Wexton at Work: 100 Days of Accomplishments
Washington, DC -- Today marks 100 days since Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (VA-10) took office on January 3rd. Congresswoman Wexton was sworn in during what would become the longest government shutdown in history. The Congresswoman spent her first month in office fighting to reopen the government and assisting constituents impacted by the 35 day shutdown.
Since her swearing in, Congresswoman Wexton has demonstrated a strong willingness to work across the aisle, shown leadership on the issues that matter most to her district, and set herself apart as a responsible and measured lawmaker.
“I promised to fight for bold gun safety legislation, to lower the cost of health care, to stand up for our federal workers ‒ these are issues that matter to my district, and they’re issues I’ve been fighting hard for,” said Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton. “My job is to get things done for VA-10, so that’s exactly what I’m doing. The first bill I passed was bipartisan, and my first amendment passed with overwhelming bipartisan support. I’m encouraged by the progress we’ve made here in the House, and I look forward to working with my Republican colleagues on addressing our nation’s infrastructure needs and working to lower the costs of prescription drugs.”
WATCH: Highlights from Congresswoman Wexton's first 100 days
Congresswoman Wexton's first 100 days by the numbers:
Highlights from the first 100 Days
- Congresswoman Wexton’s first bill, the bipartisan FinCen Improvement Act passed the House with unanimous support.
- The Congresswoman recently introduced new legislation to protect consumers from government shutdowns.
- Congresswoman Wexton passed an amendment to improve FCC data to improve rural broadband access.
- Congresswoman Wexton held VA-10’s first town hall in five years (with more to come).
- Congresswoman Wexton helped pass the first meaningful gun safety legislation in two decades.
- Congresswoman Wexton has cosponsored sweeping new healthcare legislation, and has been vocal and proactive about strengthening and improving the ACA.
- Congresswoman worked to pass the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019 and close the boyfriend loophole.
- Congresswoman Wexton worked to pass landmark Paycheck Fairness Act.
- Congresswoman Wexton leads on standing up for transgender soldiers.
- Congresswoman Wexton votes for the historic For the People Act for meaningful campaign finance reform and voter rights.
- Congresswoman Wexton fights for paid family and medical leave for federal workers.
- Congresswoman Wexton helped lead efforts to end the government shutdown and introduced a resolution to condemn any future government shutdowns.
- Congresswoman Wexton helps pass pay raise for federal workers.
- Congresswoman Wexton helps lead effort to protect benefits for federal workers.
- Congresswoman Wexton was the first member of Congress to hang the transgender flag outside of her office.