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ICYMI: Wexton Holds Press Conference Advocating for Asim Ghafoor, Virginia Resident Detained in the UAE

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Washington, DC – This week, U.S. Representative Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) held a press conference with other Members of Congress advocating for due process and fair treatment of Asim Ghafoor, a U.S. citizen and resident of Virginia’s 10th District who has been arrested in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Joining Wexton were U.S. Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA), Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), and Eric Swalwell...

Wexton Votes to Pass CHIPS and Science Act to Lower Families’ Costs, Power American Economic Independence

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Washington, DC -- Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) voted for historic, bipartisan legislation to strengthen Virginia families’ financial futures, boost America’s research advantage, and safeguard our economic and national security for generations to come. The CHIPS and Science Act will deliver a powerful investment in America’s global competitiveness – creating jobs, slashing kitchen ta...

House Passes Wexton’s Bipartisan Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act 2.0 to Increase Funding for Lifesaving Childhood Cancer Research

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Washington, DC – Today, the House of Representatives passed Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton’s (D-VA) bipartisan Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act 2.0 which would nearly double funding for lifesaving research of treatments and cures for childhood cancer research. The bill has 110 bipartisan cosponsors. The bill is named in honor of Gabriella Miller, a Virginia-10 resident who was diagnosed wit...

Wexton Announces $49.6 Million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding Heading to Dulles Airport

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Sterling, VA – Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $49.6 million from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding to Dulles International Airport. The airport will use the money to construct a new 14-gate terminal to replace the existing regional and commuter concourse and improve passenger access and support future growth. ...

Wexton Delivers on Key Virginia Priorities as Appropriations Committee Passes Fiscal Year 2023 Funding Legislation

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Washington, DC – This week, the House Appropriations Committee concluded its final markup sessions of the fiscal year 2023 appropriations process, successfully passing funding bills which include critical priorities Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) secured for Virginia and the 10th District. “I’m proud of our bipartisan work to craft appropriations legislation that will lower costs for working...

Wexton Bill Renaming Winchester Post Office in Honor of Patsy Cline Signed into Law

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Washington, DC – President Joe Biden has signed into law Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton’s (D-VA) bill to rename the post office along Winchester’s walking mall after country music icon Patsy Cline. “Patsy Cline was a trailblazing woman in the music industry, a legendary vocalist whose music and influence touch us still today, and — most importantly — a beloved daughter of Winchester, Virginia,” sai...

Wexton Statement on Supreme Court Ruling Overturning Roe v. Wade

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Washington, DC – Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) issued the following statement after The U.S. Supreme Court announced a decision in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization case, overturning Roe v. Wade and allowing for the criminalization of abortion in America: “This is an all-out assault on women’s right to an abortion – our worst fears, realized – handed down by an extreme and pa...

Wexton Votes to Pass Historic Bipartisan Gun Safety Package

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Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) voted for bipartisan legislation that takes historic steps to combat gun violence and protect Virginia communities. The Bipartisan Safer Communities Act will help save lives by keeping weapons out of dangerous hands, strengthening mental health services, and bolstering school safety. The first major gun violence prevention legislation pa...

Wexton Votes to Bolster Mental Health and Substance Use Care

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Washington, DC – This week, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton voted for a bipartisan legislative package strengthening access to care for Virginians grappling with mental illness and substance use disorders. Advancing President Biden’s bold vision for a bipartisan Unity Agenda, the Restoring Hope for Mental Health and Well-Being Act will strengthen and expand more than 30 federal programs to address w...

Wexton Votes to Protect Children’s Access to School Meals

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Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) voted to pass the Keep Kids Fed Act (H.R. 8150), legislation to ensure that schools can continue providing meals for students despite ongoing supply chain issues. The bill would allow the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide additional assistance to child nutrition programs by reimbursing them at a higher rate as they continue to ...

Wexton Votes to Lower Food and Fuel Costs

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Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) voted for new bipartisan legislation to lower the cost of food and fuel – another step forward in House Democrats’ fight against inflation. The Lower Food and Fuel Costs Act will help bring down prices for Virginians in the grocery aisle and at the gas pump by giving American farmers and ranchers the support they need to thrive. “My top ...

Wexton Votes for Life-Saving Gun Violence Prevention Legislation

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Washington, DC – This week, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) voted to protect Virginia communities and save lives with strong bipartisan legislation to address gun violence. The Protecting Our Kids Act and Federal Extreme Risk Protection Order Act include common sense gun safety measures that will crack down on illegal gun trafficking, allow for federal extreme risk protection orders, keep wea...

Wexton Welcomes Major Shipment of Baby Formula at Dulles Airport Alongside FLOTUS and U.S. Surgeon General

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Sterling, VA – Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) joined the First Lady of the United States Jill Biden and U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy at Dulles Airport yesterday to welcome a shipment of infant formula as part of the “Operation Fly Formula” to address recent supply chain challenges. “It was great to be with First Lady Jill Biden and Surgeon General Vivek Murthy at Dulles as more than 100...

Wexton’s Bipartisan Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act 2.0 Passes House Energy and Commerce Committee

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Washington, DC – Today, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce passed Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton’s (D-VA) bipartisan Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act 2.0 by a vote of 53-0. The legislation would nearly double funding for the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Gabriella Miller Kids First Pediatric Research Program (Kids First) to research new treatments and cures for childhood can...

Wexton Announces Winners of 2022 VA-10 Congressional Art Competition

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Washington, DC -- During a virtual reception last week, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) announced the winners of the 2022 Virginia-10 Congressional Art Competition. Out of the more than 75 entries submitted this year, a panel of judges assembled by Congresswoman Wexton selected the winning piece along with first and second place pieces in each category. The virtual reception also featured a k...