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Congressional Leaders Condemn White Nationalist Stephen Miller, Call for Immediate Removal From Role As White House Senior Advisor

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Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, introduced a resolution condemning the presence of white nationalist Stephen Miller in the White House and called for his immediate resignation from office. The resolution outlines how Miller has consistently followed and advocated for racist and white supremacist ideology in our nation. As Senior Advisor to ... Read More »

Following Virginia’s Ratification Of The ERA, House Passes Bill To Pave The Way For National Adoption

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The House of Representatives today passed legislation introduced by Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) to facilitate ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment. The measure advanced in the wake of Virginia’s ratification of the ERA, which brought the Amendment across the 38-state threshold for national adoption. Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), an original cosponsor of Speier’s legislation, spoke on the Floor during... Read More »

Ways And Means Advances Beyer Healthcare Legislation

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The House Ways and Means Committee today advanced bipartisan legislation to help patients by addressing surprise medical billing. The package of bills included Beyer’s bipartisan Better Information Act, which would require health insurers to include information about the nearest in-network hospital or urgent care facility on insurance cards, introduced with co-lead Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA). It also ... Read More »

Congressman Beyer Hosts REAL ID Application Event

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Congressman Don Beyer partnered with the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Saturday to host a REAL ID application event for constituents of the 8th District at Wakefield High School in Arlington. DMV Connect, the department’s mobile “office in a suitcase,” processed REAL ID applications for residents. “More than one million Virginians now have their REAL ID,” Congressman Beyer said. “If ... Read More »

Market Watch: The U.S. created 514,000 fewer jobs in 2018-19 than originally reported — here’s what that means

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The U.S. created 514,000 fewer jobs in 2018-19 than originally reported — here’s what that means By Jeffry Bartash - 02/07/2020 The U.S. economy created about a half-million fewer jobs in 2019 and 2018 than it first appeared, but it doesn’t mean the labor market isn’t strong. The government as expected pruned the level of overall U.S. employment by 514,000 as of March 2019, with almost all of the ... Read More »

The Guardian: Trump fires second key impeachment witness Gordon Sondland in Friday purge – as it happened

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Trump fires second key impeachment witness Gordon Sondland in Friday purge – as it happened By Lois Beckett, Lauren Aratani & Paul Owen - 02/07/2020 The twin brother of Lt Col Alexander Vindman, a national security expert who testified during Trump’s impeachment trial about his concerns about the president pressuring Ukraine to investigate the Bidens, his political rivals, was also fired by the Wh... Read More »

Washington Examiner: Tax cut proponents blame weak business investment on Trump trade wars

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Tax cut proponents blame weak business investment on Trump trade wars By Sean Higgins - 02/05/2020 President Trump's trade wars have undercut the economic benefits of his tax cuts, proponents of the 2017 tax code overhaul say. Administration officials are hoping that Trump's newly signed trade deals will lead to the realization of the promised boost in investment from the tax code overhaul. The ta... Read More »

Beyer Statement On Senate Show Trial

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) issued the following statement today on the conclusion of the Senate impeachment show trial: “Today Senate Republicans ended their impeachment show trial. It will go down as one of the most craven events in American history. “Trials have witnesses and evidence, and cover-ups do not. Even Senate Republicans acknowledged that this was not a fair trial. It was rigged to produce ... Read More »

Facts On The Trump Economy (Since You Won’t Get Them At SOTU)

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Last week newly-elected Joint Economic Committee Vice Chair Don Beyer (D-VA) addressed President Trump’s false claims on the economy during a special order hour on the House Floor. Today, writing in The Hill, Beyer went into further detail to rebut some of the claims the President is expected to make on the economy during his State of the Union Address this evening before a joint session of Congre... Read More »

Beyer SOTU Guest Lisa Sales Highlights Virginia Ratification Of Equal Rights Amendment

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today welcomed Lisa Sales to the President’s State of the Union Address. Sales chairs the Fairfax County Commission For Women and is a leader of VA Ratify ERA, Virginia’s campaign to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). “Lisa Sales is one of many deeply committed advocates whose tireless efforts helped win ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment after years of struggle... Read More »

The Hill: Slowing economy complicates campaign messaging for Trump

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Slowing economy complicates campaign messaging for Trump By Sylvan Lane and Naomi Jagoda - 02/02/2020 President Trump is heading into the 2020 campaign with a resilient economy behind him and new trade deals under his belt, counting on both to help bolster his reelection odds. But as Trump claims credit for extending the longest-ever stretch of U.S. economic prosperity, recent government figures s... Read More »

BBC News: Wilbur Ross says Coronavirus could boost US jobs

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Wilbur Ross says Coronavirus could boost US jobs By BBC News Staff - 1/30/2020 US commerce secretary Wilbur Ross has said the deadly coronavirus outbreak in China could be positive for the American economy. During a TV interview Mr Ross said: "I think it will help to accelerate the return of jobs to North America". The rapid spread of the disease has raised fears about its impact on the Chinese ec... Read More »

Virginia Mercury: Climate takes center stage in sweeping federal infrastructure plan

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Climate takes center stage in sweeping federal infrastructure plan By Robin Bravender - 1/30/2020 U.S. House Democrats this week unveiled plans to spend $760 billion over five years on infrastructure upgrades throughout the country. A central theme throughout their plan: combating climate change. The framework unveiled by Democrats on Wednesday prioritizes slashing greenhouse gas emissions from th... Read More »

Beyer, House Democrats Unveil $760 Billion Framework to Make Transformative Infrastructure Investments Across U.S.

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Today, Rep. Beyer (D-VA) joined House Democrats to unveil a new framework for a five-year, $760 billion investment in the nation’s infrastructure. Those investments would create an estimated 10 million jobs addressing some of the country’s most urgent infrastructure needs, from the massive maintenance backlog, to designing safer streets, to putting the U.S. on a path toward zero carbon pollution f... Read More »

Rep. Beyer Says GDP Report Shows that Brief Sugar High is Over

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Congressman Don. Beyer (VA-08), Vice Chair of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee, issued the following statement after the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released its initial estimate of fourth quarter gross domestic product (GDP), showing that GDP grew at annual rate of 2.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2019, the same rate as in the previous quarter. Overall, real GDP increased 2.3 ... Read More »