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In Final Days of Campaign, Vega Can’t Answer Basic Questions on Economic Agenda

Vega: "Well, I can’t tell you right now, I have to get in there, I have to look at things."


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

In Final Days of Campaign, Vega Can’t Answer Basic Questions on Economic Agenda

FREDERICKSBURG, VA — In an interview with NBC4 Washington in the final weekend before Election Day, Yesli Vega could not put together an answer on what she’d do for America’s economy if elected to Congress:

NBC4 Washington: What do you have your eye on, though, to cut, immediately?

YESLI VEGA: Well, I can’t tell you right now, I have to get in there, I have to look at things. 

In the past, Yesli Vega couldn’t cobble together an answer on how she’d work to support Virginia’s economy in an interview with WJLA:

“In a media scrum after her rally, 7News reporter Christian Flores pressed Vega on specific policies she would introduce to address inflation and the economy.

Vega, who is currently a Prince William County deputy while serving on the board of supervisors, did not provide any specific bills or measures she would introduce…”

While Virginians still do not know the cuts that Vega will make, they can be assured Vega will vote to repeal a law that lowers drug prices for Virginia’s seniors, defund the Affordable Care Act, and likely vote against police funding – if past is precedent.

Vega – who has proposed few solutions to the issues facing Virginians – has promised to shut down the government if elected to Congress.

“Less than 48 hours until polls open in Virginia, Yesli Vega is unable to answer a fair – and incredibly basic – question about her plan for the economy,”  said Justin Chermol, Press Secretary, Abigail Spanberger for Congress. “Virginians want solutions from lawmakers and politicians at a time when so many are feeling the burden of inflation. While Yesli Vega talks a big game, she is unable to answer the questions that should matter most. Meanwhile, Abigail Spanberger has been determined in her commitment to combat inflation. That’s why Spanberger voted to give Medicare the power to negotiate drug prices, why she is endorsed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for her work to support small businesses, and why she is working across the aisle to fix Virginia’s supply chain problems.”

Spanberger — a former CIA case officer and federal law enforcement officer — is working tirelessly in the U.S. House to build coalitions and pass legislation that will improve the lives of Virginians, lower costs, and help grow the Commonwealth’s economy.

Last year, Spanberger helped lead negotiations with Democrats and Republicans in Congress, worked directly with area business leaders, and successfully delivered critical investments for Virginia’s physical infrastructure through the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The bipartisan infrastructure law is already beginning to rebuild Virginia’s roads and bridges, reduce traffic and congestion on Virginia’s highways, and help complete long overdue water infrastructure projects — supporting Virginia jobs and growing the Commonwealth’s economy.

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

She was recently endorsed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.


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