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Egypt Human Rights Caucus Co-Chairs’ Statement On New Weapons Sales

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Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA) and Tom Malinowski (D-NJ), co-chairs of Congress’ Egypt Human Rights Caucus, issued the following statement today on new U.S. weapons sales to the Egyptian government: “The Egypt Human Rights Caucus was disappointed that the sale notified to Congress for 168 missiles to the Egyptian military, valued at $197 million, was not preceded by preliminary outlines of how the Biden a... Read More »

National Capital Region Members Seek Federalized COVID-19 Vaccine Response for Government Employees

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Today U.S. Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA), Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA), Anthony Brown (D-MD), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Jennifer Wexton (D-VA), David Trone (D-MD), and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) wrote to Office of Personnel Management Acting Director Kathleen McGettigan and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky, requesting that the federal government vaccinate... Read More »

Beyer Elected Chair Of Space Subcommittee

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Late last week, Democrats on the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology elected Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) to serve as Chair of the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics for the 117th Congress. “I am humbled and honored to have been selected as the Chairman for the Space and Aeronautics Subcommittee,” said Beyer. “Over the last year, we witnessed some of the most impactful moments for U.S. s... Read More »

House Ways And Means Committee Advances Ambitious COVID-19 Relief Legislation To Boost The Economy And Help American Families

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Rep. Don Beyer, a Member of the House Committee on Ways and Means who is also expected to serve as Chair of Congress’ Joint Economic Committee in the 117th Congress, issued the following statement today after the Ways and Means Committee advanced the portions of President Biden’s American Rescue Plan legislation under its jurisdiction: “Today we answered the call of the American people by advancin... Read More »

National Capital Region Members Seek Leave for Federal Employees Receiving COVID-19 Vaccine

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Today House Democrats Don Beyer (D-VA), Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA), Anthony Brown (D-MD), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), David Trone (D-MD), and Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) wrote to Office of Personnel Management Acting Director Kathleen McGettigan, requesting that federal employees be given the option of administrative time off to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Some federal agencies do... Read More »

Larsen, Beyer Reintroduce Bill to Prepare U.S. Aviation for 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) reintroduced the National Aviation Preparedness Plan Act, legislation to require the development of a national aviation preparedness plan for future public health emergencies. The bill builds on similar solutions Larsen championed in the House-passed HEROES Act and the Healthy Flights Act of 2020.... Read More »

Pallone, Watson Coleman, Beyer Lead Request for Memorial Tree at U.S. Capitol in Honor of United States Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick

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Representatives Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06), Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12), and Don Beyer (VA-08) led a request to the Architect of the Capitol for a memorial tree on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol in commemoration of the late United States Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick. “A memorial tree would serve as a representation of Officer Sicknick’s unwavering commitment and tremendous sacrifice to... Read More »

Beyer, Katko, Napolitano Re-Introduce Barriers To Suicide Act

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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 re-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 t... Read More »

JEC Releases National and State-Level Data on the Economic Status of Black Americans

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This month is Black History Month, a time when we celebrate all that Black Americans have done to make our country a more perfect union. It is also a time when we reflect on the progress Black Americans have made—despite the scourge of systemic racism—and the challenges they continue to face. Economic inequality is but one of these challenges—one that the coronavirus pandemic has thrown into sharp... Read More »

National Capital Region Congressional Delegation Reintroduces the Metro Accountability and Investment Act

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Today, the National Capital Region Congressional Delegation reintroduced the Metro Accountability and Investment Act. Sponsors include Representative Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA), Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD), and Representatives Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), John Sarbanes (D-MD), Don Beyer (D-VA), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Anthony Brown (D-MD), Jennifer Wexton (D-VA), and David Trone (D-MD). “Ev... Read More »

Committee Members Celebrate Vacating of EPA Rule to Censor Science

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On Monday, U.S. District Court Chief Judge Brian Morris for the District of Montana granted the Biden Administration’s motion to vacate the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final rule for “Strengthening Transparency in Pivotal Science Underlying Significant Regulatory Actions and Influential Scientific Information.” This decision follows Chief Judge Morris’s ruling last week that the rule w... Read More »

Beyer Congratulates Secretary Pete [Buttigieg] On Confirmation

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today issued the following statement after the Senate voted to confirm the nomination of Pete Buttigieg to serve as Secretary of Transportation: “For the first time ever, the U.S. Senate has voted to confirm the appointment of an openly gay American, Pete Buttigieg, to lead a Cabinet department. This is a major milestone in American history. “Secretary Pete’s confirmation is ... Read More »

Beyer And Lieu Introduce Legislation To Reform Security Clearance Approval Process In Wake Of Trump Abuses

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Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA) and Ted Lieu (D-CA) today introduced the Security Clearance Review Act, legislation that would reform the process by which security clearances are approved for political appointees in the Executive Office of the President. Beyer and Lieu were the first Members of Congress to raise questions in early 2017 about discrepancies in the security clearance paperwork filed by Jared ... Read More »

Beyer Re-Introduces Legislation To Boost Voting Rights And Civic Participation By Allowing Pre-Registration Of Teen Voters

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today re-introduced the Pre-Registration of Voters Everywhere (PROVE) Act today to expand voter registration and increase participation in the democratic process. The PROVE Act would allow citizens who are 16 and 17 years old to pre-register to vote so they can be added to voter rolls automatically when they turn 18. “In the wake of unprecedented attacks on American democracy... Read More »

Democratic Members Introduce Immigration Package

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Today, Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13), joined by Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01), Donald S. Beyer Jr. (VA-08), Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), and Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) introduced a critical legislative package to protect immigrant rights. "My colleagues and I are re-introducing this series of bills, a legislative package that will protect immigrants, immigrant families, and uphold the promises ... Read More »