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Democrats To Sec. DeVos: Parents Must Know When Seclusion And Restraint Occurs
July 23, 2019
After the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report urging the U.S. Department of Education to implement recommendations to address inaccuracies in federal restraint and seclusion data, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and U.S. Representative Don Beyer (VA-8), on Tuesday led a group of 42 members of Congress, including U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.), top Democrat on the HELP Committee, and... More
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Beyer, House Democrats Demand Accountability For Agents Who Posted Racist, Misogynist Messages On CBP Facebook Groups
July 18, 2019
U.S. Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA) and 23 Representatives today sent a letter to Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Kevin McAleenan seeking details to ensure Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents who posted racist, misogynist, and anti-immigrant messages and images in two Facebook groups will be held accountable. They wrote: “We are deeply disturbed by the recently revealed secret Facebook groups for current and retired U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) ... More
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Beyer Votes To Raise Minimum Wage
July 18, 2019
Today, U.S. Representative Don Beyer (VA-08) issued the following statement on his vote for H.R. 582, the “Raise the Wage Act,” which would gradually raise the federal minimum wage to $15 by 2025: “For decades, Americans earning the minimum wage have watched the monetary value of their 40-hour work week plummet. Today’s single mom with two kids earning the federal minimum wage falls thousands of dollars below the poverty threshold. As our economy continues to evolve, hardworking Americans are be... More
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Beyer And Kelly Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Encourage Charitable Giving
July 18, 2019
Today Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA) and Mike Kelly (R-PA) introduced the bipartisan Legacy IRA Act, legislation to encourage charitable giving by American seniors. The bill would expand the Charitable IRA Rollover to treat donations made by retirees to gift annuity programs as pre-tax income. “Our bipartisan legislation encourages American seniors to continue and increase their generous contributions to worthy charitable causes,” said Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA). “So many good institutions and organizations ... More
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Beyer Statement On Impeachment Resolution Vote
July 17, 2019
Rep. Beyer issued the following to statement today on his vote for a motion to table Rep. Al Green’s resolution which would refer one article of impeachment against President Trump for racist tweets directly to the U.S. Senate: “I strongly support an impeachment inquiry into the conduct of President Trump. I voted to table H. Res. 489 because it would effectively prevent the House from conducting such an inquiry. “I believe that we have substantial evidence, both in the Mueller Report and elsewh... More
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