Climate Change and the Environment

ESA Caucus Co-Chairs Grijalva, Dingell, and Beyer Applaud Repeal of Harmful Trump-Era Rule to Weaken the Endangered Species Act

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Today, the Co-Chairs of the Endangered Species Act Caucus—Natural Resources Committee Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.), Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.), and Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.)—issued the following joint statement on the Biden administration’s announcement to rescind a rule issued by the Trump administration that weakened the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The Trump-era rule, finalized in December...

Beyer Statement On Nomination Of Dr. Arati Prabhakar To Serve as OSTP Director

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who serves on the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology issued the following statement today on President Biden’s nomination of Dr. Arati Prabhakar, who previously served as the director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), to serve as Director of the White House Office...

House Passes Landmark Wildlife Conservation Legislation

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This week Endangered Species Act Caucus co-Chair Rep. Don Beyer voted to pass the H.R. 2773, the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act, a bipartisan conservation bill that will amend the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Act and provide $1.3 billion to assist in conserving, restoring and protecting wildlife and habitats across the United States. The legislation includes substantial funding for conservation e...

Beyer Introduces Half Earth Resolution On Birthday Of E.O. Wilson

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), author of the Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act, today introduced a resolution in support of the Half-Earth initiative, a proposal advanced by the late Dr. E.O. Wilson. Wilson, who passed away last year, was a famed biologist credited with coining the term “biodiversity.” He was born 93 years ago today. “My friend E.O. Wilson sadly passed away last year, but his life’s wor...

Ahead Of Vice President Harris’ Event In Falls Church, Beyer Submits Community Project Requests To Fund Northern Virginia Initiatives

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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 2023 Community Project Funding (CPF) Program, which will provide targeted funding for local projects across the country. All of Beyer’s FY22 requests were fully funded by appropr...

ESA Caucus Co-Chairs, 119 Representatives Seek Enhanced Funding for Endangered Species Protections

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Today, the Co-Chairs of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) Caucus Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), Natural Resources Committee Chairman Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ), and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) led 119 Representatives in a letter to the House Appropriations Committee calling for robust funding for the Endangered Species Act to support listing, planning and consultation, species conservation and ...

Virginia To Receive New Transportation, Climate Investments Thanks To Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment And Jobs Act

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today announced that Virginia will receive $165.8 million in funding under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to provide Virginians with more transportation options, ease congestion in local communities, and reduce carbon pollution. “The bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is a huge boon to our national infrastructure, and it will also deliver big wins f...

JEC Chairman Beyer on Earth Day: “The cost of inaction will be catastrophic.”

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Today, Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), Chair of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), released the following statement in recognition of Earth Day. “Today, on Earth Day, we recognize progress we’ve made to address climate change, and we recommit to investing in our planet to provide a safe and sustainable future. Climate change harms not only our health and well-being and our planet, but...

Beyer Lauds Interior Department Actions Promoting Conservation and Restoration of Wildlife Corridors

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), author of the bipartisan, bicameral Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act, applauds Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland’s announcement yesterday of new federal actions to advance the Department’s work on wildlife corridors. The actions announced by Secretary Haaland include $9.5 million in grant funding from the Department of the Interior (DOI), the U.S. Department of Agricu...

JEC Chairman Beyer on President Biden’s Proposed Budget

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Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), Chairman of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), released the following statement following the release of President Biden’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2023. “A budget is an expression of priorities and values, and today, President Biden released a fiscally responsible budget that centers investments in workers and families to drive economic growth t...