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EVENT: Congressman Beyer Hosts REAL ID Event

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Still need to get your REAL ID? Congressman Don Beyer will host his DMV Connect, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles’ “office in a suitcase,” during a special REAL ID event on Saturday, February 8. Space for this event will be extremely limited, but Rep. Beyer intends to host more REAL ID events to assist constituents in the future. RSVP to Congressman Beyer's event here: https://www.eventbr... Read More »

On anniversary of Trump’s Muslim ban, Coons, Chu, faith and civil rights leaders call for passage of NO BAN Act

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Three years after President Trump’s Muslim ban first separated thousands of families, U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) and U.S. Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-Calif.) today brought together Members of Congress, faith and civil rights leaders, and individuals directly impacted by the ban to call for passage of the NO BAN Act, legislation that would end the President’s Muslim ban and prevent another bas... Read More »

Dover Post: Coons, Chu, faith and civil rights leaders call for passage of NO BAN Act

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Coons, Chu, faith and civil rights leaders call for passage of NO BAN Act By Delaware News Desk - 01/27/2020 Three years after President Donald Trump’s Muslim ban first separated thousands of families, Sen. Chris Coons, D-Delaware, and Rep. Judy Chu, D-California, brought together on Jan. 27 members of Congress, faith and civil rights leaders, and individuals directly impacted by the ban to call f... Read More »

WJLA 7: Paid parental leave for federal employees

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Paid parental leave for federal employees By WJLA Staff - 01/26/2020 Congress guaranteed family leave for federal employees in the 2020 NDAA. Starting next year, new parents will be able to take several weeks off from their federal positions. Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) says that this new policy will hopefully set the standard across the nation. “We don’t have paid family medical leave nationally. There... Read More »

Va. Delegation Pushes Army National Guard To Include New Richmond Aviation Facility In DoD Budget

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Today U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) and the entire Virginia congressional delegation urged the U.S. Army National Guard to prioritize funding for a new aviation facility in Richmond, Va. as part of the Future Years Defense Program (FYDP). With the current facility already impacting mission execution, the funding will help complete a much-needed facility to house the Virginia ... Read More »

Beyer: This Dirty Water Rule Is A “Generational Setback”

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) released the following statement today after the Trump Administration finalized its rule to eliminate protections for wetlands, streams and other bodies of water: “This reckless attack by the Trump Administration represents a generational setback in the country’s battle to safeguard clean water that will harm Virginians and the Chesapeake Bay. It sacrifices the health of over... Read More »

Bipartisan Congressional Group Seeks Expedited Consideration Of Legislation To Implement 9-8-8 National Suicide Hotline

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A bipartisan delegation of 60 U.S. Representatives today wrote to leadership of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce seeking expedited consideration of legislation to implement the 9-8-8 national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline. The effort was led by Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA), Greg Gianforte (R-MT), John Katko (R-NY), Grace Napolitano (D-CA), Chris Stewart (R-UT), Seth Moult... Read More »

Atlanta Journal Constitution: GAO: White House violated law by holding back aid for Ukraine

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GAO: White House violated law by holding back aid for Ukraine By Jamie Dupree - 01/16/2020 Just before the official start of the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, the Government Accountability Office said Thursday that the White House had broken federal law by withholding over $200 million in military aid for Ukraine, as Democrats said the new findings should be aired before the ... Read More »

Beyer: After Virginia Ratification Of Equal Rights Amendment, “Next Steps Depend On Congress”

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), a longtime supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), and cosponsor of legislation to extend the deadline for ratification, issued the following statement today after the Virginia General Assembly voted to ratify the ERA: “Today, Virginia became the 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, and I could not be more proud. Ratification of the ERA is long overdue, bu... Read More »

Pelosi Names Congressman Don Beyer as Vice Chair of the Joint Economic Committee

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi today named Congressman Don Beyer of Virginia to be Vice Chair of the Joint Economic Committee, replacing Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney of New York. “On behalf of House Democrats, it is a privilege to announce Congressman Don Beyer as the new Vice Chair of the Joint Economic Committee for the 116th Congress,” said Speaker Nancy Pelosi. “As a powerful voice in Congress and on the ... Read More »

Speaker Pelosi Taps Beyer To Lead Joint Economic Committee

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi today recommended Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) to serve as the Vice Chair of the Joint Economic Committee. If confirmed to the position, Beyer would succeed Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, following her election as Chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform. Beyer issued the following statement: “I thank Speaker Pelosi for her trust and the confidence she has sh... Read More »

Bonamici, Posey, Beyer, Mast Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Advance Blue Carbon, Protect and Restore Coastal Ecosystems

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Today Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Congressman Bill Posey (R-FL), Congressman Donald S. Beyer Jr. (D-VA), and Congressman Brian Mast (R-FL) introduced the bipartisan Blue Carbon for Our Planet Act. The legislation is designed to capture the power of our ocean and estuaries for effective climate mitigation, strengthen federal research on blue carbon, and protect and restore coastal blue c... Read More »

The Hill: White House spokesman roasted over Obama tweet

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White House spokesman roasted over Obama tweet By J. Edward Moreno - 1/10/2020 White House spokesman Hogan Gidley came under fire from Democrats on Friday after tweeting that critics of President Trump didn't raise concerns about "imminent attacks" when former President Obama ordered military operations against senior al Qaeda leaders. Trump has come under scrutiny for his justification of last we... Read More »

House Passes War Powers Resolution

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) issued the following statement today after the House passed H. Con. Res. 83, a resolution “directing the President… to terminate the use of United States Armed Forces to engage in hostilities in or against Iran,” introduced by Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI): “The resolution we passed today is an important first step to preventing a reckless President from taking us to war with Ir... Read More »

Daily Beast: Lawmakers Fume About Trump Admin’s Lack of Iran Explanation After ‘Insulting’ Briefing

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Lawmakers Fume About Trump Admin’s Lack of Iran Explanation After ‘Insulting’ Briefing By Sam Brodey, Betsy Swan & Spencer Ackerman - 01/08/2020 A day after Iranian ballistic missiles hit Iraqi bases used by U.S. forces, the Trump administration’s first briefings on Iran for legislators went so poorly that even its allies walked out saying that the White House was losing congressional support. At ... Read More »