Healthcare

House Passes Women’s Health Protection Act

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September 24, 2021 (Washington, D.C.) – Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today voted to defend women’s constitutional right to reproductive health care with H.R. 3755, the Women’s Health Protection Act. Amid a dangerous assault on women’s basic health freedoms – from state houses across the country to the U.S. Supreme Court – this landmark legislation enshrines into law the vital protections of Roe v. Wade a...

Beyer Introduces Legislation Requiring Covid Vaccinations For America’s Frontline Health Care Workforce

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today announced the introduction of the Protecting Vulnerable Patients Act, which would require healthcare providers who see Medicare or Medicaid patients to be vaccinated following final FDA approval of a COVID vaccine. Beyer sits on the House Committee on Ways and Means, which has partial jurisdiction over health policy. “America’s most vulnerable patients must be able to r...

House Passes Broad Infrastructure Legislation; Bill Includes Beyer Community Funding Requests, Wildlife Conservation Legislation, Suicide Prevention Amendment

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The House today passed the Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation [INVEST] in America Act, ambitious surface transportation legislation that would pave the way to rebuilding America’s infrastructure. The bill contained top priorities for Northern Virginia and legislative measures sponsored by Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), including: All of Beyer’s Member-designated trans...

Beyer Reintroduces Legislation to Improve Low-Income Individuals’ Access to Workforce Training

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This week 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 underse...

House Passes Bipartisan Suicide Prevention Legislation

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The House of Representatives today passed bipartisan suicide prevention legislation introduced by Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA) and Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) with broad support from both parties. The Campaign To Prevent Suicide Act would set up an educational campaign recommended by suicide prevention advocates and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to raise awareness for a three-digit suicide lifel...

Beyer Submits Community Project Funding Requests To Support Northern Virginia Infrastructure, Policing Reform, Health Care

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who represents the Northern Virginia suburbs of the nation’s capital, today announced his submissions on behalf of Virginia’s 8th Congressional District requesting federal funds from the Fiscal Year 2022 Community Project Funding Program, which will provide targeted funding for local projects across the country. “The Community Project Funding requests I submitted on behalf o...

Beyer, Kinzinger Introduce Bipartisan Suicide Prevention Legislation

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Today U.S. Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA) and Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) introduced the Campaign To Prevent Suicide Act. The bill would set up an educational campaign recommended by suicide prevention advocates and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to raise awareness for a three-digit suicide lifeline phone number, suicide prevention resources, and more effective discourse on how to prevent...

Chairman Beyer on Biden “American Families Plan”: Investing in America Means Investing in American Families

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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 President Biden’s “American Families Plan,” the second of a two-part package of investments intended to help the nation build back better. The first package released at the end of March was focused on infrastructure. “President Biden understands that in...

Falls Church News Press -- Congressman Don Beyer: Please Get Vaccinated

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Congressman Don Beyer: Please Get Vaccinated Originally published in the Falls Church News Press As of this week, every Virginian adult aged 16 and older is eligible to get a free Covid-19 vaccine. This vaccine will save your life. It will save lives of your family, your friends, your neighbors and coworkers. For over a year our country has undertaken a historic vaccination development effort, a s...

Beyer, Bergman Announce Introduction Of Bipartisan COVID-19 Long Haulers Act

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Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA) and Jack Bergman (R-MI) today announced that they would introduce the COVID-19 Long Haulers Act, bipartisan legislation to help people suffering from long term COVID. The bill aims to improve the Long COVID patient experience by educating the public and clinicians about Long COVID, synthesizing research on symptoms and treatments, and fostering research and recommendations o...