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  • Rep. Beyer: Trump Budget “Rooted In Fantasy”
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Healthcare, Equality, Climate Change and the Environment, Economy, Federal Employees, Veterans

    Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) issued the following statement today on the Trump budget: “While President Trump’s budget will not pass Congress, it is nonetheless a telling statement of Republican priorities: cutting taxes for the wealthy while gutting innumerable programs and agencies that protect the most vulnerable. The Trump budget is rooted in fantasy. It will not generate the constant three percent growth that is the premise for massive tax cuts, nor does it even account for the cost of those cuts ... Read more

  • Beyer Statement On Omnibus Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Healthcare, Climate Change and the Environment, Economy, Immigration, Federal Employees, Transportation

    Rep. Don Beyer made the following statement today on the omnibus bill, which is expected to be signed into law this week: “This omnibus funding bill represents the product of a bipartisan agreement, and as such required compromise from both sides. It does not contain everything I’d like, but the most important thing is that we reached a deal that will keep the government open without the worst budget cuts and most irresponsible policy riders sought by House Republicans and the White House. I’m p... Read more

  • Beyer Statement On US Military Strike In Syria
    Posted in Press Releases on April 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Congressman Don Beyer issued the following statement today on the US military strike in Syria: “Assad is a monster and a war criminal. I look forward to the day when he is brought to justice by the Syrian people and the international community. This strike represents an escalation of U.S. involvement in the Syrian Civil War. It should have been subject to congressional debate and authorization, and certainly that must be a precondition for any further engagement. We need a credible and clear pla... Read more

  • Trump Budget a Republican Lowlight Reel
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Healthcare, Equality, Climate Change and the Environment, Economy, Immigration, Federal Employees, Transportation

    Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) compiled the following lowlight reel from President Trump’s first attempt at a budget blueprint. "Budgets reflect values. President Trump wants to spend more on defense and border security while making huge cuts to what they defend: our people, our health, and our environment. These extreme cuts will hit my constituents particularly hard, including many federal workers at the State Department and Environmental Protection Agency. But their pain will be felt across the entire... Read more

  • Rep. Beyer Statement on NDAA Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Congressman Don Beyer released the following statement on his vote against the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act: Read more

  • Beyer Opposes Defense Reauthorization
    Posted in Press Releases on May 15, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    U.S. Representative Don Beyer, released the following statement today voicing his disappointment with harmful riders attached to the Fiscal Year 2015 National Defense Authorization Act: “I appreciate the hard work of the House Armed Services Committee to reach President Obama’s budget request and lift the sequester for the Department of Defense. Our Defense Department should receive the robust funding the President has called for; it is vital to our national security, the economic health of our ... Read more

  • Beyer Statement on DHS Funding Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on February 27, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Immigration, Federal Employees

    U.S. Representative Don Beyer voted tonight for a Continuing Resolution to fund the Department of Homeland Security for seven days ahead of an expected vote next week to advance long term funding of the Department without anti-immigration provisions favored by House Republicans. “Tonight’s vote to provide a short term funding measure for the Department of Homeland Security presents our best opportunity to secure long term funding of DHS while keeping President Obama’s immigration reforms in plac... Read more

  • Beyer – Wittman Bill Protects DHS Employees’ Pay from Shutdown
    Posted in Press Releases on February 24, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Congressman Don Beyer introduced the bipartisan DHS Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act today to ensure that all federal Department of Homeland Security employees receive retroactive pay if there is a shutdown, regardless of furlough status. Congressman Rob Wittman (R-VA) is the lead Republican cosponsor. They are joined by Reps. Steny Hoyer (D-MD), Eleanor Holmes-Norton (D-DC), Stephen Lynch (D-MA), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Donna Edwards (D-MD), Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Scott Rigell (R-VA), Joh... Read more

  • Beyer Joins Clean Bill to Keep Department of Homeland Security Open
    Posted in Press Releases on February 12, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    U.S. Representative Don Beyer cosponsored H.R. 861 to continue funding the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through the end of the fiscal year. DHS coordinates efforts to prevent and respond to acts of terrorism on American soil. “Now is not the time to play political brinkmanship with funding the Department of Homeland Security. From protecting our borders, ports, and air hubs, to coordinating efforts with local law enforcement, or helping communities through FEMA with emergency events, DH... Read more

  • Beyer Congratulates Incoming Defense Secretary Ash Carter
    Posted in Press Releases on February 12, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    U.S. Representative Don Beyer released the following statement today on the successful confirmation of President Obama’s nominee for Secretary of Defense, Ashton B. Carter: “I congratulate Secretary Carter on today’s Senate confirmation. From ISIS’ rise in the Iraq and Syria, to ongoing terrorist threats, cyber-security intrusions, and global climate change, our national security challenges are not getting any simpler. With his private sector experience, procurement expertise, and emphasis on in... Read more