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  • DC Area Congressman Reacts to the 'Unite the Right' Rally
    Posted in Articles on August 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equality

    WNYC This weekend marked the anniversary of the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, a weekend marked by racist rhetoric and violence, including the murder of counter protester Heather Heyer. On Sunday, the group behind the Charlottesville rally held another rally in Washington, DC. Democratic Congressman Don Beyer counts DC suburbs Alexandria and Arlington among his constituents, representing Virginia’s 8th District. He joins us to talk about what happened this weekend, and how i... Read more

  • Heather Heyer Remembered By Lawmakers, Activists On Charlottesville Anniversary
    Posted in Articles on August 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equality

    Huffpost Politicians and activists shared tributes to Heather Heyer on Sunday, honoring the 32-year-old woman killed one year ago while protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Click here to read the full article Read more

  • Beyer Statement Honoring LGBTQ Pride Month
    Posted in Press Releases on June 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equality

    Rep. Don Beyer released the following statement today honoring LGBTQ Pride Month, which began June 1: “Thousands gathered in the nation’s capital this past weekend to celebrate Pride Month, as we honored the triumphs LGBTQ Americans continue to make to advance freedom and equality in our country. Because of the tireless advocacy of LGBTQ leaders, we live in a more just society, and we are closer to confirming the Commonwealth’s old adage, ‘Virginia is for Lovers.’ “With the recent Supreme Court ... Read more

  • Beyer Statement Marking Equal Pay Day
    Posted in Press Releases on April 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equality, Women's Economic Empowerment

    Rep. Don Beyer released the following statement today marking Equal Pay Day – the day when women’s wages finally catch up to what men were paid in the previous year, on average: “It is profoundly wrong that women in the U.S. workforce still only earn 80 cents on average for every dollar a man makes. The pay gap is not only unfair, but it prevents us from reaching our true economic potential. For women of color, this unjust wage gap is even wider, and the barriers to success are even steeper. We ... Read more

  • Beyer Statement On International Women’s Day
    Posted in Press Releases on March 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equality, Women's Economic Empowerment

    “All women deserve to live in an equal and just world. We have seen rapidly growing awareness about the need for gender equality and women’s empowerment over the past year, but America’s leaders sadly have not delivered the kind of results the country deserves. “Women are the primary breadwinners in nearly half of American households, but their pay has not kept pace with their growing importance in our businesses and economy. Women should not have to wait for equality, nor should they have to wa... Read more

  • Beyer Statement on the Trump Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Healthcare, Equality, Climate Change and the Environment, Economy, Immigration, Transportation, Education, Oversight of the Administration

    “President Trump’s budget presents a dystopian vision of the United States. We would see massive, promise-breaking cuts to Medicaid and Medicare, as well as to nutrition programs for the poor. And we would see this while giving the wealthiest Americans huge tax cuts. This budget proposes that we cripple the EPA, give up on the promise of clean air and clean water, and sell out public lands and treasured natural spaces like the Chesapeake Bay to benefit polluters and fossil fuel companies. It cal... Read more

  • Rep. Beyer: Trump Budget “Rooted In Fantasy”
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Healthcare, Equality, Climate Change and the Environment, Economy, Federal Employees, Veterans, Oversight of the Administration

    Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) issued the following statement today on the Trump budget: “While President Trump’s budget will not pass Congress, it is nonetheless a telling statement of Republican priorities: cutting taxes for the wealthy while gutting innumerable programs and agencies that protect the most vulnerable. The Trump budget is rooted in fantasy. It will not generate the constant three percent growth that is the premise for massive tax cuts, nor does it even account for the cost of those cuts ... Read more

  • Trump Budget a Republican Lowlight Reel
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Healthcare, Equality, Climate Change and the Environment, Economy, Immigration, Federal Employees, Transportation, Oversight of the Administration

    Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) compiled the following lowlight reel from President Trump’s first attempt at a budget blueprint. "Budgets reflect values. President Trump wants to spend more on defense and border security while making huge cuts to what they defend: our people, our health, and our environment. These extreme cuts will hit my constituents particularly hard, including many federal workers at the State Department and Environmental Protection Agency. But their pain will be felt across the entire... Read more

  • After Election, I Will Not Compromise on Values
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on December 6, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Equality, Climate Change and the Environment, Economy, Immigration, Federal Employees, Women's Economic Empowerment, Oversight of the Administration

    Since the election, I have heard from many constituents who are concerned about the Trump presidency or uncertain about his policies and plans. I share many of these concerns and questions. As ever, I will listen to my colleagues from across the aisle, and will consider reasonable policy proposals, even if I do not fully agree with them. But I will not compromise on our basic values. I will forcefully oppose plans to privatize and cut Medicare, or strip healthcare coverage from millions of Ameri... Read more

  • Beyer Introduces NO HATE Act To Strengthen Reporting Of Hate Crimes
    Posted in Press Releases on November 21, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equality

    Following a sharp rise in hate crimes across the country, Representative Don Beyer introduced the National Observations of Hate, Assaults, and Threats to Equality (NO HATE) Act to improve federal data on hate crimes. “In the current climate, reducing hate crimes must be an imperative for every police department in the United States,” said Rep. Don Beyer. “Only by accurately tracking hate crimes can we know whether we are making progress towards their prevention.” Hate crime reporting is deeply f... Read more