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Beyer Statement on Trump Executive Order on Drilling
April 28, 2017
Vice-Ranking Member of the House Science Committee Rep. Don Beyer today issued the following statement on President Trump’s Executive Order to expand drilling and petroleum exploration in the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans: “This decision by President Trump is another gift to the fossil fuel industry from an Administration that has shown unprecedented hostility to environmental protection. His Order is misguided, bad for coastal economies, and represents more destructive apathy on climate change. Th... More
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Beyer and LoBiondo Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Protect Marine Life
April 27, 2017
Congressman Don Beyer and Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ) today announced that they have introduced legislation to halt permits for seismic airgun blasting on the Atlantic seaboard. Petroleum companies use seismic blasting in their surveying process, but the practice has significant, adverse effects on marine species. The Atlantic Seismic Airgun Protection Act would halt the practice. “The seismic pulses from airgun blasts threaten the aquatic species many coastal communities depend on,” said Rep. Do... More
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Beyer And Wittman Build Support for Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Bill As Government Shutdown Looms
April 24, 2017
With time running out to keep the federal government open when funding expires, Virginia Congressmen Don Beyer (D-VA) and Rob Wittman (R-VA) have drafted legislation to protect federal employees’ pay in the event of a government shutdown. The Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act would guarantee back pay for all furloughed workers if Congress and the White House are unable to come to a funding agreement. “Shutting down the federal government threatens the livelihood of federal workers wh... More
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Beyer Statement On Acquittal of Aya Hijazi and Her Co-Defendants in Egypt
April 16, 2017
Rep. Don Beyer hailed the news of the acquittal of his constituent Aya Hijazi, after three years of imprisonment without a fair trial in Egypt. Hijazi is a dual citizen of the United States and Egypt from Falls Church, Virginia. Hijazi’s co-defendants were exonerated as well, including her husband Mohamed. “This wonderful news was a long time coming,” said Rep. Don Beyer. “I feel a deep sense of joy and relief for Aya, her husband, their colleagues at Belady who were imprisoned, Aya’s mother Nag... More
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Beyer Enlists Scientific Experts for ‘Fact-Check Project’ to Correct the Record On Misstatements Made During House Science Committee Hearings
April 14, 2017
Citing a flurry of inaccuracies and misleading statements at a recent hearing on climate science, Vice Ranking Member on the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) this week submitted a collection of scientific rebuttals to false or misleading statements made in that hearing. The rebuttals were written by scientists and experts who observed the hearing, including Harvard professor and “Merchants of Doubt” author Naomi Oreskes. Their commentary will be added to th... More
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