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  • Reps. Maloney and Beyer Press New SEC Chairman to Act on Boardroom Diversity
    Posted in Press Releases on May 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Economic Empowerment

    Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) and Donald S. Beyer, Jr. (VA-08) today sent a letter to newly-confirmed Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Jay Clayton urging him to take action on women’s under-representation on America’s corporate boards. “For years, studies have demonstrated that companies benefit from diverse leadership, yet women still lag behind in board representation,” said Rep. Maloney. “Former Chair Mary Jo White started an important review during her tenure leadi... Read more

  • Beyer: CBO Score “Says In Clear Terms That 217 Republicans Voted To End The Guarantee Of Protections For Americans With Preexisting Conditions”
    Posted in Press Releases on May 25, 2017 | Preview rr

    Rep. Beyer issued the following statement today in response to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office’s score of Trumpcare’s long term effects on the US health care system: “The nonpartisan CBO says in clear terms that 217 Republicans voted to end the guarantee of protections for Americans with preexisting conditions when they passed Trumpcare last month. The CBO score says that those 217 Republicans voted to send the individual market into a death spiral in much of the country. They voted ... Read more

  • Beyer Joins Reps. Carbajal and Esty to Introduce Bicameral Legislation to Reduce Gun Violence, Empower Families
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Gun Violence

    Rep. Beyer yesterday joined Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) and Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-05) in introducing the Gun Violence Restraining Order Act, a bill that clears the way for states to empower families and law enforcement agencies with the tools they need to prevent future tragedies due to gun violence. “We need to give families and law enforcement officers the ability to temporarily block gun purchases to anyone currently in mental crisis,” said Rep. Beyer. “When a person is an i... Read more

  • Beyer Statement on Gov. Terry McAuliffe's Decision to Pardon Liliana Cruz Mendez
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    Rep. Beyer issued the following statement today upon learning that Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe would pardon his constituent, Liliana Cruz Mendez, for the minor driving offense which led to her Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deportation order. “I’m very happy with this move by Governor McAuliffe to protect a Virginia family,” said Rep. Don Beyer. “Helping Liliana is exactly what I hoped and expected the Governor to do. What a contrast between his actions and the senseless move by... Read more

  • Rep. Beyer: Trump Budget “Rooted In Fantasy”
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Healthcare, Equality, Climate Change and the Environment, Economy, Federal Employees, Veterans

    Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) issued the following statement today on the Trump budget: “While President Trump’s budget will not pass Congress, it is nonetheless a telling statement of Republican priorities: cutting taxes for the wealthy while gutting innumerable programs and agencies that protect the most vulnerable. The Trump budget is rooted in fantasy. It will not generate the constant three percent growth that is the premise for massive tax cuts, nor does it even account for the cost of those cuts ... Read more

  • Reps. Beyer, Eshoo, and Tonko Lead Calls For Restoration Of Full ARPA-E Grant Funding By Department of Energy
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Climate Change and the Environment, Economy, Federal Employees

    Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), Vice-Ranking Member of the House Science Committee, along with Reps. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Paul Tonko (D-NY) today led 58 Representatives in pressing Energy Secretary Rick Perry to immediately release funds currently withheld to previously-approved projects at the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). They also asked the Secretary to clarify the Department of Energy’s procedures for approving and funding grants, after Members of Congress from both parties expr... Read more

  • Beyer Calls For Expulsion of Turkish Ambassador Over Attacks On Peaceful Protesters
    Posted in Press Releases on May 19, 2017 | Preview rr

    Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today urged the Trump Administration to expel the Turkish Ambassador to the United States after President Erdogan’s bodyguards attacked peaceful protesters outside the Turkish Embassy earlier in the week. “President Trump should immediately expel the Turkish Ambassador to the United States,” said Rep. Don Beyer. “President Erdogan’s attacks on human rights and democratic institutions in Turkey are disgraceful, but condoning such attacks on American soil betrays our deepest ... Read more

  • Science Committee Dems to Trump: Stop Peddling Fake News, Appoint a Qualified Science Advisor
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Climate Change and the Environment

    Rep. Don Beyer, Vice-Ranking Member of the House Science Committee, today led Democratic Members of the Committee in urging President Trump to appoint a reliable Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). They also urged him to avoid inaccurate articles and pseudoscience. Their letter was written following a report that Trump reacted strongly to fake Time magazine articles which he believed to be real, which were shared with him by his Deputy National Security Advisor. The R... Read more

  • Beyer Statement on Comey Memo
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2017 | Preview rr

    Rep. Don Beyer issued the following statement today on reports that Donald Trump asked James Comey to end the FBI’s criminal investigation of Michael Flynn: “Congress must seek answers and all available evidence of reports that Donald Trump dissuaded former FBI Director James Comey from pursuing an investigation into Michael Flynn’s contacts with Russian officials. We also urgently need a special prosecutor to find the truth of the larger Trump-Russia story. What tapes of the exchange detailed i... Read more

  • Beyer Hails McAuliffe Environmental Initiative
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Climate Change and the Environment

    Rep. Don Beyer welcomed Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe’s Executive Directive 11, announced at Alexandria Renew yesterday, which requires Virginia’s Department of Environmental Quality to establish new environmental safeguards that would reduce carbon pollution from power plants. “While the Trump Administration and EPA Administrator Pruitt abdicate responsibility to address the global threat from climate change, Governor McAuliffe’s actions at the state level to reduce Virginia’s carbon emissi... Read more