Press Releases

Browse Documents
by Date or Issue:
  • Bloomberg Chairman Peter Grauer and Representative Don Beyer Join CEOs to Announce Initiatives on U.S. Competitiveness Through Women's Leadership
    Posted in Press Releases on September 23, 2015 | Preview rr

    Congressman Don Beyer will join Peter Grauer, Chairman of Bloomberg LP and Founding Chairman of the US 30% Club, on Monday, September 28th for a press conference to announce new initiatives to advance women in leadership in U.S. businesses to improve American economic competitiveness. Read more

  • Beyer, Wittman Build Support to Protect Federal Workers
    Posted in Press Releases on September 22, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees

    Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) and Congressman Rob Wittman (R-VA) distributed a letter to House colleagues today to build support for the Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act. The bipartisan proposal has already collected 24 cosponsors ahead of its introduction next week to protect federal worker pay in the event of a shutdown. “Our federal employees work every day to carry out vital missions keeping our country healthy, safe, and strong,” said Rep. Beyer. “Their pay, and their family’s w... Read more

  • Rock the Vote Signs Up for Beyer’s PROVE Act
    Posted in Press Releases on September 17, 2015 | Preview rr

    Congressman Don Beyer today welcomed Rock the Vote’s support for his PROVE Act, which would allow sixteen year olds to pre-register to vote. “America’s future depends on our young voters getting and staying engaged. This is their country and it is time we gave them the respect they deserve,” said Rep. Beyer. “Rock the Vote’s support is incredible. More than anyone, they know how powerful young Americans are when they let their voices be heard.” Rock the Vote is the largest non-profit and non-par... Read more

  • Beyer, Ellison Celebrate National Voter Registration Month with New Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on September 16, 2015 | Preview rr

    Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) and Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN), with Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD), celebrated National Voter Registration Month today by introducing the Pre-Registration of Voters Everywhere (PROVE) Act. Beyer’s legislation would allow young Americans over the age of sixteen to pre-register to vote, streamlining the voting process once they turn eighteen. “This is a common sense reform to increase civic engagement in our youngest generations,” said Rep. Beyer. “Pre-regis... Read more

  • Beyer Backs Fed Unions
    Posted in Press Releases on September 14, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees

    Congressman Don Beyer today dismissed Governor Scott Walker’s proposals to weaken federal worker protections as absurd and out of touch. "Doing away with our federal employee unions and eroding the tremendous progress made possible by FDR’s National Labor Relations Act is no way to get elected President,” said Rep. Beyer. “Our labor movement has helped make possible the minimum wage, the eight hour workday, a forty hour workweek, safer working environments, health coverage, and Social Security –... Read more

  • Hollywood Movie About the Appalachian Trail: Art Imitates Life for US Representative Don Beyer
    Posted in Press Releases on September 1, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Climate Change and the Environment

    On the Eve of the Washington, DC premier of "A Walk In the Woods" this week, Congressman Don Beyer just returned from his 46th section hike of the Appalachian Trail. Read more

  • Beyer Statement on WDBJ Shooting
    Posted in Press Releases on August 27, 2015 | Preview rr

    Congressman Don Beyer released the following statement following this morning’s shooting of reporter Alison Parker, photographer Adam Ward and Vicki Gardner, head of the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce: Read more

  • Beyer, Commerce Secretaries Celebrate Startup Day at Crystal City’s 1776
    Posted in Press Releases on August 14, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy

    Congressman Don Beyer, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Matt S. Erskine, visited 1776 yesterday for a roundtable and walkthrough at the incubator and venture fund’s recently opened Crystal City location as part of Start-Up Day Across America. “Startups, here in Northern Virginia and across the United States, fuel the kind of innovation we need to create a sustainable new American economy,” said Rep. Beyer. “They ... Read more

  • Beyer Commemorates 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act
    Posted in Press Releases on August 6, 2015 | Preview rr

    Congressman Don Beyer issued the following statement, expressing his concern about the continuing erosion of the Voting Rights Act (VRA): “Our fundamental belief in the right to vote is part of what defines us as Americans. Legislative accomplishments brought about some of the best moments in our history. One of those moments came a half century ago today, when President Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act to prevent state and local governments from denying black men and women suffrage. “For 48... Read more

  • Beyer Supports President Obama’s Clean Power Plan
    Posted in Press Releases on August 3, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Climate Change and the Environment

    Congressman Don Beyer welcomed the release of President Obama's final Clean Power Plan as an historic action on climate change: “Climate change is the existential crisis of our time. President Obama’s Clean Power Plan will combat this threat to our health, safety, and security of the generations who will inherit our environmental legacy," said Rep. Don Beyer. "Millions of American families depend on us to take the necessary steps to clean up our air and water. The Clean Power Plan is a smart and... Read more