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House Passes Omnibus Bill With Key Democratic Priorities, Local Wins For Northern Virginia

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today hailed passage of the omnibus funding bill in the House. The bill was negotiated on a bipartisan basis between Senate Democrats and Republicans and House Democrats, passed the Senate yesterday, and now heads to President Biden for signature. The bill contained Beyer-authored and co-authored legislation as well as community project funding and other Northern…

Booker, Beyer Lead Colleagues in Urging CPSC to Address Dangerous Indoor Air Pollutions Emitted by Gas Stoves

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U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and U.S. Representative Don Beyer (D-VA) urged Alexander Hoehn-Saric, Chair of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), to address the high level of dangerous indoor air pollutants emitted by gas stoves. Reports have found that gas stoves, which are used by more than 40 million homes across the country, emit dangerous air pollutants such…

Beyer Introduces National All-Payer Claims Database Act to Decrease Healthcare Costs

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Rep. Don Beyer yesterday reintroduced the National All-Payer Claims Database Act to lower healthcare costs and improve healthcare delivery by supporting state all-payer claims databases (APCDs) to establish an easily accessible national database of all-payer claims. APCDs collect healthcare claims and related data from entities that pay for health care services, and have been used to help…

Beyer Secures Over $17 Million In Funding And Northern Virginia Wins In Omnibus Funding Bill

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who represents Northern Virginia in the U.S. House, today announced that he had secured funding and legislative wins in the bipartisan funding bill for FY23. The omnibus government funding bill was the product of bipartisan negotiations; it passed the Senate this afternoon and expected to be passed by the House later today. Beyer said: “I am proud to announce that…

Virginia Democratic Delegation Urges General Assembly to Enshrine Right to an Abortion in Virginia Constitution

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Today, U.S. Rep. A. Donald McEachin (VA-04), along with U.S. Reps. Jennifer Wexton (VA-10), Gerry Connolly (VA-11), Abigail Spanberger (VA-07), Elaine Luria (VA-02), Don Beyer (VA-08), Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03) and U.S. Sens. Mark Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) sent a letter to the Virginia General Assembly, urging for prompt action to be taken to protect abortion…

Beyer Highlights Northern Virginia Results From Landmark Legislation

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today highlighted a series of economic analyses that show how historic legislation enacted in the past year will help constituents in Virginia’s 8th District, the region, and the Commonwealth of Virginia. These laws enacted under the current Congress and signed by President Biden, including the American Rescue Plan Act, Inflation Reduction Act, CHIPS and Science Act,…

Republican Leaders Plot Forcing Choice Between Economic Ruin Or Social Security And Medicare Cuts

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New reporting and interviews with Republican leaders have clarified House Republicans’ intent to use threats to block an increase to the debt limit – which could lead to a default and a major economic crisis – subject to demands for policy concessions. The Bipartisan Policy Center projects that the debt limit will need to be raised in the third quarter of 2023. Congress’ Joint Economic…

JEC Chairman Beyer Slams Republicans’ “Economically Catastrophic” Plan to Gut Social Security and Medicare

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Today, Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), Chairman of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), released the following statement after House Republicans made clear their intentions to leverage future debt-limit negotiations to force cuts to Medicare and Social Security.  “While Democrats are passing legislation to cut costs for households, expand access to health insurance and…

Beyer Introduces Peer-To-Peer Suicide Prevention Legislation

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today introduced the Peer-to-Peer Suicide Prevention Act. The bill, modeled on a successful effort in Wisconsin, would empower young people to address mental health by establishing a competitive grant program for middle and high-schools to facilitate student-led suicide prevention programs. “As part of our push to prevent the terrible epidemic of suicide in the…

Bipartisan Legislation to Expand Mental Health Services for Health Care Workers Advances Through Committee

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Today, the House Ways and Means Committee advanced bipartisan legislation authored by U.S. Representatives Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36), Larry Bucshon, M.D. (IN-08), Don Beyer (VA-08), and Greg Murphy, M.D. (NC-03) that would expand access to critical mental health programs for many providers carrying an increased burden and workload during the COVID-19 pandemic. H.R. 8890, the Physician…