Press Releases

June 21, 2019 Press Release
Wexton’s bill empowers law enforcement to keep silencers out of the wrong hands

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.

June 20, 2019 Press Release

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. 

June 14, 2019 Press Release

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.

June 12, 2019 Press Release

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.

June 6, 2019 Press Release

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. 

June 4, 2019 Press Release

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.

May 31, 2019 Press Release

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

May 23, 2019 Press Release
In response to Secretary Ben Carson lying when testifying before Congress, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton issued the following statement:

‪“As a former prosecutor, I take Congressional testimony very seriously.

“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.

May 23, 2019 Press Release
The legislation was introduced following yesterday’s announcement of a proposed rule to gut Equal Access protections. HUD Secretary Ben Carson assured the Congresswoman the day before that he had no plans to change the Rule.

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.

May 22, 2019 Press Release
The newly revealed memo says tax returns must be given to Congress unless the president asserts executive privilege, directly contradicting the administration’s legal rationale guidance

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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