Healthcare

Beyer Statement On Supreme Court Decision Overturning Roe V. Wade

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Rep. Don Beyer today released the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization overturning Roe v. Wade: “Today's ruling from a right-wing Supreme Court majority is a dark moment for America. These conservative justices abandoned 50 years of precedent in a decision which, as Justice Breyer’s dissent put it, ‘says that from the very moment ...

Beyer, Schrier, Van Hollen, Luján Introduce Bicameral Legislation to Reduce Medical Diagnostic Errors

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Today, U.S. Representatives Don Beyer (D-Va.) and Kim Schrier (D-Wash.) and Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) announced the introduction of the Improving Diagnosis in Medicine Act, legislation to reduce diagnostic errors in our healthcare system. Their legislation seeks to address the alarming rates of diagnostic error in our country and mitigate the devastating impacts ...

Beyer Hails Passage Of Suicide Prevention Legislation

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Rep. Don Beyer today welcomed House passage of bipartisan legislation to bolster mental health services across the country. The Restoring Hope for Mental Health and Well-Being Act, which would strengthen and expand programs to address major shortages in mental health professionals and other barriers to care, passed the House on Wednesday with an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote of 402-20. The bill i...

Ahead Of Vice President Harris’ Event In Falls Church, Beyer Submits Community Project Requests To Fund Northern Virginia Initiatives

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who represents the Northern Virginia suburbs of the nation’s capital, today announced his submissions on behalf of Virginia’s 8th Congressional District requesting federal funds from the Fiscal Year 2023 Community Project Funding (CPF) Program, which will provide targeted funding for local projects across the country. All of Beyer’s FY22 requests were fully funded by appropr...

Pressley, Beyer, Duckworth, Colleagues Unveil TREAT Long COVID Act to Expand Access to Treatment

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Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), alongside Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA) and Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE), and Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), introduced the Targeting Resources for Equitable Access to Treatment for Long COVID (TREAT Long COVID) Act to increase access to medical care and treatment for communities and individuals struggli...

Beyer Statement On President Biden’s Long COVID Executive Action

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), author of the bipartisan COVID Long Haulers Act and one of the leading advocates in Congress for Americans suffering from Long COVID, today issued the following statement on President Biden’s Presidential Memorandum on Long COVID: “I applaud President Biden’s announcement of a new all-of-government strategy to improve the understanding of Long COVID and promote better treatm...

House Passes Legislation To Lower Cost Of Insulin

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Today, Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) voted for legislation to lower insulin costs for American families. The Affordable Insulin Now Act, which would ensure that individuals pay no more than $35 for a monthly supply of insulin, passed in the House with all Democrats and a handful of Republicans voting in favor. “Today in the richest country on earth, Americans ration insulin – a drug they need to live – be...

Bipartisan House Delegation Introduces 988 Implementation Act

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Today Congressman Tony Cárdenas (D-CA) introduced the 988 Implementation Act with Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE), Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA), Congresswoman Grace Napolitano (D-CA), Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) and Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD). The transformative, comprehensive legislation will change our cr...

Pressley, Beyer Urge CDC to Collect, Publish Demographic Data on Prevalence of Long COVID

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Pressley, Beyer Urge CDC to Collect, Publish Demographic Data on Prevalence of Long COVID Disaggregated Data Will Inform Congressional Action to Support Those with Long COVID Text of the Letter (PDF) WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) and Congressman Don Beyer (VA-08) sent a letter to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urging it to publicly report findings ...

Feinstein, Beyer, Swalwell, Torres to Biden Administration: Require COVID-19 Vaccine or Negative Test for Domestic Air Travel

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Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Representatives Don Beyer (D-Va.), Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) and Ritchie Torres (D-N.Y.) today called on the Biden administration to require proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result for all domestic air travel. “Travel at our nation’s airports has essentially returned to pre-pandemic levels but the risk from COVID-19, including from it...