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Bicameral Delegation Statement On Ghaisar Case

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U.S. Representative Don Beyer (D-VA), Senators Mark Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA), Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), and Representatives Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) and Gerry Connolly (D-VA) today issued the following statement on the announcement from the U.S. Department of Justice that it would not reopen an investigation into the case of two U.S. Park Police officers who shot and kill...

Norton, Beyer Praise Executive Order on Body Cameras for Federal Police Officers

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Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) and Representative Don Beyer (D-VA) today praised President Joe Biden for mandating in an executive order that federal law enforcement agencies use body cameras, adopt and publicly post body camera policies and expedite release of video footage to the public following incidents involving serious bodily injury or deaths while an individual is in custody. O...

JEC, CAPAC Release New Report on Economic Disparities in Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander Community

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In recognition of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month, the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee and the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus have released a new report on economic disparities in the AANHPI community, their contributions to the U.S. economy and the need for more disaggregated data. Data show Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pac...

Beyer Statement On New DOJ Initiative to Prevent Hate Crimes

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), author of the Jabara-Heyer NO HATE Act, today welcomed newly announced Department of Justice initiatives to address and prevent hate crimes and hate incidents. Beyer was in the audience along with family members of Khalid Jabara and Heather Heyer as Attorney General Merrick Garland announced the measures Friday. The announcement came on the anniversary of the date when Presi...

Ahead Of Vice President Harris’ Event In Falls Church, Beyer Submits Community Project Requests To Fund Northern Virginia Initiatives

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who represents the Northern Virginia suburbs of the nation’s capital, today announced his submissions on behalf of Virginia’s 8th Congressional District requesting federal funds from the Fiscal Year 2023 Community Project Funding (CPF) Program, which will provide targeted funding for local projects across the country. All of Beyer’s FY22 requests were fully funded by appropr...

Rep. Beyer, Sen. Heinrich, Rep. Davids Release New Report on Barriers to Economic Opportunity, Mobility Facing Native American Communities

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Today, Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), Chairman of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC); Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Vice Chair of the JEC; and Congresswoman Sharice Davids (D-KS), Native American Caucus Co-Chair and member of the JEC released a new analysis on the persistent structural barriers facing Native American communities and how they hinder economic opportunity, mobility and...

Beyer Announces Speakers at Annual Women’s Conference

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today announced the speaker slate for his sixth Annual Women’s Conference and Forum, to be held on May 7 at George Mason University’s Arlington campus. Attendees will hear from Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and poet Amanda Gorman by pre-recorded videos, followed by a panel discussion featuring Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton, Executive Director of Planned Parenthood Advocat...

Bicameral Delegation Urges Justice Department To Reconsider Ghaisar Case

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U.S. Representative Don Beyer (D-VA), Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (D-VA), Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Representatives Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) and Gerry Connolly, and House Natural Resources Committee Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) today wrote to Attorney General Merrick Garland urging that the U.S. Department of Justice reconsider the case of two U.S. Park Police officers who...

Rep. Beyer To Honor Dr. Tahera Ahmadi At Annual Women’s Conference

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Rep. Don Beyer announced today that Dr. Tahera Ahmadi will receive the Clara Mortenson Beyer Women and Children First Award during his Sixth Annual Women’s Conference and Forum in Arlington on May 7. Dr. Ahmadi, an Afghan doctor, evacuated from Afghanistan as the Taliban advanced on Kabul last August, and arrived in Virginia with just a backpack. She is one of tens of thousands of Afghans resettle...

Beyer Statement On AG Miyares’ Decision To Drop Ghaisar Case

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who represents Northern Virginia in the U.S. House, issued the following statement today after Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares filed a motion to dismiss the case against two U.S. Park Police officers indicted in the 2017 killing of unarmed Northern Virginian Bijan Ghaisar: “Attorney General Miyares’ misguided decision to drop this case denies justice to the Ghaisar f...