Washington, DC -- Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) introduced the Empowering Law Enforcement for Safer Firearm Transfers Act. This bill would enable local law enforcement to block the sale or transfer of any weapon regulated under the National Firearms Act (NFA), including silencers.
Washington, DC -- Today, H.R. 3153, the Expanding Findings for Federal Opioid Research and Treatment (EFFORT) Act--bipartisan legislation introduced by Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA)--was reported favorably out of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology unanimously by a voice vote.
Chantilly, VA -- On Saturday, June 22, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (VA-10) will host a Gun Safety Town Hall featuring a panel of experts from a broad range of backgrounds.
Washington, DC -- Today, H.R. 3018, the Ensuring Equal Access to Shelter Act, introduced by Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (VA-10), was reported favorably out of the House Financial Services Committee by a vote of 33-26.
Washington, DC -- Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) and Congressman Jim Baird (R-IN) introduced H.R. 3153, the Expanding Findings for Federal Opioid Research and Treatment (EFFORT) Act. This legislation would direct the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support research on opioid addiction.
Washington, DC -- Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (VA-10) voted in favor of H.R. 6, the Dream and Promise Act of 2019. H.R. 6, which passed the House with bipartisan support this evening, offers a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers and other similarly situated immigrants who have spent much of their lives in the United States.
Manassas, VA -- On Friday, May 31, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (VA-10) hosted a roundtable on the importance of the Equal Access Rule, particularly the provisions of the rule that protect transgender people seeking accommodations at shelters receiving funding from the Department of Housing and Urba
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“This week, in his testimony before Congress, Secretary Ben Carson lied to me and the American people about his plans to allow discrimination against transgender Americans seeking access to life-saving shelter.
Washington, DC -- Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) introduced the Ensuring Equal Access to Shelter Act, which would block a proposed rule by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to allow homeless shelters to deny transgender people equal access to services.
Washington, DC -- Today, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin returned for a continuation of a Financial Services Committee hearing entitled, “The Annual Testimony of the Secretary of the Treasury on the State of the International Financial System.”
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Last week, the Trump administration asked the courts to strike down the Affordable Care Act in its entirety.
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.