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Wexton Statement on Special Session Adjournment

In response to the decision by the GOP-controlled General Assembly to adjourn after 90 minutes, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton issued the following statement:

“Today, the Virginia General Assembly had an opportunity to put partisanship aside and pass common sense gun safety legislation that would make our Commonwealth a safer place to live for everyone. Instead, Republicans in Richmond are so beholden to the gun lobby that they aren’t even willing to have a discussion about ways we can prevent gun violence. 

“It’s absolutely disgraceful that barely a month after one of the deadliest mass shootings in Virginia’s history, Republicans in Richmond refused to lift a finger to prevent another tragedy. The decision to adjourn without a single debate or floor vote put Senate Leader Norment and Speaker Cox’s cowardice on full display. Virginians deserve better.”