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Virginia Leaders Respond to Bridge Closures for Presidential Inauguration

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WASHINGTON – Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, and U.S. Reps. Don Beyer, Gerry Connolly, and Jennifer Wexton (all D-VA) today issued the following statement on the agreement between the Commonwealth of Virginia and the United States Secret Service (USSS) authorizing the use of Virginia State Police assets, resources, and personnel, to assist with the closure of bri... Read More »

Rep. Wexton’s EFFORT Act Signed Into Law

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Washington, DC -- Yesterday, the Expanding Findings for Federal Opioid Research and Treatment (EFFORT) Act was signed into law by the President. The EFFORT Act is bipartisan legislation authored by Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) which will expand research into the prevention and treatment of opioid addiction. See below for more information about the bill: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 31, 2... Read More »

Wexton Statement on the Impeachment of President Trump

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After voting to impeach President Donald J. Trump for incitement of an insurrection, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) released the following statement. “In 2017, I ran for Congress because I was alarmed about the future of our country. I didn’t want to look at my kids in 10 years and tell them I didn’t do everything I could to protect our democratic institutions from the dangerous path we were... Read More »

Members Of Congress Demand Answers From FBI And DHS Regarding Response to Online Threats Prior to January 6

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Washington, DC -- Today Representatives Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) and Don Beyer (D-VA) led 35 Members of Congress in seeking answers from the Department of Homeland Security and Federal Bureau of Investigation regarding the departments’ digital threat monitoring prior to the deadly insurrection at the United States Capitol on January 6. In the preceding days and weeks there were thousands of posts on... Read More »

Wexton Statement on Efforts to Block Electoral College Certification

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In response to statements from Republican Senators and Representatives on their plans to attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) issued the following statement: "I am deeply concerned that these efforts to reverse the will of the American people could cause lasting damage to our democracy. “It’s unimaginable that we’d see the tactics ... Read More »

Wexton Statement Calling for President Trump’s Removal

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Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) issued the following statement on the violence at the U.S. Capitol today: “The President has been encouraging these domestic terrorists since before the election. “He could have stopped them at any moment, but instead he whipped them into a frenzy and sicced them on the Capitol. “The Cabinet must remove him today or the House must impeach.” ### Read More »

Rep. Wexton’s EFFORT Act to Expand Opioid Addiction Research Headed to President’s Desk

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Washington, DC -- Today, the Expanding Findings for Federal Opioid Research and Treatment (EFFORT) Act was passed by the House of Representatives, after being amended and passed by the Senate last week. The EFFORT Act is bipartisan legislation authored by Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) and co-sponsored by Congressman Jim Baird (R-IN). The Senate companion bill was carried by Senators Chris C... Read More »

Wexton Applauds Passage of CASH Act

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Washington, DC -- Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) voted to pass the CASH Act, to ensure Americans receive $2,000 in the next round of stimulus payments in the wake of the impact of COVID-19. “The House took an important first step to help Americans get some of the desperately needed support they deserve,” said Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton. “I’ve been advocating for greater direct reli... Read More »

Wexton, Beyer, Perlmutter Urge OCC to Delay Rushed Fair Access to Financial Services Rulemaking

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Washington, DC -- Today, Representatives Jennifer Wexton (D-VA), Don Beyer (D-VA) and Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) urged the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) to delay its misguided Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Fair Access to Financial Services. In a letter the Members urged acting Comptroller Brian Brooks to extend the deadline for public comment by at least 30 days to allow the incomin... Read More »

McEachin-Wexton Joint Statement on the Removal of Robert E. Lee Statue from U.S. Capitol

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In response to the removal of the Robert E. Lee statue from the U.S. Capitol crypt earlier this morning, U.S. Representatives Donald McEachin and Jennifer Wexton released the following statement: “This is a historic and long-overdue moment for our Commonwealth. “The Robert E. Lee statue honors a legacy of division, oppression, and racism -- a dark period in the history of our Commonwealth and our ... Read More »

Wexton Votes to Provide Urgent COVID Relief

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Washington, DC -- Today Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) voted to pass a bipartisan compromise package that delivers emergency relief to Virginia families and small businesses during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Included in the package is also a $1.4 trillion deal to fund the government through September. "The American people have been waiting months for relief, and today Congress did our job ... Read More »

Wexton Appointed to Serve on House Appropriations Committee

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Washington, DC -- Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) was appointed to the House Appropriations Committee for the 117th Congress by the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee. “I am honored to receive an appointment to the House Appropriations Committee, and thrilled that Virginia and the 10th Congressional District will once again be represented on this important committee,” said Congresswoman... Read More »

Wexton’s Bipartisan Yellow Ribbon for Overseas Education Act Passes House and Heads to President’s Desk for Signature

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Washington, DC -- Today, the House passed the bipartisan Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe, M.D. Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020, which includes the Yellow Ribbon for Overseas Education Act introduced by Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA). The legislation removes barriers that prohibit student veterans from using the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Yellow Ribbon Progr... Read More »

McEachin and Wexton Statement on Commission’s Recommendation of Barbara Johns to Replace Robert E. Lee Statue in U.S. Capitol

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In response to today’s announcement from the Virginia Commission For Historical Statues In The United States Capitol recommending Barbara Johns to replace Robert E. Lee as one of Virginia’s two statues in the U.S. Capitol, Representatives Donald McEachin (D-VA) and Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) released the following statement: "Virginia deserves to be represented in the U.S. Capitol by a figure who embo... Read More »

Rep. Wexton Statement on New Report Showing Extent of Forced Labor in Xinjiang Cotton Production

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In response to a new report from the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation providing new evidence of systemic forced labor in Xinjiang cotton production, implicating all global supply chains that involve Xinjiang cotton, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) released the following statement: “Cotton supply chains in Xinjiang are corrupt down to the root, and all cotton coming out of the region m... Read More »