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Wexton Announces $1.5 Million to Invest in Clean Energy Storage Technology at Aurora Flight Sciences in Manassas

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Manassas, VA – Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) announced $1,499,375 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Research Project Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to advance new innovative and environmentally friendly high-energy storage solutions at Aurora Flight Sciences in Manassas. This funding is a part of a larger $15 million, 12-project package through the Pioneering Rai...

Wexton Applauds New Effort to Remove TCE at Hidden Lane Landfill Superfund Site in Sterling

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Sterling, VA – Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) applauded the beginning of an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) project to remove trichloroethylene (TCE) chemicals at the Hidden Lane Landfill Superfund site in Sterling. The cleanup is made possible thanks to federal funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. “I know firsthand how Parkinson’s Disease and atypical parkinsonisms can be d...

Wexton Announces $35 Million in Infrastructure Law Funding for Continued Support of New Dulles Airport Terminal

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Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) announced that Washington Dulles International Airport will be receiving $35 million in federal funding thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to aid in the construction of a new 14-gate regional and commuter terminal. This is the third consecutive fiscal year that the new terminal project has received funding through the Bipartisan...

Wexton Leads Bipartisan Resolution to Designate February as Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

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Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representatives Jennifer Wexton (D-VA), along with co-leads Representatives Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Ashley Hinson (R-IA), and Madeleine Dean (D-PA), introduced a bipartisan resolution to officially designate February as “Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month.” The resolution, introduced today on Valentine’s Day, recognizes the damaging effects that teen...

Wexton Announces $1.8 Million in Federal Funding to Address Homelessness in Loudoun and Prince William Counties

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Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) announced nearly $1.8 million in new federal grants to support housing assistance and supportive services to Virginians battling homelessness: $174,319 for Loudoun County and $1,621,003 for Prince William County. The funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Continuum of Care program as a part of...

Wexton’s Bipartisan Divided Families National Registry Act Advanced by House Foreign Affairs Committee

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Washington, DC – Today, the House Foreign Affairs Committee voted to pass Representative Jennifer Wexton’s (D-VA) Divided Families National Registry Act, which aims to help Korean Americans reconnect with the families they left behind in North Korea decades ago in the wake of the Korean War. Wexton introduced the bipartisan bill last week alongside Representative Michelle Steel (R-CA). It now goes...

Wexton and Steel Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help Reunite Separated Korean American Families

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Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representatives Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) and Michelle Steel (R-CA) introduced the bipartisan Divided Families National Registry Act to help Korean Americans reunite with their families in North Korea who they have not been able to connect with since the Korean War. The legislation would create a new national registry of Korean Americans and their families from whom they ...

Wexton Votes to Deliver Tax Break for Middle Class Families

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Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) voted to pass bipartisan tax legislation that delivers critical wins to hardworking families and businesses in Virginia’s 10th District, including an expansion of the Child Tax Credit (CTC). "I'm proud to vote to pass this bipartisan tax package which will deliver a tax cut for middle class families with kids, putting money back into the...

Wexton Leads Introduction of Bipartisan Legislation to Crack Down on International Financing of Projects Using Forced Labor

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Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) led the introduction of the bipartisan No Funds for Forced Labor Act, which seeks to prevent international financial institutions (IFIs) from supporting projects that pose significant risk of using forced labor. The bipartisan legislation would empower American officials to oppose IFI loans, which in part rely on U.S. taxpayer doll...

Wexton and Smith Urge Secretary Blinken to Raise China’s Human Rights Violations at Upcoming UN Human Rights Council Review

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Washington, DC – U.S. Representatives Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) and Chris Smith (R-NJ) sent a bipartisan letter calling on Secretary of State Antony Blinken to emphasize the ongoing atrocities and human rights violations committed by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) at the United Nations Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) later this month. “One of China's obligations as a curr...

Wexton Announces Winner of 2023 Congressional App Challenge for VA-10

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Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) announced the winner of the 2023 Congressional App Challenge from Virginia’s 10th District: Scribe, designed by Arjun Babla. “The ingenuity, passion, and creativity of the young Virginians participating in the Congressional App Challenge never fails to amaze me,” said Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton. “I am excited to congratulate Arjun Bab...

Wexton Celebrates House Passage of National Plan to End Parkinson’s Act, Named in Her Honor

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Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the bipartisan “Dr. Emmanuel Bilirakis and Honorable Jennifer Wexton National Plan to End Parkinson’s Act.” Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) has become a champion and vocal advocate for the legislation since her diagnosis of progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), a form of atypical Parkinsonism, this past summer. In September, Wex...

Wexton Submits Public Comment Letter in Support of Proposed EPA Rule Regulating TCE, Linked to Parkinson’s Disease

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Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) sent a public comment letter supporting a proposed U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule to regulate Trichloroethylene (TCE) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to protect families from the dangerous health and environmental impacts of the chemical. A final risk determination for TCE released last year details how exp...

WATCH: Rep. Wexton Shares Emotional Message on House Floor as Democrats and Republicans Come Together to Support National Plan to End Parkinson's Act

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Washington, DC – Today, in a show of bipartisan unity and recognition of the urgency to take action for greater research of treatments and cures for Parkinson’s and atypical Parkinson’s diseases, Democrats and Republicans came together and shared messages of support on the House floor for the “Dr. Emmanuel Bilirakis and Honorable Jennifer Wexton National Plan to End Parkinson’s Act.” Representativ...

Wexton Unveils Annual Holiday Office Decorations

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Washington, DC – As Congress gets into the holiday spirit, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) and her staff have decked out her Longworth office in an extravagant display of lights, inflatables, and Virginia-themed holiday cheer. “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…Longworth House Office Building’s second floor began an annual tradition for our offices to spread holiday cheer around Congr...