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President Biden Signs Hate Crimes Legislation Into Law

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Yesterday President Biden signed the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act into law. The bill contained the Jabara-Heyer NO HATE Act, first introduced by Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) in 2016. “The legislation just signed by the President will truly help strengthen America’s response to the rising scourge of hate crimes,” said Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA). “In the five years since I first introduced the NO HATE Act, now enac...

House Passes COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, Sending Bill To President Biden’s Desk For Signature

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Today the House passed the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act with broad bipartisan support. The legislation was amended in the Senate to include the Jabara-Heyer NO HATE Act, a bill first introduced by Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) in 2016 to strengthen America's response to hate crimes. The COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act passed in the Senate last month 94-1, and now heads to the desk of President Biden, who previously ...

Reps. Porter, Pressley, and Beyer Introduce Bill to Strike Single Parent Penalty from Tax

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today introduced legislation to make it easier for families headed by single parents to get help from the expanded child tax credit. The Single Parent Penalty Elimination Act, which is co-led by Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) and Congressman Don Beyer (VA-08), would change the income threshold for Americans filing as heads of household—the status most comm...

Beyer Submits Community Project Funding Requests To Support Northern Virginia Infrastructure, Policing Reform, Health Care

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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 2022 Community Project Funding Program, which will provide targeted funding for local projects across the country. “The Community Project Funding requests I submitted on behalf o...

Chairman Beyer on Biden “American Families Plan”: Investing in America Means Investing in American Families

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Today, Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), Chairman of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), released the following statement in response to President Biden’s “American Families Plan,” the second of a two-part package of investments intended to help the nation build back better. The first package released at the end of March was focused on infrastructure. “President Biden understands that in...

Beyer Statement On President Biden’s Address To Congress

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Rep. Don Beyer, Chairman of Congress’ Joint Economic Committee, issued the following statement today after attending President Biden’s address to a Joint Session of Congress: “The President’s speech was a breath of fresh air, a return to a bright vision of American greatness based on unity, diversity, and optimism. His first 100 days have been marked by unparalleled success in the face of historic...

House Passes DC Statehood Legislation

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Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 51, the Washington, D.C. Admission Act, legislation to make D.C. the 51st state in the Union. Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who represents the Northern Virginia suburbs of the nation’s capital, delivered remarks during debate before voting in favor of the bill. Beyer is a longtime supporter of D.C. statehood, and an original cosponsor of Congresswoman E...

Beyer Statement On Senate Passage Of Hate Crimes Legislation

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), author of the Jabara-Heyer NO HATE Act, issued the following statement after the bill was successfully added by Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Jerry Moran (R-KS) as an amendment to the COVID-19 Hate Act Crimes Act, introduced by Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY), which then passed the Senate 94-1: “The legislation which passed the Senate today would gr...

House Passes NO BAN Act to Prevent Future Muslim Bans

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Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Nonimmigrants (NO BAN) Act, legislation introduced by Congressmember Judy Chu (CA-27) and U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) to strengthen the Immigration and Nationality Act to prohibit discrimination on the basis of religion. The NO BAN Act’s sponsors and supporters issued the following statements: “J...

Chairman Beyer on Biden-Harris FY22 Discretionary Funding Request: A Blueprint for Building Back Better, Stronger

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Today, Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), Chairman of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), released the following statement in response to the release of the Biden-Harris administration’s FY22 discretionary funding request: “The Biden-Harris administration’s FY22 discretionary funding request would make critical investments to boost education in low-income areas, fight climate change, adva...