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  • The Park Police shot and killed a man. The next Park Service director has to look into it.
    Posted in Articles on September 20, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington Post | Ghaisar’s family, having exercised superhuman patience for months, last month filed suit against the government, seeking $25 million in damage — and an explanation. The congressman who represents the area where the shooting occurred, Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.), asked for a meeting with relevant officials, including FBI Director Christopher A. Wray — and was rebuffed. The wall of official silence, coverup and unaccountability has so far not been breached. Click here to read the full... Read more

  • Dem lawmaker jabs Trump call for transparency by asking for his tax returns
    Posted in Articles on September 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight of the Administration

    The Hill | Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) fired back at President Trump after the president said he would be declassifying documents related to the Russia investigation out of a desire for “total transparency" by renewing the call for Trump’s tax returns. Trump on Monday ordered the declassification of a series of sensitive documents related to the investigation into Russian election interference. “We want transparency,” Trump said at the White House on Tuesday of his decision. “What I want is I want to... Read more

  • What Lawmakers From My State Are Doing About Equal Pay
    Posted in Articles on September 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Economic Empowerment

    Bustle | "One of my top priorities since coming to Congress has been ensuring equal pay for equal work and strengthening women’s rights. It has been shown time and again that when we lift everyone and expand opportunity to all, the entire county nation is better off. I remain dedicated empowering women, fighting for equality and standing up to those seeking to undermine women’s freedoms." Click here to read the full article Read more

  • Young activist honored
    Posted in Articles on September 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Economic Empowerment

    Roll Call | Virginia Rep. Don Beyer will be honoring Naomi Wadler, an 11 year old March for Our Lives organizer, with the Clara Mortenson Beyer Women and Children First Award on Oct. 13. Read more

  • Watchdog Won't Investigate Former Superfund Leader's Qualifications
    Posted in Articles on September 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Climate Change and the Environment, Oversight of the Administration

    The Hill | The EPA’s Office of the Inspector General will not investigate weather EPA’s former head of Superfunds was unqualified for the job, according to a letter sent by IG head Arthur Elkins to Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) dated Sept. 13. Beyer first requested the IG look into EPA’s Albert Kelly in late April. It was first reported last December that Kelly was banned from working in the banking sector for life. Former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt hired Kelly as an adviser for the Superfund progr... Read more

  • Democrats: 'Storm of a lifetime' shows cost of Trump's climate rollbacks
    Posted in Articles on September 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Climate Change and the Environment, Oversight of the Administration

    POLITICO | Democrats pounded the Trump administration on Friday for ignoring climate change, warning that failing to take action would leave the U.S. at the mercy of more extreme weather events like Hurricane Florence. Nancy Pelosi, John Kerry and Al Gore all ripped the Trump administration for gutting the efforts to curb the burning of fossil fuels and reneging on U.S. promises to work with other nations to combat climate change, even as the price tag for powerful storms grew into the hundreds ... Read more

  • Virginia reps urge Trump to declare federal emergency ahead of Hurricane Florence
    Posted in Articles on September 10, 2018 | Preview rr

    The Hill | Virginia's congressional delegation on Monday called on President Trumpto declare a federal emergency in the commonwealth ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Florence, which is barreling toward the mid-Atlantic coast. The lawmakers wrote to Trump after Gov. Ralph Northam (D) declared a state of emergency over the weekend and ordered those living along the state's coast to evacuate the area on Monday. “A federal emergency declaration would ensure the full availability of federal resource... Read more

  • DC area Democrats urge congressional leaders to take up Senate’s federal pay raise
    Posted in Articles on September 5, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees

    Federal News Radio | The president’s planned pay freeze for civilian federal employees next year is earning more criticism from some members Congress. House Democrats in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia said they’re rejecting the president’s plans to cancel a statutorily-set 2.1 percent pay raise for civilian employees in 2019. They’re urging congressional leadership to at least take on the Senate’s proposed 1.9 percent pay raise next year. A delegation of Democrats from the Washi... Read more

  • EPA failed to properly justify Pruitt security costs, watchdog says
    Posted in Articles on September 4, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Climate Change and the Environment, Oversight of the Administration

    The Hill | “This IG report leaves no doubt that Scott Pruitt wasted huge amounts of taxpayer money on his own protection without justification,” said Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.). “The Pruitt saga illustrates how sorely real oversight is needed as a check on the president, and how the GOP-led Congress has acted as a rubber stamp for the Trump administration’s worst excesses.” Click here to read the full article Read more

  • Beyer Rips Trump’s Federal Pay Freeze
    Posted in Articles on August 31, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees

    ARL Now | Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) is no fan of Trump administration, but the president’s decision today (Thursday) to stop pay raises for civilian federal employees is hitting a particular nerve for Arlington’s local congressman. Click here to read the full article Read more