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  • Congressman Don Beyer Introduces Gender Diversity Investment Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 19, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Federal Employees, Women's Economic Empowerment

    U.S. Representative Don Beyer, a member of the Joint Economic Committee (JEC), held a press conference this morning to introduce the Gender Diversity Investment Act, pioneering legislation designed to allow federal workers to choose to invest in businesses that have women in leadership. The Gender Diversity Investment Act would provide federal employees the freedom and flexibility to invest their retirement savings through the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) in companies that demonstrate a strong comm... Read more

  • Beyer Hosts First Small Business Procurement Conference
    Posted in Press Releases on May 12, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Federal Employees, Women's Economic Empowerment

    U.S. Representative Don Beyer, who has over 40 years of experience running a small business, hosted a Small Business Procurement Conference this morning in collaboration with George Mason University’s Procurement Technical Assistance Program. The Conference focused on federal government procurement and providing guidance to small businesses hoping to work with the federal government. "Among my top priorities in Congress is building a new American economy - doing all I can to make the 21st centur... Read more

  • Beyer, JEC Release Report on Economic Challenges Facing African Americans
    Posted in Press Releases on April 15, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy

    U.S. Representative Don Beyer, member of the Joint Economic Committee (JEC), released the following statement on the JEC's new report that African Americans continue to face economic challenges and are nearly three times as likely as white Americans to live in poverty. "This report documents persistent economic barriers African Americans face, even as the rest of the country recovers from the worst financial downturn since the Great Depression,” said Rep. Beyer “If we are to meet the challenge o... Read more

  • Beyer Rides New Metro Passenger Rail Car
    Posted in Press Releases on April 13, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Climate Change and the Environment, Economy, Transportation

    U.S. Representative Don Beyer joined Governor Terry McAuliffe, Reps. Gerry Connolly and Barbara Comstock, and local and state leaders to tour the Washington Metropolitan Airports Authority (WMATA) new 7000 series train cars made by Kawasaki: “These new cars are smarter, sleeker, safer, and far more energy efficient,” said Rep. Beyer. “They are better for the thousands of passengers who rely on the Metro system every day, and they are better for the environment, Northern Virginia, the Commonwealt... Read more

  • Beyer Statement on Amicus Brief
    Posted in Press Releases on April 7, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Immigration

    U.S. Representative Don Beyer released the following statement after signing on to an Amicus Brief in support of President Obama's appeal in the Fifth Circuit case of Texas v. United States: “I am proud to stand with the President and join this Brief. I fully support the President’s Executive Action on immigration – DAPA and an expanded DACA program are the best way to serve and support the new Americans who live, work, and pay taxes in the United States. While Congress continues to delay action... Read more

  • May 12th Small Business Procurement Conference
    Posted in Blog on April 1, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Federal Employees, Women's Economic Empowerment

    please join us for a Small Business Procurement Conference Hosted by Congressman Don Beyer In Collaboration with George Mason University’s Procurement Technical Assistance Program from May 12, 2013 8:00 am to May 14, 2013 12:30 pm at George Mason University's Arlington Campus Founder’s Hall 3351 Fairfax Drive Arlington, VA This year’s conference will provide guidance to small businesses looking to team with the federal government. The conference focuses on building the skills needed to procure c... Read more

  • Beyer Urges Virginia Families to Take Advantage of Free File Tax Prep Services
    Posted in Press Releases on March 27, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Women's Economic Empowerment

    U.S. Representative Don Beyer joined community leaders this morning to urge eligible Virginians to use Virginia Free File and the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) programs to save money at tax time. "I began by keeping the books at my family business 41 years ago. I know exactly how stressful tax season can be," said Rep. Beyer. "A majority of us do not have the resources to hire an accountant to make sure our families and businesses take advantage of every credit and deduction for whi... Read more

  • Beyer Calls for a Budget that Invests in Middle Class and Federal Workers
    Posted in Press Releases on March 26, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Federal Employees

    U.S. Representative Don Beyer released the following statement today on the House Democratic Budget: Last night the House passed the Republican budget. As anyone who has ever had to make payroll every week can tell you, budgets are critical tools that outline priorities and values. We need to draw a blueprint for progress and invest in working families. However, the House Republican budget jeopardizes our economic recovery and exposes middle class Americans to harmful cuts that only widen the in... Read more

  • Beyer and DeLauro Reintroduce Paycheck Fairness Act
    Posted in Press Releases on March 25, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Women's Economic Empowerment

    U.S. Representative Don Beyer joined Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) today in reintroducing the Paycheck Fairness Act, legislation that would help close the wage gap between women and men working the same jobs. “After more than forty years in business, I can tell you that equal pay for equal work is the best way to strengthen our families, our middle class, and our economy,” said Rep. Beyer. “This is a simple bottom line issue. If you treat your employees well your business will thrive. It is ... Read more

  • Beyer Applauds SCOTUS Decision in Young v. UPS
    Posted in Press Releases on March 25, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Women's Economic Empowerment

    U.S. Representative Don Beyer applauded the U.S. Supreme Court decision to stand with former United Parcel Service (UPS) driver Peggy Young this morning, ruling that the company violated the Pregnancy Discrimination Act by forcing Mrs. Young to take unpaid leave rather than accommodating her pregnancy, as required by law. “Today’s Supreme Court decision is an important victory for Peggy Young, working women, and American families,” said Rep. Beyer. “No woman should ever be considered ‘too much o... Read more