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Beyer On Q4 GDP: “We Should Not Understate This: The American Economy Is Strong”

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), outgoing Chair of Congress’ Joint Economic Committee, issued the following statement today on the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) advance estimate for the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) that found that the U.S. economy grew by 2.9 percent in the fourth quarter on an annualized basis and 2.1 percent for the full year of 2022: “Today’s economic news caps a series of clear...

SEEC Elects Leadership for the 118th Congress

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Today, the members of the Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC) voted on its leadership for the 118th Congress. Reps. Doris Matsui and Paul Tonko were reelected as Co-Chairs and will be joined by Rep. Mike Quigley as Co-Chair as well. Reps. Matt Cartwright and Chellie Pingree were reelected as Vice Chairs and will be joined by Reps. Don Beyer, Sean Casten, and Katie Porter also as Vi...

National Capital Region Delegation Statement on House Republican Plot To Target Federal Law Enforcement, Civil Service Using Rules Package

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U.S. Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA), Steny Hoyer (D-MD), Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Jennifer Wexton (D-VA), David Trone (D-MD), Abigail Spanberger (D-VA), Glenn Ivey (D-MD), and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Members of Congress representing the National Capital Region, issued a stark warning today on the inclusion of the Holman Rule in the House Republican rules pa...

Beyer Statement On Trump Tax Returns

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), a Member of the House Committee on Ways and Means, issued the following statement today after the publication of six years of former President Donald Trump’s tax returns: “The materials released today were lawfully obtained by the Ways and Means Committee using its clear legal authority. Chairman Neal requested this tax information to inform our committee’s work on IRS tax e...

House Passes Omnibus Bill With Key Democratic Priorities, Local Wins For Northern Virginia

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today hailed passage of the omnibus funding bill in the House. The bill was negotiated on a bipartisan basis between Senate Democrats and Republicans and House Democrats, passed the Senate yesterday, and now heads to President Biden for signature. The bill contained Beyer-authored and co-authored legislation as well as community project funding and other Northern Virginia win...

Booker, Beyer Lead Colleagues in Urging CPSC to Address Dangerous Indoor Air Pollutions Emitted by Gas Stoves

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U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and U.S. Representative Don Beyer (D-VA) urged Alexander Hoehn-Saric, Chair of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), to address the high level of dangerous indoor air pollutants emitted by gas stoves. Reports have found that gas stoves, which are used by more than 40 million homes across the country, emit dangerous air pollutants such as nitrogen dio...

Beyer Introduces National All-Payer Claims Database Act to Decrease Healthcare Costs

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Rep. Don Beyer yesterday reintroduced the National All-Payer Claims Database Act to lower healthcare costs and improve healthcare delivery by supporting state all-payer claims databases (APCDs) to establish an easily accessible national database of all-payer claims. APCDs collect healthcare claims and related data from entities that pay for health care services, and have been used to help lower he...

House Passes Legislation To Increase Government Transparency By Codifying Presidential Audit Program

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means, today welcomed House passage of the Presidential Tax Filings and Audit Transparency Act. Beyer said: “The House Ways and Means Committee investigation of the Internal Revenue Service’s presidential audit program reveals that this critical oversight tool was broken during the Trump presidency and was disregarded by the prior ...

Beyer Secures Over $17 Million In Funding And Northern Virginia Wins In Omnibus Funding Bill

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who represents Northern Virginia in the U.S. House, today announced that he had secured funding and legislative wins in the bipartisan funding bill for FY23. The omnibus government funding bill was the product of bipartisan negotiations; it passed the Senate this afternoon and expected to be passed by the House later today. Beyer said: “I am proud to announce that bipartisan...

Beyer Statement On Next Steps After Ways And Means Report On Presidential Tax Information

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means, today called for Congress to respond forcefully to the revelations made public by the Committee yesterday. Beyer voted to release the Ways and Means Committee’s “Report on the Internal Revenue Service’s Mandatory Audit Program,” which showed that former president Donald Trump was not subject to IRS’ mandatory audit of presi...

JEC Releases Report on Economic Risks, Need for Further Regulation of Digital Assets

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Today, the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee—led by Chairman Don Beyer (D-VA)—released a new report detailing the rise and fall of the digital asset market in 2021 and 2022 and the need for further protections to mitigate risks to everyday consumers and the U.S. financial system. In the fall of 2021, the digital asset market reached a record-high $3 trillion market capitalization. Since then,...

Beyer Introduces JARED Act To Tighten Ethics Standards For Presidential Appointees

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) yesterday introduced the Jumpstarting Accountability Relating to Ethical Disclosures (JARED) Act to tighten ethical standards for presidential appointees. The bill would prohibit former “political appointees from investing in or serving in a managerial role in an investment fund in which a foreign principal owns shares” within four years of their departure from federal govern...

New JEC Report Shows Immigration is Essential to U.S. Economic Strength

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The U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee—led by Chairman Don Beyer (D-VA)—released a new report highlighting the significant contributions immigrants make to the U.S. economy and its recovery from the pandemic. Among the report’s key findings: Immigrants helped power the economic recovery. Foreign-born workers were hit disproportionately hard by the pandemic but returned to work quicker than the...

Committee Members Beyer and Norcross Introduce Legislation To Establish And Clarify Space Situational Awareness Roles For Civilian Agencies

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Today, Chairman Don Beyer (D-VA) of the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, along with Congressman Donald Norcross (D-NJ), introduced the Space Safety and Situational Awareness Transition Act of 2022. Space situational awareness (SSA) provides a foundation for understanding where space objects are now, predicting their future trajectories, and evaluating the risk of potential collisions to oper...

Beyer Statement On Tenth Anniversary Of Sandy Hook Elementary Shooting

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) issued the following statement ten years after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut: “Ten years ago today we lost 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School. I’ll never forget how awful and shocking that day felt and still feels a decade later. “The unthinkable horror of that mass shooting changed minds and caused people...