Healthcare

Beyer Votes to Pass Patient Protection & Affordable Care Enhancement Act

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Rep. Beyer today joined House Democrats to strengthen the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and lower health costs and prescription drug prices for all Americans by voting for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act. The House passed the bill, which contains Beyer’s legislation to protect individuals with preexisting conditions, days after the Trump Administration filed a brief asking t... Read more »

New Report Highlights Dangers in Administration’s Proposed “Return-to-work Bonus”

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Washington, D.C.—Today, Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), Vice Chair of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), released a report, “The Administration’s 'Return-to-Work Bonus' Is No Substitute for Enhanced Unemployment Benefits,” showing that millions of unemployed workers would be left without the economic support they need if the Trump administration succeeds in replacing the $600 weekly F... Read more »

Beyer Statement On Trump Plans To Hold July 4 Military Display

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Rep. Don Beyer today issued the following statement on the Trump Administration’s announcement that it would host a large-scale public event with a military display at the White House on July 4: “Hot off threatening to violate the constitutionally-protected rights of peaceful protesters earlier today, the President is again displaying his fondness for dictators and the trappings of autocracy. “The... Read more »

National Capital Region Delegation Urges House Leaders To Issue Mask Directive To Members Of Congress

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Members of Congress representing the National Capital Region today wrote to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy urging them to “issue strong, explicit directives to Members of the House regarding proper face coverings” as Congress prepares to cast votes next week. The letter, led by Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) and signed by Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD), Congresswom... Read more »

Beyer Statement On Pence, Trump Campaign Violation Of Virginia Public Health Order In Arlington

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who represents Northern Virginia suburbs of the nation’s capital including Arlington, today issued the following statement on a deleted tweet from Vice President Pence which showed Pence and dozens of Trump campaign staff packed into a tight space in their Arlington offices without social distancing or masks: “At the same time that President Trump was tweeting about “law and... Read more »

Vice Chair Beyer’s Calls with Nation’s Leading Economists Inspire Coronavirus Policy Proposals

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For about an hour several times a week, Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), Vice Chair of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), talks with some of the nation’s most prominent economists and other policy experts about the economic impact of the coronavirus. The conversations, often joined by JEC Members and Members from other congressional committees, have led to policy proposals to help the ... Read more »

Coronavirus stimulus: Surprise jobs report adds doubt to second round

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Once Washington absorbed Friday’s surprise jobs report showing a gain of 2.5 million jobs in May (after forecasts for 8 million jobs lost) many turned the question of how the news impacts the long awaited negotiations for an additional phase 4 stimulus deal. "We'll be asking for additional stimulus money,” President Trump said Friday morning as some speculated that a deal might now be off the tabl... Read more »

National Capital Region Delegation Strongly Opposes Trump Plans For July Fourth Military Parade In D.C. During Pandemic

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Members of Congress representing the National Capital Region today wrote to the Secretaries of Defense and the Interior to state their strong opposition to President Trump’s plans to hold a second military parade in Washington D.C. on July 4th. Despite public health and social distancing precautions in the nation’s capital, which has seen one of the worst COVID-19 outbreaks in the country, the Tru... Read more »

Beyer, Gonzalez Introduce Bipartisan Testing Innovation Legislation

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U.S. Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA) and Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH) today introduced the At-Home Testing Prize Competitions Act, legislation designed to encourage the development of new COVID-19 testing. The bill would direct the National Institutes of Health (NIH), in consultation with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), to quickly launch prize competitions promoting the deve... Read more »

Beyer To Vote Yes On Heroes Act

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today announced that he will vote for the Heroes Act when it comes to the House Floor for final passage this evening. The broad relief legislation is expected to pass on with bipartisan support. Beyer said: “The Heroes Act takes strong steps to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic devastation. It contains key provisions I sought, and I fully support it. This... Read more »