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Beyer Re-Introduces Non-Proliferation Resolution

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U.S. Representative Don Beyer (D-VA) today re-introduced a resolution supporting arms control and non-proliferation agreements, and efforts to reduce nuclear weapon stockpiles. The resolution would express the House’s support for a five-year extension of the New START Treaty, and for U.S. participation in the Treaty on Open Skies, from which the Trump Administration withdrew in November. On Januar... Read More »

Beyer And Spanberger Press CDC On COVID-19 Variants

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Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA) and Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) wrote to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Robert Redfield today seeking answers on CDC’s viral genetic surveillance infrastructure. The Members wrote: “A more contagious variant of SARS-CoV-2, B.1.1.7, first appeared in the UK and only took three months to take over and become the dominant strain in that country’s outbre... Read More »

Beyer on Biden's Economic Relief Plan: "Soon We Will Have a President Who Understands…that Rent and Food are Not Going to Trickle Down to Millions of Unemployed Americans"

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Today, Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) released the following statement in response to President-elect Joe Biden's American Rescue Plan, a plan that will help the country recover and rebuild from the pandemic. "Watching Joe Biden speak last night about his robust relief plan was a breath of fresh air. "Soon we will have a president in the White House, and Democratic leaders controlling Congress, who ... Read More »

Beyer, Blumenauer Release New Report on Why More Relief for Restaurants and Restaurant Workers Is Needed

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Today, Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), Vice Chair of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee during the 116th Congress, and Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), sponsor of key restaurant relief legislation, released a new report on the impact of the coronavirus on the restaurant industry—one of the industries hardest hit by the pandemic—and why more relief for restaurants and restaurant workers is... Read More »

VIRGINIA LEADERS RESPOND TO BRIDGE CLOSURES FOR PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION

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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, and U.S. Reps. Don Beyer, Gerry Connolly, and Jennifer Wexton (all D-VA) today issued the following statement on the agreement between the Commonwealth of Virginia and the United States Secret Service (USSS) authorizing the use of Virginia State Police assets, resources, and personnel, to assist with the closure of bridges spanning... Read More »

Game-Changer: Top House Democrats On Biden Support For Automatic Triggers

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Today Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), incoming Chair of the Joint Economic Committee, and New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Chair Suzan DelBene (D-WA) and NDC Chair-Emeritus Reps. Derek Kilmer (D-WA), expressed their delight at President-elect Biden’s game-changing support for automatic stabilizers, tying unemployment benefits to pandemic and economic conditions. In the summer of 2020, Beyer and New Democrat Co... Read More »

Beyer Statement On Trump’s Second Impeachment

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) issued the following statement after voting to impeach President Donald Trump: “Donald Trump is a clear and present danger to the United States, and a menace to the Constitution. The events of the past week, my conscience, my oath of office, and my duty to the people of Northern Virginia allow no other course than to vote for his impeachment. I urge the Senate to remove him f... Read More »

Beyer Congratulates Chief Of Staff On Administration Appointment, Announces Staff Succession

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today congratulated his departing Chief of Staff, Tanya Bradsher, who was appointed by President-elect Joe Biden to serve as Senior Director for Partnerships and Global Engagement on the National Security Council. Beyer also announced staffing changes as a result of her departure. “Everyone who knows Tanya knows she is a wonderful person who is bound for greatness. I wish her... Read More »

Beyer Calls For Minority Leader McCarthy’s Resignation

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today called for the resignation of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. In a thread on Twitter, he wrote: “Kevin McCarthy should resign. “[Senators] Hawley and Cruz deserve to be held accountable, but they are back-benchers. What Kevin McCarthy did was just as bad, but he is Minority Leader. Every House Republican voted to make him Speaker, and when he led his caucus into a... Read More »

Beyer Statement On The Death Of Officer Brian D. Sicknick

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) issued the following statement today on the death of his constituent, United States Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick: “Officer Brian Sicknick gave his life in the line of duty to keep us safe. I mourn his loss, and send my deepest condolences to his family. His murder multiplies the pain of this dark moment for our nation, and those who brought about this awful crime ... Read More »

Members Of Congress Demand Answers From FBI And DHS Regarding Response to Online Threats Prior to January 6

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January 8, 2021 (Washington, D.C.) – Today Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA) and Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) led 35 Members of Congress in seeking answers from the Department of Homeland Security and Federal Bureau of Investigation regarding the departments’ digital threat monitoring prior to the deadly insurrection at the United States Capitol on January 6. In the preceding days and weeks there were th... Read More »

Beyer: “Congress Must Ensure Trump’s Removal From Office”

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today issued the following statement after violent insurrectionists invaded the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to prevent the peaceful transfer of power: “Donald Trump is a danger to our democracy. I continue to support his impeachment and removal from office, and am looking carefully at new articles of impeachment being drafted and offered by my colleagues. Impeachment, however,... Read More »

Beyer Blasts EPA Anti-Science Rule

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Rep. Don Beyer today issued the following statement after Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced the finalization of its controversial rule restricting which science the agency can rely on when crafting regulations, which would dramatically weaken the scientific foundations of the EPA’s public health regulations: “This rule is an abominable attack on scientifi... Read More »

Beyer Calls For Criminal Investigation Into Trump’s Illegal Election Interference

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today issued the following statement after the release of a recording of a January 2nd call between President Donald Trump, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, and their attorneys and staff: “The recording released yesterday establishes beyond a doubt that Donald Trump used the power of his office to threaten election officials, and to coerce them into committing c... Read More »