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2022 Congressional Art Competition Virtual Exhibition

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2022 Awardees 1st Place Hope and Peace by William Zhang (Thomas Jefferson HSST '24) Medium: Digital Art 2nd Place Ember by Mason Taylor (Wakefield HS '22) Medium: Oil and Acrylic Paint 3rd Place Soul Searching by Emma Chen (McLean HS '24) Medium: Charcoal Honorable Mentions Brother and Sister at the Wharf by Anne McElhaney (H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program '22) Medium: Photography Self by Aliya Lu (...

Rep. Beyer, Sen. Heinrich, Rep. Davids Release New Report on Barriers to Economic Opportunity, Mobility Facing Native American Communities

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Today, Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), Chairman of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC); Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Vice Chair of the JEC; and Congresswoman Sharice Davids (D-KS), Native American Caucus Co-Chair and member of the JEC released a new analysis on the persistent structural barriers facing Native American communities and how they hinder economic opportunity, mobility and...

JEC Chairman Beyer on Chair Powell Confirmation

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Today, Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), Chairman of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), released the following statement after Chair Powell was confirmed for a second term to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve. “I applaud today’s re-confirmation of Chair Powell, whose leadership at the Fed helped contain the economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic. With his data-driven ...

National Capital Region Delegation Joint Statement On WMATA Board’s Selection Of New GM

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Today, Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD), and Representatives Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA), Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), John Sarbanes (D-MD), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Anthony Brown (D-MD), Jennifer Wexton (D-VA), and David Trone (D-MD), who represent the National Capital Region in the House of Representatives, issued the following statement on the Washington Metropolitan Area...

JEC Chairman Beyer on April CPI Data

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Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), Chairman of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), released the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the April Consumer Price Index rose 0.3 % on a seasonally adjusted basis, down from 1.2% in March. As the pace of broader inflation had begun to moderate, Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine has driven up food and energy pric...

Representatives Gwen Moore, Don Beyer, and Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson Introduce Legislation to Fight Human Trafficking

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Today, Representatives Gwen Moore, Don Beyer, and Chairwoman of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson, introduced the Counter Human Trafficking Research and Development Act. Their legislation will create a National Counter Human Trafficking Research and Development Initiative at the White House to develop anti-trafficking technologies and accelera...

Beyer Introduces Air Ventilation Legislation As Monthly Jobs Report Shows More Americans Returning To In-Person Work

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who chairs Congress’ Joint Economic Committee, today announced the introduction of the Airborne Act, legislation that would incentivize non-residential building owners to conduct indoor air quality assessments (IAQ) and upgrade their ventilation and air filtration systems. The bill introduction followed a sharp uptick in workers returning to in-person work in April, accordin...

Beyer Announces Speakers at Annual Women’s Conference

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today announced the speaker slate for his sixth Annual Women’s Conference and Forum, to be held on May 7 at George Mason University’s Arlington campus. Attendees will hear from Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and poet Amanda Gorman by pre-recorded videos, followed by a panel discussion featuring Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton, Executive Director of Planned Parenthood Advocat...

JEC Chairman Beyer on April Jobs Data

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Today, Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), Chairman of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), released the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that nonfarm payroll employment increased by 428,000 in April and the unemployment rate remained stable at 3.6%. The unemployment rate was 5.9% for Black workers, 4.1% for Hispanic workers, 3.1% for Asian workers and...

Beyer Statement On Boeing Headquarters Announcement

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who represents the Northern Virginia suburbs of the nation’s capital, including Arlington, and serves as the Chairman of the House Science Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, issued the following statement today on Boeing’s announcement that it would move its headquarters to Arlington, Virginia: “Boeing’s announcement is the culmination of years of growing commitment to N...

JEC Report Shows New Business Applications Reached Highest Level on Record

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Today, in recognition of National Small Business Week, the Joint Economic Committee (JEC) released a new state-by-state analysis of business applications in 2021 that shows a record surge across all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The pandemic posed significant challenges to businesses around the country, impacting families and communities nationwide. Black, Hispanic and Asian business own...

Rep. Beyer On Roe v. Wade

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Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) is an outspoken defender of Roe v. Wade protections and abortion rights, which he views as both essential access to health care and a major issue of economic equality. He voted to codify Roe v. Wade protections via the Women's Health Protection Act in September of 2021, legislation which as of writing is expected to receive new consideration soon in the Senate. He also...

Bicameral Delegation Urges Justice Department To Reconsider Ghaisar Case

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U.S. Representative Don Beyer (D-VA), Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (D-VA), Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Representatives Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) and Gerry Connolly, and House Natural Resources Committee Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) today wrote to Attorney General Merrick Garland urging that the U.S. Department of Justice reconsider the case of two U.S. Park Police officers who...

Rep. Beyer To Honor Dr. Tahera Ahmadi At Annual Women’s Conference

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Rep. Don Beyer announced today that Dr. Tahera Ahmadi will receive the Clara Mortenson Beyer Women and Children First Award during his Sixth Annual Women’s Conference and Forum in Arlington on May 7. Dr. Ahmadi, an Afghan doctor, evacuated from Afghanistan as the Taliban advanced on Kabul last August, and arrived in Virginia with just a backpack. She is one of tens of thousands of Afghans resettle...

Northern Virginia Congressional Delegation Writes GSA In Support of Springfield FBI Location

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Today, members of the Northern Virginia congressional delegation sent GSA Administrator Carnahan a letter in support of relocating the FBI Headquarters to the Springfield location. The letter was signed by Reps. Connolly, Beyer, Wexton, and Senators Warner and Kaine. “The Springfield, Virginia site, which the federal government already owns and underutilizes, is the best option for a new consolida...