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DoD Commits to Looking at New Helicopter Noise Mitigation Strategies

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DoD Commits to Looking at New Helicopter Noise Mitigation Strategies BY JO DEVOE Originally published on Arlington Now Reducing local helicopter noise while conducting missions safely may be difficult, the Pentagon says, but the military is willing to try, according to a new report. The commitment and the recommendations conclude a Dept. of Defense report on the causes and effects of helicopter no...

Beyer Hails DOD Report On Reducing Helicopter Noise In National Capital Region, Urges Swift Implementation Of Recommendations

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July 23, 2021 (Washington, D.C.) – Rep. Don Beyer today released a new report from the Department of Defense (DOD), Review and Assessment of Mitigation of Military Helicopter Noise. The report, which was completed as a result of Beyer’s amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) FY 2021, included recommendations long sought by Beyer and other regional lawmakers to mitigate helicopt...

Lawmakers urge Biden to make 'bold decisions' in nuclear review

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Lawmakers urge Biden to make 'bold decisions' in nuclear review BY RECECCA KHEEL Originally published At The Hill A group of Democratic lawmakers is urging President Biden to be actively involved in his administration’s review of the nation's nuclear policy and make “bold decisions” that would reduce the role of nuclear weapons in U.S. national security strategy. “Mr. President, as a United States...

Bicameral Delegation Urges President Biden to Reduce Military Role of U.S Nuclear Weapons in Upcoming Nuclear Posture Review

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July 22, 2021 (Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Representatives Don Beyer (VA-08) and John Garamendi (CA-03), and Senators Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Jeffrey A. Merkley (D-OR), co-chairs of the Nuclear Weapons and Arms Control Working Group, led 17 of their colleagues in calling on President Joseph R. Biden to actively guide the formation of the Department of Defense-led Nuclear Posture Review. The N...

Egypt Human Rights Caucus Co-Chairs Call For Release Of Women And Girls Imprisoned Over “TikTok Cases”

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July 19, 2021 (Washington, DC) – Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA) and Tom Malinowski (D-NJ), co-chairs of Congress’ Egypt Human Rights Caucus, issued the following statement today on the imprisonment of Egyptian women and girls for posting on TikTok: “We urge the Egyptian government to release the eight young women and girls arrested in what have become known as the ‘TikTok cases.’ After being charged with ...

Chairman Beyer Statement on First Payment of Expanded Child Tax Credit

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Today, Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), Chairman of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), released the following statement in response to today’s first monthly payment of the expanded Child Tax Credit (CTC): “The expansion of the Child Tax Credit, included in the American Rescue Plan Congress passed last spring, is the biggest investment in children and families in a generation and puts p...

Beyer Urges Interior Department To Reconsider Appointment Of Former U.S. Park Police Chief To Lead Agency Task Force Charged With Reviewing DOI Law Enforcement Policies

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Jul 13, 2021 (Washington, D.C.) – Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today issued the following statement on the reported appointment of Robert MacLean, the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Director of the Office of Law Enforcement and Security and former Chief of U.S. Park Police, to lead a newly created DOI task force charged with reviewing the Department’s law enforcement policies: “Robert MacLean is the ...

Beyer Statement On Latest Egyptian Attempts To Jail His Constituent, Human Rights Defender Mohamed Soltan

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Beyer Statement On Latest Egyptian Attempts To Jail His Constituent, Human Rights Defender Mohamed Soltan July 12, 2021 (Washington, D.C.) – Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), co-chair of the Egypt Human Rights Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives, issued the following statement today on reports regarding Abbas Kamel, head of Egypt’s General Intelligence Services. According to POLITICO, Kamel urged Ame...

Chairman Beyer Applauds Biden’s Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy: “A major step in the right direction”

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Today, Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), Chairman of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), released the following statement in response to President Biden’s Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy: “Over the last 30 years, the United States has experienced a rise and concentration of corporate market power that has harmed consumers, workers and small businesses. “A...

Chairman Beyer Statement on June Jobs Report

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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 850,000 in June and the unemployment rate remained statistically unchanged at 5.9 percent. The number of people who reported that they weren't looking for work because of ...

House Passes Broad Infrastructure Legislation; Bill Includes Beyer Community Funding Requests, Wildlife Conservation Legislation, Suicide Prevention Amendment

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The House today passed the Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation [INVEST] in America Act, ambitious surface transportation legislation that would pave the way to rebuilding America’s infrastructure. The bill contained top priorities for Northern Virginia and legislative measures sponsored by Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), including: All of Beyer’s Member-designated trans...

Beyer Statement On House Passage Of January 6 Select Committee Resolution

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who represented fallen U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick and fallen Metropolitan Police Officer Jeffrey Smith, and represents Metropolitan Police Officer Michael Fanone, today issued the following statement on the House’s adoption of a resolution creating a Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol: “Today every House Democr...

Beyer Applauds House Passage Of Bipartisan Scientific Research And Innovation Legislation

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), a senior member of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, today celebrated the adoption of H.R. 2225, the National Science Foundation for the Future Act, and H.R. 3593, the Department of Energy Science for the Future Act, both of which passed in the House of Representatives last night with broad bipartisan support. “This legislation will support continued lea...

The Hill: House votes to nix Trump methane rule

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House votes to nix Trump methane rule BY RACHEL FRAZIN Originally Published At The Hill The House voted on Friday to get rid of a Trump administration rule that weakened regulation on a powerful greenhouse gas called methane. The measure, passed by the House in a 229-191 vote, has already been approved by the Senate and will now head to the White House for President Biden's signature. Twelve House...

Beyer Reintroduces Legislation to Improve Low-Income Individuals’ Access to Workforce Training

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This week Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) introduced the Pre-apprenticeship Promotion Act. The bill would help strengthen the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) program by ensuring pre-apprenticeships and apprenticeships are considered in the training process. The bill aims to make HPOG more responsive to local workforce needs, while opening additional health care industry opportunities for underse...