Washington, D.C. –Yesterday, Rep. Jennifer Wexton, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Rep. Gerald E.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) announced today that she will be bringing constituent Linda McCray, an employee of the Washington Air Route Traffic Control Center who was recently furloughed during the 35 day federal shutdown, as her guest to the 2019 State of the Union.
Washington, D.C. ‒ On Thursday, Representative Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) joined the Northern Shenandoah Valley Substance Abuse Coalition for their monthly meeting, speaking about the importance of increased federal funding to addiction and treatment programs in the region.
Washington, D.C. ‒ Representative Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) and Representative Don Young (R-AK) are co-leading new legislation to ensure that federal employees furloughed during a shutdown can continue to accrue annual and sick leave.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 790, the Federal Civilian Workforce Pay Raise Fairness Act:
Washington, D.C. – Today a House Resolution offered by Rep. Jennifer Wexton to condemn government shutdowns was defeated when Republican leaders surprisingly turned against the measure on the House floor.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) released the following statement on Trump’s announcement to end the shutdown:
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton today sent a letter to Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross, Jr. inviting him to the Capital Area Food Bank this weekend to meet with and help serve federal employees who have been affected by the government shutdown.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) led lawmakers in sending a letter to Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox urging for a vote on the Equal Rights Amendment.
Washington, D.C. ‒ Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) announced today that she has been appointed to the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology. Speaking on the appointment:
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Linda McCray worked for 35 days without pay during the Trump Shutdown, keeping passengers safe and planes on time at the Washington Air Traffic Control Center. Congresswoman Wexton invited Ms. McCray to be her guest at the State of the Union, as the prospect of a second shutdown looms.
Rep. Wexton participated in the Northern Shenandoah Valley Substance Abuse Coalition's monthly meeting in Winchester on Thursday, taking notes and questions from the array of treatment providers, school administrators, law enforcement, and recovering addicts who were in attendance.
Rep. Wexton co-sponsored a bill to raise pay for civilian federal workers, following President Trump's announcement that federal employees would see a pay freeze in 2019. The bill, led by fellow Virginia Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), would increase pay for 2019 by 2.6%, equal to wage increases announced by the Trump administration for military servicemembers.
Rep. Wexton joined Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-MA), chair of the Transgender Equality Task Force, for a roundtable with parents of transgender children. The Members listened to stories about the importance of fostering welcoming spaces in both schools and the community as well as the need to pass the Equality Act in the 116th Congress to codify legal protections for LGBTQ Americans.
Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) co-sponsored a bill that guarantees back pay for federal workers who are furloughed because of the shutdown. Virginia's 10th district is home to more than 35,000 federal employees, many of whom have reached out to Rep. Wexton to share their stories of how the shutdown is creating financial burdens on them and their families.