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Wexton, Waltz Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Strip International Olympic Committee of Tax Exemption Status

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Washington, DC — On Wednesday, U.S. Representatives Jennifer Wexton (VA-10-D) and Mike Waltz (FL-6-R) introduced the Irresponsible Olympic Collaboration Act that would strip the International Olympic Committee (IOC) of its 501(c)(4) tax-exempt status. This follows repeated attempts from U.S. officials and numerous international human rights groups to move the 2022 Winter Olympics out of China due ...

Wexton Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Support Virginia Agritourism Businesses

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Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representatives Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) and Dan Newhouse (R-WA) introduced the bipartisan Accelerating the Growth of Rural Innovation and Tourism Opportunities to Uphold Rural Industries and Sustainable Marketplaces (AGRITOURISM) Act. The bill would create an Office of Agritourism at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to serve as a dedicated voice for agritourism...

Wexton Statement on Anniversary of January 6th Insurrection

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Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton issued the following statement marking the first anniversary of the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6th, 2021: “On this anniversary of one of the darkest days in our country’s history, I’m thinking about the bravery of those who defended our Capitol, the people from across our region who are still grappling with the trauma they experienced on Capito...

ICYMI: Liebengood Family Statement on Anniversary of January 6th

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The family of U.S. Capitol Police Officer Howie Liebengood, who died by suicide days after defending our Capitol on January 6th, released the following statement this week ahead of the one year anniversary: “We are still mourning Howie’s untimely passing. We continue to honor his memory by supporting and promoting U.S. Capitol Police reforms and accountability. We also hope to elevate the conversa...

Wexton-Backed Bill to Combat Forced Labor in China Signed into Law

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Washington, DC – Today, President Joe Biden signed into law the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, which Wexton co-introduced alongside Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) earlier this year. The bipartisan bill will ban all imports from the Xinjiang region of China unless it can be determined that they were not produced using forced labor. “The mass imprisonment and forced labor of Uyghurs in China h...

Wexton Announces $126 Million Headed to Virginia to Strengthen Water Systems, Replace Lead Pipes and Service Lines

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Sterling, VA – Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) announced that Virginia will soon receive $126,383,000 in federal funding to strengthen drinking and wastewater systems, including the replacement of dangerous lead service lines and pipes, from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. This funding is the first round of a five-year investment authorized by this new law. “As o...

Wexton Delivered $227 Million in Tax Cuts for 103,000 Virginia-10 Families in 2021

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Sterling VA – Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) has delivered approximately $227 million in tax cuts for more than 103,000 hardworking families in Virginia’s 10th District this year through the expanded Child Tax Credit, according to new estimates from the Joint Economic Committee. Many of these families will see even more tax cuts when they file their taxes next year. Statewide, an estimated $...

Wexton Announces $1.3 Billion in New Funding for Roads and Bridges Headed to Virginia, First Round of Highway Funding Under Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

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Sterling, VA – Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) announced that Virginia will receive $1,348,139,636 in new federal funding under the bipartisan infrastructure law to create good-paying jobs for Virginians improving roads and bridges across the state. This is the first round of funding under the five years of federal investment in Virginia highways authorized by this new law. “Our bipart...

Wexton Announces Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding for Virginia-10 Airports

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Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton announced new first-year funding amounts that Virginia-10 airports will receive under the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The airports set to receive this funding include: Washington Dulles International Airport: $22,844,908 Leesburg Executive Airport: $763,000 Manassas Regional Airport: $763,000 Winchester Regional Airport: ...

Wexton Announces New Constituent Casework Milestones: 6,500 Cases Closed and Over $11 Million Returned to Taxpayers

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Sterling, VA -- Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) announced new constituent casework milestones as she approaches the end of her third year serving the people of Virginia’s 10th District in Congress. Wexton’s team has successfully closed 6,542 constituent cases, returned a total of $11,238,581 owed to taxpayers by the federal government, and responded to more than 175,412 calls and email...