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2021 Congressional App Challenge

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2021 Congressional App Challenge English Flyer 2021 Congressional App Challenge Spanish Flyer In 2013, leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives and at the Internet Education Foundation sought to foster an appreciation for computer science and STEM. That year House leadership overwhelmingly passed H.Res. 77, Academic Competition Resolution of 2013, which outlined the plans for Representatives t...

Parkway Safety Improvements Identified by National Park Service

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Originally Published In The Connection Papers Parkway Safety Improvements Identified by National Park Service Changes are in store for traffic on the George Washington Memorial Parkway to make it safer in the southern portion between Old Town and the Mount Vernon Plantation. After evaluating a safety study that was done last year, the National Park Service has identified nine “key intersections,” ...

WDVM: National Park Service recommends improving nine GW Parkway intersections

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Originally Published At WDVM National Park Service recommends improving nine GW Parkway intersections ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WDVM) — The National Park Service has released its George Washington Memorial Parkway safety study, which Congressman Don Beyer (D-Va) commissioned to prevent crashes in the corridor. The park service identified nine intersections — between the City of Alexandria and Mount Vernon ...

Washington Post: Virginia seals deal for $3.7 billion rail plan, including new Potomac River bridge

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Originally Published By The Washington Post Virginia seals deal for $3.7 billion rail plan, including new Potomac River bridge Virginia finalized agreements Tuesday with CSX, Amtrak and Virginia Railway Express as part of the state’s $3.7 billion passenger rail expansion program that seeks to relieve a rail bottleneck and get more commuters onto trains. The signing of agreements advances a pledge ...

Patch: Metro Service Cuts Averted With Passage Of COVID Relief Bill

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Originally Published At Patch Metro Service Cuts Averted With Passage Of COVID Relief Bill The American Recovery Plan will provide $1.4 billion for transit agencies across the metro D.C. region. WASHINGTON, DC — Just a week ago, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority warned its customers that it would be forced to close up to 22 stations, cut bus routes, layoff employees, and delay the...

Washington Post: Congress to consider bill requiring police to report their misconduct settlements

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Originally published by the Washington Post Congress to consider bill requiring police to report their misconduct settlements Cities and counties pay millions to victims of police abuse; collecting data may promote reform, sponsors say By Tom Jackman March 5, 2021 at 7:23 p.m. EST Last year, officials in Prince George’s County paid $20 million to the family of a handcuffed man who was killed by a ...

Beyer Hails Administration Guidance To Protect Federal Workers

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who represents the largest number of federal workers of any U.S. Representative, issued the following statement today on new guidance from the Office of Management and Budget establishing workplace safety standards to protect employees at federal agencies during the COVID-19 pandemic: “From the earliest moments of this pandemic I have heard from federal workers concerned tha...

ICYMI – Claudia Sahm, In NYT: Put the Money Printer on Autopilot

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Yesterday the New York Times published a piece by economist Claudia Sahm, formerly of the Federal Reserve, supporting measures to tie enhanced federal unemployment assistance to economic conditions [below]. Sahm’s OpEd came as Treasury Secretary-designate Janet Yellen and National Economic Council Director Brian Deese reiterated their support, and the support of the Biden Administration, for using...

Letter to CDC and FAA seeking International Flight Response

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Dear Director Redfield and Administrator Dickson: Thank you for mandating that all flyers from the United Kingdom test negative before flying into the United States. However, this needs to be the case, at minimum, for all flights within and into the United States. While I understand that this decision was made to counter a new and more transmissible SARS-COV-2 variant that originated in the United...

Vox: A new bill would make all police misconduct allegations and settlements public

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A new bill would make all police misconduct allegations and settlements public By Sean Collins Dec 15, 2020, 5:10pm EST First published at Vox State, local, and federal governments have spent billions of dollars over the past decade settling police misconduct cases, which include everything from deadly shootings to neglect. For example, the Louisville Police Department paid out $12 million to the...