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Wexton Appointed to Serve on House Appropriations Committee

Washington, DC -- Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) was appointed to the House Appropriations Committee for the 117th Congress by the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee.

“I am honored to receive an appointment to the House Appropriations Committee, and thrilled that Virginia and the 10th Congressional District will once again be represented on this important committee,” said Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton. “We have a lot of work to do to provide robust support for a strong recovery, invest in chronically underfunded agencies and programs, and fix our country’s broken infrastructure. I will work tirelessly on behalf of my constituents, including tens of thousands of federal workers and contractors, and be a strong voice for the priorities of the Commonwealth.”

The House Appropriations Committee is one of the most powerful committees in Congress. The Committee oversees 12 spending bills that fund most of the functions of the federal government. 

Congresswoman Wexton will be the only Virginian on the Committee, restoring a long history of the Commonwealth having a voice in the appropriations process. The 116th Congress saw no Virginia representative on the Committee for the first time in over a century. Former Representatives Frank Wolf, who previously held Wexton's seat, and Jim Moran were both long serving committee members who successfully advocated for many of Virginia's priorities such as Metro funding, support for road and other infrastructure improvements, and defense and national security projects.