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Fusion Caucus Celebrates House Passage of Bipartisan Fusion Energy Act

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Today, Congressional Fusion Energy Caucus Co-Chairs Lori Trahan (D-MA-03), Don Beyer (D-VA-08), Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN-03), and Jay Obernolte (R-CA-23) celebrated passage of their Fusion Energy Act in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bipartisan legislation will promote the development of fusion energy by codifying the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) decision to establish a…

Napolitano Welcomes Reps. Don Beyer and Andrea Salinas as New Mental Health Caucus Co-Chairs

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Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA-31) welcomed Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA-08) and Andrea Salinas (D-OR-06) as new Co-Chairs of the Congressional Mental Health Caucus. "I am thrilled to announce Congressman Beyer and Congresswoman Salinas have agreed to serve as Co-Chairs of our Mental Health Caucus,” Napolitano said. “We have made great strides as a Caucus for nearly two decades, and…

Beyer Appointed To Bipartisan Task Force On Artificial Intelligence

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Today Rep. Don Beyer was appointed by Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries and Speaker Mike Johnson to serve on the newly formed bipartisan Task Force on Artificial Intelligence. The taskforce, appointed in cooperation by the two House leaders, is composed of 12 members of each party drawn from committees of jurisdiction as well as members with particular expertise in AI. It has a mission to…

SEEC Urges Swift Finalization of PFAS Drinking Water Standard

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The leaders of the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC), including Co-Chairs Reps. Doris Matsui, Mike Quigley, and Paul Tonko, Vice Chairs Reps. Don Beyer, Matt Cartwright, Sean Casten, Chellie Pingree, and Katie Porter, and Chair Emeritus Rep. Gerry Connolly, sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)…

Beyer Welcomes Capitol Police Body-Worn Camera Pilot Program

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Tags: Equality

 U.S. Representative Don Beyer (D-VA) today welcomed reports that U.S. Capitol Police will launch a body-worn camera pilot program for its officers. On September 27, 2021, Beyer and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) sent a letter to the Capitol Police Board requesting the use of body cameras for all uniformed U.S. Capitol Police officers. "I’m glad to see the U.S. Capitol…

SEEC Praises Release of EPA’s Strengthened Clean Air Standard

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The leaders of the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC), including Co-Chairs Reps. Doris Matsui, Mike Quigley, and Paul Tonko, Vice Chairs Reps. Don Beyer, Matt Cartwright, Sean Casten, Chellie Pingree, and Katie Porter, and Chair Emeritus Rep. Gerry Connolly, released the following statement in response to the…

Markey, Heinrich, Eshoo, Beyer Introduce Legislation to Investigate, Measure Environmental Impacts of Artificial Intelligence

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Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Clean Air, Climate, and Nuclear Safety, Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), founder and co-chair of the Senate AI Caucus and a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Representative Anna Eshoo (CA-16), co-chair of the House AI Caucus, and Representative Don Beyer…

Bicameral Delegation Introduces 401Kids Savings Act To Create Children’s Savings Accounts Nationwide

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Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) and U.S. Representative Don Beyer (D-VA) led a bicameral delegation with Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR), Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and Representatives Joyce Beatty (D-OH) and Suzan DelBene (D-WA) in introducing the 401Kids Savings Act. The new bill would create children’s savings accounts (CSAs) for every single…

House Passes Bipartisan Legislation To Expand Child Tax Credit, Boost Affordable Housing

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Tags: Economy

Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), Senior House Democrat on Congress’ Joint Economic Committee and a member of the House Ways and Means Tax Subcommittee, today voted for bipartisan legislation to expand the Child Tax Credit (CTC) and the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC), which the House of Representatives pass on an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 357-70. Beyer spoke during floor debate in…

Beyer, González-Colón Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Enhance Coastal Resilience Efforts

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U.S. Representative Don Beyer (D-VA) and Congresswoman Jenniffer González-Colón (R-PR-AL) today introduced the National Oceans and Coastal Security Improvements Act. The bill would support coastal communities’ ability to prepare for and respond to a variety of coastal threats, including flooding, extreme weather events, climate hazards and changing ocean conditions by improving coastal…