Climate Change and the Environment

Beyer Statement On USFWS Status Review Of Gray Wolf

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September 16, 2021 (Washington, D.C.) – Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today welcomed the announcement by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that it “will initiate a comprehensive status review of the gray wolf in the western U.S.,” but expressed concern that delay would lead to unnecessary deaths of the recently delisted species. Beyer led a bipartisan House delegation of 85 Representatives in July urging...

Beyer: Build Back Better Act "Will Be The Single Most Important Piece Of Climate Legislation" We Have Ever Had The Chance To Pass

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September 14, 2021 (Washington, D.C.) – Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who serves on the House Committee on Ways and Means and is the Chair of Congress’ Joint Economic Committee, delivered opening remarks today on the third day of the Ways and Means Committee’s markup of the Build Back Better Act. Beyer’s remarks as prepared for delivery (video of remarks as delivered here): Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I sai...

Chairs DeFazio, Napolitano, and Beyer Lead 130+ House Colleagues in Applauding the EPA & Corps for Withdrawing the Trump Dirty Water Rule, Call New Rulemaking Urgent

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Washington, DC – Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Chair of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA), Chair of the Joint Economic Committee Don Beyer (D-VA) and 139 U.S. House Representatives sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) appla...

Beyer, DelBene Introduce Direct Air Capture Legislation

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September 10, 2021 (Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA) and Suzan DelBene (D-WA) today introduced the Negate Emissions to Zero (NET Zero) Act, legislation that would substantially increase tax incentives to boost the developing direct air capture industry. Beyer and DelBene serve on the House Committee on Ways and Means, which has jurisdiction over tax policy in the House of ...

Beyer Introduces Ejiao Sale Ban to Prevent Donkey Slaughter

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September 10, 2021 (Washington, D.C.) – Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today introduced the Ejiao Act, which would restrict trade on all ejiao products made from donkey skins, which are decimating the species’ global population and threatening impoverished families who rely on them. “The international trade in donkey-hide gelatin products is leading to the mass slaughter of donkeys and widespread harm to i...

Beyer Introduces Electric Vehicle Tax Incentive Legislation

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September 7, 2021 (Washington, D.C.) – Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today introduced the Green Vehicle Adoption Nationwide (VAN) Act, which would provide tax credits for the purchase of zero-emission commercial vehicles from work vans to heavy duty trucks. “The Green VAN Act would make a big dent in American emissions and help restore our leadership on the climate crisis,” said Rep. Beyer. “Commercial ve...

Larson, DelBene, Beyer Introduce Bill to Spur Development of Clean Hydrogen

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Washington, D.C. - Today, Reps. John B. Larson (CT-01), Suzan DelBene (WA-01), and Donald Beyer (VA-08) introduced the Clean Hydrogen Production and Investment Tax Credit Act of 2021. This bill would spur the development of clean energy by providing a tax credit to companies that reduce carbon emissions by producing “green” and “blue” hydrogen. By incentivizing the creation of these cleaner fuels ...

Chairman Beyer Statement on Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s New Report

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“The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change underscores the dire consequences of further delays on climate action. We now know that the climate crisis is both more severe and worsening more quickly than was understood just a few years ago. Across the country, we are already experiencing its harmful effects, and as a nation, we cannot afford the cost of inaction. “We’ve se...

Bipartisan Delegation Of 85 Representatives Urges Interior Department To Relist Gray Wolves

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July 29, 2021 (Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA), Peter DeFazio (D-OR), and Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) today led a bipartisan group of 85 Representatives in a letter to Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, urging her to reconsider the decision to delist the Gray Wolf under the Endangered Species Act. The Members emphasized the support of over 400 scientists in calling for federal protect...

House Passes Broad Infrastructure Legislation; Bill Includes Beyer Community Funding Requests, Wildlife Conservation Legislation, Suicide Prevention Amendment

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The House today passed the Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation [INVEST] in America Act, ambitious surface transportation legislation that would pave the way to rebuilding America’s infrastructure. The bill contained top priorities for Northern Virginia and legislative measures sponsored by Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), including: All of Beyer’s Member-designated trans...