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  • Virginia, DC politicians weighing in on Amazon HQ2 Arlington announcement
    Posted in Articles on November 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy

    FOX 5 | Amazon made it official on Tuesday when it announced that Arlington, Va. will share a split of the company’s new second headquarters with New York City. Local politicians and public figures throughout the DMV are already chiming in to celebrate the announcement – which the company claims will include 25,000 jobs for the location Arlington’s Crystal City location. Amazon is poised to receive $573 million in exchange for creating jobs with an average wage of over $150,000. The state of Vir... Read more

  • Democrats Seek to Sharply Curtail Restraint, Seclusion of Students
    Posted in Articles on November 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Education Week | Democrats on Capitol Hill are seeking to ban the practice of isolating students in special rooms or otherwise secluding them in schools that receive federal funds, and to limit when students can be physically restrained. The Keeping All Students Safe Act would also require schools to notify parents within 24 hours when their child has been physically restrained, and to require states to collect and publish data on restraint and seclusion, including reports of injuries or death. ... Read more

  • Biggest lure for Amazon to Virginia may be campus, not cash
    Posted in Articles on November 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy

    Washington Post | Rep. Don Beyer, a Democrat who represents the area, said he expects the campus to eventually rival Ivy League schools and MIT in prestige for developing high-quality tech workers. “The reason Amazon is coming is that they see already the talent that is here in northern Virginia,” Beyer said. Virginia Tech said the plans for the Innovation Campus mesh perfectly with the university’s longstanding plans to increase its footprint in northern Virginia and meet demand for computer sc... Read more

  • Amazon confirms Northern Virginia, New York City for new HQs
    Posted in Articles on November 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy

    POLITICO | And Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.), whose district will now include Amazon's Virginia campus, praised the selection for diversifying the region's tax base and spurring investments in education. Northern Virginia has become an "economic and cultural dynamo," he said in a statement. But he also acknowledged Amazon's arrival will bring challenges and said he expects his constituents will have questions about the impacts on traffic, quality of life and economic equality. "These questions, and may... Read more

  • Amazon Selects Arlington as One of 2 New National Headquarters; Beyer Hails Decision
    Posted in Articles on November 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equality

    Falls Church News Press | According to a press release issued by Amazon from its Seattle headquarters today, the company has selected Arlington, Virginia and New York City as the locations for its new headquarters, saying it will invest $5 billion and create more than 50,000 jobs across the two new headquarters locations, with more than 25,000 employees each in New York City and Arlington. The new locations will join Seattle as the company’s three headquarters in North America. In addition, Amaz... Read more

  • After California shooting, Democrats vow to tackle gun violence
    Posted in Articles on November 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Gun Violence

    Fox News | Rep. Don Beyer, D-Va., said called on Congress to "act" as "our hearts go to the victims, their families and first responders." "This cannot keep happening. Congress has a responsibility to act. We have a responsibility to keep Americans safe. We are failing them," Beyer said. Click here to read the full article Read more

  • Vigil marks nearly 1 year after Virginia man fatally shot by Park Police
    Posted in Articles on November 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees, Oversight of the Administration

    WTOP | “The small good news is the FBI has said they’ve concluded their investigation and turned it over to the Department of Justice,” Rep. Don Beyer said at the vigil. But, the congressman from Virginia added, “Our frustration now is we would like justice not to wait months or years to make a determination. Department of Justice lawyers will decide … were Bijan Ghaisar’s civil rights violated and to what extent? In other words, will the Park Police be charged and what will they be charged with... Read more

  • Rep. Don Beyer says FBI investigation into Bijan Ghaisar shooting wrapped up weeks ago
    Posted in Articles on November 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Gun Violence, Federal Employees

    WJLA | Dozens of people lined a Fairfax County road to call for justice close to where an unarmed man was shot and killed by U.S. Park Police nearly a year ago. The parents of Bijan Ghaisar, along with friends and supporters, held candles along Fort Hunt Road at its intersection with Alexandria Avenue. It was at that intersection that Park Police officers fired nine shots on November 17, 2017, killing the 25-year-old Tysons Corner man. Click here to read the full article Read more

  • Surovell, Beyer hosting vigil for Bijan Ghaisar at site of shooting
    Posted in Articles on November 7, 2018 | Preview rr

    Covering the Corridor | State. Sen. Scott Surovell and Rep. Don Beyer will be holding a vigil for Bijan Ghaisar Thursday evening at the intersection of Fort Hunt Road and Alexandria Avenue, the spot where the 25-year-old accountant from McLean was shot by Park Police last year. Ghaisar, who was unarmed, died from his injuries 10 days later. Surovell said on Facebook that the vigil will start at 6 p.m., and recommended that anyone driving to the event park on Paul Spring Parkway. Surovell, who li... Read more

  • Democrats urge Trump, attorneys general to drop ObamaCare lawsuit
    Posted in Articles on October 31, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Oversight of the Administration

    The Hill | A week out from the midterms, Democrats are showing they haven't lost sight of health care as a major campaign issue, and keep pressing Republicans about pre-existing conditions. Led by Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.), 45 House Democrats wrote to President Trump, as well as the 18 state attorneys general and two governors leading a lawsuit that seeks to overturn ObamaCare and its pre-existing condition protections. "Until President Trump stops his efforts to undermine protections for pre-exist... Read more