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Democrats aim fury at Attorney General Bill Barr's handling of Mueller report
April 18, 2019
CNN | In the hours after receiving the long-awaited report from special counsel Robert Mueller, some Democrats on Capitol Hill called not to impeach the President but for the removal of Attorney General William Barr. The attacks against the head of the Justice Department underscored the Democratic Party's reluctance to opening up politically divisive proceedings to charge the President with crimes, as well as their disgust with Barr's handling of the special counsel investigation. After Barr gav... More
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‘I’d take that bet’: Dem lawmakers strike back at Sarah Sanders for calling them too dumb to read Trump’s taxes
April 14, 2019
Raw Story | During a Fox News interview Sunday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders claimed that elected officials are likely “not smart enough” to understand President Donald Trump’s tax returns if he released them. It prompted members of Congress to strike back with a bet of their own. ... Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) agreed, noting that Sanders can hurl insults all she wants but that the president still is required to follow the law, just like every other person in the United States. ... More
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House Delegation Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Invest in Coal Country
April 10, 2019
Representatives Matt Cartwright (PA-08), Hal Rogers (KY-05), Glenn Thompson (PA-15), and Don Beyer (VA-08) introduced bipartisan legislation on Tuesday to revitalize coal country by giving communities the funds they need to clean up abandoned mine lands. The Revitalizing the Economy of Coal Communities by Leveraging Local Activities and Investing More Act (RECLAIM) Act will accelerate the investment of $1 billion in unappropriated funds over the next five years, bringing roughly $300 million to ... More
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Beyer Hails House Passage Of Save The Internet Act
April 10, 2019
Today Rep. Beyer voted for the Save the Internet Act, legislation to restore internet protections commonly known as net neutrality following their repeal by the Trump Administration. The legislation, introduced by Rep. Mike Doyle (D-PA), passed the House with all Democrats and one Republican voting in favor. ”Today House Democrats took decisive action to protect internet freedom by voting to restore net neutrality,” said Rep. Don Beyer. “The Trump Administration’s decision to end this policy sho... More
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114 Lawmakers Push to Fund Clean Energy Research
April 5, 2019
NextGov | More than 100 lawmakers are calling on Capitol Hill appropriators to increase funding for Energy Department research programs that would be gutted under the president’s 2020 budget proposal. The group requested more than $720 million to support a trio of research initiatives focused on advancing clean energy technology in fiscal 2020, specifically: $500 million for the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, which invests in high-risk, high-payoff research efforts. $111.7 million to ... More
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