On Thursday, Representative Don Beyer (D-VA-08) and House Education and Workforce Committee Ranking Member Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-VA-03)—alongside Senators Chris Murphy (D-CT), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Chair of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, and Patty Murray (D-WA)—reintroduced the Keeping All Students Safe Act, legislation to protect students from… Read more »
Today,as millions of Americans struggle to find a safe, affordable place to call home and homelessness continues to rise, U.S. Representatives Darin LaHood (IL-16) and Suzan DelBene (WA-01), and Senators Maria Cantwell (WA) and Todd Young (IN) introduced bipartisan legislation to build nearly 2 million new affordable homes over the next… Read more »
Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), today issued the following statement on the settlement between the U.S. Department of Justice and the Ghaisar family in the civil lawsuit over the 2017 killing of Bijan Ghaisar by U.S. Park Police:
“This settlement is the clearest admission to date that Bijan Ghaisar did not deserve to be shot and killed on that awful November night in 2017.
“The officers who shot… Read more »
Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who represents the Northern Virginia suburbs of the nation’s capital, today announced his 15 submissions on behalf of Virginia’s 8th Congressional District requesting federal funds from the Fiscal Year 2024 Community Project Funding (CPF) Program, which will provide targeted funding for local projects across the country.
“The Community Project Funding requests… Read more »
Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), author of the bipartisan Jabara-Heyer NO HATE Act, which was signed into law in 2021, today issued the following statement on the FBI’s release of 2021 hate crime statistics compiled through the outdated Summary Reporting System (SRS) and the newer National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS), which collects significantly more detailed data for bias… Read more »
The bipartisan omnibus legislation signed into law by President Biden shortly before the end of 2022 included funding and legislative wins secured by Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) to benefit Northern Virginia. Additional details on those projects is available here.
Some noteworthy local news coverage follows, in case you missed it:
Falls Church News Press: Beyer Secures Over $17 Million in… Read more »
Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), a Member of the House Committee on Ways and Means, issued the following statement today after the publication of six years of former President Donald Trump’s tax returns:
“The materials released today were lawfully obtained by the Ways and Means Committee using its clear legal authority. Chairman Neal requested this tax information to inform our committee’s work on… Read more »
Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), author of the bipartisan Jabara-Heyer NO HATE Act, which was signed into law in 2021, today issued the following statement after receiving an FBI briefing in the Capitol yesterday on the FBI’s annual release of hate crime statistics compiled through the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS):
“The FBI hate crimes data and the briefing which presented them… Read more »
Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today celebrated House passage of the Respect For Marriage Act, sponsored by Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY). The bill repeals the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act, protects same-sex and interracial marriage for federal purposes, and provides additional protections at the state level. With House passage, this historic bill heads to President Biden for… Read more »
Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine led Senator Mark R. Warner and Representatives Gerry Connolly (VA-11), Don Beyer (VA-08), Elaine Luria (VA-02), Abigail Spanberger (VA-07), and Jennifer Wexton (VA-10) in calling for a vote by the full Senate before the end of the 117th Congress to remove the arbitrary time limit for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) after Virginia became the… Read more »