On healthcare . . .
Abigail Spanberger is fighting to expand healthcare coverage for all Americans. She believes in stabilizing the Affordable Care Act and preserving its protections for those with pre-existing conditions, including 43,000 children and teenagers in the 7th District. Abigail is also working to reduce premiums in the insurance marketplace and to lower out-of-pocket costs. She supports universal coverage through the adoption of a public option and, in Congress, she advocates for bipartisan healthcare solutions that achieve real progress, respond to the unique challenges of the district’s rural communities, support the Commonwealth’s efforts to expand Medicaid coverage, and preserve funding for critical programs like the Children’s Health Insurance Plan.
On the environment . . .
Abigail knows that the science on the potential effects of climate change is settled—and elected officials must heed the warnings of scientists and work together to develop a long-term strategy to counteract this escalating ecological crisis. To help mitigate the impacts of climate change, Abigail is working in Congress to lower greenhouse gas emissions, protect our clean air and water, safeguard our public lands, and defend our endangered species. She also supports preserving environmental protections that maintain the health of Central Virginia’s ecosystems and natural resources and help preserve them for future generations.
Abigail grew up in Henrico County. She began her career in public service, first serving as a federal agent investigating money laundering and narcotics cases, then serving as a case officer with the CIA. As a CIA officer, she worked in the U.S. and abroad on national security priorities. In the private sector, Abigail worked with colleges and universities to help them diversify their student bodies and increase graduation rates. She's running for a 2nd term to explore new and innovative ways to expand opportunity for rural communities in Central Virginia and across the country.
Plans for Economy
Abigail Spanberger is actively focused on advancing bipartisan legislation that grows the 7th District’s rural industries, recognizes the regulatory burdens small business owners face, and invests in critical infrastructure improvements that support technological innovation and growth—like expanded broadband internet access.
Abigail believes that dedicated teachers and increased educational resources set Central Virginia students on a path toward greater economic opportunities. She would like Congress to do more to address educational disparities among underserved populations, improve career and technical education programs, and make sure teachers have secure retirements.