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  • Falls Church News Press: Rep. Beyer Hails Progress With Cuba
    Posted in Articles on July 1, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy

    U.S. Rep. Don Beyer, formerly a U.S. ambassador whose 8th District of Virginia includes the City of Falls Church, released the following statement after President Obama announced Wednesday that Cuba and the United States will open embassies in Washington and Havana after more than 50 years of diplomatic isolation: “I have long looked forward to the day we reestablish diplomatic relations with Cuba. As we see in American relationships around the world, we can learn to work together, while still m... Read more

  • The Falls Church News Press: The Humane Cosmetics Act
    Posted in Articles on June 24, 2015 | Preview rr

    We can judge a society by how it treats its most vulnerable. I am a believer, spurred by the writings of the moral philosopher Peter Singer, that we can and should extend these values to all species. Last year on the campaign trail, I heard from many of you that one of Jim Moran’s legacies, which you deeply wanted me to continue, was the effort to enhance our treatment – and the world’s treatment – of animals. One step in this process was this week’s introduction of the Humane Cosmetics Act. I w... Read more