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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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.… Read more »
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… Read more »
This morning Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), founder of the bipartisan Fusion Energy Caucus and member of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, spoke at the White House Summit on Developing a Bold Decadal Vision for Commercial Fusion Energy.
The event, hosted by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the Department of Energy, was held to “convene… Read more »