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  • Safe Climate Caucus Co-Chairs’ Statement and Resolution on the Two-Year Anniversary of the Paris Climate Agreement
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Climate Change and the Environment

    Reps. Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) and Don Beyer (D-VA), co-chairs of the Congressional Safe Climate Caucus, today issued the following statement on their introduction of a resolution celebrating the second anniversary of the signing of the Paris Climate Agreement: “Two years after the signing of the Paris Climate Agreement, climate change remains a huge threat to the planet and the human race, but Donald Trump isn’t taking that threat seriously. The Paris Climate Agreement represents the best opportun... Read more

  • Beyer, Dingell, Grijalva, 100+ House Democrats Urge Preservation of Endangered Species Act
    Posted in Press Releases on December 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Climate Change and the Environment

    Reps. Don Beyer (VA), Debbie Dingell (MI), and Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ) today led 104 House Democrats in a letter to House Leadership urging the removal of harmful provisions attached to the final spending legislation for FY 18 that would weaken the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The Representatives wrote in response to the FY 18 Interior/EPA bill, passed out of the Appropriations Committee, which contained several riders attacking endangered species conservation and removing protections for imperil... Read more

  • Northern Virginia Delegation & DC Congresswoman Announce Long Awaited Breakthrough To Repair Arlington Memorial Bridge
    Posted in Press Releases on December 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    U.S. Reps. Don Beyer and Gerry Connolly (both D-VA) and Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), along with Virginia’s two Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine, today announced that after years of effort by the Senators and House members, the National Park Service (NPS) has approved $227 million to initiate a long-awaited contract to fully repair and rehabilitate Arlington Memorial Bridge. The 85-year-old bridge, owned and maintained by NPS, is a vital daily route connecting Arlington, Virginia and the Di... Read more

  • Beyer, 20 House Democrats Press Stephen Miller On Russia Disclosures Following Papadopoulos Revelations
    Posted in Press Releases on November 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight of the Administration

    Rep. Don Beyer today led 20 House Democrats in seeking answers from Senior White House Advisor Stephen Miller about his knowledge of Russian meetings and contacts during the 2016 presidential campaign. Their inquiry came after a series of news reports revealed that Miller, then a senior aide on Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, was alerted to Russian offers of assistance to that campaign by his subordinate George Papadopoulos, who later pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about Russian meetin... Read more

  • Beyer on FCC Net Neutrality Decision: “The FCC and the Trump Administration Are Siding With Telecom Giants Against Internet Freedom”
    Posted in Press Releases on November 21, 2017 | Preview rr

    Rep. Don Beyer today condemned the decision by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to end the Obama-era policy known as “net neutrality.” The new proposal announced by Trump appointees to the FCC would empower internet service providers to limit or charge American consumers more for different kinds of internet content. “By ending net neutrality the FCC and the Trump Administration are siding with telecom giants against internet freedom,” said Rep. Don Beyer. “This move hurts people acros... Read more

  • Beyer Statement On Passage Of GOP Tax Cut For The Rich
    Posted in Press Releases on November 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) issued the following statement today after the passage of the Republican tax bill, H.R. 1, in the House: “I am adamantly opposed to the House Republican tax bill, H.R.1. The bill will raise taxes on millions of middle class Americans in order to fund tax cuts for the wealthy, and yet still manages to explode the deficit. We have an opportunity to enact tax reform focused on the prosperity of hard working Americans, which simplifies the tax code and is fiscally responsible. ... Read more

  • Beyer Urges Passage of NO HATE Act After FBI Data Shows Increase In Hate Crimes
    Posted in Press Releases on November 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    Rep. Don Beyer today called for swift House passage of his bill, the NO HATE Act, after the FBI released hate crime statistics for 2016, which showed a rise in bias crimes in the United States for the second consecutive year. The legislation, sponsored in the Senate by Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), would give law enforcement across the country additional tools to track and fight hate crimes. “The FBI statistics released this week show another disturbing rise in hate crimes in the United Sta... Read more

  • Beyer Leads 46 House Democrats Highlighting Rising Healthcare Premiums for Small Businesses and the Entrepreneurial Economy As House Republicans Block Key Solution
    Posted in Press Releases on November 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) led a letter to Speaker Ryan highlighting how the lack of action to fund cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments is hurting small business owners and self-employed individuals who are being disproportionately impacted by the President’s decision to suspend CSR payments, the latest in a series of measures he has taken which health insurers have cited as a primary cause of rising health insurance premiums. The Representatives wrote: “We are deeply concerned about the President’... Read more

  • Beyer and Maloney Host Gender Parity Forum
    Posted in Press Releases on October 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Economic Empowerment

    Congressman Don Beyer and Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney hosted experts on the path to gender parity in corporate leadership for a hearing today. Gender diversity experts from Catalyst, the 30 Percent Club, Northrop Grumman, and Paradigm for Parity testified on the critical need to increase gender diversity in America’s corporate boardrooms. “Research consistently shows that companies with gender balanced leadership do better, contribute more to our GDP, and provide smarter, safer working environ... Read more

  • Beyer and Maloney To Host Gender Parity Forum
    Posted in Press Releases on October 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Economic Empowerment

    Congressman Don Beyer and Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney will host experts on the path to gender parity in corporate leadership for a field hearing on Tuesday, October 24th in Longworth House Office Building. WHAT: Forum on Gender Parity in Corporate Leadership WHEN: October 24, 2017 at 3:00 to 4:30 PM WHERE: Longworth House Office Building Room 1539 WHO: Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) Serena Fong, Catalyst Kiersten Barnet, 30 Percent Club Kymberlee Dwinell, Nor... Read more