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Wexton Appointed to House Budget Committee for 118th Congress

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Washington, DC – Today, Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) announced the appointment of Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) to the House Budget Committee for the 118th Congress. Wexton also served on the Committee during the 117th Congress. The Committee’s chief responsibility is to draft an annual concurrent resolution on the budget that provides a Congressional framework for spending and ...

Wexton Statement on President Biden’s State of the Union Address

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Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) issued the following statement on President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address to Congress: “Tonight, President Biden spoke about a strong and resilient America which has bounced back from the darkest days of the pandemic and is coming together to tackle the biggest challenges of our time. I share Joe Biden’s hope for our future – that we can and will grow ...

Wexton Announces Infrastructure Law Safe Streets Grants for Loudoun and Prince William Counties

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Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) announced federal grants to help prevent roadway deaths and serious injuries in Virginia’s 10th District through the Safe Streets and Roads for All program, which was created by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law last year. The two awards are: $992,000 for Prince William County to develop a Prince William County Comprehensive Safety Actio...

Wexton Named to House Appropriations Committee Subcommittees

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Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) announced her selection to serve on the House Appropriations Committee Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Subcommittee and Legislative Branch Subcommittee. “I’m honored to be selected once again to serve on the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and the Legislative Branch Subcommittees. I look ...

Rep. Wexton Appointed to Appropriations Committee for 118th Congress

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Washington, DC – Today, Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) announced the appointment of Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) to the House Appropriations Committee for the 118th Congress. Wexton also served on the Committee during the 117th Congress. The Committee is one of the most powerful committees in Congress, overseeing 12 spending bills that fund most of the functions of the federal go...

Wexton Statement on GAO Report Detailing Detrimental Impacts of Relocation of USDA Research Agencies

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Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) issued a statement on the Government Accountability Office (GAO) report that concluded that the 2019 relocation of two U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) research agencies by the Trump administration led to a decline in workforce size and productivity. Wexton has been an outspoken critic of the relocation of the Economic Research Agen...

Wexton Statement on Anniversary of January 6th Attack on U.S. Capitol

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Washington, DC – Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) issued the following statement marking the 2nd anniversary of the attack on the U.S. Capitol by violent extremists seeking to overturn the 2020 election: “Today we mark the anniversary of one of the darkest days in the history of our democracy. I, like many others across our region and around the country, will never forget the sickening feeling...

Rep. Wexton Votes to Pass Government Funding Legislation to Help Economy, Families, and Communities

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Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) voted to pass the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023, a package of twelve government funding bills focused on helping families and communities across the United States. This government funding package also includes emergency supplemental funding to respond to the devastation that recent natural disasters and extreme weather events hav...

Rep. Wexton Announces VA-10 Winner of 2022 Congressional App Challenge

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Sterling, VA – Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) announced the winner of the 2022 Congressional App Challenge from Virginia’s 10th District: RoutineRemind, designed by team members Samvrit Rao, Rohan Kotla, and Soham Jain who are sophomores at Thomas Jefferson High School. “A big congratulations to VA-10’s Congressional App Challenge winners, team RoutineRemind – Rohan, Samvrit, and Soha...

Rep. Wexton Secures $18,411,519 For Local Projects in Final Government Funding Package

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Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) announced $18,411,519 in Community Project Funding that she has secured for Virginia’s 10th District in the final 2023 appropriations government funding package. This funding responds directly to some of the most pressing needs in the region. “I am proud that through my work on the Appropriations Committee, I’ve successfully secured over...

Wexton Votes to Enshrine Marriage Equality Under Federal Law

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Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) voted to send the bipartisan Respect for Marriage Act to President Biden’s desk. This landmark legislation takes several key steps to defend marriage equality: officially repealing the bigoted and unconstitutional “Defense of Marriage Act” (DOMA), upholding couples’ right to equal protection under federal law, and requiring states to rec...

Wexton Statement on the Passing of Rep. Donald McEachin

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Sterling, VA – Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) issued the following statement on the death of her friend, mentor, and colleague Congresswoman A. Donald McEachin: “My heart is heavy tonight after learning about the passing of my dear friend, mentor, and an exceptional public servant, Donald McEachin. I send my deepest sympathies to Colette and his entire family, his many friends and colleagues...

Wexton Statement on Approval of Benefits for Family of USCP Officer Howie Liebengood

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Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) issued the following statement on the announcement that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has approved benefits through the Public Safety Officers' Benefits program for the family of U.S. Capitol Police Officer Howie Liebengood, who died by suicide following the January 6th insurrection. "I'm very pleased that the DOJ has granted Serena Liebengood approval of ben...

Wexton Leads Virginia Democrats in Urging Governor Youngkin to Protect Health Care Access During Medicaid Unwinding

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Sterling, VA – Today, U.S. Representative Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) led Representatives Don Beyer, Gerry Connolly, Elaine Luria, Donald McEachin, Bobby Scott, and Abigail Spanberger (all D-VA) in sending a letter to Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin expressing concern regarding the unwinding of the Medicaid continuous enrollment requirement enacted during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency and urgin...

Rep. Wexton Announces Historic Economic Growth In Virginia-10

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Sterling, VA – Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) announced a new report from the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee that shows the policies she has championed over the last two years have created 20,500 better-paying jobs in Virginia’s 10th District since President Biden came into office. “From day one, my priority has been to improve the lives of Virginia’s families, and I’m proud t...