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Chairman Beyer's Opening Statement at Hearing on Economic Toll of Gun Violence

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Today, Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), Chair of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), delivered the following opening statement at a hearing entitled “The Economic Toll of Gun Violence: How Our Nation Bears the Costs.” Remarks are as prepared. “It is abundantly clear that the United States is facing a gun violence crisis that is unique in its deadliness and scale. While mass shootings ca...

Chairman Beyer Opening Statement for Hearing on the Decadal Strategy for Planetary Science and Astrobiology 2023-2032

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Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics is holding a hearing titled, “A Review of the Decadal Strategy for Planetary Science and Astrobiology 2023-2032.” Chairman of the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, Rep. Don Beyer’s (D-VA), opening statement as prepared for the record is below. Good morning and welcome to today’s hearing, “A R...

Chairman Beyer's Opening Statement at Hearing on Investments to Build a More Competitive America

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Today, Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), Chair of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), delivered the following opening statement at a hearing entitled “Building on a Strong Foundation: Investments Today for a More Competitive Tomorrow.” Remarks are as prepared. “Just over two years ago, the United States confirmed its first case of COVID. “Since then, hundreds of thousands of lives have b...

Chairman Beyer Opening Statement for Hearing on NASA’s Artemis Initiative

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Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics is holding a hearing titled, “Keeping Our Sights on Mars Part 3: A Status Update and Review of NASA’s Artemis Initiative.” Chairman of the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, Rep. Don Beyer’s (D-VA), opening statement as prepared for the record is below. Before we get underway, I want to take a ...

Chairman Beyer Opening Statement for Hearing on Astro2020 Decadal Survey

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(Washington, DC) – Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics and Subcommittee on Research and Technology are holding a joint hearing titled, “A Review of the Decadal Survey for Astronomy and Astrophysics in the 2020s.” Chairman of the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, Rep. Don Beyer’s (D-VA), opening statement as prepared for the rec...

Chairman Beyer Urges Abolition Of Debt Ceiling During House Debate

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October 12, 2021 (Washington, D.C.) – Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), Chairman of Congress’ Joint Economic Committee, today urged his colleagues to raise the debt limit and avoid a catastrophic default during debate on the House Floor, and expressed his support for subsequently abolishing the debt ceiling. The Joint Economic Committee recently issued a new report on the debt limit and the possible conseque...

Chairman Beyer Opening Statement for Hearing on the Future of the ISS

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(Washington, DC) – Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics is holding a hearing titled, “NASA’s Future in Low Earth Orbit: Considerations for International Space Station Extension and Transition.” Chairman of the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, Rep. Don Beyer’s (D-VA), opening statement for the record is below. Good morning, and ...

Chairman Beyer Opening Statement for Hearing on Urgent Infrastructure Needs at NASA

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(Washington, DC) – Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics is holding a hearing titled, “Enabling Mission Success from the Ground Up: Addressing NASA’s Urgent Infrastructure Needs.” Chairman of the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, Rep. Don Beyer’s (D-VA), opening statement for the record is below. Good morning, and welcome to today...

Chairman Beyer Opening Statement for Hearing on Earth Science and Climate Change Activities at NASA

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Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics is holding a hearing titled, “NASA’s Earth Science and Climate Change Activities: Current Roles and Future Opportunities.” Chairman of the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, Rep. Don Beyer’s (D-VA), opening statement for the record is below. Good morning and welcome to today’s hearing on “NASA’...

Chairman Beyer Opening Statement for Hearing on NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover Mission

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Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics is holding a hearing titled, “What Do Scientists Hope to Learn with NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover?” Chairman of the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, Rep. Don Beyer’s (D-VA), opening statement for the record is below. [Full hearing broadcast on C-SPAN here] Good morning, and welcome to our wi...