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Yesli Vega Admits to Having No Plans for Economy, Public Safety, & Border Security

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From Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA07)’s reelection campaign:

Vega Admits to Having No Plans for Economy, Public Safety, & Border Security

FREDERICKSBURG, VA — At a rally held earlier this week with U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Yesli Vega announced that her only plan in Congress would be to “do the complete opposite of what Abigail Spanberger has been doing.”

In her speech, she yelled, “Members of the media ask me all the time; you talk about having solutions. How are you going to fix the economy? How are you going to fix the border crisis? How are you going to get crime down? What’s your strategy? It’s simple: do the complete opposite of what Abigail Spanberger has been doing.”

In light of this announcement, Vega should clarify if she would vote against or refuse to support the following Spanberger actions on the economy, public safety, and border security:

GROWING VIRGINIA’S ECONOMY & LOWERING COSTS

  • Voted to pass the bipartisan CHIPS and Science Act, which will help bring back semiconductor research and production to Virginia.
  • Helped negotiate and voted to pass the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, growing Virginia’s economy and supporting good-paying jobs here in the Commonwealth.
  • Voted to give Medicare the power to negotiate prescription drug prices, lowering costs for Virginia seniors.
  • Worked with the Trump Administration to get the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) across the finish line, supporting Virginia small businesses and producers.
  • Voted to keep the federal government open, protecting the livelihoods of Virginia’s federal employees and their families.

STRENGTHENING PUBLIC SAFETY

  • Helped introduce and voted to pass the bipartisan INVEST to Protect Act, which would increase federal funding for local police departments — particularly in rural communities.
  • Introduced the bipartisan Better Cybercrime Metrics Act  — signed into law by President Biden — to help law enforcement agencies crack down on cybercriminals, keeping Virginians safe online.
  • Introduced the bipartisan Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) on the Beat Program Reauthorization and Parity Act, legislation backed by the National Fraternal Order of Police to increase officer pay and help police departments hire more officers.
  • Worked directly with local police and sheriff’s departments on bipartisan legislation to respond to the substance abuse disorder crisis, furthering prevention, treatment, and recovery efforts on the ground.
  • Voted every year to increase funding for local police departments, DEA, ATF, and U.S. Marshals Service.

PROTECTING AMERICA’S BORDERS & FIXING OUR IMMIGRATION SYSTEM

  • Introduced bipartisan legislation — signed into law by President Trump — to strengthen the U.S. response to trafficking at the U.S. southern border and address the root causes of illegal migration in Central America.
  • Led legislation — recently passed in the U.S. House — to crack down on fentanyl trafficking at the southern border and ports of entry.
  • Voted for additional immigration judges, increased pay for U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers, and improved technology to detect illicit drugs at ports of entry.
  • Pressed the Biden Administration to delay lifting Title 42, urging the White House to more strongly respond to the security and humanitarian crisis at the southern border.
  • Helped introduce and pass the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, which would reform the U.S. immigration system for farmworkers, provide certainty to Virginia agribusinesses and farmers, and strengthen E-Verify.

“Virginia voters deserve a clarification — does Yesli Vega’s opposition to ‘everything’ Abigail Spanberger has done mean that she opposes policies that keep Virginians safe, grow our economy, and protect American citizens from fentanyl? Abigail Spanberger has a record of getting results and focusing on the issues that matter to Virginians — and Yesli Vega has a record of not doing her job, playing to the extremes, and offering zero ideas to improve the lives of the Virginia communities she wants to serve in Congress,” said Justin Chermol, Press Secretary, Abigail Spanberger for Congress.

BACKGROUND

Spanberger has consistently been ranked as one of the most bipartisan Members of Congress.

According to the nonpartisan Lugar Center and the McCourt School of Public Policy Bipartisan Index, in the 117th Congress, Spanberger was ranked the fifth most bipartisan Member of Congress of the U.S. House overall in either party – and the most bipartisan Member of Congress from Virginia.

Last week, Spanberger was endorsed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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