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Wexton Shares Video Debuting New AI Voice Model

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Washington, DC -- Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) shared a video debuting a new Artificial Intelligence-generated model of her voice as it was before being impacted by her Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) condition. PSP has affected the volume and clarity of Wexton's speech, and she has relied on a text-to-speech app for public speaking engagements over the past few months includin...

Wexton Celebrates the National Plan to End Parkinson’s Act Being Signed into Law by President Biden

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Washington, DC – Today, President Joe Biden signed into law the “Dr. Emmanuel Bilirakis and Honorable Jennifer Wexton National Plan to End Parkinson’s Act.” The legislation, which was championed by Congresswoman Wexton and named in her honor, is the most significant action Congress has taken in decades to combat Parkinson’s and related neurodegenerative diseases like Wexton’s Progressive Supranucl...

House Passes Wexton’s Bipartisan Korean American Divided Families National Registry Act on Anniversary of Start of Korean War

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Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton’s (D-VA) Korean American Divided Families National Registry Act, which aims to help Korean Americans reconnect with the families they left behind in North Korea decades ago in the wake of the Korean War. Wexton led the bipartisan legislation alongside Representative Michelle Steel (R-CA), which was passe...

Wexton Leads 100 Members in Bipartisan Resolution to Recognize May as PSP Awareness Month

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Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) introduced a bipartisan resolution to officially recognize May as “Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) Awareness Month.” Wexton announced last summer that she had been diagnosed with PSP, an atypical parkinsonism which she often refers to as “Parkinson’s on steroids.” “I know personally how scary and devastating a condition PSP can be f...

Wexton Celebrates Senate Passage of National Plan to End Parkinson’s Act, Named in Her Honor

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Washington, DC – Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) celebrated the Senate’s bipartisan vote to pass the “Dr. Emmanuel Bilirakis and Honorable Jennifer Wexton National Plan to End Parkinson’s Act.” The legislation, named in Wexton’s honor, now heads to President Biden’s desk to be signed into law. Wexton became a champion for the legislation following her diagnosis of progressive supranuclear pal...

Wexton Delivers Remarks on House Floor Recognizing PSP Awareness Month

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Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) spoke on the House floor to recognize PSP Awareness Month. Wexton shared the story of her personal journey batling PSP and the urgent need to raise awareness of the rare disease. Due to complications from her condition, Wexton delivered the remarks via a text-to-speech app. “I share the personal details of my journey with PSP not because...

EPA, Congresswoman Wexton Host Event Recognizing Progress in Accelerated Cleanup, New Waterline at Hidden Lane

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Sterling, VA -- Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator and U.S. Rep. Jennifer Wexton (VA-10) celebrated the significant progress made in addressing contamination and restoring safe drinking water at the Hidden Lane Landfill Superfund site in Sterling, Virginia. Thanks to more than $22 million made available through the Bipartisan Infrastructure La...

House Passes Wexton’s Bill to Rename Purcellville Post Office in Honor of Madeleine Albright

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Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton’s (D-VA) legislation to rename the Purcellville, Virginia post office in honor of Madeleine Albright, the first woman to serve as U.S. Secretary of State who called Virginia’s 10th District home for many years. “I’m pleased that the House has come together to honor the legacy of Secretary Albright by pas...

Wexton Applauds SBA’s Decision to Add Prince William County to Maryland Disaster Declaration for the Francis Scott Key Bridge Collapse

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Washington, DC – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced the addition of five neighboring counties in Virginia to the Maryland disaster declaration for the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse, including Prince William County, enabling more Virginia businesses to be eligible to apply for SBA’s low-interest Economic Injury Disaster Loans. After hearing from constituent businesses impact...

Wexton Announces $350k for Loudoun County Clean Energy Initiatives Thanks to Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

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Washington, DC – Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) celebrated a new $350,900 grant for clean energy initiatives in Loudoun County today through the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program, funded by the the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and managed by DOE’s Office of State and Community Energy Programs (SCEP). The Loudoun funding is part of more than $26.9 million to nine...

Wexton Votes to Pass Package of Security and Foreign Aid Bills to Support America’s Allies

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Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) voted to pass a package of four security bills to strengthen the national security of America and its allies. The security funding package delivers critical support for Ukraine’s war against Russian aggression, provides for Israel’s right to defend itself and sends lifesaving relief to Gaza and other people in need worldwide, and enhance...

Wexton, Kiggans, Stabenow, and Scott Lead Bipartisan, Bicameral Resolution to Designate April as Parkinson’s Awareness Month

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Washington, DC – Today, on World Parkinson’s Day, U.S. Representatives Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) and Jen Kiggins (R-VA) and Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Rick Scott (R-FL) introduced a bipartisan and bicameral resolution to designate April as “Parkinson’s Awareness Month.” Wexton announced last year that she had been diagnosed with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP), an atypical parkinsonism ...

Kaine and Wexton Lead Call for Release of Vladimir Kara-Murza, Virginian Man Wrongfully Detained by Russian Authorities

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) and U.S. Representative Jennifer Wexton (D-VA-10), alongside U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and U.S. Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA-8), Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA-11), and Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-7), wrote to Secretary of State Antony Blinken, strongly urging the immediate designation of Vladimir Kara-Murza as a wrongfully detained U.S. n...

Wexton Celebrates $11.9 Million in Federal Funding for New Transportation Infrastructure Improvements in Northern Virginia

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Washington, DC – Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) celebrated that eight small-scale transportation infrastructure projects in Virginia’s 10th Congressional District will receive a total of $11,927,128 in federal funding allocated by The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB). This funding is part of federal Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside (TA Set-Aside) Program fundi...

Wexton Votes to Pass Schools, Safety, and Security Funding Bill

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Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) voted to pass a package of six funding bills that helps Americans with the cost of living, protects women’s rights, reinforces America’s global leadership, and helps our communities be safe and secure. “Despite the extremism and dysfunction of House Republicans, we’ve finally come together to pass government funding packages that deliver...