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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 »

Wexton Bill Would Establish NSF Prize Competition to Spark New Deepfake Detection Technology

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Washington, DC -- Today Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) introduced legislation directing the National Science Foundation (NSF) to establish prize competitions in order to incentivize new research into technology that would detect deepfakes. “Deepfakes pose a serious threat to our national security, and there are significant challenges in our ability to effectively identify this manipulated co... Read More »

Wexton Helps Pass Elimination of SALT Cap to Restore Major Tax Deductions for Nearly 150,000 VA-10 Households

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Washington, DC -- Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) voted to pass H.R. 5377, the Restoring Tax Fairness for States and Localities Act, which would eliminate the state and local tax (SALT) cap instituted by the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). Wexton is a cosponsor of the legislation and has been a forceful advocate for eliminating the SALT cap. Passage of this bill is significant for V... Read More »

Rep. Wexton Votes to Pass USMCA

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Washington, DC -- Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) voted to pass the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, following successful negotiations by House Democrats to improve the agreement and secure strong enforceable labor standards, meaningful environmental protections, and eliminate giveaways to Big Pharma companies. “From the manufacturing facilities and apple orchards in Frederick Co... Read More »

Rep. Wexton Votes to Pass USMCA

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Washington, DC -- Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) voted to pass the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, following successful negotiations by House Democrats to improve the agreement and secure strong enforceable labor standards, meaningful environmental protections, and eliminate giveaways to Big Pharma companies. “From the manufacturing facilities and apple orchards in Frederick Co... Read More »

Wexton Statement on Passage of Articles of Impeachment

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“I did not come to Congress to impeach the President. I came to fight for the people of Virginia’s 10th Congressional District -- to lower the cost of health care, work to end the epidemic of gun violence, and to strengthen America's middle class -- but President Trump’s actions have left us no choice. “As a former prosecutor, I approached the question of impeachment with only the facts and eviden... Read More »

Rep. Wexton Votes to Pass Bipartisan Funding Deal to Avoid Government Shutdown

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Washington, DC -- Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) voted to pass two bipartisan minibus appropriations packages which would fund the government for Fiscal Year 2020 and avoid a government shutdown. The House passed the Domestic Priorities and International Assistance Appropriations Minibus, H.R. 1865 by a vote of 297-120. The House passed the National Security Appropriations Minibus, H.... Read More »

Wexton Votes to Lower the Cost of Prescription Drugs

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Washington, DC -- Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) voted to pass H.R. 3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act, which will help bring down the cost of prescription drugs and level the playing field for American patients who are paying more for their medicines than patients in other countries. This bipartisan bill gives the Department of Health and Human Services the power to n... Read More »

House Passes Final Defense Authorization with Wexton Amendment to Support Servicemembers’ Transition Into Intelligence Workforce

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Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) voted for the Conference Report on S. 1790, the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which included paid parental leave for all federal workers and Wexton’s amendment to support military intelligence members as they transition into jobs in the public sector. “This defense authorization demonstrates our bipartisan commitment to a sm... Read More »