| September 17, 2019
By Clint Schemmer
This weekend near the Orange-Culpeper line, Spanberger kept the vow she made soon after taking the oath as a member of the 116th Congress. She held her 10th town-hall forum, one in each of the sprawling 7th District’s 10 counties, which are mostly rural but include some suburban locales.
| August 14, 2019
By Rich Griset
Spanberger, a Democrat who represents Virginia’s 7th Congressional District, which includes a portion of Chesterfield, is part of the 36-member Freshman Working Group on Addiction, a bipartisan group of newly elected representatives working to promote policies to end the nation’s opioid addiction crisis. Meeting separately with members of HARP’s male and female inmate groups, Spanberger often wiped away tears while listening to their tales of addiction and recovery efforts
| January 3, 2019
By Ian Shapira
GLEN ALLEN, Va. — Once Rep. Abigail Spanberger embraced the secret life of a CIA operative, she never imagined breaking cover.
She handled and recruited spies in Europe, where she specialized in counterterrorism and nuclear proliferation issues. She aspired to an appointment somewhere as chief of station, the Langley equivalent of ambassador. Instead she wound up leaving the agency in 2014 in search of a less nomadic life after having three children.