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Beyer Statement on Senate Passage of the Public Safety Officer Support Act to Recognize Suicide as a Line-of-Duty Death

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U.S. Representative Don Beyer (D-VA), co-sponsor of the House companion bill introduced by Rep. David Trone (D-MD) and Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA), issued the following statement after the Public Safety Officer Support Act passed by unanimous vote in the Senate. The bill, which previously passed in the House with 402-17 votes, would amend the federal Public Safety Officers’…

Beyer Votes To Defend Americans’ Right To Contraception

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today voted to defend Americans’ right to access birth control. The Right to Contraception Act passed with all Democrats and eight Republicans voting in favor, weeks after Justice Clarence Thomas’ concurrence in Dobbs urged the Supreme Court to “reconsider” its landmark Griswold v. Connecticut ruling. Griswold, a case about contraception, established a…

Bipartisan Mental Health Leaders Urge Senate Passage Of 9-8-8 Legislation

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Today bipartisan mental health leaders from the U.S. House wrote to Senate leaders urging passage of two House-passed bills intended to support the ongoing rollout of the new National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 9-8-8. The Lifeline’s new 9-8-8 number, intended to be easier to remember and to dial, began operation this past Saturday. House Suicide Prevention Task Force Co-Chair Rep.…

Beyer Votes to Defend Americans’ Reproductive Health Freedoms

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) voted for strong legislation to defend reproductive freedoms in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling overturning Roe v. Wade. The House passed the Women's Health Protection Act to ensure Americans’ right to make their own health decisions as Republicans launched a renewed push for a nationwide abortion ban. The House also passed the Ensuring Women's Right to…

Beyer Statement On Supreme Court Decision Overturning Roe V. Wade

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Rep. Don Beyer said the following after the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization overturned Roe v. Wade on Friday: “This ruling from a right-wing Supreme Court majority is a dark moment for America. These conservative justices abandoned 50 years of precedent in a decision which, as Justice Breyer’s dissent put it, ‘says that from the very moment of…

Beyer, Schrier, Van Hollen, Luján Introduce Bicameral Legislation to Reduce Medical Diagnostic Errors

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Today, U.S. Representatives Don Beyer (D-Va.) and Kim Schrier (D-Wash.) and Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) announced the introduction of the Improving Diagnosis in Medicine Act, legislation to reduce diagnostic errors in our healthcare system. Their legislation seeks to address the alarming rates of diagnostic error in our country and mitigate the…

Beyer Hails Passage Of Suicide Prevention Legislation

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Rep. Don Beyer today welcomed House passage of bipartisan legislation to bolster mental health services across the country. The Restoring Hope for Mental Health and Well-Being Act, which would strengthen and expand programs to address major shortages in mental health professionals and other barriers to care, passed the House on Wednesday with an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote of…

Ahead Of Vice President Harris’ Event In Falls Church, Beyer Submits Community Project Requests To Fund Northern Virginia Initiatives

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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 2023 Community Project Funding (CPF) Program, which will provide targeted funding for local projects across the country. All of Beyer’s FY22 requests were fully funded…

Pressley, Beyer, Duckworth, Colleagues Unveil TREAT Long COVID Act to Expand Access to Treatment

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Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), alongside Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA) and Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE), and Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), introduced the Targeting Resources for Equitable Access to Treatment for Long COVID (TREAT Long COVID) Act to increase access to medical care and treatment for communities and individuals…

Beyer Statement On President Biden’s Long COVID Executive Action

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), author of the bipartisan COVID Long Haulers Act and one of the leading advocates in Congress for Americans suffering from Long COVID, today issued the following statement on President Biden’s Presidential Memorandum on Long COVID: “I applaud President Biden’s announcement of a new all-of-government strategy to improve the understanding of Long COVID and promote…