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  • Some Reflections On Violence In America This Week
    Posted in Press Releases on July 8, 2016 | Preview rr

    Last night in our telephone town hall, Robin from Arlington asked me what I thought about Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, black men shot by police officers in St. Paul, MN, and Baton Rouge, LA. Here is what I told Robin. Their deaths made me incredibly sad. I didn’t want to watch the videos, but I feel a responsibility to try to understand what happened. I’m pleased that the governors of both states immediately called for Department of Justice investigations. I’m also pleased that the shoot... Read more

  • Beyer Joins With Kaine, Scott, Members of VA Delegation & Congressional Black Caucus To Applaud House Passage Of Bill To Recognize 400 Years Of African American History
    Posted in Press Releases on July 6, 2016 | Preview rr

    Rep. Don Beyer joined U.S. Senator Tim Kaine and Representative Bobby Scott in applauding unanimous House passage of a bipartisan bill that would recognize the resilience and contributions of African Americans to the United States since 1619. Kaine and Warner introduced the Senate version and Scott the House version of the 400 Years of African American History Commission Act in February. The bill would establish a commission to plan programs and activities across the country in 2019 to highlight... Read more

  • Beyer, National Capital Delegation Announce Memorial Bridge Selected For $90 Million FASTLANE Grant
    Posted in Press Releases on July 5, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Congressional representatives from Virginia and the District of Columbia today announced that the National Park Service (NPS), jointly with the District Department of Transportation, has been awarded a $90 million FASTLANE Grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation for repairs to Arlington Memorial Bridge, which carries 68,000 vehicles daily. Rep. Don Beyer, Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, and Reps. Gerry Connolly and Barbara Comstock jointly issued the foll... Read more

  • Beyer Hails Supreme Court Decision Overturning Texas Abortion Law
    Posted in Press Releases on June 27, 2016 | Preview rr

    Congressman Don Beyer released the following statement on today’s Supreme Court ruling in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt: “Common sense and justice for women and families prevailed at the Supreme Court today,” said Rep. Don Beyer. “This decision once again affirms our nation’s longstanding policy that women have the right to an abortion until viability, and that efforts by anti-choice forces to deny that right through lack of access imposes an undue burden. Anti-choice forces in Virginia ap... Read more

  • Beyer Reacts To Supreme Court Decision Halting Obama Immigration Directives
    Posted in Press Releases on June 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Congressman Don Beyer released the following statement on today’s Supreme Court ruling in United States v. Texas: “Today’s Supreme Court decision halting President Obama’s immigration directives is wrong-headed and short-sighted. I have every confidence that this is a temporary obstacle for these families, but it is nonetheless a heartbreaking one. President Obama’s Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals programs gave hope to peaceful, law-abiding imm... Read more

  • Beyer Calls On Speaker, House Leadership To Hold Vote On Gun Violence Legislation Before Recess
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Gun Violence

    Representative Beyer today assailed Congressional inaction over the Orlando mass shooting and the public health crisis of gun violence ahead of a scheduled recess of the House of Representatives. Just last week, House Republicans voted to block consideration of H.R. 1076, the bipartisan “No Fly, No Buy” legislation, an idea supported by 86 percent of Virginia voters. “It is unacceptable for House leaders to refuse to act at this time,” said Rep. Don Beyer. “Many of my constituents have written t... Read more

  • Beyer Announces Airplane Noise Meeting
    Posted in Press Releases on June 16, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Congressman Don Beyer is convening a community meeting with the Federal Aviation Administration, the Metro Washington Aviation Administration, and community leaders. The announcement comes after recent changes to departure procedures for aircraft taking off to the south of the airport. WHO: FAA officials MWAA officials City of Alexandria officials Supervisor Dan Stork Senator Adam Ebbin Delegate Paul Krizek WHERE: National Airport, Historic Terminal A Lobby WHEN: June 27, 2016 at 6 PM The meetin... Read more

  • Rep. Beyer Statement On Pulse Nightclub Shooting
    Posted in Press Releases on June 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Gun Violence

    Congressman Don Beyer released the following statement in the wake of the tragedy at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando early Sunday morning: “Our hearts are broken. Forty-nine Americans, in the primes of their lives, murdered in the name of an evil ideology, targeted for their sexual orientation. I don’t want to believe the death toll. As with so many tragedies in our nation’s and the world’s history, we cannot fathom the cruelty and raw evil of man’s inhumanity to man. “But it seems essential that we ... Read more

  • Rep. Beyer Statement on Majority’s Anti-Climate Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on June 10, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Climate Change and the Environment, Economy

    Congressman Don Beyer released the following statement on his vote against the H.Con.Res. 89, which expresses the sense of Congress that a carbon tax is detrimental to the United States economy: Read more

  • Capital Region Delegation Continues to Press for Quiet Skies
    Posted in Press Releases on June 9, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    June 9, 2016 (Washington, DC) – Members of the National Capital Region House delegation today wrote Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta expressing concern over the din from military helicopters in their communities. The group offered their assistance in helping Department of Defense (DOD) and FAA complete a report mandated by Rep. Beyer’s amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to study changes to the region’s ... Read more