Economy

Congressional Hispanic Caucus and Joint Economic Committee Release New Report Examining Hispanic Wealth Disparities

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), led by Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (D-CA), and the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), led by Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), released a new report that examines the wealth disparities that threaten the economic security and opportunities of Hispanic Americans and their families. Despite representing 19 percent of the U.S. ...

House Democrats Introduce Legislation To Strengthen And Reform Unemployment Insurance

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October 12, 2021 (Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ), Jimmy Gomez (D-CA), Cori Bush (D-MO), and Scott Peters (D-CA) today announced the introduction of the Unemployment Insurance Improvement Act, H.R. 5507, legislation to strengthen the delivery of benefits to unemployed American workers. The bill would require states t...

Build Back Better revenue provisions “rebalance the scale,” create long-term, broadly shared economic growth

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Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC)—led by Chairman Don Beyer (D-VA)—held a hearing titled “Building Back Better: Raising Revenue to Invest in Shared Prosperity” to examine the economic benefits of the revenue provisions included in the Build Back Better reconciliation and bipartisan infrastructure packages. Currently, the United States raises insufficien...

REPS. NEWMAN, BONAMICI, BEYER AND GARCIA INTRODUCE THE SUPPORTING OLDER WORKERS ACT

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WASHINGTON, D.C– Today, U.S. Representatives Marie Newman (D-IL-03), Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR-01), Don Beyer (D-VA-8) and Sylvia R. Garcia (D-TX-29) introduced the Supporting Older Workers Act, a new bill designed to improve and advance the employment, economic success and the well-being of America’s older workers. The legislation would strengthen the workforce development system for older workers a...

House Sends Government Funding Legislation To President’s Desk, Averting Shutdown

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September 30, 2021 (Washington, D.C.) – Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who represents the largest number of federal employees of any member of the U.S. House of Representatives, today hailed passage of a Continuing Resolution to fund the federal government until December 3rd. The legislation passed both chambers of Congress today ahead of the expiration of government funding at midnight tonight, and is ex...

Chairman Beyer Testifies To Rules Committee About Need To Raise Debt Limit To Avoid Economy-Wrecking Default

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September 29, 2021 (Washington, D.C.) – Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who serves on the House Committee on Ways and Means and is Chairman of Congress’ Joint Economic Committee, testified earlier today before the House Rules Committee about the need to raise the federal debt limit. Beyer’s remarks as prepared follow below (remarks as delivered here). The Joint Economic Committee issued a new report earlie...

JEC Chairman Beyer on Debt Limit Obstructionism: Gambling with the full faith and credit of the United States is poor economic stewardship

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WASHINGTON, DC—The U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC)—led by Chairman Don Beyer (D-VA)—released a new issue brief highlighting how defaulting on the federal debt would create a financial crisis on par with that of 2008, resulting in catastrophic economic damage with millions of jobs lost, businesses shuttered and a banking system in chaos. The debt limit allows the federal government to ...

Beyer Votes to Keep the Government Open, Deliver Emergency Relief, Prevent Catastrophic Default

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Today, Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) voted for critical legislation that would keep the federal government open, secure emergency funding to help communities devastated by natural disasters and help resettle Afghan refugees fleeing persecution and prevent a devastating debt default. This bill is essential to ensuring that the government can continue to deliver essential services that families depend on, w...

Joint Economic Committee and Congressional Hispanic Caucus Release New Report, Highlights Contributions and Challenges of Hispanic Workers

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — To commemorate National Hispanic Heritage Month, which begins today and runs through October 15, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), led by Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (D-CA), and the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), led by Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), released a new report that examines the contributions of Hispanic workers to the U.S. economy. Despite being ...

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...