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Beyer Statement On Trump Administration’s Withdrawal From Open Skies Treaty

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), sponsor of a House Resolution calling for the Trump Administration to reverse its planned exit from the Treaty on Open Skies, issued the following statement today on the Trump Administration’s exit from the Treaty on Open Skies: “Trump’s withdrawal from the Treaty on Open Skies is the latest example of his go-it-alone foreign policy, a policy which has failed. The Trump doct... Read More »

Beyer Joins Connolly, Hoyer Connolly, Hoyer Urging Appropriators to Block Trump’s Schedule F Order in Upcoming Spending Bill

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Today, Rep. Beyer joined Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD), and 11 Members of Congress sent a letter to the Chairs and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees to request that the forthcoming government funding bill include language that reverses President Trump’s harmful... Read More »

Incoming Joint Economic Committee Chair Warns GSA Administrator Of “Terrible Consequences” From Delayed Transition

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who currently serves as Vice Chair of Congress’ Joint Economic Committee, today wrote to Administrator Emily Murphy of the General Services Administration (GSA) warning of “devastating repercussions” for American families if she continues to refuse to initiate a presidential transition. Beyer is set to take over as Chair of the Joint Economic Committee, which is responsible ... Read More »

Beyer Statement On Presidential Transition

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who led the Obama Administration’s transition at the Commerce Department in 2008, issued the following statement today on General Services Administration (GSA) Administrator Emily Murphy’s letter initiating a presidential transition between outgoing President Donald Trump and President-elect Joe Biden: “It is good for the country that Administrator Murphy finally ascertained... Read More »

Top Democrats Unveil Bill to Protect Students from Dangerous Seclusion and Restraint Practices

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Today, top Democrats in both the House and the Senate introduced the Keeping All Students Safe Act to protect students from dangerous seclusion and restraint discipline practices in school. The bill is sponsored by Congressman Don Beyer (VA-08), Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT), Committee on Education and Labor Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03), Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Comm... Read More »

Bonamici, Beyer, Castor, Grijalva Lead 89 Members in Opposing Trump Effort to Undermine Climate Science

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Today Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), Select Committee on the Climate Crisis Chair Kathy Castor (D-FL), and Natural Resources Committee Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) led 89 members in calling on Donald J. Trump to stop any attempts to further undermine climate science during the last days of his presidency. Recently the Trump administration attempted to derail ... Read More »

Beyer Introduces Non-Proliferation Resolution

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Ahead of the slated Sunday withdrawal from a foundational U.S. nuclear arms control agreement, the Treaty on Open Skies, and the expiration of another key nuclear arms control agreement, New START, in just over two months, U.S. Representative Don Beyer (D-VA) introduced a resolution expressing support for existing arms control and non-proliferation agreements and efforts to reduce nuclear weapon s... Read More »

Beyer Coastal Resilience Bills to Help Alexandria Flooding Get Natural Resources Hearing

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) returned via committee waiver to make a guest appearance today at a hearing of the House Committee on Natural Resources, on which he served from 2015-2019, as it considered an ocean climate legislation package which included two of Beyer’s bipartisan coastal resilience bills. The bills, the National Oceans and Coastal Security Improvements Act and the Strengthening Coastal Co... Read More »

NO Hate Act Sponsors Respond To FBI Hate Crime Report

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Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA) and Pete Olson (R-TX), the sponsor and co-lead of the Jabara-Heyer National Opposition to Hate, Assault, and Threats to Equality (NO HATE) Act responded with statements today after the annual release of FBI hate crime statistics showed that 2019 saw the highest level of hate crimes in over a decade and the highest number of hate-related killings on record. “While the latest ... Read More »

The GSA Administrator’s Deadly Hypocrisy

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who led the Obama Administration’s transition at the Commerce Department in 2008, issued the following statement today on reports that General Services Administration (GSA) Administrator Emily Murphy has privately begun a job search even as she continues to withhold GSA ascertainment of President-elect Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election: “News of her secret jo... Read More »

Beyer Statement On Reports Of Secret Service Coronavirus Outbreak

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who represents the largest number of federal employees of any member of the House, issued the following statement today on reports that over 130 Secret Service officers are either quarantined or infected with coronavirus: “The Secret Service officers who put their lives on the line to protect our leaders are courageous professionals, but Donald Trump has shown callous indiff... Read More »

Beyer: GSA Delay Puts American Lives At Risk

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who led the Obama Administration’s transition at the Commerce Department in 2008, issued the following statement today on General Services Administration (GSA) Administrator Emily Murphy’s refusal to ascertain that President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris are the “successful candidates” in the 2020 presidential election: “Administrator Murphy’s refusa... Read More »

Beyer Statement On President-Elect Biden’s Victory

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U.S. Representative Don Beyer (D-VA), the Vice Chair and lead Member of the House on Congress’ Joint Economic Committee, issued the following statement today on the victory of President-Elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. in the 2020 presidential election: “I extend my warmest congratulations to President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris on their massive victory in the presidential ele... Read More »

Larsen, Beyer Introduce Bill to Prepare U.S. Aviation for Future Public Health Emergencies

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Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), Chair of the House Aviation Subcommittee, and Rep. Don Beyer (VA-08) introduced the National Aviation Preparedness Plan Act of 2020, legislation to require the development of a national aviation preparedness plan for future public health emergencies. The bill builds on similar language Larsen championed in the House-passed HEROES Act and the Healthy Flights Act of ... Read More »

Beyer Signs Onto Legislation To Block Trump’s Order Politicizing Civil Service

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As opposition continues to grow to President Trump’s recently-announced Executive Order politicizing the federal civil service, Rep. Don Beyer today cosponsored the Saving the Civil Service Act, legislation which would reverse the order. Beyer represents the largest number of federal employees of any U.S. Representative. Trump’s order would create a “schedule F” for federal employees who, if so cl... Read More »