Equality

On anniversary of Trump’s Muslim ban, Coons, Chu, faith and civil rights leaders call for passage of NO BAN Act

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Three years after President Trump’s Muslim ban first separated thousands of families, U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) and U.S. Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-Calif.) today brought together Members of Congress, faith and civil rights leaders, and individuals directly impacted by the ban to call for passage of the NO BAN Act, legislation that would end the President’s Muslim ban and prevent another bas... Read more »

Dover Post: Coons, Chu, faith and civil rights leaders call for passage of NO BAN Act

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Coons, Chu, faith and civil rights leaders call for passage of NO BAN Act By Delaware News Desk - 01/27/2020 Three years after President Donald Trump’s Muslim ban first separated thousands of families, Sen. Chris Coons, D-Delaware, and Rep. Judy Chu, D-California, brought together on Jan. 27 members of Congress, faith and civil rights leaders, and individuals directly impacted by the ban to call f... Read more »

WJLA 7: Paid parental leave for federal employees

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Paid parental leave for federal employees By WJLA Staff - 01/26/2020 Congress guaranteed family leave for federal employees in the 2020 NDAA. Starting next year, new parents will be able to take several weeks off from their federal positions. Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) says that this new policy will hopefully set the standard across the nation. “We don’t have paid family medical leave nationally. There... Read more »

Beyer: After Virginia Ratification Of Equal Rights Amendment, “Next Steps Depend On Congress”

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), a longtime supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), and cosponsor of legislation to extend the deadline for ratification, issued the following statement today after the Virginia General Assembly voted to ratify the ERA: “Today, Virginia became the 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, and I could not be more proud. Ratification of the ERA is long overdue, bu... Read more »

OP-ED: Virginia Democrats now have the power and responsibility to fix gerrymandering

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Virginia Democrats now have the power and responsibility to fix gerrymandering By Rep. Don Beyer - 01/02/2020 Across the country, people are talking about election reform. It’s not hard to figure out why. In all my years in public service, I’ve never seen our political institutions tested as they are now. Hardened partisanship and vitriol rule our collective public discourse, and both are driven b... Read more »

ALX Now: Elected Officials Visit Alexandria Businesses to Discuss Paid Family and Medical Leave

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Elected Officials Visit Alexandria Businesses to Discuss Paid Family and Medical Leave By Vernon Miles - 12/16/2019 Three elected officials visited businesses across Alexandria as part of an effort to drum up support for a paid family and medical leave bill. Rep. Don Beyer, Del. Carroll Foy and State Sen. Jennifer Boysko — all Democrats — visited three businesses on Friday (Dec. 13) and spoke with... Read more »

Beyer Votes For Voting Rights Advancement Act

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today voted for H.R. 4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act, which would restore the full strength of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 following the Supreme Court Shelby v. Holder decision, which paved the way for renewed voter suppression and discrimination. In the wake of the Shelby decision, 23 states enacted voter suppression laws, including voter purges, ID requirements, poll... Read more »

Hoyer, National Capital Region Delegation Urge Chairs of the Armed Services Committees to Provide All Federal Employees with Paid Family and Medical Leave Benefits

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Today, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05), House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations Chairman Gerald E. Connolly (VA-11), and Representatives Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC-AL), John Sarbanes (MD-03), Don Beyer (VA-08), Anthony Brown (MD-04), Jamie Raskin (MD-08), David Trone (MD-06), and Jennifer Wexton (VA-10) sent a letter to the Chairs of the Armed Services Committees, who ar... Read more »

Washington Post: Grassley, Warner demand meeting with FBI in Bijan Ghaisar shooting case

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Grassley, Warner demand meeting with FBI in Bijan Ghaisar shooting case BY TOM JACKMAN - 11/20/2019 Sens. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) and Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) continued their campaign Wednesday for answers in the 2017 killing of Bijan Ghaisar by two U.S. Park Police officers, which the Justice Department decided last week would not result in federal charges for the officers. The two senators re... Read more »

USA TODAY: Our millionaires surtax is a simple way to help more people achieve the American dream

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Our millionaires surtax is a simple way to help more people achieve the American dream BY CHRIS VAN HOLLEN & DON BEYER (OP-ED) - 11/20/2019 We have all heard President Donald Trump crow about how his tax cuts have dramatically boosted our economy. But once you look past the very wealthy in our country, it’s apparent that the Republican tax law passed in 2017 has done very little for working Americ... Read more »