Luria is challenging incumbent
Luria, a former Navy commander, has never held public office. She is the owner of
Luria cast herself as a representative who would work to provide people with affordable health care.
"I think the job of our government is to create a health-care system that's both affordable and provides care for people across our community," she said. "People are really struggling with the rising cost of health care and our current representative, our current
Luria was referring to a failed effort by
The American Health Care Act as passed by the House would have ended the individual mandate and would have allowed no limit on the cost of insurance for people with pre-existing conditions.
Luria said she considered sea-level rise a major concern for the area's military presence.
"Sea level rise and recurrent flooding is a huge issue for this district. It has a huge impact on the military and the military's ability to operate," Luria said.
A 2014 study by the
Luria opposes off-shore drilling in
"You can't take a carrier strike group and all the aircraft and escorts out there and complete the training that needs to be done while dodging oil platforms," she said.
Luria also voiced support for devoting resources to education, specifically vocational training.
"There's a lot of jobs going unfilled because we're not filling that gap for skills," Luria said, adding that Newport News Shipbuilding wants to hire 7,000 more workers but there aren't enough local welders or electricians to fill those jobs.
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