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  • National Capital Region Members Send Letter to the Government Accountability Office Requesting Report on WMATA
    Posted in Press Releases on February 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Today, U.S. Representative Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05), U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD), Mark Warner (D-VA), Tim Kaine (D-VA), and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) along with U.S. Representatives Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC-AL), John Sarbanes (MD-03), Gerry Connolly (VA-11), John Delaney (MD-06), Don Beyer (VA-08), Anthony Brown (MD-04), and Jamie Raskin (MD-08) sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office requesting a report on the effectiveness of governance and dedicated funding structures of the Wa... Read more

  • Representatives Lieu And Beyer Release Resource Guide For Federal Employees To Share Key Information With Public
    Posted in Press Releases on February 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees

    Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) and Congressman Don Beyer (D | Virginia) released a resource guide for federal employees who wish to break the Administration’s communications blackout on federal agencies. The guide explains how to safely and responsibly share information, and encourages employees to "Know Your Rights" and "Know Your Options." In the "Know Your Rights" section, federal employees can learn about which federal laws apply to them. In the "Know Your Options" s... Read more

  • Beyer Joins Reps. Maloney, Hoyer, and Raskin To Highlight Need for Paid Parental Leave for Federal Workers
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees, Women's Economic Empowerment

    Rep. Don Beyer joined Reps. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY-12), Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD-5), and Jamie Raskin (D-MD-8) renewed calls to extend paid leave protections to federal workers as they reintroduced the Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act (FEPPLA). Reps. Maloney, Hoyer, Beyer and Raskin were joined yesterday by AFSCME and NTEU to discuss the importance of this bill to federal workers and their families. "It’s a travesty that the U.S. government comes in last among developed natio... Read more

  • Beyer Chosen To Serve As Vice-Ranking Member Of House Science Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    The House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology unanimously chose Don Beyer to serve as Vice-Ranking Member of the Committee. His selection for a leadership position comes as Beyer mounts high profile challenges to the Committee’s Republican majority over the Environmental Protection Agency and the Trump Administration’s cybersecurity vulnerabilities. “I thank my colleagues for choosing me to serve as Vice Ranking Member for the Science Committee,” said Rep. Beyer. “In this age of alternat... Read more

  • Beyer, Johnson, Lipinski Ask for Hearing on Trump Administration Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities
    Posted in Press Releases on February 9, 2017 | Preview rr

    Democratic leaders on the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology sent a letter today to their Republican counterparts on the Committee’s majority requesting a hearing on lapses in cybersecurity in the Trump White House. “Just months ago the House Science Committee’s Republican Majority seemed to believe that cybersecurity for the President’s team was a national emergency,” said Rep. Don Beyer. “Security of emails and servers was a primary concern, requiring multiple investigatory hear... Read more

  • House Delegation Introduces Freedom Of Religion Act In Response To President Trump’s Muslim Ban
    Posted in Press Releases on February 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Oversight of the Administration

    In response to President Trump’s unlawful, immoral Executive Order banning all refugees as well as individuals and families from certain Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East from entering the United States, House Members, including Reps. Don Beyer (VA), Chair of the Democratic Caucus Joe Crowley (D-NY), Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Betty McCollum (D-MN), Keith Ellison (D-MN), Andre Carson (D-IN), and Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) introduced the Freedom of Religion Act to... Read more

  • Beyer Statement on President Trump’s Federal Hiring Freeze
    Posted in Press Releases on January 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees, Oversight of the Administration

    Rep. Beyer issued the following statement today on the Trump administration’s announcement of a freeze on hiring for the federal workforce. “The Trump administration’s decision to further scapegoat the federal workforce by freezing hiring is ineffective and damaging,” said Rep. Don Beyer. “Like previous actions of Congressional Republicans, complaints of ineffective government are being met with a strategy which makes government even less effective. This cycle is intentional, and state and local... Read more

  • As House Votes, Beyer Delivers Speech On House Floor Condemning Reckless Republican Plan To Repeal Affordable Care Act
    Posted in Press Releases on January 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    Rep. Don Beyer took to the floor of the House today to assail the irresponsible Republican proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act without any replacement. “Together we've made significant progress on our budget deficits, but blowing up Obamacare will blow up our national debt [and be] the most fiscally irresponsible act since we waged two wars without paying for them," said Rep. Don Beyer. "Repeal will cause the state of Virginia to lose up to 100,000 jobs and $50 billion in business output.... Read more

  • Repealing ACA Would Cost Virginia's Economy Billions Of Dollars And 50,000-100,000 Jobs
    Posted in Press Releases on January 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Rep. Don Beyer pledged today to fight any Republican proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), as a new study from George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health and the Commonwealth Fund suggested that such a repeal would have dire effects on Virginia’s economy. “The Republican plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act will have disastrous consequences for Virginia,” said Rep. Beyer. “Hundreds of thousands of our neighbors will lose life-saving, affordable health ... Read more

  • Beyer Hails President Obama’s Decision To Deny All Permits For Seismic Airgun Blasting In Atlantic Ocean
    Posted in Press Releases on January 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Don Beyer today applauded the Obama Administration’s decision to deny all applications for permits to pursue petroleum exploration in the Atlantic Ocean through seismic airgun blasting. Beyer introduced bipartisan legislation in July to halt the practice along the Atlantic seaboard. “Airgun blasting threatens important species, including critically endangered North Atlantic right whales, as well as our coastal communities.” said Rep. Don Beyer. “Marine life and ocean biodiversity are... Read more