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Beyer, Conyers, House Democrats Introduce Security Clearance Review Act
July 28, 2017
Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA) and John Conyers (D-MI), Ranking Member of the House Committee on the Judiciary, today introduced the Security Clearance Review Act. The bill would authorize the Director of the FBI to revoke the security clearance of an employee of the Executive Office of the President if the Director deems such actions necessary to national security. Their legislation was cosponsored by 19 additional Representatives. “Donald Trump’s refusal to hold his senior staff accountable for their ... More
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Beyer Introduces Trump Hotel Ban for Federal Travel
July 24, 2017
Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) introduced four amendments to prevent Donald Trump from enriching himself at taxpayer expense by blocking the federal government from renting rooms at Trump brand hotels for official travel. “These amendments are necessary due to the President’s unprecedented failure to divest from his business, and the ongoing entanglement between the Trump Organization and the White House. Donald Trump should not be allowed to line his or his family’s pockets with taxpayer dollars,” said ... More
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National Capital Region Members of Congress Blast Attack On Congressional Budget Office
July 24, 2017
Members of Congress from Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia today excoriated a newly-filed amendment to the “Minibus” appropriations bills. The amendment would use the Holman Rule to target federal employees in the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO), which delivers projections on proposed legislation. In a joint statement, Don Beyer (D-VA), Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD), Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), John Delaney (D-MD), A... More
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Beyer Leads 20+ Representatives Seeking FBI Scrutiny Of Ivanka Trump’s Security Clearance
July 19, 2017
Rep. Don Beyer today led over 20 Representatives in requesting answers from the FBI about possible discrepancies on Ivanka Trump’s SF-86 form, which she was required to complete when she obtained a security clearance earlier this year. Their letter noted that the SF-86 requires the declaration of foreign contacts, meetings, and business interests by the clearance holder’s spouse and siblings. The Representatives asked whether Ivanka Trump properly disclosed her own meetings and contacts, as well... More
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Beyer Urges FERC To Allow More Public Input, Improve Protection of Environment and Appalachian Trail Following Mountain Valley Pipeline Analysis
July 17, 2017
Rep. Don Beyer today sent a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) raising a series of issues with the Commission’s review process for the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline. Beyer noted deficiencies with FERC’s review process in the area of public feedback and transparency, and urged the Commission to issue a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for public comment. Beyer wrote: “I find FERC’s recent decision to issue the FEIS for the proposed Mountain Valley Pipe... More
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