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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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.… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »