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Rep. Wexton Votes to Defend Reproductive Health Rights Against Dangerous Assaults, Enshrine Roe v. Wade Protections into Law

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Washington, DC -- Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) voted to defend women’s constitutional right to reproductive health care with H.R. 3755, the Women’s Health Protection Act. Amid a dangerous assault on women’s basic health freedoms -- from state houses across the country to the U.S. Supreme Court -- this landmark legislation enshrines into law the vital protections of Roe v. Wade and s...

Rep. Wexton Votes to Meet the Needs of Servicemembers and Military Families, Strengthen National Security

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Washington, DC -- Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) voted for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), legislation that makes key investments to improve the lives of servicemembers and military families, while also strengthening our national security. “The FY 2022 NDAA honors our commitment to those serving our nation in uniform and keeps Americans safe from threats at home and abr...

Wexton Statement on House Passage of Legislation to Avoid Debt Default, Keep Government Funded, and Support Afghan Refugees

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Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) released the following statement on the House passage of legislation to fund the government, suspend the federal debt ceiling, and provide emergency assistance for Afghan evacuees and natural disaster victims: “Preventing a default on our debt means protecting Virginia families and businesses from economic catastrophe. We cannot allow the stability of our econo...

Wexton Statement on Return of Bureau of Land Management Headquarters to Washington, DC

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Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) released the following statement on the announcement that the headquarters of the Bureau of Land Management would be moving back to Washington, DC: "The return of the Bureau of Land Management headquarters to Washington, DC will enable the agency to best carry out its mission. "The hastily executed relocation by the previous administration forced hundreds of ex...

Child Tax Credit Delivered $37.7 Million in Tax Cuts to Virginia-10 Families in August

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Sterling, VA -- Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) released a new report from the Joint Economic Committee today estimating that 103,000 Child Tax Credit monthly tax cut payments were sent to families in Virginia’s 10th District in August. A total of $37.7 million in tax cuts went back in the pockets of hardworking VA-10 families. Monthly payments for September were delivered via direct deposit ...

Rep. Wexton Recognizes National Small Business Week and Announces $156 Million Delivered to Hardest-Hit VA-10 Small Businesses

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Sterling, VA -- Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) marked National Small Business Week today by announcing that some of the hardest-hit Virginia-10 small businesses have received $156 million from programs funded by the American Rescue Plan. More than $135,947,335 was provided to over 450 businesses in the district from the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF), and $20,129,295 went to local thea...

Winchester Regional Airport Receives $3.5M FAA Grant

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WINCHESTER, VA – September 2, 2021: The Winchester Regional Airport Authority was awarded a grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP) in the amount of $3,570,000. The grant is 100% federally funded and does not have a local match requirement. “This substantial federal investment in the Winchester Regional Airport is vital for the continued success of tr...

Wexton Votes to Protect the Right to Vote for All Americans

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Washington, DC -- Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) voted to pass H.R. 4, the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, to restore critical protections of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and keep the promise of our democracy for all Americans. Amid the most coordinated state-level effort to restrict the right to vote in generations, H.R. 4 would prevent states and localities with a rece...

Wexton Urges Administration to Take Concrete Actions to Support the Relocation of At-Risk Afghan Allies

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Washington, DC -- Yesterday, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA), member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations, Congresswoman Grace Meng (D-NY), Congresswoman Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA), and 74 other Members of the House sent a letter calling on the Administration to take a number of immediate steps to help as many of our Afghan allies as possible relocate quickly ...

Wexton Sends Bipartisan Letter Pressing White House for Answers on Afghanistan Evacuations

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Washington, DC -- Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) and her colleagues sent a bipartisan letter to the White House yesterday, seeking answers on the Biden Administration’s plans to evacuate U.S. citizens, Afghan allies and their families, women, NGO employees, journalists, and others from Afghanistan. The letter was led by Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (D-CA) and was signed by 47 members of the Hou...

Wexton Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Reform Statutes of Limitations Laws for Child Sex Abuse Crimes

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Washington, DC -- Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) and Congresswoman María Elvira Salazar (R-FL) introduced the bipartisan Statutes of Limitations for Child Sexual Abuse Reform Act to incentivize states to eliminate their statues of limitations laws for child sexual abuse, exploitation, and sex trafficking and allow for the revival of previously time-barred civil claims for such crimes....

Wexton Votes to Pass Emergency Security Supplemental Legislation

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Washington, DC -- Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) voted to pass H.R. 3237, the Emergency Security Supplemental, which includes $70.7 million for the U.S. Capitol Police and $521 million for unanticipated pay and operations costs for the National Guard deployment at the Capitol and throughout the National Capital Region: “Today we’re delivering crucial funding to secure our Capitol and support...

Wexton Votes to Pass Government Funding Packages

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Washington, DC -- Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) voted to pass H.R. 4502, a package of seven government funding bills, which focuses on investing in America. The transformative investments in the bill will create good-paying American jobs, grow opportunity for middle class and small businesses, and provide a lifeline for working families and the vulnerable. In addition, Wexton voted t...

Wexton Attends President Biden’s Signing Ceremony for VOCA Fix to Sustain the Crime Victims Fund Act

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Washington, DC -- Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) attended President Joe Biden’s signing ceremony for the VOCA Fix to Sustain the Crime Victims Fund Act this afternoon at the White House. Wexton was a strong advocate for the bill’s passage after hearing from local victim services agencies who are facing a funding crisis with federal awards being cut and have advocated to Congress for urgent h...

Wexton Votes to Improve Special Visa Program to Protect Afghan Allies

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Washington, DC -- Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) voted for H.R. 3985, the ALLIES Act, legislation to protect Afghan interpreters, contractors, security personnel, and other partners who face deadly retribution by the Taliban for their work with the United States government. This bipartisan legislation will expand and expedite the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) process, which help...