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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).
October 2, 2020 Press Release
This week, Congresswoman Elaine Luria supported passage of the Uyghur Forced Labor Disclosure Act of 2020 (H.R. 6270). This bill will increase transparency into how companies are profiting off forced labor in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR).
October 1, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, Congresswoman Elaine Luria issued the following statement after the House of Representative’s vote on the Heroes Act.
 

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April 17, 2020 In The News
Second District Congresswoman Elaine Luria unveiled a Small Business Hotline to assist citizens who have questions regarding the Small Business Administration’s rollout of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
April 17, 2020 In The News
Congresswoman and Navy veteran Elaine Luria is leading an effort calling on Congressional leadership to temporarily eliminate copays on mail-order prescriptions for military families and retirees with Tricare during the coronavirus pandemic.
April 17, 2020 In The News
Following proactive outreach to local elected officials and locality leaders throughout Hampton Roads, Congresswoman Elaine Luria joins bipartisan and bicameral efforts to advocate for more direct assistance to localities with fewer than 500,000 residents in the next Coronavirus relief package.
April 17, 2020 In The News
A Virginia Beach congresswoman has cosponsored legislation that would provide billions in coronavirus relief to localities that have fewer than 500,000 residents.
April 14, 2020 In The News
Congresswoman Elaine Luria spearheaded a bipartisan effort on Sunday hoping to temporarily eliminate copays on prescription drugs for TRICARE insurance users during the COVID-19 pandemic.
April 14, 2020 In The News
Congresswoman Luria announced on Thursday she signed a bipartisan letter recommending that Congressional Leadership includes funding for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act in future COVID-19 relief packages.
April 9, 2020 In The News
Volunteers including Congresswoman Elaine Luria distributed food at Hampton University Wednesday morning while practicing social distancing.
April 9, 2020 In The News
Congresswoman Elaine Luria and Senator Mark Warner joined a tele-townhall hosted by the Eastern Shore Chambers of Commerce (ESCC). During the town hall, both elected officials and members of the Chambers of Commerce fielded questions from constituents regarding the Coronavirus epidemic and its impact on the local economy, specifically looking at tourism, seasonal businesses, and those in retirement.
April 9, 2020 In The News
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Medical workers and first responders say they are running short on personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect themselves and their patients during the coronavirus pandemic.
April 9, 2020 In The News
Congresswoman Elaine Luria is calling for the firing of Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly following his latest remarks regarding the recently fired Captain Brett Cozier.

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