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Congressional Delegation Seeks Mass Vaccination Site in Northern Virginia

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Today U.S. Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA), Gerald Connolly (D-VA) and Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) wrote to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requesting a community vaccination site for Northern Virginia. The Biden Administration’s plan to defeat COVID-19 includes a proposal for 100 community mass vaccination sites across the United States. They wrote: “Northern Virginia already has the c... Read more »

Reps. Beyer and Malinowski Announce Formation of Egypt Human Rights Caucus

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Tags: Equality

Today, Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA) and Tom Malinowski (D-NJ) announced the formation of the Egypt Human Rights Caucus to mark the 10th anniversary of the Egyptian revolution. “The Egyptian people’s hopes for self-determination, freedom, and social justice inspired the world in 2011. Unprecedented repression and grave human rights violations have not extinguished those hopes,” Rep. Beyer said. “Egypt re... Read more »

Norton, Connolly, Beyer, Raskin, Brown, Trone Announce Legislation to Implement Recommendation from GAO Report on Helicopter Noise in the National Capital Region

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Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) and Representatives Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Don Beyer (D-VA), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Anthony Brown (D-MD), and David Trone (D-MD) today announced that they would introduce legislation to implement the recommendation from the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) recently released report on helicopter noise in the National Capital Region (NCR). In January ... Read more »

Beyer Re-Introduces Non-Proliferation Resolution

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Tags: Defense

U.S. Representative Don Beyer (D-VA) today re-introduced a resolution supporting arms control and non-proliferation agreements, and efforts to reduce nuclear weapon stockpiles. The resolution would express the House’s support for a five-year extension of the New START Treaty, and for U.S. participation in the Treaty on Open Skies, from which the Trump Administration withdrew in November. On Januar... Read more »

Beyer And Spanberger Press CDC On COVID-19 Variants

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Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA) and Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) wrote to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Robert Redfield today seeking answers on CDC’s viral genetic surveillance infrastructure. The Members wrote: “A more contagious variant of SARS-CoV-2, B.1.1.7, first appeared in the UK and only took three months to take over and become the dominant strain in that country’s outbre... Read more »

Beyer on Biden's Economic Relief Plan: "Soon We Will Have a President Who Understands…that Rent and Food are Not Going to Trickle Down to Millions of Unemployed Americans"

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Today, Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) released the following statement in response to President-elect Joe Biden's American Rescue Plan, a plan that will help the country recover and rebuild from the pandemic. "Watching Joe Biden speak last night about his robust relief plan was a breath of fresh air. "Soon we will have a president in the White House, and Democratic leaders controlling Congress, who ... Read more »

VIRGINIA LEADERS RESPOND TO BRIDGE CLOSURES FOR PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION

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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, and U.S. Reps. Don Beyer, Gerry Connolly, and Jennifer Wexton (all D-VA) today issued the following statement on the agreement between the Commonwealth of Virginia and the United States Secret Service (USSS) authorizing the use of Virginia State Police assets, resources, and personnel, to assist with the closure of bridges spanning... Read more »

Game-Changer: Top House Democrats On Biden Support For Automatic Triggers

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Tags: Economy

Today Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), incoming Chair of the Joint Economic Committee, and New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Chair Suzan DelBene (D-WA) and NDC Chair-Emeritus Reps. Derek Kilmer (D-WA), expressed their delight at President-elect Biden’s game-changing support for automatic stabilizers, tying unemployment benefits to pandemic and economic conditions. In the summer of 2020, Beyer and New Democrat Co... Read more »

Beyer Statement On Trump’s Second Impeachment

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) issued the following statement after voting to impeach President Donald Trump: “Donald Trump is a clear and present danger to the United States, and a menace to the Constitution. The events of the past week, my conscience, my oath of office, and my duty to the people of Northern Virginia allow no other course than to vote for his impeachment. I urge the Senate to remove him f... Read more »

Beyer Congratulates Chief Of Staff On Administration Appointment, Announces Staff Succession

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today congratulated his departing Chief of Staff, Tanya Bradsher, who was appointed by President-elect Joe Biden to serve as Senior Director for Partnerships and Global Engagement on the National Security Council. Beyer also announced staffing changes as a result of her departure. “Everyone who knows Tanya knows she is a wonderful person who is bound for greatness. I wish her... Read more »