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Democrats question whether controversial Interior watchdog pick was vetted
October 19, 2018
POLITICO | Democratic lawmakers are asking the association of government watchdogs whether it has vetted a controversial candidate who is slated to become the Interior Department’s inspector general and take over the ongoing probes into Secretary Ryan Zinke. The letter from Democrats on the House Natural Resources Committee to the head of the inspectors general group questions whether Suzanne Tufts, a GOP political appointee at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, is qualified to ove... More
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Leading Committee Democrats Urge Scrutiny of New Interior Inspector General – Change Could Interfere with Zinke Investigations
October 18, 2018
Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and leading Democratic Committee members sent a letter today to Michael E. Horowitz, chairman of the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE), raising concerns about the replacement of Department of the Interior (DOI) Deputy Inspector General (IG) Mary L. Kendall with Suzanne Israel Tufts, a political appointee from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This move is particularly troubling considering the... More
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Beyer’s Women’s Forum Underscores Decisive Issue in November’s Election
October 18, 2018
Falls Church News Press | The front-page headline in Wednesday’s New York Times read, “‘Horseface,’ ’Lowlife,’ ‘Fat, Ugly’: How President Demeans Women.” By referring to porn actress Stormy Daniels as “Horseface” in a tweet on Tuesday, the article began, President Trump “was adding her to a long list of women he has attacked by demeaning their looks, mocking their bodily functions or comparing them to animals.” That’s not to mention his confessions of groping and sexually assaulting women in the... More
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Bonamici, Beyer Lead 96 Colleagues in Opposing Plans to Eliminate the EPA’s Office of the Science Advisor
October 18, 2018
Today Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Ranking Member of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee’s Environment Subcommittee, and Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), Ranking Member of the Science Committee’s Oversight Subcommittee, led 96 of their colleagues in calling on Environmental Protection Agency Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler to abandon his plans to dissolve the Agency’s independent office for scientific analysis. The Office of the Science Advisor (OSA) is charged with sta... More
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Ahead of midterms, Congressman Don Beyer hosts 4th annual Women's Conference
October 13, 2018
Local DVM | Saturday in Arlington, Congressman Don Beyer held his fourth annual Women's Conference; a tradition his predecessor, Jim Moran, started and hosted for 24 years. 11-year-old activist Naomi Walder was awarded the Clara Mortenson Beyer Award, in honor of Beyer's grandmother, an early suffragist. Walder is famous for leading the March For Our Lives last spring, and for organizing a walk out at her elementary school against gun violence. After receiving the award, Walder forgave Beyer for... More
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