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  • Beyer, Duckworth, Ellison Introduce Pre-Registration of Voters Everywhere (PROVE) Act In House and Senate
    Posted in Press Releases on September 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA) and Keith Ellison (D-MN) and Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today introduced bicameral legislation to reform federal elections to allow young Americans 16 and older to pre-register to vote, automatically adding them to voter rolls when they turn 18. Studies show that permitting young people to pre-register increases civic engagement and voter turnout. “This reform would encourage more voter participation among young people who will be most affected by public policy as thei... Read more

  • Beyer Statement on the Future of DACA
    Posted in Press Releases on September 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Oversight of the Administration

    Rep. Don Beyer released this statement today following the Trump Administration’s announcement that it would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in six months. “President Trump’s decision to end DACA and begin deporting our Dreamers betrays nearly one million young people who grew up with this country as their own and made so many contributions to it,” said Rep. Beyer. “This act of malice will tear apart hundreds of thousands of American families and inflict serious eco... Read more

  • Beyer, Conyers, House Democrats Introduce Security Clearance Review Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight of the Administration

    Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA) and John Conyers (D-MI), Ranking Member of the House Committee on the Judiciary, today introduced the Security Clearance Review Act. The bill would authorize the Director of the FBI to revoke the security clearance of an employee of the Executive Office of the President if the Director deems such actions necessary to national security. Their legislation was cosponsored by 19 additional Representatives. “Donald Trump’s refusal to hold his senior staff accountable for their ... Read more

  • Beyer Introduces Trump Hotel Ban for Federal Travel
    Posted in Press Releases on July 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight of the Administration

    Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) introduced four amendments to prevent Donald Trump from enriching himself at taxpayer expense by blocking the federal government from renting rooms at Trump brand hotels for official travel. “These amendments are necessary due to the President’s unprecedented failure to divest from his business, and the ongoing entanglement between the Trump Organization and the White House. Donald Trump should not be allowed to line his or his family’s pockets with taxpayer dollars,” said ... Read more

  • National Capital Region Members of Congress Blast Attack On Congressional Budget Office
    Posted in Press Releases on July 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Federal Employees

    Members of Congress from Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia today excoriated a newly-filed amendment to the “Minibus” appropriations bills. The amendment would use the Holman Rule to target federal employees in the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO), which delivers projections on proposed legislation. In a joint statement, Don Beyer (D-VA), Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD), Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), John Delaney (D-MD), A... Read more

  • Beyer Leads 20+ Representatives Seeking FBI Scrutiny Of Ivanka Trump’s Security Clearance
    Posted in Press Releases on July 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight of the Administration

    Rep. Don Beyer today led over 20 Representatives in requesting answers from the FBI about possible discrepancies on Ivanka Trump’s SF-86 form, which she was required to complete when she obtained a security clearance earlier this year. Their letter noted that the SF-86 requires the declaration of foreign contacts, meetings, and business interests by the clearance holder’s spouse and siblings. The Representatives asked whether Ivanka Trump properly disclosed her own meetings and contacts, as well... Read more

  • Beyer Urges FERC To Allow More Public Input, Improve Protection of Environment and Appalachian Trail Following Mountain Valley Pipeline Analysis
    Posted in Press Releases on July 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight of the Administration

    Rep. Don Beyer today sent a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) raising a series of issues with the Commission’s review process for the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline. Beyer noted deficiencies with FERC’s review process in the area of public feedback and transparency, and urged the Commission to issue a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for public comment. Beyer wrote: “I find FERC’s recent decision to issue the FEIS for the proposed Mountain Valley Pipe... Read more

  • Beyer Introduces Amendment to Block Trump-Putin Election Hacking Agreement
    Posted in Press Releases on July 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Oversight of the Administration

    Rep. Don Beyer introduced an amendment this morning to H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorization Act, that would block the federal government and Trump administration from implementing any cyber agreement the President made with Russian leader Vladimir Putin. “Donald Trump’s proposal to form a ‘cyber security unit’ with Putin is a terrible idea that would immediately jeopardize American cybersecurity,” said Rep. Don Beyer. “Trump must acknowledge that Russia interfered in the 2016 election a... Read more

  • Jared Kushner Must Resign. If He Will Not, He Should Be Fired.
    Posted in Press Releases on July 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight of the Administration

    Following Donald Trump Jr.’s statement that he, former Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort, and Trump son-in-law and Senior White House Advisor Jared Kushner met in June of 2016 with a Russian lawyer connected to Vladimir Putin for the purpose of receiving damaging information about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today issued the following statement: “Jared Kushner is a Senior Adviser to the President of the United States, and as such should be held to the high... Read more

  • Beyer, Connolly Call On Department of Homeland Security To Grant Asylum To Syrian Human Rights Advocate Dr. Radwan Ziadeh
    Posted in Press Releases on June 30, 2017 | Preview rr

    Virginia Representatives Don Beyer and Gerry Connolly issued the following statement today on the case of Dr. Radwan Ziadeh, currently under consideration by the Department of Homeland Security: “The Department of Homeland Security's announcement that it intends to deny asylum to Virginia resident Dr. Radwan Ziadeh, a Syrian legal scholar and human rights advocate, is completely nonsensical. Dr. Ziadeh was accused of engaging in terrorist activity after helping arrange peace conferences that wer... Read more