’s process of responding to business owners’ questions on Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans and Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL).
October 4, 2020 Press Release
Last week, Congresswoman Luria and Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) sent a letter, urging the Chairs and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Armed Service Committees to retain the provision containing the TRICARE ECHO Improvement Act in the conference agreement for the FY 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

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