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  • Virginia, DC politicians weighing in on Amazon HQ2 Arlington announcement
    Posted in Articles on November 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy

    FOX 5 | Amazon made it official on Tuesday when it announced that Arlington, Va. will share a split of the company’s new second headquarters with New York City. Local politicians and public figures throughout the DMV are already chiming in to celebrate the announcement – which the company claims will include 25,000 jobs for the location Arlington’s Crystal City location. Amazon is poised to receive $573 million in exchange for creating jobs with an average wage of over $150,000. The state of Vir... Read more

  • Biggest lure for Amazon to Virginia may be campus, not cash
    Posted in Articles on November 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy

    Washington Post | Rep. Don Beyer, a Democrat who represents the area, said he expects the campus to eventually rival Ivy League schools and MIT in prestige for developing high-quality tech workers. “The reason Amazon is coming is that they see already the talent that is here in northern Virginia,” Beyer said. Virginia Tech said the plans for the Innovation Campus mesh perfectly with the university’s longstanding plans to increase its footprint in northern Virginia and meet demand for computer sc... Read more

  • Beyer Statement on Amazon HQ2
    Posted in Press Releases on November 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy

    Congressman Don Beyer released the following statement today on the announcement that Amazon will move half of its HQ2 campus to Arlington County, Virginia: “Amazon's announcement that it will bring half of its HQ2 to Arlington is a validation of a generation's worth of work to make northern Virginia an economic engine of the nation. “The Northern Virginia of my youth was a bedroom suburb of the nation's capital. The Northern Virginia of today is an economic and cultural dynamo, on the leading e... Read more

  • Amazon confirms Northern Virginia, New York City for new HQs
    Posted in Articles on November 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy

    POLITICO | And Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.), whose district will now include Amazon's Virginia campus, praised the selection for diversifying the region's tax base and spurring investments in education. Northern Virginia has become an "economic and cultural dynamo," he said in a statement. But he also acknowledged Amazon's arrival will bring challenges and said he expects his constituents will have questions about the impacts on traffic, quality of life and economic equality. "These questions, and may... Read more

  • Rep. Beyer on Kavanaugh, Midterms, USMCA
    Posted in Articles on October 1, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Economy, Oversight of the Administration

    Bloomberg TV | Representative Don Beyer, a Democrat from Virginia, discusses the nomination process for Judge Brett Kavanaugh, and the potential impact of trade tariffs on the U.S. auto industry. He speaks on "Bloomberg Surveillance." (Source: Bloomberg) Click here to watch the full interview Read more

  • Paul Ryan says economy is booming, but warns that new tariffs 'are not the solution'
    Posted in Articles on July 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy

    ABC News Beyond tariffs, Rep. Don Beyer, D-Va., said Republicans had ruined the economy for working-class Americans. “The Trump Administration and the GOP Congress have one major legislative accomplishment: gutting Medicare and Social Security to slash taxes for CEOs and the wealthy," Rep. Don Beyer, D-Va., a member of the Joint Economic Committee, told ABC News in a written statement. "Because of their policies, wages are stagnant and health care costs are soaring. "Now, under President Trump’s... Read more

  • House Democratic Leaders Unveil A Better Deal: Tools to Succeed in the 21st Century
    Posted in Press Releases on April 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Education

    Today, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats held a press conference at Northern Virginia Community College to unveil the newest plank of their bold economic agenda, A Better Deal: Tools to Succeed in the 21st Century, which focuses on Democrats' commitment to investing in America's workers, pioneering future frontiers and modernizing government. "Too many families have been left behind by technological change, and left wondering where they fit in the economy of tomorrow," said Demo... Read more

  • Beyer, Curbelo Lead 84 Members of Congress Calling for Continued Funding to Department of Energy’s ARPA-E Program
    Posted in Press Releases on March 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Climate Change and the Environment, Economy

    Today, Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA) and Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) led a bipartisan letter (11 Republicans, 73 Democrats) to the House Appropriations Committee calling for strong funding for the Department of Energy’s clean energy innovation programs: Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) program; Energy Innovation Hubs; and Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs). The bipartisan letter comes after the Trump Administration FY19 budget proposal again places these programs at risk. Specifically,... Read more

  • Beyer Requests Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Re-Hearing On Virginia Pipelines
    Posted in Press Releases on February 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Climate Change and the Environment, Economy

    Rep. Don Beyer today sent a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) asking for a rehearing on the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) and the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP). Congressman Beyer is deeply concerned that an incomplete, divided Commission rubberstamped the pipelines despite three significant issues: there was a lack of verified need for the infrastructure, there is potential for the pipelines to ruin the ANST and its environs, and finally, the proposals considered were no... Read more

  • Beyer Statement on the Trump Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Healthcare, Equality, Climate Change and the Environment, Economy, Immigration, Transportation, Education, Oversight of the Administration

    “President Trump’s budget presents a dystopian vision of the United States. We would see massive, promise-breaking cuts to Medicaid and Medicare, as well as to nutrition programs for the poor. And we would see this while giving the wealthiest Americans huge tax cuts. This budget proposes that we cripple the EPA, give up on the promise of clean air and clean water, and sell out public lands and treasured natural spaces like the Chesapeake Bay to benefit polluters and fossil fuel companies. It cal... Read more