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  • Congressman Beyer Visits Arlington Dialysis Center
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    U.S. Representative Don Beyer visited DaVita Dialysis Center of Arlington, VA this morning to meet patients and care givers and learn about the dialysis needs of the 8th District constituents. “Northern Virginia is home to some of the best dialysis facilities, nurses, and technicians in the country,” said Rep. Beyer. “It is encouraging to see the incredible care these patients are able to get right here in Arlington.” There are more than 400,000 patients receiving life-saving dialysis treatment ... Read more

  • Beyer Statement on Shortchanging Metro Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on April 28, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    U.S. Representative Don Beyer, whose 8th District in Northern Virginia is home to the Silver, Orange, Blue, and Yellow lines, released the following statement on the proposal to cut $75 million from the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA) funding in this year’s Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations bill. “This shortsighted plan will jeopardize rider safety, derail improvements to the system, and undermine WMATA’s ability to implement National Transpor... Read more

  • Beyer Statement on Passage of Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015
    Posted in Press Releases on April 23, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Economic Empowerment

    With Virginia reporting the sixth most calls to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center in the nation, U.S. Representative Don Beyer applauded the Senate's passage of S.178, the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act today. "The Senate was right to stand up for the victims of human trafficking by unanimously passing this legislation," said Beyer. "This is not a problem we can continue to ignore; it affects our mothers, daughters, and sisters. Women and girls are targeted all across the co... Read more

  • Beyer, JEC Release Report on Economic Challenges Facing African Americans
    Posted in Press Releases on April 15, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy

    U.S. Representative Don Beyer, member of the Joint Economic Committee (JEC), released the following statement on the JEC's new report that African Americans continue to face economic challenges and are nearly three times as likely as white Americans to live in poverty. "This report documents persistent economic barriers African Americans face, even as the rest of the country recovers from the worst financial downturn since the Great Depression,” said Rep. Beyer “If we are to meet the challenge o... Read more

  • Beyer Votes to Protect Federal Workers
    Posted in Press Releases on April 15, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees

    U.S. Representative Don Beyer today will vote against H.R. 1563, the Federal Employee Tax Accountability Act, to prevent Congress from firing federal employees with unpaid tax obligations. “We must hold our civil servants to the highest standards. They have just as much an obligation as anyone else to responsibly pay their taxes on time and in full. But this legislation exaggerates the issue and then scapegoats the federal workforce,” said Rep. Beyer. In 2014 the tax delinquency rate for federal... Read more

  • Beyer Equal Pay Day Statement
    Posted in Press Releases on April 14, 2015 | Preview rr

    U.S. Representative Don Beyer announced a planned series of events to support women in the workforce on this Equal Pay Day 2015, marking the point in the year women’s wages finally catch up to what men were paid the previous year. "When we don't pay women the same as men we kill the golden goose. Women are a proven key to economic prosperity and families depend on women's wages," said Rep. Beyer. “Today I am announcing a series of events to not only work to rectify pay inequities -- but make su... Read more

  • Beyer Rides New Metro Passenger Rail Car
    Posted in Press Releases on April 13, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Climate Change and the Environment, Economy, Transportation

    U.S. Representative Don Beyer joined Governor Terry McAuliffe, Reps. Gerry Connolly and Barbara Comstock, and local and state leaders to tour the Washington Metropolitan Airports Authority (WMATA) new 7000 series train cars made by Kawasaki: “These new cars are smarter, sleeker, safer, and far more energy efficient,” said Rep. Beyer. “They are better for the thousands of passengers who rely on the Metro system every day, and they are better for the environment, Northern Virginia, the Commonwealt... Read more

  • Beyer Statement on Amicus Brief
    Posted in Press Releases on April 7, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Immigration

    U.S. Representative Don Beyer released the following statement after signing on to an Amicus Brief in support of President Obama's appeal in the Fifth Circuit case of Texas v. United States: “I am proud to stand with the President and join this Brief. I fully support the President’s Executive Action on immigration – DAPA and an expanded DACA program are the best way to serve and support the new Americans who live, work, and pay taxes in the United States. While Congress continues to delay action... Read more

  • Beyer Backs White House Plan to Cut Emissions
    Posted in Press Releases on March 31, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Climate Change and the Environment

    U.S. Representative Don Beyer threw his support behind the White House’s formal announcement that the United States will offer a proposal to the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference that would curb domestic greenhouse gas emissions by up to 28 percent. “Global climate change is the existential crisis of our time. I am proud to see President Obama’s pledge that the United States will take a leading role on the international stage to protect our environment. Reducing carbon emissions is t... Read more

  • Beyer Statement on Senator Reid’s Retirement
    Posted in Press Releases on March 27, 2015 | Preview rr

    U.S. Representative Don Beyer commended the incredible career of Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) over eight terms in the United States Senate and his tenure as Majority Leader the past eight years: “Senator Reid has been a champion for progressive values for decades and a model elected official for generations of leaders to come. His role securing affordable quality healthcare for all Americans will be remembered by history as one of the greatest moral achievements of the early 21st cen... Read more