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Joint Economic Committee and Congressional Hispanic Caucus Release New Report, Highlights Contributions and Challenges of Hispanic Workers

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — To commemorate National Hispanic Heritage Month, which begins today and runs through October 15, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), led by Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (D-CA), and the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), led by Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), released a new report that examines the contributions of Hispanic workers to the U.S. economy. Despite being ...

Beyer Statement On USFWS Status Review Of Gray Wolf

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September 16, 2021 (Washington, D.C.) – Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today welcomed the announcement by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that it “will initiate a comprehensive status review of the gray wolf in the western U.S.,” but expressed concern that delay would lead to unnecessary deaths of the recently delisted species. Beyer led a bipartisan House delegation of 85 Representatives in July urging...

Beyer: Build Back Better Act "Will Be The Single Most Important Piece Of Climate Legislation" We Have Ever Had The Chance To Pass

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September 14, 2021 (Washington, D.C.) – Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who serves on the House Committee on Ways and Means and is the Chair of Congress’ Joint Economic Committee, delivered opening remarks today on the third day of the Ways and Means Committee’s markup of the Build Back Better Act. Beyer’s remarks as prepared for delivery (video of remarks as delivered here): Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I sai...

As September Child Tax Credit Payments Go Out, New Joint Economic Committee Analysis Finds CTC Delivered $29.3 Million In Tax Cuts To VA-8 Families In August

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September 15, 2021 (Washington, D.C.) – Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), the Chairman of Congress’ Joint Economic Committee (JEC), today released a new JEC report that found 78,000 Child Tax Credit (CTC) monthly tax cut payments were sent to families in Virginia’s 8th Congressional District in August, totaling $29.3 million in tax cuts for Northern Virginia families, benefitting 118,000 children. Beyer vote...

House Ways And Means Committee Advances Build Back Better Act After Marathon Markup

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September 15, 2021 (Washington, D.C.) – Today the House Committee on Ways and Means voted to approve the sections of the Build Back Better Act within its jurisdiction, following a markup that ran for nearly 35 hours over four days. The Ways and Means subtitles of the bill, which has the largest portion of any House committee, include tax, climate, health, retirement, childcare, and paid leave prov...

Beyer Statement On Biden COVID-19 Action Plan

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September 9, 2021 (Washington, D.C.) – Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who represents the largest number of federal workers of any U.S. Representative, today issued the following statement on President Biden’s just-announced COVID-19 Action Plan: “Requiring every federal worker and contractor to receive a safe, free, lifesaving Covid vaccination is a necessary and important step to protect both the federal...

Chairs DeFazio, Napolitano, and Beyer Lead 130+ House Colleagues in Applauding the EPA & Corps for Withdrawing the Trump Dirty Water Rule, Call New Rulemaking Urgent

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Washington, DC – Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Chair of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA), Chair of the Joint Economic Committee Don Beyer (D-VA) and 139 U.S. House Representatives sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) appla...

Beyer Statement On 20th Anniversary Of September 11 Attacks

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September 10, 2021 (Washington, D.C.) – Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who represents the Northern Virginia suburbs of the nation’s capital, issued the following statement today commemorating the twentieth anniversary of the September 11 attacks: “Twenty years ago, our country suffered a terrible attack that ended the lives of thousands, including beloved members of our Northern Virginia community. On thi...

Beyer, DelBene Introduce Direct Air Capture Legislation

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September 10, 2021 (Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA) and Suzan DelBene (D-WA) today introduced the Negate Emissions to Zero (NET Zero) Act, legislation that would substantially increase tax incentives to boost the developing direct air capture industry. Beyer and DelBene serve on the House Committee on Ways and Means, which has jurisdiction over tax policy in the House of ...

Beyer Introduces Ejiao Sale Ban to Prevent Donkey Slaughter

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September 10, 2021 (Washington, D.C.) – Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today introduced the Ejiao Act, which would restrict trade on all ejiao products made from donkey skins, which are decimating the species’ global population and threatening impoverished families who rely on them. “The international trade in donkey-hide gelatin products is leading to the mass slaughter of donkeys and widespread harm to i...

Beyer Introduces Legislation Requiring Vaccination Or Testing For Airport, Amtrak Travelers And Workers

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September 9, 2021 (Washington, D.C.) – Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today announced the introduction of the Safe Travel Act, which would require proof of vaccination or a negative covid test within 72 hours of travel for domestic airline and Amtrak trips. The legislation would also require all affiliated airport or Amtrak employees to be vaccinated or be subject to weekly covid testing. Beyer sits on the...

Rep. Don Beyer introduces bill to require vaccines or negative coronavirus test for domestic travel

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Rep. Don Beyer introduces bill to require vaccines or negative coronavirus test for domestic travel BY MEAGAN FLYNN AND LORI ARATANI Originally published on The Washington Post Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) introduced a bill on Thursday to require all domestic travelers to show proof of vaccination or a negative coronavirus test at airports or for Amtrak trips, seeking to revive largely stagnant discuss...

Beyer Statement On Biden COVID-19 Action Plan

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September 9, 2021 (Washington, D.C.) – Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who represents the largest number of federal workers of any U.S. Representative, today issued the following statement on President Biden’s just-announced COVID-19 Action Plan: “Requiring every federal worker and contractor to receive a safe, free, lifesaving Covid vaccination is a necessary and important step to protect both the federal...

Beyer Introduces Electric Vehicle Tax Incentive Legislation

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September 7, 2021 (Washington, D.C.) – Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today introduced the Green Vehicle Adoption Nationwide (VAN) Act, which would provide tax credits for the purchase of zero-emission commercial vehicles from work vans to heavy duty trucks. “The Green VAN Act would make a big dent in American emissions and help restore our leadership on the climate crisis,” said Rep. Beyer. “Commercial ve...

Larson, DelBene, Beyer Introduce Bill to Spur Development of Clean Hydrogen

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Washington, D.C. - Today, Reps. John B. Larson (CT-01), Suzan DelBene (WA-01), and Donald Beyer (VA-08) introduced the Clean Hydrogen Production and Investment Tax Credit Act of 2021. This bill would spur the development of clean energy by providing a tax credit to companies that reduce carbon emissions by producing “green” and “blue” hydrogen. By incentivizing the creation of these cleaner fuels ...