Originally Published In The Hill
The congressman representing Virginia suburbs near Washington, D.C., warned that proposed cuts to public transit in the area due to economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic would be devastating for the region.
“The proposed [Washington Metro Area Transit Authority] (WMATA) budget cuts would be apocalyptic for Metro service and devastate its… Read more »
Originally Published In The Washington Post
Metro budget cuts weekend service, half of bus routes and closes 19 stations amid dire financial forecast
Metro is proposing the elimination of weekend rail service in its budget for the first time as the transit agency’s financial struggles deepen amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The drastic action is one of several deep cuts Metro… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A northern Virginia congressman is pursuing legislation to remove Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee’s name from the official designation at the historic mansion where he lived before the Civil War.
The home, overlooking the nation’s capital and surrounded by Arlington National Cemetery, is a National Park Service site officially known as “Arlington House, The Robert… Read more »
Originally Published By The Washington Post
Proposed system would gather data about helicopter noise in the D.C. region
D.C.-area lawmakers are pushing a measure that would create a centralized system to track complaints about helicopter noise in the region similar to ones used to collect information about airplane noise.
The effort, contained in an amendment to the… Read more »
With fresh momentum for change in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd which touched off days of violence and protests around the nation, House and Senate Democrats on Monday unveiled a sweeping new police reform proposal, designed to promote more accountability for officers using unnecessary violence.
"We now have over 200 co-sponsors," said Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), the… Read more »
The District of Columbia faced an overwhelming federal law enforcement presence this week as its residents protested police brutality against Black people. And the district could do little to stop it, thanks to politically motivated opposition to granting statehood to the majority Democratic city — with its plurality of Black residents — or giving it voting members in Congress.
But… Read more »