Healthcare

House Passes Beyer’s Suicide Prevention Legislation

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Last night the House of Representatives passed two bipartisan bills coauthored by Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who serves as co-chair of the House Suicide Prevention Task Force. The Campaign to Prevent Suicide Act, co-led by Rep. Greg Gianforte (R-MT), which would set up an educational campaign to change American culture confronting suicide and raise awareness for the three-digit suicide lifeline phone ... Read more »

Beyer, Garvey Urge President And Aides To Adhere To Public Health Guidelines In Arlington

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) and Arlington County Board of Supervisors Chair Libby Garvey today wrote to White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and Trump Campaign Chair Bill Stepien urging the President and his aides to comply with public health rules and pandemic safety measures while in Arlington. Their letter came in the wake of President Trump’s speech at a conference in Pentagon City to a large, cl... Read more »

Local officials beseech Trump, Pence to wear masks while in Arlington

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Published at the Washington Post Local officials beseech Trump, Pence to wear masks while in Arlington By Patricia Sullivan September 1, 2020 at 2:51 p.m. EDT A Northern Virginia congressman and the chair of the Arlington County Board wrote to President Trump’s chief of staff and campaign manager Tuesday, expressing concern that the president and vice president had attended events in Arlington wit... Read more »

Trump Administration Fails To Deliver Aid To The Unemployed

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August 25, 2020 (Washington, D.C.) – Monday marked two weeks since Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin predicted states would have the Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) unemployment program created by Executive Order up and running within two weeks, but only two states—representing less than 10 percent of national continuing unemployment insurance claims—reported having actually distributed aid through th... Read more »

Pascrell, Beyer, Porter Seek Crackdown on COVID Swindlers and Fake Cures

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), Don Beyer (D-VA-08), and Katie Porter (D-CA-45) today have written to U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn again calling on the agency to protect the American people from unproven treatments for COVID-19. “As the United States continues to grapple with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we urge you to be vigil... Read more »

Beyer Statement On Mask-less Trump Event In Arlington

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who represents the Northern Virginia suburbs of the nation’s capital, including Arlington, issued the following statement today after photographs of a Council for National Policy event in Arlington headlined by President Trump showed him addressing a large of audience of hundreds who failed to observe social distancing guidelines or wear face coverings: “Once again Arlington... Read more »

Beyer Introduces Pandemic Response Accountability Legislation

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today introduced the Supply Chain Accountability Act, legislation that would require the Administration to explain its strategy for fixing key breakdowns in the pandemic response. Beyer serves on the House Committee on Ways and Means, which has partial jurisdiction over healthcare matters. “The United States still has one of the worst pandemic responses in the world, and it s... Read more »

Sherrill, Pascrell, Beyer, Schakowsky, and Waters Demand FEMA Response to Reports of Faulty PPE Sent to Nursing Homes

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Washington, DC -- Representatives Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11), Bill Pascrell (NJ-09), Don Beyer (VA-08), Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), and Maxine Waters (CA-43) today led 32 of their colleagues in calling on FEMA to respond to recent reportsthat faulty masks, gowns, and gloves were sent to nursing homes. Currently, more than 40% of all COVID-19 deaths have been tied to nursing homes. The Members demanded an... Read more »

Beyer Introduces COVID-19 Data Transparency Act

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today introduced the COVID-19 Data Transparency Act, which would codify standards for state, tribal, and local health departments to report statistical information to the Centers For Disease Control (CDC), and require CDC to share that information with the public. The legislation came as the Trump Administration continued to meddle with federal government systems that report ... Read more »

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 »