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Wexton Votes to Pass Bipartisan Workplace Violence Prevention Legislation

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Washington, DC -- Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) voted to pass the bipartisan Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act, which included an amendment co-authored by Wexton and Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) to ensure no provisions of the bill are construed to limit existing laws related to domestic violence, sexual assault, dating viole... Read More »

Wexton Votes to Secure Equal Pay for Women, Help Close Gender Wage Gap

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Washington, DC -- Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) voted to pass H.R. 7, the Paycheck Fairness Act, landmark legislation that will help close the gender wage gap by strengthening equal pay protections for women. The bill would create more effective remedies for women who are not being paid equal pay for equal work, including requiring employers to prove that pay disparities exist for le... Read More »

ICYMI: Wexton Hosts Powerful “Faces of Childhood Cancer” Roundtable in Honor of the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act 2.0

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Washington, DC -- Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) hosted a roundtable on Saturday with children who have faced or are currently facing childhood cancer, as part of a series of roundtables highlighting the need for passage of Wexton’s bipartisan Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act 2.0. You can watch the full roundtable here “It was important for me to have a ‘Faces of Childhood Cancer’ ro... Read More »

Wexton Announces $13.5 Million for Affordable Housing and Addressing Homelessness in Virginia-10

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Sterling, VA -- Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) announced that a total of $13,547,858 in American Rescue Plan funds will be delivered to Virginia’s 10th District to increase access to affordable housing services for people experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness. “I’m proud to have helped deliver this federal funding to enable our local governments to take meaningful action to he... Read More »

Wexton Statement on Death of U.S. Capitol Police Officer and Trauma Resources Available

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Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) released the following statement on today’s tragic incident at the U.S. Capitol, in which a U.S. Capitol Police Officer was killed: “My heart breaks for the U.S. Capitol Police and their families, especially Officer Billy Evans who was killed in today’s tragedy. It is impossible to fathom what the Capitol Police community has been through over the past few mont... Read More »

Wexton Relaunches Congressional Agritourism Caucus

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Washington, DC -- Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) announced the relaunch of the bipartisan Congressional Agritourism Caucus. Originally started in 2019, the Congressional Agritourism Caucus was created to support the agritourism industry and to highlight its importance to local economies and communities. Congresswoman Wexton will serve as the Democratic co-chair of the Caucus alongside... Read More »

Transgender Equality Task Force Leaders Introduce Resolution Recognizing International Transgender Day of Visibility

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Washington, DC -- Today, the Transgender Equality Task Force, led by Co-Chairs Representatives Jennifer Wexton (D-VA), Marie Newman (D-IL), and Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), introduced a resolution supporting the ideals and goals of International Transgender Day of Visibility, recognized annually on March 31st. "To all of our transgender family, friends, and neighbors, whether you're out or not, this Tr... Read More »

Wexton Announced as Co-Chair of Transgender Equality Task Force

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Washington, DC -- Today, the Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus announced that the Transgender Equality Task Force will be led by Co-Chairs Representatives Jennifer Wexton (VA-10), Marie Newman (IL-03), and Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) for the 117th Congress. The Task Force will work with the Caucus to amplify transgender issues and take on special projects to help elevate the Caucus’ concerns. As a ... Read More »

Wexton Statement on Visit to Carrizo Springs Housing Site for Unaccompanied Minors

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After visiting an Office of Refugee Resettlement site housing asylum-seeking unaccompanied minors in Carrizo Springs, Texas, today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA), a member of the House Appropriations Committee and State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee, released the following statement: “As a mother, hearing the stories of children who left everything they knew to journey to the United S... Read More »

Wexton Announces $8.6 Million for Local Community Health Centers to Aid VA-10 Vaccination Efforts

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Washington, DC -- Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) announced that Community Health Centers that serve Virginia-10 residents will receive a total of $8.6 million from the recently enacted American Rescue Plan. The funding will expand access to COVID-19 vaccines in underserved communities. “Thanks to the American Rescue Plan, we are expanding access to vaccines for the hardest hit communi... Read More »

Wexton Announces Relaunch of Task Force on Digital Citizenship

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Washington, DC -- Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) announced that the Congressional Task Force on Digital Citizenship will officially relaunch for the 117th Congress to continue and expand on its successful work since its founding in April 2020. Wexton is a founding Member of the Task Force, which includes nine other Members of Congress. Members of the Task Force on Digital Citizenship ... Read More »

Wexton, Hirono Introduce Bill to Examine Spread of COVID-19 Misinformation and Disinformation

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Washington, DC -- Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) and Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI) introduced the COVID-19 Disinformation Research and Reporting Act to examine how the public response to COVID has been impacted by the spread of disinformation and misinformation, particularly via social media. Over a year into the COVID pandemic, the spread of false information continues to jeopardize... Read More »

Wexton Re-Introduces Uyghur Forced Labor Disclosure Act

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Washington, DC -- Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) introduced the Uyghur Forced Labor Disclosure Act, which would require publicly traded companies to have a full understanding of their supply chains and report any links to Xinjiang forced labor as part of their annual disclosure to investors. More than 100,000 people are estimated to be working under forced conditions in China, either ... Read More »

Wexton Votes to Pass Landmark Legislation on Immigration

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Washington, DC -- Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton voted to pass H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act, and H.R. 1603, the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, two landmark pieces of legislation to modernize and reform our immigration system and secure permanent protections and a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who have been, and will continue to be, key to the economic re... Read More »

Joint Statement from Virginia Congresswomen on House Vote to Remove ERA Ratification Deadline

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Washington, DC -- U.S. Representatives Jennifer Wexton (D-VA-10), Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-07), and Elaine Luria (D-VA-02) today released the following statement on the U.S. House of Representatives voting to remove the ratification deadline on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) to the U.S. Constitution. “Last year, we watched Virginia make history by becoming the 38th state in the union to ratify t... Read More »