Defense

Beyer Re-Introduces Non-Proliferation Resolution

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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 »

House Democrats Propose Roadmap for Biden Administration on Fighting Disinformation

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House Democrats Propose Roadmap for Biden Administration on Fighting Disinformation Washington, DC -- Today, members of the Congressional Task Force on Digital Citizenship sent a letter to President-elect Joe Biden proposing a roadmap for how his administration can confront the threat of disinformation and misinformation and work to counter the danger they pose to our democracy. The letter was led... Read more »

Beyer Introduces Non-Proliferation Resolution

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Ahead of the slated Sunday withdrawal from a foundational U.S. nuclear arms control agreement, the Treaty on Open Skies, and the expiration of another key nuclear arms control agreement, New START, in just over two months, U.S. Representative Don Beyer (D-VA) introduced a resolution expressing support for existing arms control and non-proliferation agreements and efforts to reduce nuclear weapon s... Read more »

Beyer Joins Connolly, Van Hollen To Introduce Payroll Tax Legislation After Administration Fails To Take Action

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today joined with Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) in introducing legislation that would make payroll tax deferrals under President Trump’s Executive Order optional for federal workers and members of the military. “It remains a disgrace that the Administration is setting members of the military and federal workforce up to see reduced paychecks next ... Read more »

Bipartisan House Delegation Urges Administration To Allow Military, Federal Workforce Payroll Tax Deferral Opt-Out

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A bipartisan group of 43 U.S. Representatives led by Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) today wrote to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin urging the Administration to allow members of the military and the federal workforce the flexibility to opt in or out of the payroll tax deferral created under President Trump’s August 8 Executive order. The ultimate implementation of that order allowed private sector ... Read more »

Beyer Testifies On Payroll Tax Deferral’s Damaging Effects On Military, Federal Workforce

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today testified before the House Committee on Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security in its hearing, “Save Our Social Security Now.” Beyer, whose district includes the largest number of civilian federal employees of any member the House as well as the Pentagon and a number of other military installations, spoke to the damaging effects that the policy will have on mili... Read more »

Beyer Urges Federal Agencies To Improve Communication With Military, Federal Workforce About Payroll Tax Deferrals

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In an appearance on Government Matters, Rep. Don Beyer strongly urged federal agencies to increase and improve communications with federal workers and military service members about changes in their paychecks which will begin in the current pay period as a result of President Trump’s payroll tax deferral. His interview came ahead of a Thursday hearing on the payroll tax deferral by the House Ways ... Read more »

Trump’s Payroll Tax Deferral Is Fundamentally Corrupt, Disrespects Military Service Members, Civil Servants

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Late last night President Trump made clear that his Executive Order allowing employers to defer payroll taxes until 2021 was intended as coercion, tweeting, “When we win I, as your President, will totally forgive ALL deferred payroll taxes with money from the General Fund.” The Constitution vests tax powers with Congress, meaning the President cannot deliver the political bribe he offered. Trump’s... Read more »

Trump Administration Confirms It Will Reduce Military Families’ Paychecks In 2021

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Following initial reporting from Federal News Radio on Friday night, the Trump Administration confirmed over the weekend that all members of the United States military in the income range specified by President Trump’s executive order will have their Social Security payroll taxes deferred. The Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS), which administers payroll for Department of Defense employ... Read more »

Beyer: Chad Wolf Must Resign

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) issued the following statement today following a weekend of civil rights abuses by unidentified federal officers in Portland operating at the direction of Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf, amid reports that similar DHS deployments are expected to begin in Chicago: “Acting Secretary Wolf is overseeing authoritarian abuses that betray our bedrock principles and w... Read more »