Dem Rep. Wexton Invites Wilbur Ross To A Food Bank To Meet Federal Workers

on October 20, 2018 in Reston, Virginia.
WINCHESTER, VA - OCTOBER 20: Democratic U.S. House candidate and Virginia State Sen. Jennifer Wexton (D-33rd District) pauses as she speaks to constituents during a "Meet and Greet" event at a private residence Octo... WINCHESTER, VA - OCTOBER 20: Democratic U.S. House candidate and Virginia State Sen. Jennifer Wexton (D-33rd District) pauses as she speaks to constituents during a "Meet and Greet" event at a private residence October 20, 2018 in Winchester, Virginia. Wexton is challenging incumbent Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-VA) for the House seat that has been in Republican hands since 1981. Wexton is currently leading Comstock in most of the polls. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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Freshman Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) sent a letter to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross shortly after his widely condemned comments about his confusion over why federal workers are using food banks, inviting him to visit one with her.

She opened her letter by saying that she wants to give him some context to understand the situation federal workers are in.

“Recent studies have shown that nearly 80% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck, and given that by tomorrow our federal employees will have gone two full pay periods with no income, I think it is entirely understandable that these hard-working Americans are doing whatever they can to put food on the table for themselves and their families,” Wexton wrote.

“Additionally, I wanted to extend an invitation to you to visit the Capital Area Food Bank with me this weekend to meet some of these federal employees, hear their stories firsthand and realize how important it is to end this shutdown as soon as possible before people’s lives are irreparably harmed,” she added.

Read the full letter here:

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