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  • Lawmakers brace for Trump's next move on auto tariffs
    Posted in Articles on February 15, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy

    CNN | Lawmakers from both parties are bracing for a final report from President Donald Trump's Department of Commerce on whether imports of automobiles and auto parts threaten national security. The findings and recommendations of the probe launched last May are due by February 17, but they could be sent to the White House as soon as Friday -- although the administration may choose not to make the document public right away. Trump, who has threatened to slap tariffs of up to 25% on cars coming f... Read more

  • A Push to Make Democrats More Trade Friendly
    Posted in Articles on January 30, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy

    POLITICO | Rep. Don Beyer told Morning Trade that he hopes to use his position as a member of the House Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee to move the Democratic Party further in favor of free trade. “Structurally, I would love to be part of moving our Democratic Party … to be a little more pro-trade,” said Beyer, a member of the New Democrats. The Virginia lawmaker noted that only 28 Democrats voted in favor of trade promotion authority in 2015, and he believes that more Democrats could move to ... Read more

  • NoVa Congressional Delegation Pushes for Funding for Major GW Parkway Rehab Work
    Posted in Articles on January 17, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Transportation

    ARL Now | Federal officials think they have a good shot at winning $126 million in grant funds to make a series of badly needed repairs on a long section of the GW Parkway, and Northern Virginia’s congressional delegation is throwing its weight behind the effort. The National Park Service, which maintains the road, is currently applying for a hefty U.S. Department of Transportation grant to fund rehabilitation work on a roughly eight-mile-long stretch of the parkway, as it runs between the Spout... Read more

  • Beyer Appointed To Serve On House Committee On Ways And Means
    Posted in Press Releases on January 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Gun Violence, Healthcare, Equality, Climate Change and the Environment, Economy, Immigration, Federal Employees, Transportation, Women's Economic Empowerment, Veterans, Education, Oversight of the Administration

    Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) announced today that he has received an appointment to the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, one of the five exclusive House committees. Ways and Means has a wide breadth of jurisdiction, including health care, trade policy and tariffs, and oversight of Medicare and Social Security. It is the House Committee directly responsible for writing tax legislation, and the oldest standing committee in the United States Congress. Beyer said: “I am thrilled to accept this appo... Read more

  • 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