In 2018, Abigail Spanberger, a national security expert and former CIA officer, became the first Democrat in 50 years to be elected to represent her central and northern Virginia district.
In Congress, Spanberger quickly carved out a unique and strategic role in the Democratic party. She serves on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, where she is a member of the Subcommitees on Europe, Eurasia, Energy, & the Environment and Asia, the Pacific, & Nonproliferation. Her top priorities include strengthening our country’s national security and fighting for Virginia families by lowering prescription drug costs, creating jobs, and cleaning up Washington.
In 2022, Abigail Spanberger was elected to serve as the battleground representative to House leadership. She is consistently ranked as the most bipartisan Member of Congress from Virginia – as well as one of the most bipartisan Members of Congress overall.
Spanberger is a consistent champion of J Street’s values in Congress.
In June of 2021, she signed Rep. Raskin’s letter urging Sen. Jim Risch to stop blocking millions in humanitarian aid for Palestinians. She co-sponsored H.R. 326, which reaffirmed Congress’s commitment to the two-state solution and opposed settlement expansion and annexation. Most recently, she led a letter urging the Biden administration to reenter President Obama's Iran deal, which verifiably blocked Iran's path to nuclear weapons.