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Beyer Joins Reps. Carbajal and Esty to Introduce Bicameral Legislation to Reduce Gun Violence, Empower Families
May 24, 2017
Rep. Beyer yesterday joined Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) and Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-05) in introducing the Gun Violence Restraining Order Act, a bill that clears the way for states to empower families and law enforcement agencies with the tools they need to prevent future tragedies due to gun violence. “We need to give families and law enforcement officers the ability to temporarily block gun purchases to anyone currently in mental crisis,” said Rep. Beyer. “When a person is an i... More
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Rep. Beyer: Trump Budget “Rooted In Fantasy”
May 23, 2017
Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) issued the following statement today on the Trump budget: “While President Trump’s budget will not pass Congress, it is nonetheless a telling statement of Republican priorities: cutting taxes for the wealthy while gutting innumerable programs and agencies that protect the most vulnerable. The Trump budget is rooted in fantasy. It will not generate the constant three percent growth that is the premise for massive tax cuts, nor does it even account for the cost of those cuts ... More
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Reps. Beyer, Eshoo, and Tonko Lead Calls For Restoration Of Full ARPA-E Grant Funding By Department of Energy
May 23, 2017
Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), Vice-Ranking Member of the House Science Committee, along with Reps. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Paul Tonko (D-NY) today led 58 Representatives in pressing Energy Secretary Rick Perry to immediately release funds currently withheld to previously-approved projects at the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). They also asked the Secretary to clarify the Department of Energy’s procedures for approving and funding grants, after Members of Congress from both parties expr... More
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Beyer Calls For Expulsion of Turkish Ambassador Over Attacks On Peaceful Protesters
May 19, 2017
Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today urged the Trump Administration to expel the Turkish Ambassador to the United States after President Erdogan’s bodyguards attacked peaceful protesters outside the Turkish Embassy earlier in the week. “President Trump should immediately expel the Turkish Ambassador to the United States,” said Rep. Don Beyer. “President Erdogan’s attacks on human rights and democratic institutions in Turkey are disgraceful, but condoning such attacks on American soil betrays our deepest ... More
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Science Committee Dems to Trump: Stop Peddling Fake News, Appoint a Qualified Science Advisor
May 18, 2017
Rep. Don Beyer, Vice-Ranking Member of the House Science Committee, today led Democratic Members of the Committee in urging President Trump to appoint a reliable Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). They also urged him to avoid inaccurate articles and pseudoscience. Their letter was written following a report that Trump reacted strongly to fake Time magazine articles which he believed to be real, which were shared with him by his Deputy National Security Advisor. The R... More
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