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Northern Virginia Representatives Urge Lenders To Help Small Businesses In Face Of Chaotic Rollout Of National Assistance Program

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U.S. Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA), Jennifer Wexton (D-VA), and Gerry Connolly (D-VA) this evening held an urgent conference call with representatives of over a dozen Virginia lending institutions to discuss questions and concerns about the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan program. The program, established by the CARES Act to support small businesses hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic, will be... Read More »

Beyer Blasts Trump’s Refusal To Allow Uninsured Americans To Get Covered During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today condemned the Trump Administration’s reported refusal to authorize a special open enrollment period to allow uninsured Americans to seek health coverage under the Affordable Care Act during the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision will prevent dozens of states including Virginia from opening exchanges to cover people during the greatest health crisis in living memory. Beyer ... Read More »

Beyer To Host Third Teletownhall On COVID-19 Pandemic

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Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) will host his third telephone town hall today on the COVID-19 pandemic. The call will feature remarks from the city/county managers/executives of Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax County, and Falls Church. The call will begin at 4:50 p.m. and last for one hour. Interested participants can dial 877-229-8493 and enter pin 117023, or pre-register here. Beyer hosted a telepho... Read More »

Vice Chair Beyer: Gender Wage Gap is a Loss for Women, Families, Economy

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Today, Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), the Vice Chair of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), issued the following statement to mark Equal Pay Day, a date that symbolizes the large disparity between the annual wages earned by a typical (median) man and typical woman. In order for the median woman to earn what the median man did in 2018—the last year for which annual data are available—t... Read More »

Beyer On Weakened EPA Fuel Economy Standards: “Egregious And Disgraceful That They Did This Now”

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Rep. Don Beyer issued the following statement today on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) rollback of fuel economy standards: “This is not the time to weaken safety standards designed to protect public health. This is not the time to dirty our air with increased carbon and other air pollution that will particularly harm those with respiratory conditions. This is not the time to deny the a... Read More »

Beyer Highlights CARES Act Science And Research Support During House Floor Debate

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today delivered remarks on behalf of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology during debate on the CARES Act. Beyer highlighted important science funding for medical research in the legislation, which is the third emergency relief bill passed by Congress to address the COVID-19 pandemic. Beyer’s remarks (as prepared): “Mister Speaker, as a Member of the Science, ... Read More »

Joint Economic Committee Vice Chair Beyer’s Statement on Passage of Third Coronavirus Stimulus Package

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Today, Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), Vice Chair of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee, released the following statement on the third stimulus package passed by Congress to address the public health and economic impacts of the coronavirus. The package totaled $2 trillion. “The only way we will get the economy going again is by first containing the spread of the coronavirus. This bipartisan ... Read More »

Vice Chair Beyer: Unprecedented UI Claims “Far Worse” Than Great Recession

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Today, Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), the Vice Chair of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), released the following statement after the Department of Labor reported that first-time unemployment claims for the week ending March 21 reached a record 3,283,000. The release is the first real look at how the coronavirus has impacted businesses and the workers they employ. “These numbers are ... Read More »

COVID-19: Reps. Dean and Beyer Lead Letter Calling for Direct Cash Assistance to Help Americans During Economic Fallout of COVID-19 Outbreak

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Rep. Madeleine Dean (PA-04) and Rep. Don Beyer (VA-08) sent a letter to House Speaker Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, outlining a robust proposal to provide Americans with direct cash support, following the economic impact of COVID-19. “American workers have been forced out of work by the COVID-19 outbreak and will now face unique financial challenges," Rep. Dean said. "This financial a... Read More »

Beyer Urges Northern Virginians: “Stay Home”

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Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) posted a video statement today urging people to “stay home.” His request came as cases of COVID-19 continued to grow at an alarming rate in the United States. He referred to lessons from the experiences of other countries where social isolation proved the most effective method for flattening the growth curve of coronavirus cases. “The more aggressively we treat this pa... Read More »

We need a massive economic response to counter the threat of the coronavirus

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We need a massive economic response to counter the threat of the coronavirus BY REP. DON BEYER (D-VA.), OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — 03/18/20 Originally published in The Hill The United States is facing what could become the most serious economic crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s. We must therefore take immediate, large-scale, once-in-a-century action to protect our public health and our eco... Read More »

A key Congressman says Washington is aiming for stimulus deal: ‘by the end of the week’

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Ben Werschkul DC Producer Yahoo Finance Rep. Don Beyer (D., VA) is the Vice Chair of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee. He also recently self-quarantined following a positive COVID-19 test by a friend with whom he had recently dined with. On Tuesday, he came on Yahoo Finance’s “On the Move” to give an update both on Washington’s economic response to the crisis and how he’s doing. In rece... Read More »

Rep. Beyer Expresses Concerns about Federal Courts Response to COVID-19

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Today, Congressman Don S. Beyer (VA-08) sent a letter to the Administrative Office of the United States Courts to express concern over a lack of national COVID-19 related guidance for the federal court system. “I am deeply concerned to hear that our federal court system is not taking sufficient proactive measures while we face this national pandemic. While our justice system is integral to the bed... Read More »

Rep. Beyer Presses FDA and CDC Leaders For Daily Updates on U.S. Testing Capacity

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Today, Congressman Don Beyer sent a letter to CDC Director Redfield and FDA Commissioner Hahn requesting daily, updated information on testing capacity for each State, the District, and the Territories. “It is important for public health officials and policy makers to have a full understanding of testing capacity in order to appropriately plan,” the Congressman wrote. “More importantly, for the Un... Read More »

Beyer presses FDA, CDC leaders for daily updates on U.S. testing capacity

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Congressman Don Beyer, D-Va., is pushing FDA and CDC leaders for daily, updated information on testing capacity for each state, the district, and the territories. “It is important for public health officials and policy makers to have a full understanding of testing capacity in order to appropriately plan,” Beyer wrote in a letter Monday. “More importantly, for the United States economy to return t... Read More »