Healthcare

Chairman Beyer on Biden-Harris FY22 Discretionary Funding Request: A Blueprint for Building Back Better, Stronger

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Today, Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), Chairman of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), released the following statement in response to the release of the Biden-Harris administration’s FY22 discretionary funding request: “The Biden-Harris administration’s FY22 discretionary funding request would make critical investments to boost education in low-income areas, fight climate change, adva... Read more »

Kuster, Beyer, Courtney Re-Introduce Legislation to Protect Individuals with Preexisting Conditions, Bolster ACA Safeguards

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Today, on the 11th anniversary of President Obama signing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law, Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02), Don Beyer (VA-08), and Joe Courtney (CT-02) reintroduced legislation that would safeguard individuals with preexisting conditions from being denied coverage or charged more. The Protecting Americans with Preexisting Conditions Act was introduced i... Read more »

Speaker Pelosi Taps Beyer To Chair Joint Economic Committee

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Today, Speaker Pelosi announced that she is recommending Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) to chair the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC). If confirmed, Congressman Beyer will become the first Democrat to chair the JEC since Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) chaired the committee during the 112th Congress (2011-2013). In response to Speaker Pelosi’s announcement, Congressman Beyer issued the followin... Read more »

Beyer: “My Vote Today For The American Rescue Plan Will Be The Most Consequential Vote I Have Ever Cast”

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who is expected to chair Congress’ Joint Economic Committee in the 117th Congress, voted for the American Rescue Plan today. Shortly before casting his vote for the sweeping Covid relief legislation, which will soon head to President Biden for signature, Beyer told his colleagues during Floor debate: “my vote today for the American Rescue Plan will be the most consequential ... Read more »

Beyer Joins Floor Debate As House Passes American Rescue Plan

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), the expected incoming Chair of Congress’ Joint Economic Committee, delivered the following remarks on the House Floor this evening during debate on the American Rescue Plan Act: “Madam Speaker, we have a choice tonight. American children are hungry, the recovery is stalling, and a million new people file for unemployment every week. We can do our jobs: pass a national vaccin... Read more »

Beyer, Katko, Napolitano Re-Introduce Barriers To Suicide Act

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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 re-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 t... Read more »

Congressional Delegation Seeks Mass Vaccination Site in Northern Virginia

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Today U.S. Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA), Gerald Connolly (D-VA) and Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) wrote to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requesting a community vaccination site for Northern Virginia. The Biden Administration’s plan to defeat COVID-19 includes a proposal for 100 community mass vaccination sites across the United States. They wrote: “Northern Virginia already has the c... Read more »

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 »