Healthcare

Letter to CDC and FAA seeking International Flight Response

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Dear Director Redfield and Administrator Dickson: Thank you for mandating that all flyers from the United Kingdom test negative before flying into the United States. However, this needs to be the case, at minimum, for all flights within and into the United States. While I understand that this decision was made to counter a new and more transmissible SARS-COV-2 variant that originated in the United... Read more »

Beyer Seeks Federal Agency Guidance On Coronavirus Vaccinations

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Today Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) wrote National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, and U.S. Office of Personnel Management Acting Director Michael Rigas, urging them to release plans and guidance regarding COVID-19 vaccine distribution for federal employees. Beyer serves on the House Committee on Ways and Means, which has partial jurisdiction over he... Read more »

Beyer Presses CDC For Data Transparency On Coronavirus Vaccinations

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today wrote to the Robert Redfield, Director of the Centers For Disease Control (CDC), urging increased transparency and data sharing amid the national effort to distribute and administer coronavirus vaccines. His letter came amid ongoing confusion over reduced and delayed vaccine shipments to states. Beyer serves on the House Committee on Ways and Means, which has partial ju... Read more »

Beyer Introduces Legislation To Support Research Into Long Term Effects Of Coronavirus Infection

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Rep. Don Beyer this week introduced the COVID-19 Long Haulers Act, which would authorize and fund research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PICORI) to benefit so-called “long haulers,” people who experience long term effects of COVID-19 infections. From the beginning of the pandemic medical researchers have documented a wide array of ... Read more »

Beyer Receives Coronavirus Vaccine

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Rep. Don Beyer, who represents the Northern Virginia suburbs of the nation’s capital, today received a vaccination for coronavirus [pictures below]. Beyer said: “Upon medical advice and the recommendation of the Attending Physician, I received a coronavirus vaccine this afternoon. “I am mindful that millions of Americans are still waiting for shots they will get after me, many of whom are workers ... Read more »

Beyer Introduces Federal All-Payer Claims Database Act To Decrease Healthcare Costs

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Rep. Don Beyer this week introduced the Federal All-Payer Claims Database Act, legislation that would establish a federal database of all-payer claims. Many states already gather all-payer claims data, which collects costs of procedures, medicines, and other health care, but the federal government and some states have yet to take advantage of the tool. “Increasing claims transparency has the poten... Read more »

Beyer Statement On Reports Of Secret Service Coronavirus Outbreak

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who represents the largest number of federal employees of any member of the House, issued the following statement today on reports that over 130 Secret Service officers are either quarantined or infected with coronavirus: “The Secret Service officers who put their lives on the line to protect our leaders are courageous professionals, but Donald Trump has shown callous indiff... Read more »

Larsen, Beyer Introduce Bill to Prepare U.S. Aviation for Future Public Health Emergencies

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Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), Chair of the House Aviation Subcommittee, and Rep. Don Beyer (VA-08) introduced the National Aviation Preparedness Plan Act of 2020, legislation to require the development of a national aviation preparedness plan for future public health emergencies. The bill builds on similar language Larsen championed in the House-passed HEROES Act and the Healthy Flights Act of ... Read more »

National Capital Region Delegation Statement On White House Coronavirus Outbreak

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U.S. Representative Don Beyer (D-VA), Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD), Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), and U.S. Representatives John Sarbanes (D-MD), Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Anthony Brown (D-MD), Jennifer Wexton (D-VA), and David Trone (D-MD) issued the following statement today: “We represent the people of the National Capital Region. We are alarmed and dismayed... Read more »

House Passes Beyer’s Suicide Prevention Legislation

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Last night the House of Representatives passed two bipartisan bills coauthored by Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who serves as co-chair of the House Suicide Prevention Task Force. The Campaign to Prevent Suicide Act, co-led by Rep. Greg Gianforte (R-MT), which would set up an educational campaign to change American culture confronting suicide and raise awareness for the three-digit suicide lifeline phone ... Read more »