The U.S. House today passed the Federal Extreme Risk Protection Order Act. This gun violence prevention legislation that would create a federal “red flag” law, empowering family members and law enforcement to restrict access to guns, after due process, for those who pose a danger to themselves or others. It would also give states guidance and grants to set up and implement extreme risk… Read more »
In recent weeks I’ve heard from a huge number of Northern Virginians in letters, calls, and at community events about the urgent need to address gun violence. Like you, I am horrified by recent mass shootings that have claimed so many innocent lives.
These tragedies, including the killing of 19 children and 2 teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, TX, the killing of 10… Read more »
The U.S. House of Representatives this evening passed the Protecting Our Kids Act, a sweeping package of gun violence prevention legislation that represents some of the broadest action to address mass shootings and save lives undertaken by either chamber of Congress in nearly three decades. Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who represents the Northern Virginia suburbs of the nation’s capital, voted… Read more »
Many constituents have called my office asking about my positions on gun safety legislation following recent mass shootings. Here are answers to some of these questions, for more please see here and here.
Do you support universal background checks?
— Yes. I voted for HR 8 and HR 1446.
Do you support red flag laws?
— Yes, I co-lead the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act.… Read more »
Today, Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), Chairman of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), released the following statement in response to the release of the Biden-Harris administration’s FY22 discretionary funding request:
“The Biden-Harris administration’s FY22 discretionary funding request would make critical investments to boost education in low-income areas, fight climate… Read more »
Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) issued the following statement today on the widely reported decision by President Biden to nominate Beyer’s constituent, retired Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) special agent David Chipman, to serve as ATF Director:
“David Chipman has spent a long and distinguished career working to save American lives by preventing gun violence, efforts which… Read more »
Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who represents the Northern Virginia suburbs of the nation’s capital, today voted for H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act, which would require a background check for every gun sale, and H.R. 1446, the Enhanced Background Checks Act, which would close the Charleston loophole.
“These bills represent the most important gun violence prevention legislation in a… Read more »
Today, Representative Don Beyer (D-Va.) and U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) introduced legislation to improve and modernize the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) in order to strengthen gun safety in our communities. The legislation would remove irresponsible statutory restrictions that stand in the way of ATF’s mission to protect the public from violent… Read more »
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… Read more »
Rep. Don Beyer today hailed the passage of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act by the House of Representatives. The bill, which passed this evening with bipartisan support, represents the most ambitious federal reform of law enforcement powers in decades.
“The George Floyd Justice In Policing Act is a step towards justice and accountability. We cannot bring George Floyd or Breonna… Read more »