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Rep. Jennifer Wexton

Representative for Virginia’s 10th District

pronounced JEN-i-fer // WEKS-tun


Wexton is the representative for Virginia’s 10th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. She has served since Jan 3, 2019. Wexton is next up for reelection in 2020 and serves until Jan 3, 2021 unless re-elected.

Rep. Jennifer Wexton is currently serving as a proxy for Rep. Katie Porter [D-CA45] (since Jul 1, 2020) and Rep. Donald McEachin [D-VA4] (since Jul 27, 2020) under new rules in effect during the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the rules for proxy voting, representatives may designate another representative as their proxy and must give their proxy exact instructions on how to vote.
Photo of Rep. Jennifer Wexton [D-VA10]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2019 Report Card for Wexton.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Wexton is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Wexton has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Aug 7, 2020. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 100%

Committee Membership

Jennifer Wexton sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Wexton sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Finance and Financial Sector (29%) Government Operations and Politics (24%) Science, Technology, Communications (12%) Crime and Law Enforcement (12%) Health (12%) Taxation (12%)

Recent Bills

Some of Wexton’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Wexton voted Yea

Wexton voted Aye

Passed 260/165 on Dec 11, 2019.

Wexton voted Yea

Missed Votes

From Jan 2019 to Jul 2020, Wexton missed 3 of 879 roll call votes, which is 0.3%. This is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: