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  • Beyer Calls for Congressional Action in Wake of NOAA, NASA Reports
    Posted in Press Releases on January 20, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Climate Change and the Environment

    2015 was the hottest year in recorded history, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Both agencies confirmed today that the global average temperature recorded in 2015 was 1.62 degrees Fahrenheit over the 20th century average and surpassed last year’s record by .29 degrees Fahrenheit, breaking the annual global temperature record by the largest margin in the 136-year scientific record. Read more

  • Beyer-Honda, House Democrats Welcome 100th Co-Sponsor to Condemn Anti-Muslim Bigotry
    Posted in Press Releases on January 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Climate Change and the Environment

    Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA) and Mike Honda (D-CA) welcomed the 100th co-sponsor to support their legislation, H. Res. 569, condemning violence and bigotry towards Muslim-Americans. Read more

  • Beyer Applauds Executive Action on Gun Violence Prevention
    Posted in Press Releases on January 5, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Gun Violence

    Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) released the following statement in support of President Obama’s executive action to help prevent gun violence in America. “The President’s actions today will help to strengthen the current background check system, and ensure more people undergo those checks before buying a firearm,” said Rep. Beyer. “These actions are long overdue and will help to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people. I applaud the President and Attorney General.” “Given the inherent limit... Read more

  • Beyer Celebrates Federal Employee Measures in Omnibus
    Posted in Press Releases on December 18, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees

    There is finally some good news for federal employees in the omnibus spending bill passed by Congress this morning. The $1.1 trillion spending package included a pay raise for federal employees and our service members, as well as significant additional funding for the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), some of which is earmarked for cybersecurity. Read more

  • Beyer Statement on Unfunded Tax Cuts Package
    Posted in Press Releases on December 17, 2015 | Preview rr

    Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) released the following statement on his vote in opposition to the Tax Increase Prevention and Real Estate Investment Act: I voted against the tax extenders package because it was yet another unfunded tax cut. There are a number of provisions in the bill which I support, including the expanded Earned Income and Child Tax Credits (EITC, CTC), the Research and Development Tax Credit, and commuter benefits so important to federal workers in Northern Virginia. However, co... Read more

  • House Democrats Introduce Legislation Condemning Anti-Muslim Bigotry
    Posted in Press Releases on December 17, 2015 | Preview rr

    Following weeks of anti-Muslim bigotry and acts of hatred, Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA), Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), Eleanor Holmes-Norton (D-DC), Joe Crowley (D-NY), Betty McCollum (D-MN), Mike Honda (D-CA), Keith Ellison (D-MN), and André Carson (D-IN), along with 63 original cosponsors, introduced legislation condemning violence, bigotry, and hateful rhetoric towards Muslim-Americans. Read more

  • Beyer Joins Rep. Cicilline to Introduce Assault Weapons Ban Renewal
    Posted in Press Releases on December 16, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Gun Violence

    Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) joined Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) and dozens of Democratic co-sponsors today to introduce the Assault Weapons Ban of 2015, which would renew the federal ban on military-style weapons and high-capacity magazines. President Bill Clinton signed the original ban into law, but Congress allowed it to expire in 2004 under the Bush Administration. Read more

  • Beyer, Wittman Prepare Legislation to Protect Federal Workers
    Posted in Press Releases on December 10, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees

    With the clock ticking on the federal government’s fiscal calendar, Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) and Congressman Rob Wittman (R-VA) are preparing legislation to protect federal employees from a government shutdown. The Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act would guarantee back pay for all furloughed workers in the event of a shutdown. Read more

  • Beyer, Van Hollen Amendment Signed Into Law
    Posted in Press Releases on December 4, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    December 4, 2015 (Washington, DC) – President Barack Obama signed legislation into law today introduced by Representative Don Beyer (D-VA) and Representative Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) to give local governments regulation authority of towing companies Read more

  • Beyer, Ellison, Crowley Invite House Colleagues to Dar Al-Hijrah Prayer Services
    Posted in Press Releases on December 2, 2015 | Preview rr

    Nearly two weeks after a local Northern Virginia Mosque, Dar Al-Hijrah, was attacked with Molotov cocktails and a hoax bomb, Congressmen Don Beyer (D-VA), Keith Ellison (D-MN), and Joe Crowley (D-NY) wrote their House colleagues urging them to visit the Falls Church mosque to participate in Friday prayers this week. Read more