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  • Beyer Announces Airplane Noise Meeting
    Posted in Press Releases on June 16, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Congressman Don Beyer is convening a community meeting with the Federal Aviation Administration, the Metro Washington Aviation Administration, and community leaders. The announcement comes after recent changes to departure procedures for aircraft taking off to the south of the airport. WHO: FAA officials MWAA officials City of Alexandria officials Supervisor Dan Stork Senator Adam Ebbin Delegate Paul Krizek WHERE: National Airport, Historic Terminal A Lobby WHEN: June 27, 2016 at 6 PM The meetin... Read more

  • Rep. Beyer Statement On Pulse Nightclub Shooting
    Posted in Press Releases on June 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Gun Violence

    Congressman Don Beyer released the following statement in the wake of the tragedy at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando early Sunday morning: “Our hearts are broken. Forty-nine Americans, in the primes of their lives, murdered in the name of an evil ideology, targeted for their sexual orientation. I don’t want to believe the death toll. As with so many tragedies in our nation’s and the world’s history, we cannot fathom the cruelty and raw evil of man’s inhumanity to man. “But it seems essential that we ... Read more

  • Rep. Beyer Statement on Majority’s Anti-Climate Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on June 10, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Climate Change and the Environment, Economy

    Congressman Don Beyer released the following statement on his vote against the H.Con.Res. 89, which expresses the sense of Congress that a carbon tax is detrimental to the United States economy: Read more

  • Capital Region Delegation Continues to Press for Quiet Skies
    Posted in Press Releases on June 9, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    June 9, 2016 (Washington, DC) – Members of the National Capital Region House delegation today wrote Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta expressing concern over the din from military helicopters in their communities. The group offered their assistance in helping Department of Defense (DOD) and FAA complete a report mandated by Rep. Beyer’s amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to study changes to the region’s ... Read more

  • Beyer Defends AGs in Anti-Climate Science Probe
    Posted in Press Releases on June 2, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Climate Change and the Environment

    Rep. Don Beyer wrote House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s (SST) Chairman Lamar Smith today, in response to his missives to seventeen state attorneys general, including Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia, and eight environmental organizations requesting documents related to their work on climate change. The Smith letters, signed by thirteen Republican SST Members, requests documents and information related to ongoing collaboration regarding climate change, including i... Read more

  • Beyer Commends Finalized Department of Labor Overtime Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy

    The Department of Labor (DOL) today issued its final ruling to adjust eligibility for overtime labor among salaried workers under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Congressman Beyer welcomed the DOL’s expansion of overtime protections, which will give an estimated 4 million workers a raise in pay. “Today’s announcement by DOL will greatly expand earning power for working families,” said Rep. Don Beyer. “These updates to existing overtime regulations will help to grow and strengthen the middle class,... Read more

  • Rep. Beyer Statement on NDAA Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Congressman Don Beyer released the following statement on his vote against the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act: Read more

  • Beyer’s Freedom Of Religion Act Gets 100th House Cosponsor
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2016 | Preview rr

    Congressman Don Beyer today hailed the 100th cosponsor in the House of Representatives for the Freedom Of Religion Act. The bill, introduced by Beyer last week with a group of Democratic co-leads,‎ would block the use of religious litmus tests as a means to prevent immigrants, refugees, and international visitors from attempting to enter the United States. “It is wonderful that the Freedom of Religion Act got to 100 cosponsors so quickly, but it should have 435 cosponsors,” said Rep. Don Beyer. ... Read more

  • Members of Congress Urge State Department to Continue Pressure on Egyptian Officials
    Posted in Press Releases on May 13, 2016 | Preview rr

    Rep. Don Beyer, joined by two dozen other Members of Congress, urged ongoing pressure from the State Department on Egyptian officials to cease their harassment of the media, human rights organizations and other non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The letter, spurred by a request from the Fund for Global Human Rights and supported by Amnesty International, Freedom House, Human Rights First, and the Project on Middle East Democracy, comes less than two weeks before the May 23 resumption by the ... Read more

  • House Delegation Introduces Religious Freedom Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 11, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    In response to political rhetoric vilifying select religious groups and increasingly hostile rhetoric toward religious freedom in the immigration system, a House delegation, including Reps. Don Beyer (VA), Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC), Keith Ellison (MN), Joe Crowley (NY), Jan Schakowsky (IL), Mike Honda (CA), Betty McCollum (MN), André Carson (ID), introduced the Freedom of Religion Act today to prohibit the use of religious litmus tests as a means to ban immigrants, refugees, and international visitors trying to enter the United States. Read more