Climate Change and the Environment

Beyer Hails “America The Beautiful” Initiative

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today issued the following statement on the Biden-Harris Administration’s “America the Beautiful” initiative, a report submitted to the National Climate Task Force produced by the developed by the U.S. Departments of the Interior, Agriculture and Commerce, and the White House Council on Environmental Quality. The report calls for national goals including the conservation of 3...

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...

Beyer Hails Expanded Space And Aeronautics Investments In Biden-Harris FY22 Discretionary Funding Request

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who chairs the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee’s Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, today welcomed the increased investments in space and aeronautics, research and development, and scientific missions contained in the Biden-Harris Administration’s FY22 discretionary funding request. Beyer said: “The President’s skinny budget is an encouraging statement of ...

House Democrats Legislation to Encourage Green Economy & Manufacturing

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Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) introduced a resolution with Representatives Jimmy Panetta (CA-20), Don Beyer (VA-08), Terri Sewell (AL-07), and Ron Kind (WI-03) to direct the Biden administration to restart and conclude negotiations on the Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA). The EGA negotiations are designed to incentivize a greener global economy by eliminating tariffs globally on a ...

Chairman Beyer Statement on Biden Infrastructure Investments

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Today, Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), Chairman of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), released the following statement ahead of the infrastructure investments President Biden plans to push for later this afternoon, the first of a two-part package of investments intended to help the nation build back better. “More than a year into a pandemic that has killed more than 550,000 Americans ...

Chairman Beyer Opening Statement for Hearing on R&D Pathways to Sustainable Aviation

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Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics is holding a hearing titled, “Examining R&D Pathways to Sustainable Aviation.” Chairman of the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, Rep. Don Beyer’s (D-VA), opening statement for the record is below. Good morning, and welcome to our distinguished witnesses. Thank you for being here. I also want t...

Speaker Pelosi Taps Beyer To Chair Joint Economic Committee

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Today, Speaker Pelosi announced that she is recommending Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) to chair the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC). If confirmed, Congressman Beyer will become the first Democrat to chair the JEC since Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) chaired the committee during the 112th Congress (2011-2013). In response to Speaker Pelosi’s announcement, Congressman Beyer issued the followin...

Beyer Elected Chair Of Space Subcommittee

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Late last week, Democrats on the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology elected Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) to serve as Chair of the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics for the 117th Congress. “I am humbled and honored to have been selected as the Chairman for the Space and Aeronautics Subcommittee,” said Beyer. “Over the last year, we witnessed some of the most impactful moments for U.S. s...

Committee Members Celebrate Vacating of EPA Rule to Censor Science

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On Monday, U.S. District Court Chief Judge Brian Morris for the District of Montana granted the Biden Administration’s motion to vacate the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final rule for “Strengthening Transparency in Pivotal Science Underlying Significant Regulatory Actions and Influential Scientific Information.” This decision follows Chief Judge Morris’s ruling last week that the rule w...

Beyer Blasts EPA Anti-Science Rule

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Rep. Don Beyer today issued the following statement after Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced the finalization of its controversial rule restricting which science the agency can rely on when crafting regulations, which would dramatically weaken the scientific foundations of the EPA’s public health regulations: “This rule is an abominable attack on scientifi...