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  • BEYER STATEMENT ON THE PRESIDENT’S BUDGET
    Posted in Press Releases on February 2, 2015 | Preview rr

    U.S. Representative Don Beyer, Northern Virginia Democrat and member of the House Committees on Natural Resources and Science, Space, and Technology applauded President Barack Obama for making middle class families and the fight against climate change major priorities in his proposed 2016 budget. “Today’s budget from the President is an ambitious and well-conceived budget which would strengthen the economic recovery and expand opportunity for all Americans. His economic action plan would buoy th... Read more

  • CONGRESSMAN DON BEYER JOINS THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON SCIENCE, SPACE, AND TECHNOLOGY
    Posted in Press Releases on February 2, 2015 | Preview rr

    U.S. Representative Don Beyer, Northern Virginia Democrat and member of the House Natural Resources Committee, was confirmed as the newest member of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. “The Committee on Science, Space, and Technology drives the innovation that has shaped the way we live our lives, thanks to advancements in aeronautical engineering, space exploration, and non-military research and development,” said Rep Beyer. “For the past half century Northern Virginia has be... Read more

  • BEYER CALLS FOR TRUE EQUAL PAY ON LILLY LEDBETTER FAIR PAY ACT ANNIVERSARY
    Posted in Press Releases on January 29, 2015 | Preview rr

    U.S. Representative Don Beyer, Northern Virginia Democrat, reaffirmed his intention to fight for true equal pay for women in the workforce on the anniversary of President Obama's signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. "Six years ago today, President Obama signed his first bill into law. The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act aimed to begin the process of empowering women to advocate in court against discriminatory pay practices that allowed their male counterparts to make more for equal work. I ... Read more

  • CONGRESSMAN DON BEYER PRAISES PRESIDENT OBAMA’S PLAN TO EXPAND ACCESS TO PAID FAMILY LEAVE
    Posted in Press Releases on January 15, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees, Women's Economic Empowerment

    U.S. Representative Don Beyer, Northern Virginia Democrat and member of the House Natural Resources Committee, applauded President Barack Obama’s plan to increase access to paid sick and family leave for federal employees. “This morning President Obama announced his plan to sign a Presidential Memorandum requiring federal agencies to advance workers up to six weeks of paid sick leave following the birth or adoption of a child, and I fully support him,” said Rep. Beyer. “Our federal employees are... Read more

  • BEYER ENCOURAGES WMATA TO EXTEND HOURS FOR PASSENGERS SECURING LOST BELONGINGS
    Posted in Press Releases on January 14, 2015 | Preview rr

    U.S. Representative Don Beyer, Northern Virginia Democrat, encourages WMATA to extend their hours of operation on Wednesday in order to allow passengers to find and claim their personal property left behind during the L'Enfant Plaza Station evacuation on Monday. “Metro passengers affected by Monday’s tragedy deserve to be able to recover their belongings as quickly as possible, and with minimal burden, which is why I’ve asked WMATA to extend hours at Metro Headquarters tonight, and for as long a... Read more

  • CONGRESSMAN DON BEYER OPPOSES VIRGINIA DELEGATE BOB MARSHALL’S DISCRIMINATORY BILL
    Posted in Press Releases on January 14, 2015 | Preview rr

    U.S. Representative Don Beyer, Northern Virginia Democrat, voiced his opposition to Bill No. 1414 put forth in the Virginia House of Delegates by Del. Robert Marshall. The proposed bill would give any business accredited or licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia the right to refuse service to same-sex couples if that business has “religious or moral” objections. “Virginia has made remarkable progress toward marriage equality in recent years, reaffirming the Commonwealth’s old adage, ‘Virginia ... Read more

  • BEYER STATEMENT ON H.R. 37
    Posted in Press Releases on January 14, 2015 | Preview rr

    U.S. Representative Don Beyer, Northern Virginia Democrat, released the following statement in support of H.R. 37 ahead of today’s vote in the House of Representatives: “I am a committed supporter of financial reform and voted today for H.R. 37 because on balance, it contains positive economic reforms. Had I been a member of Congress when Dodd-Frank was proposed, I would have voted for it. I am not, however, averse to modifications to Dodd-Frank that are made in a good faith effort to improve th... Read more

  • CONGRESSMAN DON BEYER JOINS THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES
    Posted in Press Releases on January 14, 2015 | Preview rr

    U.S. Representative Don Beyer, Northern Virginia Democrat, was confirmed as the newest member of the House Committee on Natural Resources yesterday. “I look forward to joining my fellow Democrats on the Committee on Natural Resources to get to work protecting our air, land, and water. We can’t continue to strip our public lands and waterways of their natural beauty for the benefit of a wealthy few at the expense many. It’s time for that to stop. Our legacy will be judged by the quality of the wo... Read more

  • BEYER BACKS VAN HOLLEN MIDDLE CLASS TAX CREDIT
    Posted in Press Releases on January 13, 2015 | Preview rr

    U.S. Representative Don Beyer, Northern Virginia Democrat, voiced his support today for Rep. Chris Van Hollen’s proposed tax credit that would offer middle class American families thousands of dollars a year in potential savings. Rep. Van Hollen’s credit would provide families earning less than $200,000 a paycheck bonus credit offset by a financial transaction fee and eliminate many of the tax loopholes exploited by the top 1 percent. “Rep. Van Hollen’s proposal is a real attempt to tackle the g... Read more

  • Beyer and Connolly Joint Statement on Metro Tragedy
    Posted in Press Releases on January 13, 2015 | Preview rr

    Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) and Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), released the following joint statement on the ongoing situation on WMATA’s Yellow/Green Line train at L’Enfant Plaza that has led to a significant number of hospitalizations and one reported death: “We are heartbroken at the news of today’s events on the Metro line and await a clear and thorough accounting of the events that led to today’s tragedy. No one should fear for their lives on their commute. Our thoughts and prayers are... Read more