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  • Trump Budget a Republican Lowlight Reel
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Healthcare, Equality, Climate Change and the Environment, Economy, Immigration, Federal Employees, Transportation

    Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) compiled the following lowlight reel from President Trump’s first attempt at a budget blueprint. "Budgets reflect values. President Trump wants to spend more on defense and border security while making huge cuts to what they defend: our people, our health, and our environment. These extreme cuts will hit my constituents particularly hard, including many federal workers at the State Department and Environmental Protection Agency. But their pain will be felt across the entire... Read more

  • Blumenthal and Beyer Introduce "NO HATE" Act
    Posted in Press Releases on March 15, 2017 | Preview rr

    Following a national surge in hate crimes, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and U.S. Representative Don Beyer (D-VA) introduced bicameral legislation today to strengthen federal laws that combat hate speech, threats, and attacks. As incidents of hate crimes continue to rise, the National Opposition to Hate, Assault, and Threats to Equality (NO HATE) Act would improve reporting and expand assistance and resources for victims of hate crimes. In a recent high-profile incident, two Indian men ... Read more

  • Bipartisan Congressional Climate Leaders Urge White House Not To Withdraw From Paris Agreement
    Posted in Press Releases on March 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Climate Change and the Environment

    As the President reportedly sought industry advice on whether to remain in the Paris Agreement, a bipartisan group of Representatives wrote to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urging the Administration to continue its commitment to the pact. Reps. Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) and Don Beyer (D-VA), co-chairs of the Safe Climate Caucus, joined Reps. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) and Ted Deutch (D-FL), co-chairs of the Climate Solutions Caucus, in urging the White House and the State Department to uphold American... Read more

  • Beyer Statement On House Republican Health Care Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on March 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Rep. Don Beyer released the following statement today regarding the Republican health care bill: “In his address to Congress last week, the President promised a healthcare program that would ‘expand choice, increase access, lower costs, and at the same time, provide better health care.’ The bill which House Republicans unveiled last night does none of these things. It instead represents a huge tax cut for the wealthy, paid for in large part by gutting Medicaid. It shifts costs to working famili... Read more

  • Elected Leaders Condemn ICE Activity in Northern Virginia
    Posted in Press Releases on March 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Virginia Democrats Congressman Don Beyer and Senator Tim Kaine joined Democratic Caucus Vice Chair Congresswoman Linda Sanchez and Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham yesterday, with other elected officials and immigrants and leaders in immigration policy and advocacy, at the site of a recent ICE crackdown to decry President Trump’s abhorrent immigration Executive Orders and call for thoughtful, fair immigration policy. According to recent news reports, ICE a... Read more

  • Beyer Demands Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ Immediate Resignation
    Posted in Press Releases on March 2, 2017 | Preview rr

    Rep. Don Beyer issued the following statement today regarding Attorney General Jeff Sessions: “Jeff Sessions disqualified himself to lead our Department of Justice when he lied before Congress in his confirmation hearings. He should resign immediately. The nation’s law enforcement must be above reproach; it cannot be when its highest officer perjured himself before Congress in hiding interactions with Russian officials. “Senator Sessions would not have accepted this willful dishonesty from anoth... Read more

  • Beyer Invites Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology Principal Dr. Evan Glazer to Grade Trump Speech
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    Dr. Evan Glazer, Principal of Alexandria’s Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, will attend President Trump’s address to a Joint Session of Congress as Rep. Don Beyer’s (D-VA) special guest. “Dr. Glazer, Thomas Jefferson High School, and its thousands of students and alumni represent the best of our public education system,” said Rep. Beyer. “He knows that success requires a committed investment to educating a multi-cultural student body to build the technologies of tomorrow.... Read more

  • National Capital Region Members Send Letter to the Government Accountability Office Requesting Report on WMATA
    Posted in Press Releases on February 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Today, U.S. Representative Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05), U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD), Mark Warner (D-VA), Tim Kaine (D-VA), and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) along with U.S. Representatives Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC-AL), John Sarbanes (MD-03), Gerry Connolly (VA-11), John Delaney (MD-06), Don Beyer (VA-08), Anthony Brown (MD-04), and Jamie Raskin (MD-08) sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office requesting a report on the effectiveness of governance and dedicated funding structures of the Wa... Read more

  • Representatives Lieu And Beyer Release Resource Guide For Federal Employees To Share Key Information With Public
    Posted in Press Releases on February 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees

    Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) and Congressman Don Beyer (D | Virginia) released a resource guide for federal employees who wish to break the Administration’s communications blackout on federal agencies. The guide explains how to safely and responsibly share information, and encourages employees to "Know Your Rights" and "Know Your Options." In the "Know Your Rights" section, federal employees can learn about which federal laws apply to them. In the "Know Your Options" s... Read more

  • Beyer Joins Reps. Maloney, Hoyer, and Raskin To Highlight Need for Paid Parental Leave for Federal Workers
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees, Women's Economic Empowerment

    Rep. Don Beyer joined Reps. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY-12), Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD-5), and Jamie Raskin (D-MD-8) renewed calls to extend paid leave protections to federal workers as they reintroduced the Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act (FEPPLA). Reps. Maloney, Hoyer, Beyer and Raskin were joined yesterday by AFSCME and NTEU to discuss the importance of this bill to federal workers and their families. "It’s a travesty that the U.S. government comes in last among developed natio... Read more