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Nick Freitas spoke at a Trump rally in Newport News on Friday night – below is a story from the Henrico Citizen covering Freitas’ speech.

Freitas blasts Democrats during Trump rally in Newport News – Henrico Citizen

“Speaking at a rally Friday night in Newport News for President Donald Trump, Republican Delegate Nick Freitas accused Democrats of trying to change the core principles of the United States, saying that it was difficult for him to watch while he served in the military overseas.

Freitas, the Republican nominee for Virginia’s Seventh District seat in Congress, accused Democrats of being the party of slavery, Jim Crow, women’s voter suppression, and Japanese internment camps. He also called the Democrats ‘authoritarians,’ saying that they will shut down a business if they do not agree with what that business says or does.

Freitas told an enthusiastic crowd at the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport that it is “outstanding” that he gets to run on the same ticket as Trump.

Speaking only briefly, Freitas also highlighted his service as a Green Beret and told Republicans in the crowd that they will have to fight to keep the Democrats from stealing the country. He urged attendees to find one motivating factor that they need to help deliver Republican wins, saying that when they believe they have done enough, that they should still do more.”

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House passes stopgap funding bill shortly after bipartisan deal – Roll Call

“The House swiftly passed a stopgap funding measure needed to avert a partial government shutdown in eight days after top congressional leaders reached a deal resolving a fight over farm payments.”

“We have reached an agreement with Republicans on the CR to add nearly $8 billion in desperately needed nutrition assistance for hungry schoolchildren and families,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a statement.

“Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., a freshman who knocked off a GOP incumbent two years ago, tweeted Tuesday that taking farm spending authority out of the stopgap was a “partisan move that slows down much-needed relief for farmers and agribusinesses.”

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Spanberger helps protect farmers and school meals, avoid government shutdown – Star Exponent

“Sponsored by Reps. Rodney Davis, R-Ill., the Operation Feed Our Kids Act would ensure that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has money and authority to continue providing nutrition waivers through 2021 so children have nutritious meals amid the COVID-19 pandemic.”

“I’m proud to stand alongside my colleague, Congressman Davis, in moving forward our common-sense, bipartisan amendment, which would ensure USDA has the authority to reduce red tape and allow schools to have the flexibility they need to keep our students fed,” Spanberger said in a statement Wednesday. “No child in Central Virginia should go hungry, and during this moment of uncertainty, we must do everything on our power to protect and expand access to school lunch and breakfast programs.”

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