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  • House Adopts Beyer’s Suicide Prevention Amendment
    Posted in Press Releases on June 13, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    The House of Representatives today agreed to a suicide prevention amendment offered by Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA). The amendment allocates funds for a feasibility study regarding the adoption of geolocation for the Suicide Lifeline, which connects callers to local support services. The United States is presently experiencing a rise in suicides, and calls to the Suicide Lifeline are rapidly increasing, but call centers still often rely on area codes which do not reflect the real-life location of many ... Read more

  • Beyer Leads Letter to HHS Secretary Azar Condemning ACA Sabotage
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Oversight of the Administration

    Rep. Don Beyer (VA-08) today led a letter to U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Secretary Alex Azar to cease changes to the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) health insurance marketplace standards which increase premiums and out-of-pocket costs. The proposed change to how applicable percentages and maximum out-of-pocket limit are adjusted each year is the latest in a long list of efforts by the Trump administration to undermine the ACA and will make care more expensive and less accessible for ... Read more

  • Rep. Beyer Votes on Strengthening Health Care and Lowering Prescription Drug Costs Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 16, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Today, Rep. Don Beyer voted to pass H.R 987, the Strengthening Health Care and Lowering Prescription Drug Costs Act, a major piece of legislation that addresses two top concerns of the American people – lowering prescription drug prices and defending vital protections for people with pre-existing conditions. This bill is a critical component of the For The People agenda. “The American people are demanding congressional action to bring prescription drug prices down, and who can blame them,” said ... Read more

  • House Passes Bill to Protect Individuals with Preexisting Conditions, Pushback Against President Trump’s Sabotage of the ACA
    Posted in Press Releases on May 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Today, the House of Representatives passed legislation that would safeguard individuals with preexisting conditions from efforts by the Trump Administration to undermine their access to care. The Protecting Americans with Preexisting Conditions Act (HR 986), introduced by Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02), Don Beyer (VA-08), and Joe Courtney (CT-02), would revoke guidance issued by the Trump Administration in October 2018 that encourages states to approve health plans that do not cover preexi... Read more

  • 5 Questions With Don Beyer
    Posted in Articles on April 30, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Climate Change and the Environment, Economy, Federal Employees, Transportation, Education

    Arlington Magazine | Give us a snapshot of your district. We are the second-most-educated district in the country, second only to New York’s Upper East Side in college graduates. We are one of the wealthiest and certainly the most politically sophisticated. Politics and government are in our blood. It’s our hometown business. I never have to simplify things for audiences. At the same time, the 8th District is home to 800,000+ people and spans about 150 square miles. How do you adjust your agenda... Read more

  • House Democrats revive efforts to give federal employees paid family leave
    Posted in Articles on March 11, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Federal Employees

    Federal News Network | Maybe the third, fourth or fifth time is the charm. House lawmakers on Tuesday again revived their attempts to pass a paid family leave bill for federal employees. This time, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), along with House Majority Speaker Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and Reps. Jennifer Wexton and Don Beyer (D-Va.), have introduced the Federal Employee Paid Leave Act. The legislation would guarantee up to 12 weeks of paid leave for federal employees to witness the birth, adoption o... Read more

  • House Dems introduce bill providing paid family leave for federal employees
    Posted in Articles on March 6, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Federal Employees

    The Hill | A group of Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday introduced legislation that would guarantee federal employees 12 weeks of paid family leave. The Federal Employee Paid Leave Act — spearheaded by Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-N.Y.), House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), Reps. Jennifer Wexton (D-Va.) and Don Beyer (D-Va.) — allow men and women to take paid leave following the birth, adoption or fostering of a child or to take care of a spouse or parent suffering from a serious health condit... Read more

  • Democrats introduce paid family leave bill for federal workers
    Posted in Articles on March 6, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Federal Employees

    Washington Examiner | Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., introduced legislation Tuesday to require the federal government to offer paid family leave, noting that it is the nation's largest employer. Maloney's legislation, the Federal Employee Paid Leave Act, or FEPLA, would allow paid leave for all caregiving needs, not just parental leave. Federal employees would have 12 weeks of paid leave for birth, adoption, or caring for a spouse or a parent. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., stressed th... Read more

  • Hoyer, Maloney, Beyer, Wexton Introduce Bill to Provide Paid Family Leave for Federal Workers
    Posted in Press Releases on March 6, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Federal Employees

    Today, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05), Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), Congressman Don Beyer (VA-08), Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (VA-10) joined with federal employees, workers’ rights advocates, and unions to introduce legislation that would provide 12 weeks of paid family leave for federal employees. The Federal Employee Paid Leave Act (FEPLA) would guarantee paid leave for all instances covered by the FMLA, which currently only guarantees unpaid leave. “I’m proud to stand with... Read more

  • New Democrat Coalition Members Urge Committee Leadership to Strengthen the ACA, Paving the Way for Affordable Universal Coverage
    Posted in Press Releases on March 5, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington, DC – Today, Members of the New Democrat Coalition (NDC) sent a letter to Ways and Means Committee Chairman Neal, Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Pallone, and Education and Labor Committee Chairman Scott, urging the Committees to prioritize strengthening the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and continue the path toward affordable universal coverage. “Our constituents elected a Democratic majority in the House by choosing candidates who stood strongly in support of protecting those wit... Read more