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Beyer Applauds House Passage Of Bipartisan Scientific Research And Innovation Legislation

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), a senior member of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, today celebrated the adoption of H.R. 2225, the National Science Foundation for the Future Act, and H.R. 3593, the Department of Energy Science for the Future Act, both of which passed in the House of Representatives last night with broad bipartisan support. “This legislation will support continued lea...

Beyer Reintroduces Legislation to Improve Low-Income Individuals’ Access to Workforce Training

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This week Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) introduced the Pre-apprenticeship Promotion Act. The bill would help strengthen the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) program by ensuring pre-apprenticeships and apprenticeships are considered in the training process. The bill aims to make HPOG more responsive to local workforce needs, while opening additional health care industry opportunities for underse...

Egypt Human Rights Caucus Co-Chairs’ Statement On Visit to Washington of Abbas Kamel, Director of Egypt’s General Intelligence Services

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Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA) and Tom Malinowski (D-NJ), co-chairs of Congress’ Egypt Human Rights Caucus, issued the following statement today on the visit to Washington of senior Egyptian security official Abbas Kamel: “We recognize the importance of the visit to Washington of Egypt’s senior intelligence official, Abbas Kamel. The White House and senior administration officials will rightfully thank Mr...

Egypt Human Rights Caucus Co-Chairs’ Statement On The Persecution of Egyptian Civil Rights Activist Hossam Bahgat

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Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA) and Tom Malinowski (D-NJ), co-chairs of Congress’ Egypt Human Rights Caucus, issued the following statement today on the Egyptian government’s persecution of human rights activist and journalist Hossam Bahgat: “The criminal investigation of Hossam over a 2020 tweet is preposterous, but unfortunately not a surprise. Hossam’s peaceful criticism of the former president of the E...

Beyer, Mast Introduce Bipartisan National Ocean and Coastal Security Improvements Act

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Today, Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA) and Brian Mast (R-FL) introduced the National Ocean and Coastal Security Improvements Act. The bill would support coastal communities’ ability to prepare for and respond to a variety of coastal threats, including extreme weather events, climate hazards and changing ocean conditions by improving coastal infrastructure and supporting coastal research, resiliency, conser...

Beyer Hails Biden-Harris Administration’s National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today welcomed the Biden-Harris Administration’s announcement of a new National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism. Beyer, who authored the recently-enacted Jabara-Heyer NO HATE Act hate crime legislation, led oversight efforts in the House seeking coordinated action to combat domestic terrorism and criticizing the Trump administration’s intentionally weakened respons...

Beyer Statement On A.G. Garland’s Reported Decision To Authorize DOJ Cooperation In Ghaisar Case

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Rep. Don Beyer issued the following statement today after Attorney General Merrick Garland reportedly reversed the Department of Justice’s stance on cooperation with Virginia and Fairfax County prosecutors pursuing manslaughter charges against U.S. Park Police officers Alejandro Amaya and Lucas Vinyard for the 2017 killing of Bijan Ghaisar: “Attorney General Merrick Garland made the right call by ...

Beyer Requests For Northern Virginia Infrastructure Priorities Included In House Surface Transportation Bill

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Late last week, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure completed a marathon markup of the Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation [INVEST] in America Act. The legislation, which House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer subsequently indicated will receive a floor vote in the House during the final week of June, included all four of Rep. Don Beyer’s (D-VA)...

House Democrats Reintroduce Fair Representation Act

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) and a group of House Democrats today introduced the Fair Representation Act, an election reform bill to change the way U.S. Representatives are elected. The bill would establish multi-member districts drawn by independent redistricting commissions, with Members elected through ranked choice voting. Taken together, these three measures would incentivize congressional candidate...

House Dems Introduce Legislation to Ban Deceptive Campaign Fundraising Tactic

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Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) introduced the Uncheck the Box Act with Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), Rep. Deborah Ross (D-NC) and Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-NJ) to ban political campaigns from using prechecked boxes to solicit recurring contributions. The bill also prohibits campaigns from accepting donations through third-party fundraising platforms if the donation was made on a recurring basi...