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  • Beyer Statement on Trump’s “Health Care” Executive Order
    Posted in Press Releases on October 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Oversight of the Administration

    Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) issued the following statement today on Donald Trump’s executive order targeting the Affordable Care Act: “Bipartisan opposition sank attempts to yank healthcare coverage from millions, so Donald Trump is now attempting to go around Congress to sabotage the Affordable Care Act through executive order. His action today would allow anemic health plans. These plans will undercut coverage of preexisting conditions, as well as protections of state health insurance markets. Final... Read more

  • Reps. Beyer, Katko, and Napolitano Launch Bipartisan House Suicide Prevention Task Force
    Posted in Press Releases on September 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA) and John Katko (R-NY) today announced the formation of a new bipartisan House Suicide Prevention Task Force. The launch of the Suicide Prevention Task Force came as mental health advocates marked the 42nd annual National Suicide Prevention Week. “Suicide is a tragedy which affects all of us, and it is incumbent upon all of us to do what we can to prevent it,” said Rep. Don Beyer. “I have lost so many friends who took their lives during a time of crisis, losses I feel parti... Read more

  • National Capital Region Members of Congress Blast Attack On Congressional Budget Office
    Posted in Press Releases on July 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Federal Employees

    Members of Congress from Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia today excoriated a newly-filed amendment to the “Minibus” appropriations bills. The amendment would use the Holman Rule to target federal employees in the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO), which delivers projections on proposed legislation. In a joint statement, Don Beyer (D-VA), Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD), Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), John Delaney (D-MD), A... Read more

  • Statement On Unveiled “Health Care” Legislation Text
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Rep. Don Beyer issued the following statement today after Senate Republican leaders lifted the veil of secrecy on their draft “health care” legislation: “All legislation begins with goals. The goal of the Senate GOP bill unveiled today, like that of the House bill already passed, is not to improve health care, but rather to deliver a massive tax cut to the super-rich and eliminate health care for millions of Americans. Nearly 70 million Americans are enrolled in Medicaid today, a program which w... Read more

  • Rep. Beyer: Trump Budget “Rooted In Fantasy”
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Healthcare, Equality, Climate Change and the Environment, Economy, Federal Employees, Veterans, Oversight of the Administration

    Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) issued the following statement today on the Trump budget: “While President Trump’s budget will not pass Congress, it is nonetheless a telling statement of Republican priorities: cutting taxes for the wealthy while gutting innumerable programs and agencies that protect the most vulnerable. The Trump budget is rooted in fantasy. It will not generate the constant three percent growth that is the premise for massive tax cuts, nor does it even account for the cost of those cuts ... Read more

  • Beyer on Passage Of Trumpcare: “A Dark Stain on the History of The House of Representatives”
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Oversight of the Administration

    Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) issued the following statement on the passage of “Trumpcare” in the House of Representatives: “The passage of Trumpcare is a dark stain on the history of the House of Representatives. Republican leaders forced this bill on the country without knowing what effect it would have on millions of Americans and one sixth of our economy. They don’t know what this updated bill will do, or how much it will hurt people, and yet they have rushed it to passage following no hearings, no ... Read more

  • Beyer Statement On Omnibus Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Healthcare, Climate Change and the Environment, Economy, Immigration, Federal Employees, Transportation

    Rep. Don Beyer made the following statement today on the omnibus bill, which is expected to be signed into law this week: “This omnibus funding bill represents the product of a bipartisan agreement, and as such required compromise from both sides. It does not contain everything I’d like, but the most important thing is that we reached a deal that will keep the government open without the worst budget cuts and most irresponsible policy riders sought by House Republicans and the White House. I’m p... Read more

  • Trump Budget a Republican Lowlight Reel
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Healthcare, Equality, Climate Change and the Environment, Economy, Immigration, Federal Employees, Transportation, Oversight of the Administration

    Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) compiled the following lowlight reel from President Trump’s first attempt at a budget blueprint. "Budgets reflect values. President Trump wants to spend more on defense and border security while making huge cuts to what they defend: our people, our health, and our environment. These extreme cuts will hit my constituents particularly hard, including many federal workers at the State Department and Environmental Protection Agency. But their pain will be felt across the entire... Read more

  • Beyer Statement On House Republican Health Care Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on March 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Rep. Don Beyer released the following statement today regarding the Republican health care bill: “In his address to Congress last week, the President promised a healthcare program that would ‘expand choice, increase access, lower costs, and at the same time, provide better health care.’ The bill which House Republicans unveiled last night does none of these things. It instead represents a huge tax cut for the wealthy, paid for in large part by gutting Medicaid. It shifts costs to working famili... Read more

  • Repealing ACA Would Cost Virginia's Economy Billions Of Dollars And 50,000-100,000 Jobs
    Posted in Press Releases on January 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Rep. Don Beyer pledged today to fight any Republican proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), as a new study from George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health and the Commonwealth Fund suggested that such a repeal would have dire effects on Virginia’s economy. “The Republican plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act will have disastrous consequences for Virginia,” said Rep. Beyer. “Hundreds of thousands of our neighbors will lose life-saving, affordable health ... Read more