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Rep. Don Beyer, Former FCC Chair Wheeler, General Counsel Sallet Discuss Net Neutrality’s Future With Large Audience In Arlington Town Hall
June 27, 2017
Rep. Don Beyer and special guests Tom Wheeler, former Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and Jonathan Sallet, former FCC General Counsel held a town hall discussion on the future of net neutrality last night in Arlington, Virginia. The event was attended by over 200 people, many of whom came armed with deep knowledge of FCC policy and complex questions about next steps for FCC’s proposed changes for regulation of broadband internet. “Without strong net neutrality protection... More
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Beyer on Clean Water Rule Repeal: “Clearer and Clearer… That Pruitt Considers Environment Protection an Inessential Component of His Job”
June 27, 2017
Rep. Don Beyer today issued the following statement today in response to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt announcement of an upcoming proposal to repeal the Clean Water Rule: “With every new act to loosen protections for clean air and, today, clean water, it becomes clearer and clearer that EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt considers environmental protection an inessential component of his job. The Clean Water Rule protects public health and natural resources, which ... More
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Beyer Introduces Fair Representation Act To Reform Congressional Elections
June 26, 2017
Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today introduced the Fair Representation Act, a bill which would enact a series of measures designed to reform congressional elections. “The Fair Representation Act is designed to restore the faith which so many Americans have lost in our political system,” said Rep. Don Beyer. “This bill would ensure that every voter has their voice represented in Congress, and make real progress towards bipartisan focus on getting results for the American people.” Rep. Beyer was joined by... More
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Statement On Unveiled “Health Care” Legislation Text
June 22, 2017
Rep. Don Beyer issued the following statement today after Senate Republican leaders lifted the veil of secrecy on their draft “health care” legislation: “All legislation begins with goals. The goal of the Senate GOP bill unveiled today, like that of the House bill already passed, is not to improve health care, but rather to deliver a massive tax cut to the super-rich and eliminate health care for millions of Americans. Nearly 70 million Americans are enrolled in Medicaid today, a program which w... More
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Beyer Statement on Trump Administration’s Decision To End DAPA Program
June 16, 2017
Rep. Don Beyer issued the following statement today in response to the Trump Administration’s rescission of the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program: “Last night, following the tragic events in Alexandria, members of both parties gathered at the Congressional Baseball Game to put partisanship aside with a celebration of friendship and unity. Before the game had even finished, the Trump Administration shattered this spirit of good feelings by anno... More
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