Economy

Reps. Porter, Pressley, and Beyer Introduce Bill to Strike Single Parent Penalty from Tax

| Posted in Press Releases

Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) today introduced legislation to make it easier for families headed by single parents to get help from the expanded child tax credit. The Single Parent Penalty Elimination Act, which is co-led by Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) and Congressman Don Beyer (VA-08), would change the income threshold for Americans filing as heads of household—the status most comm...

Relief Now Available For Northern Virginia Restaurants

| Posted in Press Releases
Tags: Economy

Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today encouraged local restaurant owners to take advantage of a new relief program, the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, enacted under the American Rescue Plan. Beyer serves on the House Committee on Ways and Means, which drafted much of the legislation. The Small Business Administration is now accepting applications for direct relief through the Restaurant Relief Fund via its...

Ways And Means Advances Bipartisan Charitable Giving Legislation

| Posted in Press Releases
Tags: Economy

The House Ways and Means Committee today marked up a bipartisan legislative package, the Securing A Strong Retirement Act, which would help more Americans save for retirement. The bill was amended to include the text of the Legacy IRA Act, bipartisan legislation introduced by Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA) and Mike Kelly (R-PA), which would encourage charitable giving by American seniors. The bill would e...

Chairman Beyer on Biden “American Families Plan”: Investing in America Means Investing in American Families

| Posted in Press Releases

Today, Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), Chairman of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), released the following statement in response to President Biden’s “American Families Plan,” the second of a two-part package of investments intended to help the nation build back better. The first package released at the end of March was focused on infrastructure. “President Biden understands that in...

Beyer Statement On Biden-Harris Administration’s Minimum Wage Increase For Federal Contractors

| Posted in Press Releases

Rep. Don Beyer, who represents the largest number of federal employees of any member of the U.S. House of Representatives, today hailed the Biden-Harris Administration’s announcement that it would raise the minimum wage for federal contractors to $15, indexed to inflation beyond 2022. “Federal contractors, like all Americans, deserve a fair wage for their labor and I applaud these steps by the Bid...

Democrats Push White House To Prioritize Unemployment Insurance Reform In American Family Plan

| Posted in Press Releases

Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Joint Economic Committee Chair Don Beyer, D-Va., and 36 of their colleagues today urged President Biden to prioritize unemployment insurance reform in the upcoming American Family Plan. The letter was also signed by Senators Michael Bennet, D-Colo., Jack Reed, D-R.I., Ben Cardin, D-Md., Alex Padilla, D-Calif., Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Bernie Sanders,...

Chairman Beyer on Biden-Harris FY22 Discretionary Funding Request: A Blueprint for Building Back Better, Stronger

| Posted in Press Releases

Today, Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), Chairman of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), released the following statement in response to the release of the Biden-Harris administration’s FY22 discretionary funding request: “The Biden-Harris administration’s FY22 discretionary funding request would make critical investments to boost education in low-income areas, fight climate change, adva...

House Democrats Legislation to Encourage Green Economy & Manufacturing

| Posted in Press Releases

Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) introduced a resolution with Representatives Jimmy Panetta (CA-20), Don Beyer (VA-08), Terri Sewell (AL-07), and Ron Kind (WI-03) to direct the Biden administration to restart and conclude negotiations on the Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA). The EGA negotiations are designed to incentivize a greener global economy by eliminating tariffs globally on a ...

Chairman Beyer Statement on Biden Infrastructure Investments

| Posted in Press Releases

Today, Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), Chairman of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), released the following statement ahead of the infrastructure investments President Biden plans to push for later this afternoon, the first of a two-part package of investments intended to help the nation build back better. “More than a year into a pandemic that has killed more than 550,000 Americans ...

U.S. Transportation Secretary Joins Governor Northam to Announce Major Milestone for Transforming Rail in Virginia, Highlight American Rescue Plan

| Posted in Press Releases

Governor Ralph Northam today announced the Commonwealth has finalized agreements with Amtrak, CSX, and Virginia Railway Express, launching a $3.7 billion investment to expand and improve passenger, commuter, and freight rail in Virginia and create a vital connection in America’s national rail network between the Northeast and Southeast corridors. “We have an unprecedented opportunity to build a 21...