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Wexton Helps Secure FEMA Grant to Support Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System’s COVID-19 Response

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Sterling, VA -- Today, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced an Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Award of $253,551.82 for Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System. The Grant would allow the department to purchase equipment and supplies to aid their response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including individual PPE kits and decontamination systems for the approximately 1,500... Read More »

Wexton and Van Hollen Introduce Bicameral Legislation to Ensure Transparency in Federal Agency Relocations

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Washington, DC -- Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) and Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) introduced the Conducting Oversight to Secure Transparency (COST) of Relocations Act which would require federal agencies seeking to relocate to conduct and make public a comprehensive cost-benefit analysis of the proposed change. "The Trump administration’s hollowing out of our federal agencies and a... Read More »

Wexton Votes for Sweeping Bipartisan Legislation to Rebuild and Modernize America’s Infrastructure

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Washington, DC -- Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton voted to pass the bipartisan Moving Forward Act, legislation to invest in modern, sustainable infrastructure while creating millions of good-paying green jobs, combatting the climate crisis, and addressing disparities in urban, suburban, and rural communities across Virginia and the country. "Improving our infrastructure systems here in Virgin... Read More »

Wexton Applauds House Extension of Paycheck Protection Program Deadline

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Washington, DC -- Today, the House of Representatives passed a bipartisan extension of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which expired on June 30, with unanimous support. The extension would run through August 8, 2020. "PPP loans have been a lifeline for Virginia small businesses during this difficult time,” said Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton. “Even as we cautiously implement a phased reopeni... Read More »

Wexton Announces DOT Grant to Winchester Regional Airport

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Winchester, VA -- Today the Department of Transportation (DOT) announced a grant of $180,000 from the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP) to the Winchester Regional Airport Authority. The funds will help construct a taxiway to assist in meeting the operational needs of the airport. Funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)... Read More »

Wexton Votes to Pass Bipartisan Legislation to Lower Health Care Costs and Prescription Drug Prices

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Washington, DC -- Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) voted to pass the bipartisan Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act to build on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and lower the cost of health care and prescription drugs. The vote on this legislation comes just days after the Trump administration filed their brief asking the Supreme Court to strike down the ACA in its entir... Read More »

Wexton Votes to Pass DC Statehood Legislation

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Washington, DC -- Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) voted to pass H.R. 51, to designate Washington, DC as the 51st state. "The disenfranchisement of the more than 700,000 residents of Washington, DC is an issue of racial, economic, and democratic injustice,” said Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton. “DC residents, the majority of whom are Black and brown, pay the highest per-capita federal inc... Read More »

Wexton Votes to Pass Bipartisan George Floyd Justice in Policing Act

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Washington, DC -- Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) voted for the bipartisan George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020, historic and sweeping legislation to reform policing in America, that passed the House of Representatives this evening. "Americans -- led mostly by young people -- in all 50 states and every part of my district have taken to the streets to demand change,” said Congre... Read More »

Wexton Leads House Democrats in Call for PPP Loan Disclosures as Mnuchin Finally Concedes Need For Transparency

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Washington, DC -- Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) led 34 of her colleagues in a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA) Jovita Carranza urging the immediate disclosure of information about Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans distributed to businesses with multiple employees and to require the collection of demographic... Read More »

Wexton Hosts Virtual Reception for Congressional Art Competition Participants, Announces Judges’ Favorite

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Sterling, VA -- Yesterday, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) hosted a virtual reception over Facebook Live to celebrate high school students in Virginia’s 10th District who participated in the Congressional Art Competition. This annual nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Congressional Institute and hosted by Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. It serves as an ... Read More »

Wexton Statement on Trump Administration Rule to Gut Protections for Transgender Americans Seeking Emergency Shelter

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In response to the Trump administration’s proposed rulemakeing to allow federally funded housing providers to deny transgender Americans access to emergency shelter, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) issued the following statement: "Amid a pandemic, unprecedented economic turmoil, and historic civil unrest, the Trump administration is moving forward with its all-out attack on the rights of tran... Read More »

Wexton Statement on Trump Administration Rule to Rollback Transgender Protections in ACA

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In response to the Trump administration issuing a final rule that rolls back Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, which protects transgender individuals seeking health care service, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (VA-10) issued the following statement: "During a pandemic when access to affordable, quality health care is absolutely crucial, the Trump administration is fighting to rescind protect... Read More »

Rep. Wexton Announces Support for Justice in Policing Act of 2020

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Washington, DC -- Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) signed on as a co-sponsor of the Justice in Policing Act of 2020. This legislation would provide sweeping reforms that address the discriminatory and excessive policing practices that have impacted Black communities across America and led to the recent killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. "The horrifying murder of George Floyd a... Read More »

Wexton Joins Top Democrats in Introducing Law Enforcement Identification Act

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Washington, DC -- Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) joined Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) and a delegation of U.S. Representatives including members from the national capital region in introducing the Law Enforcement Identification Act. The legislation would require uniformed federal officers policing First Amendment assemblies to wear plainly visible identification noting the officer’s name and ... Read More »

Reps. Wexton and Raskin Hold Roundtable Discussion on Families and Screen Time

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Washington, DC -- Yesterday, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) and Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD), members of the Congressional Task Force on Digital Citizenship, hosted a virtual roundtable discussion on screen addiction and the pressures felt by many to be part of virtual communities, especially children and young adults. Wexton and Raskin were joined in the roundtable by Jon Hyatt, Director... Read More »