02/01/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/01/2023 10:25
Last Year Alone, the Congresswoman Secured Nearly $30 Million in Direct Funding for 25 Community Projects
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger this week brought local leaders from across Virginia's Seventh District to Capitol Hill to discuss how her office can work with their localities to respond to the needs of their communities and get things done for the Commonwealth.
Spanberger has a long record of working directly with local leaders to gather their feedback, deliver results, and support Virginia's infrastructure and economy. In December 2022, she secured more than $22.7 million for 15 community projects in Virginia's Seventh District as part of the end-of-year funding deal signed into law by President Biden. And earlier last year, the President signed into law more than $6.4 million Spanberger delivered for 10 Virginia projects that were brought to her attention from area officials.
On Monday, more than two dozen board of supervisors members, mayors, town councilmembers, and county administrators representing the Seventh District's localities joined Spanberger for a roundtable discussion on their top priorities. Additionally, Spanberger shared more information about her office's constituent services operation - which has returned more than $27 million in backlogged benefits and returns to Seventh District residents.
"Responding to the ideas, concerns, and needs of Virginia's Seventh District is one of my primary responsibilities in Congress. I want to thank the local leaders who took time to join us on Capitol Hill as we mapped out new ways to get things done for the people we serve," said Spanberger. "During our discussion, I was proud to see the dedication and commitment of these officials on full display. And I look forward to partnering with them to tackle many of the issues facing Virginia families and businesses in our region - including physical infrastructure challenges, traffic congestion, and workforce shortages."
Additionally, Spanberger highlighted some of her chief legislative priorities in the new Congress - including making sure the bipartisan infrastructure law delivers for Virginia's economy, negotiating the 2023 Farm Bill for Virginia's crop and livestock producers, and lowering costs for Virginia's families.
Following last year's redistricting process, Spanberger now represents all or portions of 11 localities in Virginia - including Albemarle County, Caroline County, Culpeper County, Fredericksburg City, Greene County, King George County, Madison County, Orange County, Prince William County, Spotsylvania County, and Stafford County.