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DoD Commits to Looking at New Helicopter Noise Mitigation Strategies

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DoD Commits to Looking at New Helicopter Noise Mitigation Strategies BY JO DEVOE Originally published on Arlington Now Reducing local helicopter noise while conducting missions safely may be difficult, the Pentagon says, but the military is willing to try, according to a new report. The commitment and the recommendations conclude a Dept. of Defense report on the causes and effects of helicopter no...

Beyer Hails DOD Report On Reducing Helicopter Noise In National Capital Region, Urges Swift Implementation Of Recommendations

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July 23, 2021 (Washington, D.C.) – Rep. Don Beyer today released a new report from the Department of Defense (DOD), Review and Assessment of Mitigation of Military Helicopter Noise. The report, which was completed as a result of Beyer’s amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) FY 2021, included recommendations long sought by Beyer and other regional lawmakers to mitigate helicopt...

Bicameral Delegation Urges President Biden to Reduce Military Role of U.S Nuclear Weapons in Upcoming Nuclear Posture Review

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July 22, 2021 (Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Representatives Don Beyer (VA-08) and John Garamendi (CA-03), and Senators Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Jeffrey A. Merkley (D-OR), co-chairs of the Nuclear Weapons and Arms Control Working Group, led 17 of their colleagues in calling on President Joseph R. Biden to actively guide the formation of the Department of Defense-led Nuclear Posture Review. The N...

Beyer Hails Biden-Harris Administration’s National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today welcomed the Biden-Harris Administration’s announcement of a new National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism. Beyer, who authored the recently-enacted Jabara-Heyer NO HATE Act hate crime legislation, led oversight efforts in the House seeking coordinated action to combat domestic terrorism and criticizing the Trump administration’s intentionally weakened respons...

Bipartisan Delegation Reintroduces Military Spouse Hiring Act

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Today, U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado (NY-19), along with Reps. Jimmy Panetta (CA-20), Don Beyer (VA-08), Mike Kelly (PA-16), Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05), and Don Bacon (NE-02) reintroduced the Military Spouse Hiring Act, bipartisan legislation that incentivizes employers to hire spouses of members of the United States Armed Forces. Research from the Department of Defense and the Hiring Ou...

Merkley, Markey, Beyer, Garamendi Lead Congressional Push for More Expansive Nuclear Weapons Talks with Russia

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The Chairs of a newly formed congressional working group on nuclear weapons and arms control—U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR), U.S. Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA), U.S. Representative Don Beyer (D-VA-08), and U.S. Representative John Garamendi (D-CA-03)—are leading a congressional push urging the Biden administration to re-engage Russia in regular, extensive, comprehensive dialogue on a on broad ...

Egypt Human Rights Caucus Co-Chairs’ Statement On New Weapons Sales

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Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA) and Tom Malinowski (D-NJ), co-chairs of Congress’ Egypt Human Rights Caucus, issued the following statement today on new U.S. weapons sales to the Egyptian government: “The Egypt Human Rights Caucus was disappointed that the sale notified to Congress for 168 missiles to the Egyptian military, valued at $197 million, was not preceded by preliminary outlines of how the Biden a...

Beyer And Watson Coleman Introduce Legislation Honoring Fallen Officer Brian Sicknick

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U.S. Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA) and Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) today introduced bipartisan legislation to honor United States Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick, who died from wounds received in the line of duty while defending the U.S. Capitol from attack on January 6th, 2021. Beyer, who represented Sicknick in the House, and Watson Coleman, who represents much of Sicknick’s family,...

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...

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...