Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Representatives Don Beyer (VA-08) and John Garamendi (CA-03), co-chairs of the Nuclear Weapons and Arms Control Working Group, today issued the following statement condemning Russian nuclear threats:
“On Sunday, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his country’s nuclear deterrent forces to be put into an alert status,… Read more »
October 8, 2021 (Washington, D.C.) – Bicameral Nuclear Weapons and Arms Control (NWAC) Working Group Co-Chairs Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA), and Sen. Merkley (D-OR) today led a group of lawmakers requesting an update on the Administration’s Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) from National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan.
“We share the belief that the NPR is a… Read more »
President Biden did the right thing by finally ending America’s longest war. The gut-wrenching scenes of chaos and fear we are seeing are deeply upsetting, but they also make it clear that two or ten or twenty more years of American presence in Afghanistan would not help. Staying in Afghanistan forever is not the solution.
The most important thing now is getting Americans, our allies,… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »