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Virginia Mercury: Climate takes center stage in sweeping federal infrastructure plan

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Climate takes center stage in sweeping federal infrastructure plan By Robin Bravender - 1/30/2020 U.S. House Democrats this week unveiled plans to spend $760 billion over five years on infrastructure upgrades throughout the country. A central theme throughout their plan: combating climate change. The framework unveiled by Democrats on Wednesday prioritizes slashing greenhouse gas emissions from th... Read more »

EVENT: Congressman Beyer Hosts REAL ID Event

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Still need to get your REAL ID? Congressman Don Beyer will host his DMV Connect, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles’ “office in a suitcase,” during a special REAL ID event on Saturday, February 8. Space for this event will be extremely limited, but Rep. Beyer intends to host more REAL ID events to assist constituents in the future. RSVP to Congressman Beyer's event here: https://www.eventbr... Read more »

The Hill: House Democrats push back on Trump's efforts to take credit for the economy

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House Democrats push back on Trump's efforts to take credit for the economy By Naomi Jagoda - 01/28/2020 House Democrats on Tuesday sought to push back on efforts by President Trump to take credit for positive economic data, as the president is set to make the economy a key part of his reelection message. During a series of speeches on the House floor, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and key c... Read more »

Connection Newspapers: After Virginia Ratification of Equal Rights Amendment

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After Virginia Ratification of Equal Rights Amendment By Connection Newspaper Staff - 01/28/2020 Rep. Don Beyer (D-8), a longtime supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), and cosponsor of legislation to extend the deadline for ratification, issued the following statement after the Virginia General Assembly voted to ratify the ERA: “Today, Virginia became the 38th state to ratify the Equal Ri... Read more »

Dover Post: Coons, Chu, faith and civil rights leaders call for passage of NO BAN Act

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Coons, Chu, faith and civil rights leaders call for passage of NO BAN Act By Delaware News Desk - 01/27/2020 Three years after President Donald Trump’s Muslim ban first separated thousands of families, Sen. Chris Coons, D-Delaware, and Rep. Judy Chu, D-California, brought together on Jan. 27 members of Congress, faith and civil rights leaders, and individuals directly impacted by the ban to call f... Read more »

WJLA 7: Paid parental leave for federal employees

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Paid parental leave for federal employees By WJLA Staff - 01/26/2020 Congress guaranteed family leave for federal employees in the 2020 NDAA. Starting next year, new parents will be able to take several weeks off from their federal positions. Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) says that this new policy will hopefully set the standard across the nation. “We don’t have paid family medical leave nationally. There... Read more »

Atlanta Journal Constitution: GAO: White House violated law by holding back aid for Ukraine

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GAO: White House violated law by holding back aid for Ukraine By Jamie Dupree - 01/16/2020 Just before the official start of the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, the Government Accountability Office said Thursday that the White House had broken federal law by withholding over $200 million in military aid for Ukraine, as Democrats said the new findings should be aired before the ... Read more »

The Hill: White House spokesman roasted over Obama tweet

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White House spokesman roasted over Obama tweet By J. Edward Moreno - 1/10/2020 White House spokesman Hogan Gidley came under fire from Democrats on Friday after tweeting that critics of President Trump didn't raise concerns about "imminent attacks" when former President Obama ordered military operations against senior al Qaeda leaders. Trump has come under scrutiny for his justification of last we... Read more »

Daily Beast: Lawmakers Fume About Trump Admin’s Lack of Iran Explanation After ‘Insulting’ Briefing

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Lawmakers Fume About Trump Admin’s Lack of Iran Explanation After ‘Insulting’ Briefing By Sam Brodey, Betsy Swan & Spencer Ackerman - 01/08/2020 A day after Iranian ballistic missiles hit Iraqi bases used by U.S. forces, the Trump administration’s first briefings on Iran for legislators went so poorly that even its allies walked out saying that the White House was losing congressional support. At ... Read more »

Yahoo News: Republicans spread lie that Democrats 'mourn' Iranian general

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Republicans spread lie that Democrats 'mourn' Iranian general By Dylan Stableford - 01/08/2020 One of President Trump’s most vocal defenders in the House, Georgia Republican Doug Collins, pushed the envelope of political commentary by saying Wednesday that Democrats “mourn” the death of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, who was killed a week ago by an American airstrike in Iraq. There is no evidence ... Read more »