Equality

Reps. Khanna, Beyer, Lee, Tlaib Introduce Legislation To Set Supreme Court Term Limits, Appointments Schedule, Without Constitutional Amendment

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Washington, DC – September 2, 2021 – In an effort to protect judicial independence and restore public trust, Reps. Ro Khanna (CA-17) and Don Beyer (VA-08) along with Barbara Lee (CA-13) and Rashida Tlaib (MI-13) reintroduced the Supreme Court Term Limits Act to fundamentally reframe the power of our nation’s highest court. The bill would establish 18-year term limits on any Supreme Court Justices ...

Beyer Votes to Pass The John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

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August 24, 2021 (Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) today voted to pass the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2021, which would finally restore the full strength of the Voting Rights Act after the disastrous Supreme Court decisions of Shelby County v. Holder in 2013 and Brnovich v. DNC in 2021. The bill passed the House on a party line vote. “The John Lewis Voting Rights...

Egypt Human Rights Caucus Co-Chairs Call For Release Of Women And Girls Imprisoned Over “TikTok Cases”

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July 19, 2021 (Washington, DC) – Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA) and Tom Malinowski (D-NJ), co-chairs of Congress’ Egypt Human Rights Caucus, issued the following statement today on the imprisonment of Egyptian women and girls for posting on TikTok: “We urge the Egyptian government to release the eight young women and girls arrested in what have become known as the ‘TikTok cases.’ After being charged with ...

Chairman Beyer Statement on June Jobs Report

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Today, Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), Chairman of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), released the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that nonfarm payroll employment increased by 850,000 in June and the unemployment rate remained statistically unchanged at 5.9 percent. The number of people who reported that they weren't looking for work because of ...

Beyer Hails Biden-Harris Administration’s National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today welcomed the Biden-Harris Administration’s announcement of a new National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism. Beyer, who authored the recently-enacted Jabara-Heyer NO HATE Act hate crime legislation, led oversight efforts in the House seeking coordinated action to combat domestic terrorism and criticizing the Trump administration’s intentionally weakened respons...

Van Hollen, Beyer Reintroduce Millionaires Surtax to Invest in Working Families

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Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Congressman Don Beyer (D-Va.) reintroduced their Millionaires Surtax legislation to help close the gap between the wealthy and everyday Americans and raise significant revenue to make new investments that will grow the economy and protect working families. The Millionaires Surtax would apply an additional 10-percentage point tax to incomes above $2 ...

Chairman Beyer Statement on President Biden’s FY22 Budget Proposal

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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 FY22 budget proposal: “President Biden’s budget provides a clear blueprint for building a more equitable economy in the wake of the global pandemic. The Administration’s plan, as outlined in the budget, would boost investments critical...

Beyer, Scott, McEachin Reintroduce Legislation To Protect Students From Dangerous Seclusion And Restraint Practices

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U.S. Representatives Don Beyer (D-Va.), Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-Va.), and Donald McEachin (D-Va.), and U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) on Wednesday reintroduced the Keeping All Students Safe Act, legislation to protect students from dangerous seclusion and restraint discipline practices in school. The Keeping All Students Safe Act would make it illegal for any sc...

CNBC -- Police misconduct can be deadly. It also costs taxpayers millions every year.

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Originally Published At CNBC There’s the human cost of police misconduct. Unarmed Black Americans are killed by police officers with appalling frequency. For young Black men, police violence is one of the leading causes of death. A year ago, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on the neck of George Floyd for more than 9 minutes, murdering him. Throughout the course of the Chauv...

President Biden Signs Hate Crimes Legislation Into Law

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Yesterday President Biden signed the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act into law. The bill contained the Jabara-Heyer NO HATE Act, first introduced by Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) in 2016. “The legislation just signed by the President will truly help strengthen America’s response to the rising scourge of hate crimes,” said Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA). “In the five years since I first introduced the NO HATE Act, now enac...