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  • Beyer Opposes Defense Reauthorization
    Posted in Press Releases on May 15, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    U.S. Representative Don Beyer, released the following statement today voicing his disappointment with harmful riders attached to the Fiscal Year 2015 National Defense Authorization Act: “I appreciate the hard work of the House Armed Services Committee to reach President Obama’s budget request and lift the sequester for the Department of Defense. Our Defense Department should receive the robust funding the President has called for; it is vital to our national security, the economic health of our ... Read more

  • Beyer Questions Appropriations Bill that Would Cut Metro Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on May 13, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    U.S. Representative Don Beyer objected to the House Appropriations Committee vote today to approve the Transportation-Housing and Urban Development (T-HUD) spending bill that would cut a full third of Washington Metro Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA) funding. “We have already seen the tragic consequences of continuing to bleed the Metro system dry. Just this week we saw another arcing incident which, while thankfully no one was injured, left thousands of riders, shaken, stranded, and late for wo... Read more

  • Beyer Hosts First Small Business Procurement Conference
    Posted in Press Releases on May 12, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Federal Employees, Women's Economic Empowerment

    U.S. Representative Don Beyer, who has over 40 years of experience running a small business, hosted a Small Business Procurement Conference this morning in collaboration with George Mason University’s Procurement Technical Assistance Program. The Conference focused on federal government procurement and providing guidance to small businesses hoping to work with the federal government. "Among my top priorities in Congress is building a new American economy - doing all I can to make the 21st centur... Read more

  • Beyer Applauds FAA Decision to Review Noise Impact
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    U.S. Representative Don Beyer, whose 8th District is home to Reagan National Airport, one of the busiest in the country, applauded the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)'s announcement today that it plans to conduct a multiyear study of the relationship between aircraft noise exposure and its effects on communities around airports. "I look forward to hearing what the FAA finds regarding aircraft noise and the impact it has on the communities surrounding air... Read more

  • 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