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Science Committee Leaders Urge Transparency in FAA Investigation of Blue Origin Booster Failure

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Today, Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics Chairman Don Beyer (D-VA) and Ranking Member Brian Babin (R-TX) led a letter to Acting Administrator Billy Nolen of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regarding the FAA’s investigation into the booster failure experienced this Monday by Blue Origin’s New Shepard-23. In the letter, the Subcommittee leaders assert the seriousness of…

House Passes Larsen, Beyer Bill to Prepare U.S. Aviation for Future Public Health Emergencies

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Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the National Aviation Preparedness Plan Act, legislation introduced by Reps. Rick Larsen (WA-02) and Don Beyer (VA-08) to require the development of a national aviation preparedness plan for future public health emergencies. The bipartisan bill, which passed the House by a final vote of 293 to 133, now heads to the Senate for…

JEC Chairman Don Beyer on August CPI data

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Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), Chairman of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), released the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the August Consumer Price Index release showed inflation was up 0.1% over the last month on a seasonally adjusted basis, after being unchanged in July. Annual inflation slowed to 8.3% from 8.5% in July.   “Gas…

Space and Aeronautics Subcommittee Chair Beyer Statement on Blue Origin New Shepard-23 Booster Failure

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Today, Blue Origin’s commercial suborbital launch vehicle, New Shepard-23 (NS-23), which launched from its launch site in West Texas, suffered a booster failure that caused the vehicle’s crew escape system to activate. The vehicle, which was reportedly carrying science payloads, was uncrewed and no humans were on board. However, the same booster design is used for the company’s…

President Biden Signs Legislation To Support Law Enforcement And Expand Benefits For Survivors, Including Families Of January 6th Officers

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Last night President Biden signed H.R. 6943, the Public Safety Officer Support Act, into law. The bipartisan legislation, sponsored by Rep. David Trone (D-MD) in the House and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) in the Senate, will provide benefit coverage for first responders who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder or acute stress disorder after responding to a traumatic event. It will also…

Beyer Floor Remarks On Inflation Reduction Act

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Rep. Don Beyer, Chair of Congress’ Joint Economic Committee and a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means, today spoke during debate on the House Floor on the Inflation Reduction Act. Beyer’s prepared remarks follow below (remarks as delivered here): Madame Speaker, today we protect our world for future generations. The Inflation Reduction Act will do so much good for the…

Chairman Beyer Statement on Passage of the Inflation Reduction Act

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Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), Chairman of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), released the following statement after the House passed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. This legislation was previously passed by the Senate, and it will now head to President Biden’s desk for signing. “Today, Congressional Democrats are sending to President Biden fiscally responsible,…

Beyer’s Cleaner, Quieter Airplanes Act Signed Into Law

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President Joe Biden yesterday signed the CHIPS and Science Act into law, which included the first NASA authorization passed by Congress in over five years. That section of the Act, Title VII of the science division, included the full text of Rep. Don Beyer’s Cleaner, Quieter Airplanes Act. Beyer chairs the House Science Committee’s Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics; he introduced the…

Chairman Beyer on July CPI Data

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Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), Chairman of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), released the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the July Consumer Price Index showed inflation was flat at 0.0% over the last month on a seasonally adjusted basis, down from an increase of 1.3% in June. The deceleration slowed annual inflation to 8.5% from a year…

Chairman Beyer’s Remarks At Rules Committee Hearing On Inflation Reduction Act

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), Chair of Congress’ Joint Economic Committee and a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means, today testified before the House Rules Committee in support of the Inflation Reduction Act. The Rules Committee markup began the process of advancing the bill for consideration on the House floor, which is expected to happen Friday. Beyer’s remarks as prepared follow…