Richmond, Va. (Newsradiowrva.com) - Congresswoman Abagail Spanberger (D) is calling on President Joe Biden to use the Defense Production Act to increase refinery capacity. Spanberger says many refineries closed at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, and they haven't reopened, leading to a bottleneck that has increased prices.
Spanberger is joined by two other Democratic Representatives in making the request. It also comes as Spanberger is running for re-election in what amounts to be a new district. Republicans are selecting their opposition to her on Tuesday.
The Seventh Congressional District used to be centered in Central Virginia but has since moved north near Prince William County.