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SEEC Elects Leadership for the 118th Congress

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Today, the members of the Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC) voted on its leadership for the 118th Congress. Reps. Doris Matsui and Paul Tonko were reelected as Co-Chairs and will be joined by Rep. Mike Quigley as Co-Chair as well. Reps. Matt Cartwright and Chellie Pingree were reelected as Vice…

House Passes Omnibus Bill With Key Democratic Priorities, Local Wins For Northern Virginia

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today hailed passage of the omnibus funding bill in the House. The bill was negotiated on a bipartisan basis between Senate Democrats and Republicans and House Democrats, passed the Senate yesterday, and now heads to President Biden for signature. The bill contained Beyer-authored and co-authored legislation as well as community project funding and other Northern…

Booker, Beyer Lead Colleagues in Urging CPSC to Address Dangerous Indoor Air Pollutions Emitted by Gas Stoves

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U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and U.S. Representative Don Beyer (D-VA) urged Alexander Hoehn-Saric, Chair of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), to address the high level of dangerous indoor air pollutants emitted by gas stoves. Reports have found that gas stoves, which are used by more than 40 million homes across the country, emit dangerous air pollutants such…

Beyer Secures Over $17 Million In Funding And Northern Virginia Wins In Omnibus Funding Bill

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who represents Northern Virginia in the U.S. House, today announced that he had secured funding and legislative wins in the bipartisan funding bill for FY23. The omnibus government funding bill was the product of bipartisan negotiations; it passed the Senate this afternoon and expected to be passed by the House later today. Beyer said: “I am proud to announce that…

Beyer Hails Historic Fusion Announcement

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), founder and chair of the bipartisan Fusion Energy Caucus in the U.S. House today celebrated the announcement by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) of the first ever net energy gain and first ever fusion ignition from a human-controlled fusion energy reaction in history. The long-sought breakthrough came in a December 5 experiment at Lawrence Livermore National…

Beyer Statement on COP27 Agreement

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), co-chair of the Safe Climate Caucus, today issued the following statement on the COP27 United Nations Climate Change Conference: “I’m glad to see progress on fighting climate change at COP27. The creation of a climate fund to help developing nations bear the costs caused by the climate crisis is long-sought progress,” said Rep. Beyer. “At the same time, we hoped…

Beyer Highlights Northern Virginia Results From Landmark Legislation

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today highlighted a series of economic analyses that show how historic legislation enacted in the past year will help constituents in Virginia’s 8th District, the region, and the Commonwealth of Virginia. These laws enacted under the current Congress and signed by President Biden, including the American Rescue Plan Act, Inflation Reduction Act, CHIPS and Science Act,…

Egypt Human Rights Caucus Co-Chairs’ Statement On U.N. COP27 Climate Change Conference

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Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA) and Tom Malinowski (D-NJ), co-Chairs of Congress’ Egypt Human Rights Caucus, issued the following statement today: “We are deeply committed to the fight against climate change, and believe international cooperation is central to that effort, but Egypt was the wrong choice for COP27. Its government jails environmental and political activists and treats NGOs as a…

Chairman Beyer Introduces Bill to Address Methane Super-Emitters in Oil and Gas Operations

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Today, the Methane Super-Emitter Strategy Act of 2022 was introduced to the House of Representatives. The bill addresses a finding of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s investigation into oil and gas sector methane leaks and June 8, 2022 hearing on the same topic, which determined that oil and gas companies are failing to address super-emitting leaks. These leaks are known…

Beyer Floor Remarks On Inflation Reduction Act

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Rep. Don Beyer, Chair of Congress’ Joint Economic Committee and a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means, today spoke during debate on the House Floor on the Inflation Reduction Act. Beyer’s prepared remarks follow below (remarks as delivered here): Madame Speaker, today we protect our world for future generations. The Inflation Reduction Act will do so much good for the…