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Rep. Beyer On Roe v. Wade

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Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) is an outspoken defender of Roe v. Wade protections and abortion rights, which he views as both essential access to health care and a major issue of economic equality. He voted to codify Roe v. Wade protections via the Women's Health Protection Act in September of 2021, legislation which as of writing is expected to receive new consideration soon in the Senate. He also...

Bicameral Delegation Urges Justice Department To Reconsider Ghaisar Case

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Tags: Equality

U.S. Representative Don Beyer (D-VA), Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (D-VA), Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Representatives Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) and Gerry Connolly, and House Natural Resources Committee Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) today wrote to Attorney General Merrick Garland urging that the U.S. Department of Justice reconsider the case of two U.S. Park Police officers who...

Rep. Beyer To Honor Dr. Tahera Ahmadi At Annual Women’s Conference

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Tags: Equality

Rep. Don Beyer announced today that Dr. Tahera Ahmadi will receive the Clara Mortenson Beyer Women and Children First Award during his Sixth Annual Women’s Conference and Forum in Arlington on May 7. Dr. Ahmadi, an Afghan doctor, evacuated from Afghanistan as the Taliban advanced on Kabul last August, and arrived in Virginia with just a backpack. She is one of tens of thousands of Afghans resettle...

Northern Virginia Congressional Delegation Writes GSA In Support of Springfield FBI Location

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Today, members of the Northern Virginia congressional delegation sent GSA Administrator Carnahan a letter in support of relocating the FBI Headquarters to the Springfield location. The letter was signed by Reps. Connolly, Beyer, Wexton, and Senators Warner and Kaine. “The Springfield, Virginia site, which the federal government already owns and underutilizes, is the best option for a new consolida...

Beyer Votes To Expedite Military Aid To Ukraine Via WWII-Era Lend-Lease Program, Establish Process for Confiscating Russian Oligarchs’ Assets To Fund Ukraine Reconstruction

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Tags: Defense

Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) this week voted to revive a WWII program via the Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act to accelerate delivery of urgently-needed security aid to the people of Ukraine as they continue to repel Russia’s unprovoked invasion. The bill, which will streamline the shipment of weapons systems, ammunition and other equipment to Ukraine, previously passed in the Senate and now heads to Pre...

JEC Chairman Beyer on Q1 GDP

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Today, Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), Chairman of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), released the following statement after the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) reported its initial estimate of first quarter gross domestic product (GDP) contracting 1.4%. Visit the JEC’s Macroeconomic Dashboard to view the latest economic data. “Today’s headline GDP number is masking the strength of ...

ESA Caucus Co-Chairs, 119 Representatives Seek Enhanced Funding for Endangered Species Protections

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Today, the Co-Chairs of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) Caucus Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), Natural Resources Committee Chairman Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ), and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) led 119 Representatives in a letter to the House Appropriations Committee calling for robust funding for the Endangered Species Act to support listing, planning and consultation, species conservation and ...

Chairman Beyer's Opening Statement at Hearing on Investments to Build a More Competitive America

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Today, Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), Chair of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), delivered the following opening statement at a hearing entitled “Building on a Strong Foundation: Investments Today for a More Competitive Tomorrow.” Remarks are as prepared. “Just over two years ago, the United States confirmed its first case of COVID. “Since then, hundreds of thousands of lives have b...

New JEC Report Shows Strong Wage Growth in 2021

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Today, the Joint Economic Committee (JEC) released a new analysis of wage data that shows workers saw their earnings rise 4.5% in 2021, the fastest pace of growth in almost four decades. According to recent data, gains were particularly strong for job switchers and low-income workers. Despite inflation, many workers are seeing real wage gains, a reflection of strong consumer demand for both goods ...

Beyer Statement On AG Miyares’ Decision To Drop Ghaisar Case

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Tags: Equality

Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who represents Northern Virginia in the U.S. House, issued the following statement today after Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares filed a motion to dismiss the case against two U.S. Park Police officers indicted in the 2017 killing of unarmed Northern Virginian Bijan Ghaisar: “Attorney General Miyares’ misguided decision to drop this case denies justice to the Ghaisar f...