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Kuster, Beyer, Courtney Re-Introduce Legislation to Protect Individuals with Preexisting Conditions, Bolster ACA Safeguards

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Today, on the 11th anniversary of President Obama signing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law, Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02), Don Beyer (VA-08), and Joe Courtney (CT-02) reintroduced legislation that would safeguard individuals with preexisting conditions from being denied coverage or charged more. The Protecting Americans with Preexisting Conditions Act was introduced i... Read more »

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... Read more »

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... Read more »

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... Read more »

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

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Tags: Equality

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... Read more »

The 2021 Presidential Inauguration

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Presidential inauguration ceremonies are planned by the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies. In past inaugural ceremonies, the JCCIC has issued hundreds of thousands of tickets through Congressional offices for attendance of the presidential inauguration. I have just been informed, however, that the JCCIC has determined, after consulting with medical experts, to limit the 2021 pr... Read more »

Trump Assault On Civil Service Presents Unprecedented Threat To Sabotage Incoming Administration

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The reported reclassification of career federal employees at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is likely the beginning of a new campaign of sabotage by the outgoing president against his successor. Operating under President Trump’s recent Executive Order that employs means of dubious legality to bypass federal employee protections, OMB reclassified 88% of its workforce as “Schedule F,” eff... Read more »

Erratic Trump Reversal On Stimulus Negotiations Imperils Economic Recovery

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Rep. Beyer, who serves as the top House member on Congress’ Joint Economic Committee, issued the following statement after President Trump abruptly announced that he would end negotiations on a new economic stimulus package to support the economy and protect American jobs: “President Trump’s stunning reversal on stimulus negotiations could not have come at a worse time. “Just as a bipartisan deal ... Read more »

Federal workers will have taxes deferred under Trump’s order, sparking outcry they’re being treated as a ‘guinea pig’

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Originally published at the Washington Post Federal workers will have taxes deferred under Trump’s order, sparking outcry they’re being treated as a ‘guinea pig’ Few businesses so far have shown interest in adopting Trump’s payroll tax deferral By Tony Romm and Eric Yoder September 2, 2020 at 8:24 a.m. EDT The U.S. government will implement an across-the-board payroll tax deferral for about 1.3 mi... Read more »

Local officials beseech Trump, Pence to wear masks while in Arlington

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Published at the Washington Post Local officials beseech Trump, Pence to wear masks while in Arlington By Patricia Sullivan September 1, 2020 at 2:51 p.m. EDT A Northern Virginia congressman and the chair of the Arlington County Board wrote to President Trump’s chief of staff and campaign manager Tuesday, expressing concern that the president and vice president had attended events in Arlington wit... Read more »