Equality

Warren, King, Bennet, Beyer Call For Strong Implementation of Corporate Minimum Tax

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United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with Senators Angus King (I-Maine.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), and Representative Donald S. Beyer (D-Va.), sent a letter to U.S Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen urging her and her staff to pursue strong implementation of the 15 percent corporate minimum tax (CMT) on billion-dollar corporations in the Inflation Reduction Act of…

Egypt Human Rights Caucus Co-Chairs’ Statement On Military Assistance To Egypt

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Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA) and Tom Malinowski (D-NJ), co-Chairs of Congress’ Egypt Human Rights Caucus, issued the following statement today: “We are pleased that the Biden administration withheld $130 million in Foreign Military Financing (FMF) to Egypt for the second consecutive year, sending a signal both to the Egyptian government and to other security assistance partners that the U.S.…

Joint Economic Committee, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Release New Report on Hispanic Americans’ Contributions to U.S. Prosperity, Barriers to Inclusive Growth

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To commemorate National Hispanic Heritage Month, which begins today and runs through October 15, the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), led by Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), led by Congressman Dr. Raul Ruiz, M.D. (D-CA), released a new report highlighting the essential contributions Hispanic Americans make to U.S. economic growth…

Beyer Announces $600,000 In DOJ Funding for Body Worn Cameras in the Alexandria Police Department

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today announced the Alexandria Police Department has been awarded $600,000 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Justice Programs’ (OJB) Byrne Discretionary Community Project Grant to support the broad-scale implementation of a Body-worn Camera (BWC) program. Beyer secured this funding as a Community Project Funding request that was…

Congressmen Cohen and Beyer Introduce Billionaire Minimum Income Tax Act

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Congressmen Steve Cohen (TN-09) and Don Beyer (VA-08), after extensive consultation with the White House and Treasury Department officials, today introduced the Billionaire Minimum Income Tax Act, to ensure that the wealthiest Americans pay their fair share in taxes. The bill would enact President Biden’s proposal to require households worth over $100 million to pay at least a 20 percent…

Warner, Kaine, Wexton, Beyer, Connolly Press Biden to Raise the Detention of Virginian Asim Ghafoor with Emirati Government

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Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine, alongside Representatives Jennifer Wexton (VA-10), Don Beyer (VA-08), and Gerry Connolly (VA-11), pressed President Biden to raise Asim Ghafoor’s detention with the highest levels of the Emirati government and advocate for his fair and humane treatment. Asim Ghafoor—a U.S. citizen and Virginia resident—was reportedly tried in absentia,…

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…

Beyer Votes To Codify Supreme Court Marriage Equality Decision

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Rep. Don Beyer today voted for the Respect for Marriage Act, federal legislation to codify marriage equality protections. The House held the vote partially in response to Justice Clarence Thomas’ concurrence in Dobbs, the case that overturned Roe v. Wade, in which Thomas urged the Supreme Court to “reconsider” its Obergefell v. Hodges ruling which established marriage equality protections…

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, Kaine Introduce Bicameral Legislation To End Arlington House’s “Robert E. Lee Memorial” Designation

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) and Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) today introduced bicameral legislation to remove the designation of Arlington House as a memorial to Confederate General Robert E. Lee. The House version of the bill was cosponsored by Virginia Representatives Gerry Connolly and Jennifer Wexton, and by D.C. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton. The legislation, previously introduced in the…