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Wexton: Trump Budget Would Devastate VA-10 Families

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In response to the release of the President’s fiscal year 2021 budget, which would drastically cut popular and effective programs that are important to Virginia’s 10th Congressional District, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton issued the following statement: “The President’s newly released budget makes severe, unnecessary cuts to effective and popular programs that Virginians rely on -- it would be dev... Read More »

Wexton Presides Over Historic Debate, Votes to Eliminate Deadline on Equal Rights Amendment

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Washington, DC -- Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (VA-10) presided as speaker pro tempore as the House of Representatives debated a resolution, introduced by Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14), to eliminate the deadline on the Equal Rights Amendment. The House passed the resolution, H.J.Res.79, with bipartisan support. In advance of the historic vote, Wexton issued a joint statement alongsid... Read More »

Wexton Condemns Trump Administration Plan to Allow Medicaid Block Grants

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Following the House of Representatives’ vote today on a resolution to condemn the Trump administration’s proposal that would allow states to block grant Medicaid, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) issued the following statement: “Instead of working with House Democrats to lower premiums and get more people covered, the Trump administration has waged an all-out war on health care. Their latest a... Read More »

Wexton Statement on Senate Acquittal of President Donald Trump

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In response to the Senate’s vote today to acquit President Donald J. Trump of the Articles of Impeachment brought forward by the House of Representatives, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) issued the following statement: “As a former prosecutor and attorney, I know that a trial without witnesses is not a fair trial -- it is a sham. The Senate’s decision today to acquit the President after rejec... Read More »

Wexton Highlights Importance of Affordable Health Care Before State of the Union Address

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In anticipation of President Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) released the following statement highlighting the importance of affordable health care: “I’m ready to work with this President to lower the cost of prescription drugs and make health care more affordable for our families, but I haven’t seen a willingness from him to do that. Instead, we’ve ... Read More »

Rep. Wexton Announces VA-10 Mom and Health Care Advocate as Guest to State of the Union

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Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (VA-10) announced Walewska Watkins as her guest for the State of the Union address on February 4, 2020. Watkins, a constituent from Ashburn, is the mother of an 8-year old boy named Aire. She and her family depend on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to get Aire the care he needs. The ACA’s affordability measures and protections from discrimination... Read More »

Wexton Helps Pass the CREDIT Act to Protect Consumers

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Washington, DC -- Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) voted to help pass the Comprehensive Credit Reporting Enhancement, Disclosure, Innovation, and Transparency (CREDIT) Act of 2020. The Comprehensive CREDIT Act is a package of bills to reform the credit reporting industry and provide greater protections for consumers. “A credit score can determine whether you can get a job, are able to r... Read More »

Wexton Statement on Final Passage of the ERA

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In response to the final passage of the Equal Rights Amendment in the Virginia General Assembly, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton issued the following statement: “Today, Virginia sent a powerful message to the rest of the country -- that ‘Equal Justice Under Law’ is a constitutional right for women. “I was a sponsor of the Equal Rights Amendment during my time in Richmond, and I am proud of my former... Read More »

Wexton Votes to Overturn DeVos Rule that Denies Debt Relief to Defrauded Students

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Washington, DC -- Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) voted to pass H.J.Res. 76, which would block a new Department of Education rule implemented by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos intended to deny debt relief to students who have been defrauded by predatory, for-profit colleges. Wexton is a co-sponsor of the resolution, which passed the House of Representatives with bipartisan support.... Read More »

Wexton Votes to Restore Protections for Older Workers

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Washington, DC -- Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) voted in favor of the bipartisan Protect Older Workers Against Discrimination Act to rectify the changes established by a 2009 Supreme Court case that imposed higher burden of proof standards for claims of age discrimination in the workplace. In the 2009 case Gross v. FBL Financial Services Inc., the Supreme Court imposed new and signif... Read More »

Congresswoman Wexton Hosts REAL ID Event

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Sterling, VA -- Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (VA-10) partnered with the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to host a REAL ID application and information event for constituents at the Congresswoman’s Sterling district office. Congresswoman Wexton was joined by DMV Commissioner Richard D. Holcomb and DMV’s mobile operations team, which processed REAL ID applications for residents. “... Read More »

Rep. Wexton Congratulates Participants in Congressional App Challenge, Announces District-wide Winner

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Sterling, VA -- Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (VA-10) hosted a reception for the students from Virginia’s 10th Congressional District who participated in the 2019 Congressional App Challenge. “I am so impressed by the talented VA-10 middle and high schoolers who participated in Congress’ annual App Challenge,” said Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton. “Each of these students has made their commun... Read More »

Wexton Votes to Protect Public Health and Address PFAS Contamination

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Washington, DC -- Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) voted to pass the bipartisan PFAS Action Act of 2019 to regulate these harmful chemicals and clean up existing contamination. Per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (referred to as PFAS) are a class of man-made chemicals that are commonly referred to as “forever chemicals” because of their persistence in the environment and have been link... Read More »

Wexton Statement on War Powers Resolution

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“The American people are not seeking a war with Iran, nor did Congress authorize one. Today’s vote makes clear that Congress -- not the President -- has the power to declare war and authorize military force, as laid out in the Constitution. “If American soldiers are going to be sent into harm’s way, then they and the American people deserve a credible explanation from our Commander in Chief and a ... Read More »

Reps. Wexton and McEachin Call for the Replacement of Virginia’s Robert E. Lee Statue at the U.S. Capitol

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Reps. Wexton and McEachin Call for the Replacement of Virginia’s Robert E. Lee Statue at the U.S. Capitol Washington, DC -- Today, Representatives Jennifer Wexton (VA-10) and A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) wrote to Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, calling for the replacement of Virginia’s statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, housed in the National Statuary Hall Collection in the United States... Read More »