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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...

$1.53 Billion Headed to Virginia to Strengthen Roads, Bridges Under Democrats’ Infrastructure Law

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Sterling, VA – Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) announced that Virginia will receive $1,534,295,136 from the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to strengthen roads, bridges, and tunnels across the state. “For too long, our roads and bridges have been crumbling from lack of adequate investment. That’s changing with federal funding from our Bipartisan Infrastructure Law now on its way...

Wexton Announces New Constituent Service Milestones: 8,500 Cases Closed and Over $15 Million Returned to Taxpayers

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Sterling, VA – Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) announced that her office has reached new milestones in her service to the people of Virginia’s 10th Congressional District. Since taking office in January 2019, her team has closed 8,574 cases for constituents and returned nearly $15.3 million owed to taxpayers by the federal government. “The people of Virginia’s 10th District sent me to ...

Wexton Meets with Children Battling Cancer, Discusses Bipartisan Research Funding Bill During Visit to Children’s National Hospital

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Washington, DC – Yesterday, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) visited Children’s National Hospital to mark Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and highlight the need for the Senate to pass her bipartisan Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act 2.0 to boost funding for pediatric cancer research. Wexton visited with children battling cancer to hear their stories and met with nurses, doctors, and ho...

Rep. Wexton Releases Reports Showing the Inflation Reduction Act Will Lower Health Care Costs for Local Families

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Sterling, VA – Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) announced that families in the 10th Congressional District of Virginia will soon see more affordable prescription drugs for Medicare recipients and lower health insurance premiums made possible by the Inflation Reduction Act. “I’ve always believed that no American should be forced to go without the care they need because they can’t afford ...

Northern Virginia Delegation Welcomes Home Asim Ghafoor

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Washington, DC – U.S. Representatives Jennifer Wexton, Don Beyer and Gerry Connolly, and Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner (all D-VA) issued the following statement on the release of U.S. citizen and Virginia resident Asim Ghafoor from detention in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), where he had been since July 14, 2022. “Thanks to the courageous work of many, Asim Ghafoor is now home with his famil...

Wexton Votes for Historic Inflation Reduction Act to Lower Costs for Virginia Families

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Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) voted to send historic, inflation-fighting legislation to the President’s desk. The Inflation Reduction Act will deliver landmark investments to lower Virginia families’ kitchen table costs, create nine million good-paying union jobs, combat the climate crisis, and dramatically reduce the deficit. “I’m proud of my vote to pass the Inflat...

ICYMI: Wexton Holds Press Conference Advocating for Asim Ghafoor, Virginia Resident Detained in the UAE

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Washington, DC – This week, U.S. Representative Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) held a press conference with other Members of Congress advocating for due process and fair treatment of Asim Ghafoor, a U.S. citizen and resident of Virginia’s 10th District who has been arrested in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Joining Wexton were U.S. Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA), Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), and Eric Swalwell...

Wexton Votes to Pass CHIPS and Science Act to Lower Families’ Costs, Power American Economic Independence

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Washington, DC -- Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) voted for historic, bipartisan legislation to strengthen Virginia families’ financial futures, boost America’s research advantage, and safeguard our economic and national security for generations to come. The CHIPS and Science Act will deliver a powerful investment in America’s global competitiveness – creating jobs, slashing kitchen ta...

House Passes Wexton’s Bipartisan Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act 2.0 to Increase Funding for Lifesaving Childhood Cancer Research

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Washington, DC – Today, the House of Representatives passed Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton’s (D-VA) bipartisan Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act 2.0 which would nearly double funding for lifesaving research of treatments and cures for childhood cancer research. The bill has 110 bipartisan cosponsors. The bill is named in honor of Gabriella Miller, a Virginia-10 resident who was diagnosed wit...

Wexton Announces $49.6 Million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding Heading to Dulles Airport

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Sterling, VA – Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $49.6 million from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding to Dulles International Airport. The airport will use the money to construct a new 14-gate terminal to replace the existing regional and commuter concourse and improve passenger access and support future growth. ...

Wexton Delivers on Key Virginia Priorities as Appropriations Committee Passes Fiscal Year 2023 Funding Legislation

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Washington, DC – This week, the House Appropriations Committee concluded its final markup sessions of the fiscal year 2023 appropriations process, successfully passing funding bills which include critical priorities Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) secured for Virginia and the 10th District. “I’m proud of our bipartisan work to craft appropriations legislation that will lower costs for working...