Press Releases

Browse Documents
by Date or Issue:
  • Beyer and Connolly Call on Northam To Resign
    Posted in Press Releases on February 2, 2019 | Preview rr

    Representatives Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and Don Beyer (D-VA) released the following statement today calling on Governor Northam to resign: “We expected Governor Northam to resign this morning. Nothing we have heard since changes our view that his resignation is the only way forward for the Commonwealth. “Virginia has a painful past where racism was too often not called out for its evil. The only way to overcome that history is to speak and act with absolute moral clarity. It is for that reason the... Read more

  • Beyer Named New Democrat Coalition Climate Change Task Force Co-Chair
    Posted in Press Releases on February 1, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Climate Change and the Environment

    Today Rep. Don Beyer (VA-08) was named Co-Chair of the Climate Change Task Force for the New Democrat Coalition, along with Reps. Sean Casten (IL-06), Susan Wild (PA-07), and Elaine Luria (VA-02). The Climate Change Task Force will provide the New Dem perspective on combating climate change and building the green economy. Rep. Beyer plans to use his position on the task force to advocate for action on the climate crisis, and fight for solutions that spur economic growth and enhance climate resil... Read more

  • Beyer, Lieu Seek Immediate Revocation Of Kushner’s Security Clearance
    Posted in Press Releases on January 31, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight of the Administration

    Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA) and Ted Lieu (D-CA) today wrote to White House Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney seeking the immediate revocation of Senior White House Adviser Jared Kushner’s security clearance. The letter followed an NBC report that career White House security professionals initially rejected Kushner’s clearance application before being overruled by a “quasi-political supervisor.” They wrote: “We urge you to immediately revoke the security clearance of Senior White House Advisor Jared... Read more

  • Beyer Statement On House Passage Of Legislation To Give Civilian Federal Workforce A Pay Raise
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees

    Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) released the following statement today after the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass the Federal Civilian Workforce Pay Raise Fairness Act of 2019, which would give civilian federal workers an across-the-board 2.6 percent raise: “Today the House of Representatives is again leading the way and showing civilian federal workers that they are valued by their country. We also showed that there is a better alternative to the destructive policies of President Trump, who re... Read more

  • Capital Region Members Request GAO Study on Helicopter Noise in Washington Metro Area
    Posted in Press Releases on January 28, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Oversight of the Administration

    Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), joined by Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Anthony Brown (D-MD) and David Trone (D-MD), today wrote the Government Accountability Office (GAO) requesting it conduct a study of helicopter noise within the Washington metropolitan region. In their letter, the Members wrote, “Many of our constituents live with the impacts of regular helicopter noise that interrupts sleep patterns, causes their homes to shake and negatively impacts the... Read more

  • Virginia Representatives Urge OPM, OMB Directors To “Take Whatever Steps Necessary” To Prevent Government Shutdown From Harming Federal Employees’ Security Clearances And Applications
    Posted in Press Releases on January 25, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees, Oversight of the Administration

    Virginia’s House Democrats today wrote to the Acting Directors of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) urging them to shield federal employees from negative impacts of the shutdown on security clearances and clearance applications. The letter was signed by Virginia Reps. Don Beyer, Gerry Connolly, Jennifer Wexton, Bobby Scott, Donald McEachin, Elaine Luria, and Abigail Spanberger. They wrote: “We write you out of concern regarding the impact of t... Read more

  • Beyer Statement On VA House GOP Vote To Block ERA Ratification
    Posted in Press Releases on January 25, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Economic Empowerment

    U.S. Representative Don Beyer (VA-08) today released the following statement after Republicans on the subcommittee of the Privileges and Elections Committee in the Virginia General Assembly voted to block the Equal Rights Amendment ratification resolution: “Today, in the oldest legislative body in America, where many of our Founding Fathers served, in a Commonwealth that brought us the Bill of Rights, and elected the first African American Governor, the promise of equality for half the populatio... Read more

  • Beyer: “Why Did President Trump Inflict This Shutdown On The Country?”
    Posted in Press Releases on January 25, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees

    Today Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who represents more federal employees than any other Member of the House of Representatives, issued the following statement after President Trump’s announcement that he would sign a temporary funding bill to end the partial government shutdown: “I’m grateful that the shutdown will end soon, but I do not understand why it happened at all. “If I understood him correctly, President Trump just agreed to the same deal which Speaker Pelosi offered him in December. Had he d... Read more

  • Congressman Anthony G. Brown Introduces Bill To Provide Unemployment Benefits To Essential Government Personnel
    Posted in Press Releases on January 24, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees

    Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) released the following statement after introducing legislation to guarantee every federal employee can access unemployment benefits while President Trump keeps the government shut down. The Department of Labor has issued guidance that essential workers are not eligible for unemployment benefits even though they are being required to work without pay. This legislation, H.R. 720, would reverse that regulation and extend much needed relief. “As the shutdown ente... Read more

  • Connolly, Beyer, Wexton Send Letter To Protect Northern Virginia HIV/AIDS Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on January 24, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Virginia Representatives Gerry Connolly, Don Beyer and Jennifer Wexton sent a letter to Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser today opposing a plan by the D.C. Health Department to unilaterally end a 28-year agreement for the administration of HIV/AIDS funding. Pursuant to the agreement, the Northern Virginia Regional Commission (NVRC) has administered Part A funding from the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act. “We write to express our profound concerns regarding a propos... Read more