Federal Employees

Beyer, Lieu Reintroduce Legislation To Block Law Enforcement From Using Facial Recognition Technology With Body Cam Footage

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U.S. Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA) and Ted Lieu (D-CA) today reintroduced the Facial Recognition Ban on Body Cameras Act, legislation to prohibit federal law enforcement agencies from using facial recognition technology (FRT) and other biometric surveillance tools on footage from body cameras. The bill would also prevent state and local law enforcement agencies from purchasing body cameras with...

Beyer, Roy Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Increase Transparency For Senior Executive Branch Officials

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U.S. Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA) and Chip Roy (R-TX) today introduced legislation to reform and strengthen public transparency requirements for senior officials in the Executive Branch. The Transparent Leadership Act would require the publication of schedules and speeches for the heads of Executive Branch agencies. “The American people deserve to know what public officials who lead their gove...

House Passes Legislation To Expand Mental Health Benefits For First Responders And Survivor Benefits For Families

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The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the Public Safety Officer Support Act, introduced by Rep. David Trone (D-MD), with strong bipartisan support. The bill would amend the federal Public Safety Officers’ Benefits Program (PSOB) to add coverage for first responders who are disabled or who die by suicide as a result of service-related traumatic events. Under current law the PSOB excludes m...

Northern Virginia Congressional Delegation Writes GSA In Support of Springfield FBI Location

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Today, members of the Northern Virginia congressional delegation sent GSA Administrator Carnahan a letter in support of relocating the FBI Headquarters to the Springfield location. The letter was signed by Reps. Connolly, Beyer, Wexton, and Senators Warner and Kaine. “The Springfield, Virginia site, which the federal government already owns and underutilizes, is the best option for a new consolida...

Beyer Introduces Legislation To Rename Arlington Post Office After Longtime Letter Carrier Jesus Collazos

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today introduced legislation to rename the post office in Arlington on George Mason Drive (currently designated “Arlington Post Office”) after local letter carrier Jesus Collazos. Collazos immigrated to Northern Virginia from Colombia in 1978 and worked for 25 years as a USPS postal carrier in Arlington. He died of COVID-19 early in the pandemic. “Jesus Collazos was a beloved...

Beyer Welcomes Designation Of Line-Of-Duty Death Designation For Fallen Capitol Defender Officer Jeffrey Smith

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who represented fallen MPD Officer Jeffrey Smith, today welcomed the D.C. Police and Firefighters’ Retirement and Relief Board’s determination “that Officer Smith sustained a personal injury on January 6, 2021, while performing his duties and that his injury was the sole and direct cause of his death.” Officer Smith died by suicide days after he responded to the U.S. Capitol...

Beyer Hails Biden Administration’s Proposed Raise For Federal Workers

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who represents the largest number of federal employees of any member of the U.S. House of Representatives, today applauded reports that the Biden-Harris Administration’s budget proposal for the coming year will include a 4.6 percent pay increase for federal employees. “The proposed 4.6 percent pay increase is phenomenal news for my district, where a huge portion of workers a...

Beyer Votes For Bipartisan Legislation To Strengthen Postal Service And Ensure Reliable, Timely Mail Delivery

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Last night Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) voted to improve mail delivery and strengthen the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) with the Postal Service Reform Act, which passed on a bipartisan vote. The bill now heads to the Senate for further consideration. The Postal Service Reform Act directs billions in funding to USPS, and would make reforms to increase performance transparency and create new sources of revenu...

Beyer Welcomes $15 Minimum Wage For Federal Workers

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January 21, 2022 (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 welcomed guidance issued by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to achieve President Biden’s directive to establish a $15 minimum wage for federal employees. The OPM memo issued today instructs agencies: “pay adjustments ...

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...