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  • Beyer- DelBene Bill Protects Americans from Aerial Surveillance
    Posted in Press Releases on November 5, 2015 | Preview rr

    Congressman Don Beyer joined Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today to introduce the Protecting Individuals From Mass Aerial Surveillance Act, which would require the federal government to obtain a warrant to conduct aerial surveillance in the United States. Reps. Zoe Lofgren (CA-19), Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), and Ted Poe (TX-02) are original cosponsors of the bipartisan bill. Read more

  • Beyer Welcomes Announcement of New Metro GM
    Posted in Press Releases on November 5, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Metro/WMATA-General

    Congressman Don Beyer released the following statement on news that the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) reached a final agreement with its new General Manager Paul Wiedefeld: Read more

  • Beyer Responds to ‘Virginia Under the Gun’
    Posted in Press Releases on October 27, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Gun Violence

    The Center for American Progress (CAP) released a new report this morning, Virginia Under the Gun, detailing four aspects of gun violence in Virginia that stand out above the national average. Read more

  • Beyer Commends McAuliffe’s Executive Order to Keep Guns from Dangerous Individuals
    Posted in Press Releases on October 15, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Gun Violence

    Congressman Don Beyer thanked Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe for signing an executive order to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous individuals by better enforcing pre-existing Virginia laws. “We must keep families in our Commonwealth and the nation safe from gun violence,” said Rep. Beyer. “This Executive Order will support our Attorney General and our law enforcement personnel as they take real, tangible steps toward curbing unnecessary gun violence. Common sense actions like this one – ... Read more

  • Fresh From Her Pioneering Eiger Climb, World Champion Sasha DiGiulian Honored at Don Beyer's Women’s Economic Conference
    Posted in Press Releases on October 6, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Economic Empowerment

    Sasha DiGiulian, the first woman to free climb the Magic Mushroom route on the north face of the Eiger and the first American woman to free climb the Eiger, will receive the Clara Mortensen Beyer Women and Children First Award at Rep. Don Beyer’s upcoming conference, Women Driving the Economy. Read more

  • Beyer Welcomes TPP Announcement
    Posted in Press Releases on October 5, 2015 | Preview rr

    October 5, 2015 (Washington, DC) – Congressman Don Beyer released the following statement on the announcement of a final deal on the Trans-Pacific Partnership: “I welcome today’s announcement from Atlanta that representatives from the United States and eleven other countries reached an agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. I thank the negotiators for years of tireless work to make this day possible. I look forward to reviewing the details of this proposal with great care and the benefit of... Read more

  • Beyer Statement on Oregon Mass Shooting
    Posted in Press Releases on October 1, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Gun Violence

    Congressman Don Beyer released the following statement in the wake of today’s shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon: “Speaker Boehner wants to ‘clear the barn’ in his last month in office, he said. Today’s tragedy in Oregon reminds us of an opportunity for him: It is within the Speaker’s power to bring a common-sense bill on gun violence prevention to the House floor. In doing so, he could bypass the intractable House Judiciary Committee, where the Chairman tables all such proposals tha... Read more

  • Beyer Statement on NTSB Recommendations
    Posted in Press Releases on September 30, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Congressman Don Beyer released the following statement on the National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) recommendations announced today calling for direct federal safety oversight of Washington’s Metrorail system by the Federal Railroad Administration: “Metro can and should be the nation’s premier public transportation system. I am disheartened by Metro’s seeming inability to get out of this quagmire of problems. I will give today’s NTSB recommendation serious thought, and am eager to hear t... Read more

  • Beyer-Wittman Legislation Protects Federal Employees from Shutdown
    Posted in Press Releases on September 29, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees

    Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) introduced H.R. 3635, the “Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act,” which would secure retroactive pay for all federal employees during a federal government shutdown, regardless of furlough status. Congressman Rob Wittman (R-VA) is the lead Republican cosponsor. “Federal employees have financial obligations just like everyone else. Congress must not jeopardize their financial security yet again,” said Rep. Beyer (VA-08). “This bipartisan legislation ensures th... Read more

  • Representative Don Beyer and Bloomberg Chairman Peter Grauer Launch Initiatives Promoting U.S. Competitiveness with Women’s Economic Empowerment
    Posted in Press Releases on September 28, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Economic Empowerment

    “Women are the backbone of our economy, and it is time Congress had their back,” Rep. Don Beyer said today as he announced a “Men for Women” House Caucus to promote economic growth through women’s empowerment. Forty percent of American households with a child under the age of eighteen depend on a woman’s salary as the sole or primary source of income. Women are estimated to make more than seventy percent of all retail purchasing decisions. Women investors are the fastest growing sector making in... Read more