Reversing the Trump administration's numerous harmful efforts to censor science
Originally published in The Hill By Reps. Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR.), Paul Tonko (D-NY), and Don Beyer (D-VA.)
As lawmakers and leaders on the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, we rely on the scientific community to inform everything we do, from confronting public health threats caused by the… Read more »
Originally Published in the Falls Church News-Press
In a world already experiencing tumultuous flux, most of us just lived through the most significant change year of our lives. Scores of books will be written about 2020; history, science, politics, technology, and more.
Let me offer the three coronavirus phenomena that seem most important to me.
First, the pandemic destroyed our… Read more »
So often people come up to me and ask how they can make their community a better place.
In 2020, there is an easy thing all of us can do to help Northern Virginia: participate in the 2020 Census.
The Census determines how much federal funding our area will receive for key services, including support for public health programs, schools and school meals, roads, Medicaid, affordable… Read more »
Originally Published in the American Independent
Congressional Republicans are holding 34 million unemployed Americans hostage, threatening to let expire the $600 in enhanced unemployment benefits that is helping distraught families survive the worst economic disaster since the Great Depression. They waited until benefits are only a day away from disappearing as a misguided… Read more »
Originally Published in The Hill
The design for the U.S. Capitol in 1792. Canned food in 1809. Lindbergh’s transatlantic flight in 1927. Different centuries, different fields of study, but these groundbreaking innovations share one common thread: they were invented in response to national prize competitions. The battle against the novel coronavirus is no different – with the right… Read more »
To get through the pandemic, we’re gonna need a bigger boat
Automatic stabilizers can help provide some certainty during uncertain times
Published at Roll Call
By Rep. Derek Kilmer and Rep. Donald S. Beyer Jr.
Posted May 12, 2020 at 7:32pm
Most of us remember that terrifying scene from “Jaws.”
Brody, played by Roy Scheider, leans over the boat and… Read more »
State and local governments fighting coronavirus need our help now
By: Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), Opinion Contributor
April 9, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is the most serious public health crisis in the United States in a century, and it may cause an economic crisis worse than the Great Recession. The two crises are intertwined because the steps necessary to contain the… Read more »
We need a massive economic response to counter the threat of the coronavirus
BY REP. DON BEYER (D-VA.), OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — 03/18/20
Originally published in The Hill
The United States is facing what could become the most serious economic crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s. We must therefore take immediate, large-scale, once-in-a-century action to protect our public… Read more »
Last week newly-elected Joint Economic Committee Vice Chair Don Beyer (D-VA) addressed President Trump’s false claims on the economy during a special order hour on the House Floor.
Today, writing in The Hill, Beyer went into further detail to rebut some of the claims the President is expected to make on the economy during his State of the Union Address this evening before a joint session… Read more »
Virginia Democrats now have the power and responsibility to fix gerrymandering
By Rep. Don Beyer - 01/02/2020
Across the country, people are talking about election reform.
It’s not hard to figure out why. In all my years in public service, I’ve never seen our political institutions tested as they are now. Hardened partisanship and vitriol rule our collective public… Read more »