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  • Beyer, Katko, Napolitano Introduce Barriers To Suicide Act
    Posted in Press Releases on September 12, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    U.S. Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA) and John Katko (R-NY), the co-chairs of the House Suicide Prevention Task Force, and Grace Napolitano (D-CA), founder and Co-Chair of the Congressional Mental Health Caucus today introduced the Barriers To Suicide Act. The bipartisan legislation would create grants for state and local governments to fund nets and barriers on bridges, which have been shown to reduce suicide. “The Barriers To Suicide Act would take a big step forward in pushing a national resp... Read more

  • Beyer Introduces Bill to Improve Low-Income Individuals’ Access to Workforce Training
    Posted in Press Releases on July 16, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Economy

    Yesterday, Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) introduced the Pre-apprenticeship Promotion Act. The bill would help strengthen the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) program by ensuring pre-apprenticeships and apprenticeships are considered in the training process. The bill aims to make HPOG more responsive to local workforce needs, while opening additional health care industry opportunities for underserved communities. “Too many Americans are struggling to make ends meet and too many health care job... Read more

  • Beyer Votes to Honor 9/11 Victims and Heroes and Pass a Permanent Reauthorization of September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Today, Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) voted to pass H.R. 1327, the “Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alverez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act,” which takes long-overdue action to provide the financial security and support that 9/11 first responders, survivors and families deserve. “On September 11, 2001, America suffered an unimaginable tragedy and witnessed the incredible heroism of hundreds of first responders who put themselves at ... Read more

  • Ways And Means Committee Advances Beyer Healthcare Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on June 26, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    The House Committee on Ways and Means today approved legislation offered by Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) to reauthorize and fund the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). The Protecting Access to Information for Effective and Necessary Treatment (PATIENT) Act extends funding to PCORI for seven years, through FY2026. It also adds new requirements that the organization specifically prioritize research into the areas of maternal mortality, substance abuse, and mental health. “PCORI provide... Read more

  • 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