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Beyer Statement On Pence, Trump Campaign Violation Of Virginia Public Health Order In Arlington

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who represents Northern Virginia suburbs of the nation’s capital including Arlington, today issued the following statement on a deleted tweet from Vice President Pence which showed Pence and dozens of Trump campaign staff packed into a tight space in their Arlington offices without social distancing or masks: “At the same time that President Trump was tweeting about “law and... Read more »

Vice Chair Beyer’s Calls with Nation’s Leading Economists Inspire Coronavirus Policy Proposals

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For about an hour several times a week, Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), Vice Chair of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), talks with some of the nation’s most prominent economists and other policy experts about the economic impact of the coronavirus. The conversations, often joined by JEC Members and Members from other congressional committees, have led to policy proposals to help the ... Read more »

Norton, Beyer Federal Police Body Camera Bill Included in House’s Police Reform Bill, Expected to Pass Soon

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Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) and Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) today announced that their Federal Police Camera and Accountability Act of 2019 (H.R. 3364), which would require uniformed federal police officers to wear body cameras and have dashboard cameras in marked vehicles, was included in the House’s new sweeping police reform bill, the Justice in Policing Act of 2020. The House i... Read more »

Beyer Statement On Trump-Sanctioned Police Brutality

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U.S. Representative Don Beyer (D-VA), who represents the Northern Virginia suburbs of the nation’s capital in Congress, issued the following statement this evening on the violent police attacks against peaceful protesters outside the White House: “Trump’s actions tonight are not law and order, they are naked authoritarianism. “Unleashing state violence against peaceful American demonstrators and j... Read more »

National Capital Region Delegation Strongly Opposes Trump Plans For July Fourth Military Parade In D.C. During Pandemic

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Members of Congress representing the National Capital Region today wrote to the Secretaries of Defense and the Interior to state their strong opposition to President Trump’s plans to hold a second military parade in Washington D.C. on July 4th. Despite public health and social distancing precautions in the nation’s capital, which has seen one of the worst COVID-19 outbreaks in the country, the Tru... Read more »

Senate Republicans Could Cause Humanitarian Catastrophe

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), Vice Chair of the Joint Economic Committee, today issued the following statement on Republican opposition to extending further assistance to the American people amid the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic: “There is a dangerous disconnect between Republican politicians in Washington and the very real anguish being experienced by the American people. That sufferi... Read more »

Beyer, Gonzalez Introduce Bipartisan Testing Innovation Legislation

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U.S. Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA) and Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH) today introduced the At-Home Testing Prize Competitions Act, legislation designed to encourage the development of new COVID-19 testing. The bill would direct the National Institutes of Health (NIH), in consultation with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), to quickly launch prize competitions promoting the deve... Read more »

Beyer To Vote Yes On Heroes Act

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today announced that he will vote for the Heroes Act when it comes to the House Floor for final passage this evening. The broad relief legislation is expected to pass on with bipartisan support. Beyer said: “The Heroes Act takes strong steps to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic devastation. It contains key provisions I sought, and I fully support it. This... Read more »

Blumenthal, Beyer Lead Bicameral Push For Boost Of Health Care System Research Funding In Next Congressional COVID-19 Relief Package

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U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and U.S. Representative Don Beyer (D-VA) led a group of 32 Members of Congress in urging Congressional leadership to include $71 million in funding for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) in the next COVID-19 relief package. This funding would give AHRQ the capacity to evaluate the U.S. health care system’s response to the pandemic, pinpoint... Read more »

Representatives Dean and Beyer Continue Efforts to get more Direct Cash Support to Americans

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Rep. Madeleine Dean (PA-04) and Rep. Don Beyer (VA-08) sent a letter to House Speaker Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy with recommendations on how to provide Americans with direct cash support. This letter is a follow up to theirprevious letterwhich outlined a robust proposal to provide Americans with cash support throughout the duration of the COVID19 economic crisis.The proposal mirrors... Read more »