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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 Hosts First Gun Safety Town Hall

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In a year when more than 200 Americans have been killed in shootings, U.S. Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D-VA-10) is learning more from residents about what the federal government can do to improve the nation’s gun laws. About 200 people spent Saturday afternoon out of the summer heat, but well within the political heat stirred during the first-year U.S. congresswoman’s first gun safety town hall at J. Mi... Read more »

Congresswoman Wexton Hosts Winchester Town Hall

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The town hall, which was held at the Shenandoah University’s Halphin-Harrison Hall, drew a crowd of about 200. Several of her constituents asked if she would support impeaching the president, based on findings from special counsel Robert S. Mueller’s report, which detailed findings from an investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. “Everything is on the table and t... Read more »

Congresswoman Wexton Hosts First Town Hall

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It's been a busy two months since I first joined Congress, please join me for an update on my first two months in Washington, information on how my office can help you, and a discussion on the issues that matter most to you. Please register here to help us determine expected attendance and to ensure adequate seating. Have questions? Give my district office a call at: (202) 225-5136 Read more »

Rep. Wexton invites Linda McCray, a federal worker, to be her guest at the State of the Union

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Linda McCray worked for 35 days without pay during the Trump Shutdown, keeping passengers safe and planes on time at the Washington Air Traffic Control Center. Congresswoman Wexton invited Ms. McCray to be her guest at the State of the Union, as the prospect of a second shutdown looms. Rep. Wexton was one of many Democratic Congresspeople who brought federal workers as their guests to send a messa... Read more »

Rep. Wexton Attends Substance Abuse Coalition Meeting in Winchester

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Rep. Wexton participated in the Northern Shenandoah Valley Substance Abuse Coalition's monthly meeting in Winchester on Thursday, taking notes and questions from the array of treatment providers, school administrators, law enforcement, and recovering addicts who were in attendance. Wexton acknowledged the importance of putting more federal funding towards proven successful programs like having pol... Read more »

Rep. Wexton Co-Sponsors Bill to Raise Pay for Civilian Federal Employees

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Rep. Wexton co-sponsored a bill to raise pay for civilian federal workers, following President Trump's announcement that federal employees would see a pay freeze in 2019. The bill, led by fellow Virginia Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), would increase pay for 2019 by 2.6%, equal to wage increases announced by the Trump administration for military servicemembers. The effort to raise civilian fede... Read more »

Parents of transgender children share their stories with Members of Congress

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Rep. Wexton joined Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-MA), chair of the Transgender Equality Task Force, for a roundtable with parents of transgender children. The Members listened to stories about the importance of fostering welcoming spaces in both schools and the community as well as the need to pass the Equality Act in the 116th Congress to codify legal protections for LGBTQ Americans. The parents were broug... Read more »