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  • Beyer Statement on Trump Administration’s Decision To End DAPA Program
    Posted in Press Releases on June 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Rep. Don Beyer issued the following statement today in response to the Trump Administration’s rescission of the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program: “Last night, following the tragic events in Alexandria, members of both parties gathered at the Congressional Baseball Game to put partisanship aside with a celebration of friendship and unity. Before the game had even finished, the Trump Administration shattered this spirit of good feelings by anno... Read more

  • Beyer Statement On Omnibus Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Healthcare, Climate Change and the Environment, Economy, Immigration, Federal Employees, Transportation

    Rep. Don Beyer made the following statement today on the omnibus bill, which is expected to be signed into law this week: “This omnibus funding bill represents the product of a bipartisan agreement, and as such required compromise from both sides. It does not contain everything I’d like, but the most important thing is that we reached a deal that will keep the government open without the worst budget cuts and most irresponsible policy riders sought by House Republicans and the White House. I’m p... Read more

  • Beyer, Cicilline, Pascrell, Jayapal Lead 106 House Democrats Calling Upon President Trump To Help Innocent Syrians by Reversing Stance On US Refugee Program, Maintaining Humanitarian Assistance
    Posted in Press Releases on May 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Reps. Don Beyer, David Cicilline, Bill Pascrell, and Pramila Jayapal yesterday led 106 House Democrats in calling upon President Trump to help innocent Syrians by rescinding his Executive Order suspending the Refugee Admissions Program and to maintain support for humanitarian aid programs that assist Syrians in crisis. “It is time for the United States to step up and show the world that we are not indifferent to the grave suffering of the Syrian people. Again, we urge you to safely resettle Syri... Read more

  • Reps. Espaillat, Bonamici, Serrano, Beyer Introduce The Protecting Sensitive Locations Act
    Posted in Press Releases on March 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Today Reps. Adriano Espaillat (NY-13), Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01), José E. Serrano (NY-15), and Don Beyer (VA-08) introduced new legislation aimed at protecting sensitive locations during immigration enforcement efforts. The Protecting Sensitive Locations Act will prohibit immigration enforcement, including arrests, interviews, searches, and surveillance at "sensitive locations" that include areas such as medical or health care facilities, public and private schools, places of worship, courthouses... Read more

  • Trump Budget a Republican Lowlight Reel
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Healthcare, Equality, Climate Change and the Environment, Economy, Immigration, Federal Employees, Transportation

    Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) compiled the following lowlight reel from President Trump’s first attempt at a budget blueprint. "Budgets reflect values. President Trump wants to spend more on defense and border security while making huge cuts to what they defend: our people, our health, and our environment. These extreme cuts will hit my constituents particularly hard, including many federal workers at the State Department and Environmental Protection Agency. But their pain will be felt across the entire... Read more

  • Elected Leaders Condemn ICE Activity in Northern Virginia
    Posted in Press Releases on March 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Virginia Democrats Congressman Don Beyer and Senator Tim Kaine joined Democratic Caucus Vice Chair Congresswoman Linda Sanchez and Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham yesterday, with other elected officials and immigrants and leaders in immigration policy and advocacy, at the site of a recent ICE crackdown to decry President Trump’s abhorrent immigration Executive Orders and call for thoughtful, fair immigration policy. According to recent news reports, ICE a... Read more

  • House Delegation Introduces Freedom Of Religion Act In Response To President Trump’s Muslim Ban
    Posted in Press Releases on February 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    In response to President Trump’s unlawful, immoral Executive Order banning all refugees as well as individuals and families from certain Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East from entering the United States, House Members, including Reps. Don Beyer (VA), Chair of the Democratic Caucus Joe Crowley (D-NY), Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Betty McCollum (D-MN), Keith Ellison (D-MN), Andre Carson (D-IN), and Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) introduced the Freedom of Religion Act to... Read more

  • After Election, I Will Not Compromise on Values
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on December 6, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Equality, Climate Change and the Environment, Economy, Immigration, Federal Employees, Women's Economic Empowerment

    Since the election, I have heard from many constituents who are concerned about the Trump presidency or uncertain about his policies and plans. I share many of these concerns and questions. As ever, I will listen to my colleagues from across the aisle, and will consider reasonable policy proposals, even if I do not fully agree with them. But I will not compromise on our basic values. I will forcefully oppose plans to privatize and cut Medicare, or strip healthcare coverage from millions of Ameri... Read more

  • Beyer Reacts To Supreme Court Decision Halting Obama Immigration Directives
    Posted in Press Releases on June 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Congressman Don Beyer released the following statement on today’s Supreme Court ruling in United States v. Texas: “Today’s Supreme Court decision halting President Obama’s immigration directives is wrong-headed and short-sighted. I have every confidence that this is a temporary obstacle for these families, but it is nonetheless a heartbreaking one. President Obama’s Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals programs gave hope to peaceful, law-abiding imm... Read more

  • House Delegation Introduces Religious Freedom Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 11, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    In response to political rhetoric vilifying select religious groups and increasingly hostile rhetoric toward religious freedom in the immigration system, a House delegation, including Reps. Don Beyer (VA), Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC), Keith Ellison (MN), Joe Crowley (NY), Jan Schakowsky (IL), Mike Honda (CA), Betty McCollum (MN), André Carson (ID), introduced the Freedom of Religion Act today to prohibit the use of religious litmus tests as a means to ban immigrants, refugees, and international visitors trying to enter the United States. Read more