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Beyer, Duckworth Reintroduce Legislation to Expand Voting Rights and Improve Civic Participation

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U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and U.S. Representative Don Beyer (D-VA-08) re-introduced the Pre-Registration of Voters Everywhere (PROVE) Act to expand voter registration efforts nationwide and increase American citizens’ participation in the democratic process. The PROVE Act would allow for U.S. citizens aged 16 and 17 to pre-register to be added to voter rolls…

Beyer, Thompson Introduce Bill to Honor Civil Rights Activist and Freedom Rider Joan Trumpauer Mulholland with Congressional Gold Medal

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Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA) and Bennie Thompson (D-MS) today introduced the Joan Trumpauer Mulholland Congressional Gold Medal Act to honor the life and legacy of civil rights activist and Arlington native Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, who participated in more than fifty demonstrations and sit-ins during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s including the Freedom Rides, the Jackson Woolworth’s…

Dystopian Republican Budget Seeks Radical Transformation Of American Society

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Last week the Republican Study Committee (RSC) – the House GOP’s conference’s largest ideological conference, with 80 percent of House Republicans currently listed as members – issued a new budget for FY25 and beyond that called, among other things, for major changes and/or cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and the Affordable Care Act. The full document, as outlined below,…

Beyer, Bacon Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Respond to Rise in Antisemitic Incidents And Other Hate Crimes

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U.S. Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA) and Don Bacon (R-NE) today announced the introduction of the Improving Reporting to Prevent Hate Act, bipartisan legislation that would strengthen credible and accurate reporting of bias-driven incidents to better respond to the national rise in antisemitic incidents and other hate crimes. The FBI has acknowledged that data on antisemitic incidents…

Beyer Welcomes Capitol Police Body-Worn Camera Pilot Program

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 U.S. Representative Don Beyer (D-VA) today welcomed reports that U.S. Capitol Police will launch a body-worn camera pilot program for its officers. On September 27, 2021, Beyer and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) sent a letter to the Capitol Police Board requesting the use of body cameras for all uniformed U.S. Capitol Police officers. "I’m glad to see the U.S. Capitol…

Bicameral Delegation Introduces 401Kids Savings Act To Create Children’s Savings Accounts Nationwide

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Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) and U.S. Representative Don Beyer (D-VA) led a bicameral delegation with Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR), Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and Representatives Joyce Beatty (D-OH) and Suzan DelBene (D-WA) in introducing the 401Kids Savings Act. The new bill would create children’s savings accounts (CSAs) for every single…

Congressmen Cohen and Beyer Reintroduce the Billionaire Minimum Income Tax Act

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Congressmen Steve Cohen (TN-9) and Don Beyer (VA-8) today reintroduced the Billionaire Minimum Income Tax Act with 60 of their Congressional colleagues. The measure would prevent the wealthiest Americans from escaping federal income taxes or paying lower tax rates than ordinary Americans. President Biden proposed it in this year’s budget and called for Congress to act in this year’s State…

Kaine & Beyer Introduce Bill To Increase Transparency About Cost Of Police Misconduct

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Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine and U.S. Representative Don Beyer (D-VA-08) introduced the Cost of Police Misconduct Act, legislation to increase transparency and accountability about the costs of police misconduct. The bill would require federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to report judgments and settlements related to police misconduct, including court fees and insurance…

Khanna And Beyer Reintroduce SCOTUS Term Limits Bill Following The Court Blocking Student Debt Relief

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Today, Representatives Ro Khanna (CA-17) and Don Beyer (VA-08) reintroduced The Supreme Court Term Limits and Regular Appointments Act following the Supreme Court’s decision to block the Biden Administration’s Student Debt Relief Plan.  Since 1980, the cost of college has tripled while federal aid and wages have not kept up. Student debt borrowers today collectively owe more…

Beyer, Kaine, Regional Representatives Introduce Bicameral Legislation To Redesignate Arlington House

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) and Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) today announced the introduction of bicameral legislation to redesignate the National Historic Site known as “Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial” to its original name “Arlington House.” The bill was cosponsored by Virginia Representatives Bobby Scott, Gerry Connolly, Abigail Spanberger, Jennifer Wexton, and Jennifer McClellan, and…