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Wexton Votes to Pass Landmark Voting Rights, Anti-Corruption, and Ethics Reforms Legislation

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Washington, DC -- Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) voted to pass H.R. 1, the For the People Act, a sweeping anti-corruption package to protect and expand voting rights, ensure the integrity of our elections, and put the needs and priorities of the American people ahead of special interests. “At a time when the right to vote is under attack, we are pushing forward with landmark reforms t... Read more »

Wexton Votes to Pass Racial Justice and Policing Reform Legislation

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Washington, DC -- Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) voted to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, a historic and sweeping bill to address systemic racism and reform discriminatory and excessive policing practices. “The Justice in Policing Act would bring real oversight, accountability, and transparency to our policing system and enact sweeping racial justice reforms,” said Congresswom... Read more »

Wexton Appointed to Prestigious Congressional-Executive Commission on China

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Washington, DC -- Speaker Pelosi announced that Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) will sit on the Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC). The Commission consists of members of both parties from the House and Senate as well as senior Administration appointees, and was created by Congress in 2000 to monitor human rights and the development of the rule of law in China. “I’m honored to ... Read more »

ICYMI: House Passes American Rescue Plan Including $576 Million for Virginia-10 Localities and $333 Million for Schools

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Washington, DC -- The American Rescue Plan Act, passed early Saturday morning by the U.S. House of Representatives, would fund a robust public health response to the pandemic, deliver immediate, direct relief to families and small businesses in need, and enable schools to expand their reopenings and remain open safely. "The American Rescue Plan will fund a robust public health response to get us t... Read more »

Wexton Votes to Pass Sweeping COVID Relief Package

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Washington, DC -- Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) voted to pass the American Rescue Plan Act to deliver urgent relief to families and small businesses who are hurting and fund the public health response to COVID-19. "The American Rescue Plan will fund a robust public health response to get us through this pandemic and deliver immediate aid to help families and small businesses in need ... Read more »

Wexton Introduces Bill to Rename Winchester Post Office After Country Music Legend Patsy Cline

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Washington, DC -- Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) introduced legislation to rename the post office on the pedestrian walking mall in Winchester, Virginia after country music icon Patsy Cline. All of Wexton’s fellow Virginia delegation colleagues in the House are cosponsors of the legislation. “I’m excited to introduce this legislation and honor Winchester’s own Patsy Cline,” said Cong... Read more »

Wexton Statement on Transphobic Remarks Ahead of Vote on Equality Act Today

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Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) issued the following statement in light of bigotry-laced anti-transgender remarks made on the House floor and on social media yesterday, as the House prepares to vote on the Equality Act: “Yesterday, we heard vile attacks against the transgender community on the House floor, and, unfortunately, I anticipate there will be similarly bigoted statements made today ... Read more »

Wexton Votes to Pass Historic LGBTQ Rights Legislation

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Washington, DC -- Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) voted to pass the bipartisan Equality Act, historic legislation to provide full civil rights protections to LGBTQ Americans under the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The Equality Act would extend anti-discrimination protections to LGBTQ Americans with regard to employment, housing, credit, education, public spaces and services, federally fund... Read more »

Wexton Announces Direct Relief Funding Projections for VA-10 Localities and Schools in American Rescue Plan

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Washington, DC -- Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) released the estimated relief funding for localities and schools in Virginia’s 10th Congressional District through the American Rescue Plan Act. Under the Act’s state and local funding,VA-10 is estimated to receive a total of $473.8 million and the Commonwealth of Virginia is estimated to receive nearly $3.8 billion. Under the plan’s sc... Read more »

Wexton and Van Hollen Introduce Legislation to Ensure Transparency in Federal Agency Relocations

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Washington, DC -- Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) and Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) introduced the Conducting Oversight to Secure Transparency (COST) of Relocations Act to require a federal agency undergoing a proposed relocation to conduct and make public a cost-benefit analysis of the move before it is carried out. The COST of Relocations Act would help safeguard against attempts t... Read more »