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WJLA7: Fight for her future: A car accident, a traumatic brain injury, and an immigration battle
September 13, 2019
Fight for her future: A car accident, a traumatic brain injury, and an immigration battle BY HEATHER GRAF - 09/13/2019 On November 12, 2018, Kitti Tong was walking home from work in Rockville. At the intersection of Beall Avenue and Gibbs Street, the 27-year-old was hit by a car. And in that moment, Tong says life as she knew it changed forever. She suffered a traumatic brain injury in the accident and spent the next ten months fighting to get back on her feet. She had to re-learn how to eat and... More
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Beyer, Katko, Napolitano Introduce Barriers To Suicide Act
September 12, 2019
U.S. Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA) and John Katko (R-NY), the co-chairs of the House Suicide Prevention Task Force, and Grace Napolitano (D-CA), founder and Co-Chair of the Congressional Mental Health Caucus today introduced the Barriers To Suicide Act. The bipartisan legislation would create grants for state and local governments to fund nets and barriers on bridges, which have been shown to reduce suicide. “The Barriers To Suicide Act would take a big step forward in pushing a national resp... More
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Beyer Statement On WOTUS Repeal
September 12, 2019
Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) released the following statement today after the Environmental Protection Agency finalized its repeal of the Waters of the United States rule: “All Americans and virtually all industries rely on clean water. But the Trump administration has again chosen to dish out another favor to corporate polluters at great expense to the American people. The Waters of the United States rule has played a critical role in ensuring the health of our waterways and tributaries, and the Unite... More
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NPR: Wilbur Ross At The Center Of Another Political Storm, This Time About The Weather
September 11, 2019
Wilbur Ross At The Center Of Another Political Storm, This Time About The Weather BY SCOTT HORSLEY - 09/10/2019 Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is under the microscope again, amid fresh allegations of meddling with a government scientific agency. The latest storm to engulf the secretary began Sept. 1, when weather forecasters in Birmingham, Ala., issued a tweet saying Hurricane Dorian posed no threat to their state. "We were reacting to the calls that were coming into our office, and people were ... More
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Beyer Applauds House Passage of Bills to Protect Coasts from Dangerous Offshore Drilling and Seismic Blasting
September 11, 2019
Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today applauded the House passage of the Protecting and Securing Florida's Coastline Act (H.R. 205), which blocks new offshore drilling in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico, and the Coastal and Marine Economies Protection Act (H.R. 1941), which blocks new offshore drilling along the Atlantic and Pacific coastlines. The legislation included an amendment to ban seismic airgun blasting in the Atlantic Ocean, an initiative Beyer spearheaded with his bipartisan Atlantic Seismic Airgun ... More
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