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  • POLITICO: Taxing The Top
    Posted in Articles on November 7, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy

    Taxing The Top BY BERNIE BECKER - 11/07/2019 A proposal Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and House Ways and Means member Don Beyer (D-Va.) are expected to unveil this morning would generate an estimated $635 billion in revenue over a decade, according to the Tax Policy Center, by tacking a 10 percentage-point surtax on all income exceeding $1 million for single filers and $2 million for married couples filing jointly. (The surtax wouldn’t be indexed to inflation.) The levy would apply to a taxpayer... Read more

  • CNBC: Two Democrats come up with a new plan to tax income over $2 million
    Posted in Articles on November 7, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy

    Two Democrats come up with a new plan to tax income over $2 million BY YLAN MUI - 11/07/2019 Democrats are finding new ways to go after the wealthy. On Thursday, Sen. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland and Rep. Don Beyer of Virginia, both Democrats, released a plan for a new surtax on income over $2 million. “The millionaires surtax is a sensible plan to restore fairness to the tax code, fight the rise of inequality, and fund important priorities for the American people,” Beyer said in a statement. Th... Read more

  • The Hill: Democrats unveil proposal for 'millionaires surtax'
    Posted in Articles on November 7, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy

    Democrats unveil proposal for 'millionaires surtax' BY NAOMI JAGODA - 11/07/2019 Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) and Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) on Thursday rolled out a proposal for a “millionaires surtax,” amid a growing interest from Democrats in increasing taxes on the wealthy. “This is a bill designed to address two major problems of public policy: the lack of revenue, and inequality,” Beyer said on a call with reporters. “It’s a laser-focused solution that requires those who benefited the most fr... Read more

  • Washington Examiner: Congressional Democrats propose 'Millionaires Surtax'
    Posted in Articles on November 7, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressional Democrats propose 'Millionaires Surtax' BY NIHAL KRISHAN - 11/07/2019 Congressional Democrats released a proposal on Thursday to generate an estimated $635 billion in federal revenue over a decade by levying a 10-percentage point tax on incomes above $2 million for married couples or above $1 million for individuals. The “Millionaires Surtax,” introduced by Sen. Chris Van Hollen and Rep. Don Beyer, would only apply to the richest 0.2% of Americans, and the revenue would likely be u... Read more

  • ALX Now: Rep. Beyer to Hold Impeachment Town Hall in Alexandria
    Posted in Articles on November 5, 2019 | Preview rr

    Rep. Beyer to Hold Impeachment Town Hall in Alexandria ALX Now - 11/05/2019 Alexandria’s congressman is planning to talk impeachment at a town hall meeting later this month. Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) announced today that he will be holding the event on Thursday, Nov. 21, from 7-8:30 p.m., at the T.C. Williams High School auditorium. “This month I will hold a town hall in Alexandria on the impeachment investigation,” Beyer said via Twitter. “I will be joined by legal and national security experts to... Read more

  • FCNP: Rep. Beyer Hails Passage of Impeachment Resolution
    Posted in Articles on October 31, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight of the Administration

    Rep. Beyer Hails Passage of Impeachment Resolution Falls Church News Press - 10/31/2019 U.S. Rep. Don Beyer, who represents the 8th District of Virginia that includes the City of Falls Church, issued the following statement today after the House voted to pass H. Res. 660, which establishes procedures for open hearings as part of the impeachment investigation: “Today the House voted to let the American people hear directly from witnesses who saw President Trump engage in some of the worst abuses ... Read more

  • Virginia Mercury: U.S. House votes to sanction Turkey, recognize Armenian genocide
    Posted in Articles on October 30, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight of the Administration

    U.S. House votes to sanction Turkey, recognize Armenian genocide BY ROBIN BRAVENDER - 10/30/2019 The U.S. House on Tuesday passed legislation with broad bipartisan support to impose sanctions against Turkey for its military invasion of northern Syria. Lawmakers also voted overwhelmingly Tuesday night to adopt a resolution that commemorates the Armenian genocide, when an estimated 1.5 million Armenians were killed between 1915 and 1923 in the Ottoman Empire, which is now Turkey. Turkey has long r... Read more

  • ARL Now: Beyer Urges FAA to Reconsider Flight Path Changes, Accusing Agency of Avoiding Community Input
    Posted in Articles on October 28, 2019 | Preview rr

    Beyer Urges FAA to Reconsider Flight Path Changes, Accusing Agency of Avoiding Community Input ARL NOW - 10/28/2019 Opposition is taking flight against new route changes proposed at Reagan National Airport as residents and multiple members of Congress raise concerns. The Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) earlier this year announced plans to adjust National Airport flight paths to avoid parts of the federal no-fly zone around D.C., to “address Secret Service concerns.” But Congressman Don Beyer (D-Va... Read more

  • WTOP: Noise prompts Va. lawmaker to press FAA on runway changes at Reagan National Airport
    Posted in Articles on October 25, 2019 | Preview rr

    Noise prompts Va. lawmaker to press FAA on runway changes at Reagan National Airport BY NEAL AUGENSTEIN - 10/25/2019 Proposed changes to the routes planes take landing at or leaving Reagan National Airport will mean increased noise over neighborhoods — and that’s prompted a Northern Virginia lawmaker to seek an explanation from the Federal Aviation Administration. Congressman Don Beyer, of Virginia’s 8th District, which includes cities surrounding Reagan Airport, has sent a letter to FAA Adminis... Read more

  • Yahoo News: In rebuke of Erdogan, Armenian genocide resolution could soon pass House
    Posted in Articles on October 24, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight of the Administration

    In rebuke of Erdogan, Armenian genocide resolution could soon pass House BY ALEXANDER NAZARYAN - 10/24/2019 For years a resolution condemning the slaughter of 1.5 million Armenians by Turkish nationalists during World War I has failed to gain traction in either chamber of Congress. Though lawmakers have long promised a resolution recognizing the Armenian genocide, they have been hampered by Turkey’s role as a critical ally whose significance has only increased with the rise of violent extremism ... Read more