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Leesburg councilman claims four colleagues planning to oust town attorney

By ELIZABETH STINNETTE, Loudoun Times (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

Leesburg Town Councilman Neil Steinberg, Mayor Kelly Burk and Vice Mayor Fernando “Marty” Martinez leveled accusations this week that their council colleagues are planning to show Town Attorney Barbara Notar the door. Furthermore – in spite of Councilwoman Suzanne Fox’s claims otherwise – the three suggest Fox is being motivated by a developer’s campaign contributions.

VaNews January 24, 2020

Two Virginia Democrats want to replace Lee statue in U.S. Capitol

By JENNA PORTNOY, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

For more than a century, Virginia has been represented in the U.S. Capitol by statues of George Washington and Robert E. Lee. Reps. A. Donald McEachin and Jennifer Wexton, both Virginia Democrats, say it’s time to replace the statue of the Confederate general with one depicting an African American leader.

VaNews December 24, 2019

Prince William’s congressional delegation divided on Trump’s impeachment

Prince William Times

Prince William County’s congressional delegation voted along party lines on Wednesday’s historic vote to impeach President Donald J. Trump on articles accusing the president of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Reps. Gerald Connolly and Jennifer Wexton, both Democrats, voted in favor of both articles of impeachment while Rep. Rob Wittman, a Republican, voted against them.

VaNews December 20, 2019

Wexton bill would use credit card data to track firearms purchases

By JENNA PORTNOY, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D-Va.) wants banks and credit card companies to flag purchases that could signal a person is preparing to carry out a mass shooting, a solution she said could circumvent the usual partisan debate on gun violence.

VaNews December 2, 2019

Virginia lawmaker says Virginia Beach school board member threatened him. She calls the claim “ridiculous.”

By MARIE ALBIGES, Virginian-Pilot (Metered Paywall - 2 articles a month)

A delegate from Northern Virginia says he felt threatened by a Virginia Beach school board member and has asked law enforcement to investigate. Del. Ibraheem Samirah, D-Fairfax, said he felt physically threatened after reporters approached him with a screenshot of a Facebook post by Victoria Manning, who’s served on the Virginia Beach School Board since 2016. 13News Now first reported on the Facebook post and investigation.

VaNews November 15, 2019

Wexton grills Zuckerberg on doctored Pelosi video

By ALLISON STEVENS, Virginia Mercury

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Wednesday that he was personally involved in his company’s handling of a doctored video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) that portrayed her as drunk. Zuckerberg’s comments came in response to questioning from U.S. Rep. Jennifer Wexton, a freshman Democrat from Northern Virginia’s 10th District.

VaNews October 24, 2019

Partisan divide remains on plans to mandate paid sick leave in Virginia

By NED OLIVER, Virginia Mercury

A bipartisan panel of lawmakers reviewing proposals that would require Virginia businesses to give their employees paid sick and family leave adjourned for the year without offering a recommendation one way or the other.

VaNews October 22, 2019

Virginia congresswomen each raise more than $1 million going into 2020

By JENNA PORTNOY, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

The three Democratic congresswomen who unseated Republicans in Virginia last year each have more than $1 million in their campaign accounts as they try to win reelection in battleground districts in 2020.

VaNews October 17, 2019

Rep. Wexton visits Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter for roundtable

By JOHN BATTISTON, Loudoun Times (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-10th) paid a visit Wednesday to the Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter, continuing a series of events commemorating Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Wexton — who earlier this year in Congress supported the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, or VAWA — took part in a roundtable discussion focused on supporting survivors, holding abusers accountable, and the ways LAWS and other organizations in Loudoun County work toward those goals.

VaNews October 12, 2019

Wexton swings through area, talks politics, impeachment

By MAX THORNBERRY, Winchester Star (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

In an effort to get to know her constituents over the mountain better, U.S. Rep. Jennifer Wexton, D-10th, swung through Frederick County on Thursday, visiting Thermo Fisher Scientific and Sherando High School.

VaNews October 11, 2019