Equality

Beyer Presides Over Debate As House Passes Washington, D.C. Admission Act

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today presided over House debate on H.R. 51, the Washington, D.C. Admission Act, before casting a vote to help pass the legislation to make D.C. the 51st state in the Union. Beyer, who represents the Northern Virginia suburbs of the nation’s capital, is a longtime supporter of D.C. statehood, and an original cosponsor of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton’s statehood legisla... Read more »

House Passes George Floyd Justice In Policing Act

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Rep. Don Beyer today hailed the passage of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act by the House of Representatives. The bill, which passed this evening with bipartisan support, represents the most ambitious federal reform of law enforcement powers in decades. “The George Floyd Justice In Policing Act is a step towards justice and accountability. We cannot bring George Floyd or Breonna Taylor or E... Read more »

Norton, Beyer Federal Police Body Camera Bill Passes House as Part of Police Reform Bill

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Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) and Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) announced that their Federal Police Camera and Accountability Act, which would require uniformed federal police officers to wear body cameras and have dashboard cameras in marked vehicles, passed the House of Representatives today as part of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020. Norton and Beyer introduced thei... Read more »

Beyer Statement On Supreme Court DACA Ruling

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today hailed the Supreme Court’s ruling in Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California, which invalidated the Trump Administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on the grounds that it was “arbitrary and capricious” and therefore in violation of the Administrative Procedure Act. “Dreamers are American... Read more »

Top Democrats Introduce Law Enforcement Identification Act

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U.S. Representative Don Beyer (D-VA) today led a delegation of U.S. Representatives including members from the national capital region introducing the Law Enforcement Identification Act. The legislation would require uniformed federal officers policing First Amendment assemblies to wear plainly visible identification noting the officer’s name and agency. The bill was introduced in the House by Bey... Read more »

Beyer Statement On Trump-Sanctioned Police Brutality

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U.S. Representative Don Beyer (D-VA), who represents the Northern Virginia suburbs of the nation’s capital in Congress, issued the following statement this evening on the violent police attacks against peaceful protesters outside the White House: “Trump’s actions tonight are not law and order, they are naked authoritarianism. “Unleashing state violence against peaceful American demonstrators and j... Read more »

Beyer To Vote Yes On Heroes Act

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today announced that he will vote for the Heroes Act when it comes to the House Floor for final passage this evening. The broad relief legislation is expected to pass on with bipartisan support. Beyer said: “The Heroes Act takes strong steps to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic devastation. It contains key provisions I sought, and I fully support it. This... Read more »

Beyer Highlights Food Security Resources To Prevent Hunger Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

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Rep. Don Beyer today released a summary of food assistance available to Northern Virginians in the National Capital Region amid the COVID-19 pandemic. He encouraged Northern Virginians to donate food and goods to area food banks (information included) in order to help feed the vulnerable population of the community in a time of increased need. Beyer said: “Even in these hard times there are commun... Read more »

Congressional Leaders Condemn White Nationalist Stephen Miller, Call for Immediate Removal From Role As White House Senior Advisor

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Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, introduced a resolution condemning the presence of white nationalist Stephen Miller in the White House and called for his immediate resignation from office. The resolution outlines how Miller has consistently followed and advocated for racist and white supremacist ideology in our nation. As Senior Advisor to ... Read more »

Following Virginia’s Ratification Of The ERA, House Passes Bill To Pave The Way For National Adoption

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The House of Representatives today passed legislation introduced by Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) to facilitate ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment. The measure advanced in the wake of Virginia’s ratification of the ERA, which brought the Amendment across the 38-state threshold for national adoption. Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), an original cosponsor of Speier’s legislation, spoke on the Floor during... Read more »