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Beyer Welcomes Capitol Police Body-Worn Camera Pilot Program

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 U.S. Representative Don Beyer (D-VA) today welcomed reports that U.S. Capitol Police will launch a body-worn camera pilot program for its officers. On September 27, 2021, Beyer and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) sent a letter to the Capitol Police Board requesting the use of body cameras for all uniformed U.S. Capitol Police officers. "I’m glad to see the U.S. Capitol…

Bicameral Delegation Introduces 401Kids Savings Act To Create Children’s Savings Accounts Nationwide

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Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) and U.S. Representative Don Beyer (D-VA) led a bicameral delegation with Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR), Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and Representatives Joyce Beatty (D-OH) and Suzan DelBene (D-WA) in introducing the 401Kids Savings Act. The new bill would create children’s savings accounts (CSAs) for every single…

Congressmen Cohen and Beyer Reintroduce the Billionaire Minimum Income Tax Act

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Congressmen Steve Cohen (TN-9) and Don Beyer (VA-8) today reintroduced the Billionaire Minimum Income Tax Act with 60 of their Congressional colleagues. The measure would prevent the wealthiest Americans from escaping federal income taxes or paying lower tax rates than ordinary Americans. President Biden proposed it in this year’s budget and called for Congress to act in this year’s State…

Kaine & Beyer Introduce Bill To Increase Transparency About Cost Of Police Misconduct

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Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine and U.S. Representative Don Beyer (D-VA-08) introduced the Cost of Police Misconduct Act, legislation to increase transparency and accountability about the costs of police misconduct. The bill would require federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to report judgments and settlements related to police misconduct, including court fees and insurance…

Khanna And Beyer Reintroduce SCOTUS Term Limits Bill Following The Court Blocking Student Debt Relief

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Today, Representatives Ro Khanna (CA-17) and Don Beyer (VA-08) reintroduced The Supreme Court Term Limits and Regular Appointments Act following the Supreme Court’s decision to block the Biden Administration’s Student Debt Relief Plan.  Since 1980, the cost of college has tripled while federal aid and wages have not kept up. Student debt borrowers today collectively owe more…

Beyer, Kaine, Regional Representatives Introduce Bicameral Legislation To Redesignate Arlington House

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) and Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) today announced the introduction of bicameral legislation to redesignate the National Historic Site known as “Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial” to its original name “Arlington House.” The bill was cosponsored by Virginia Representatives Bobby Scott, Gerry Connolly, Abigail Spanberger, Jennifer Wexton, and Jennifer McClellan, and…

Beyer Floor Remarks In Support Of Legislation To Avert Default

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), Senior House Democrat on Congress’ Joint Economic Committee and member of the House Committee on Ways and Means, delivered remarks tonight during floor debate on H.R. 3746, bipartisan legislation to avert a debt default. Beyer remarks as prepared follow below (remarks delivered here). Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of this imperfect bill. Given the chance, I…

Beyer, Ranking Member Scott Reintroduce Legislation to Protect Students from Dangerous Seclusion and Restraint Practices

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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…

LaHood, DelBene, Cantwell, Young, Bipartisan Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Build 2M New Affordable Homes

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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…

Beyer Statement On Settlement In Ghaisar Civil Suit

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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…