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  • Statement On Unveiled “Health Care” Legislation Text
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Rep. Don Beyer issued the following statement today after Senate Republican leaders lifted the veil of secrecy on their draft “health care” legislation: “All legislation begins with goals. The goal of the Senate GOP bill unveiled today, like that of the House bill already passed, is not to improve health care, but rather to deliver a massive tax cut to the super-rich and eliminate health care for millions of Americans. Nearly 70 million Americans are enrolled in Medicaid today, a program which w... Read more

  • Rep. Beyer: Trump Budget “Rooted In Fantasy”
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Healthcare, Equality, Climate Change and the Environment, Economy, Federal Employees, Veterans

    Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) issued the following statement today on the Trump budget: “While President Trump’s budget will not pass Congress, it is nonetheless a telling statement of Republican priorities: cutting taxes for the wealthy while gutting innumerable programs and agencies that protect the most vulnerable. The Trump budget is rooted in fantasy. It will not generate the constant three percent growth that is the premise for massive tax cuts, nor does it even account for the cost of those cuts ... Read more

  • Beyer on Passage Of Trumpcare: “A Dark Stain on the History of The House of Representatives”
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) issued the following statement on the passage of “Trumpcare” in the House of Representatives: “The passage of Trumpcare is a dark stain on the history of the House of Representatives. Republican leaders forced this bill on the country without knowing what effect it would have on millions of Americans and one sixth of our economy. They don’t know what this updated bill will do, or how much it will hurt people, and yet they have rushed it to passage following no hearings, no ... Read more

  • Beyer Statement On Omnibus Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Healthcare, Climate Change and the Environment, Economy, Immigration, Federal Employees, Transportation

    Rep. Don Beyer made the following statement today on the omnibus bill, which is expected to be signed into law this week: “This omnibus funding bill represents the product of a bipartisan agreement, and as such required compromise from both sides. It does not contain everything I’d like, but the most important thing is that we reached a deal that will keep the government open without the worst budget cuts and most irresponsible policy riders sought by House Republicans and the White House. I’m p... Read more

  • Trump Budget a Republican Lowlight Reel
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Healthcare, Equality, Climate Change and the Environment, Economy, Immigration, Federal Employees, Transportation

    Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) compiled the following lowlight reel from President Trump’s first attempt at a budget blueprint. "Budgets reflect values. President Trump wants to spend more on defense and border security while making huge cuts to what they defend: our people, our health, and our environment. These extreme cuts will hit my constituents particularly hard, including many federal workers at the State Department and Environmental Protection Agency. But their pain will be felt across the entire... Read more

  • Beyer Statement On House Republican Health Care Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on March 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Rep. Don Beyer released the following statement today regarding the Republican health care bill: “In his address to Congress last week, the President promised a healthcare program that would ‘expand choice, increase access, lower costs, and at the same time, provide better health care.’ The bill which House Republicans unveiled last night does none of these things. It instead represents a huge tax cut for the wealthy, paid for in large part by gutting Medicaid. It shifts costs to working famili... Read more

  • Repealing ACA Would Cost Virginia's Economy Billions Of Dollars And 50,000-100,000 Jobs
    Posted in Press Releases on January 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Rep. Don Beyer pledged today to fight any Republican proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), as a new study from George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health and the Commonwealth Fund suggested that such a repeal would have dire effects on Virginia’s economy. “The Republican plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act will have disastrous consequences for Virginia,” said Rep. Beyer. “Hundreds of thousands of our neighbors will lose life-saving, affordable health ... Read more

  • After Election, I Will Not Compromise on Values
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on December 6, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Equality, Climate Change and the Environment, Economy, Immigration, Federal Employees, Women's Economic Empowerment

    Since the election, I have heard from many constituents who are concerned about the Trump presidency or uncertain about his policies and plans. I share many of these concerns and questions. As ever, I will listen to my colleagues from across the aisle, and will consider reasonable policy proposals, even if I do not fully agree with them. But I will not compromise on our basic values. I will forcefully oppose plans to privatize and cut Medicare, or strip healthcare coverage from millions of Ameri... Read more

  • Beyer Calls on Congress to Address Public Health Crises Before Recess
    Posted in Press Releases on July 14, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Gun Violence, Healthcare

    Congressman Don Beyer released the following statement on continuing Congressional inaction in the famous of major public health crises: “Gun violence, Zika, and contaminated drinking water are urgent problems confronting Americans now,” said Rep. Don Beyer. “The fact that Congress has gone into summer recess without making progress on any of these issues is a stunning failure of leadership. We should not be leaving town without doing the people’s business. These problems cannot wait until Septe... Read more

  • Beyer Statement on 50th Anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid
    Posted in Press Releases on July 30, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    “Nearly 191,000 Virginians go without access to affordable healthcare every year because the General Assembly refuses to expand Medicaid under ACA. The great irony is that the communities most in need are represented by some of the ACA’s biggest opponents in Richmond. The Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services estimates that Medicaid expansion would save the state $600 million through 2022. This is devastating to our Commonwealth - economically and morally.” "Fifty years ago today th... Read more