Interview 2: Rep. Abigail Spanberger’s CIA background helps in the House …

Quick flashback: remember back in 2018 when a young(ish) former CIA operative unseated a well-known incumbent GOP Rep in Virginia’s 7th District?

She is locked in a tough re-election fight against a seasoned GOP state assemblyman … but when I spoke with Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) we focused more on her first two years in the House, not so much on the political season in full bloom.

Episode #2 – Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-Va.)

The day she won that seat, Rep. Spanberger set to work. She took on a crack team to man her district offices and got down to business helping her constituents navigate the federal bureaucracy – social security benefits, veterans benefits, IRS headaches … and many of those folks leave testimonials on her offical website. But in order to find those reviews, you have to click on a tab that reads “How Can I Help?”

In our wide ranging interview, Spanberger details how her office has helped constituents of the 7th District … even how one of those individuals with a particular challenge prompted the creation of legislation.

Among other items we discussed a future COVID-relief deal, rural broadband, bipartisanship, how her CIA career prepped her for operating in the House, who she may support for Speaker and her support for law enforcement.

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