Federal Employees

Speaker Pelosi Taps Beyer To Chair Joint Economic Committee

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Today, Speaker Pelosi announced that she is recommending Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) to chair the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC). If confirmed, Congressman Beyer will become the first Democrat to chair the JEC since Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) chaired the committee during the 112th Congress (2011-2013). In response to Speaker Pelosi’s announcement, Congressman Beyer issued the followin... Read more »

National Capital Region Members Seek Federalized COVID-19 Vaccine Response for Government Employees

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Today U.S. Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA), Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA), Anthony Brown (D-MD), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Jennifer Wexton (D-VA), David Trone (D-MD), and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) wrote to Office of Personnel Management Acting Director Kathleen McGettigan and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky, requesting that the federal government vaccinate... Read more »

National Capital Region Members Seek Leave for Federal Employees Receiving COVID-19 Vaccine

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Today House Democrats Don Beyer (D-VA), Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA), Anthony Brown (D-MD), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), David Trone (D-MD), and Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) wrote to Office of Personnel Management Acting Director Kathleen McGettigan, requesting that federal employees be given the option of administrative time off to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Some federal agencies do... Read more »

Pallone, Watson Coleman, Beyer Lead Request for Memorial Tree at U.S. Capitol in Honor of United States Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick

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Representatives Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06), Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12), and Don Beyer (VA-08) led a request to the Architect of the Capitol for a memorial tree on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol in commemoration of the late United States Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick. “A memorial tree would serve as a representation of Officer Sicknick’s unwavering commitment and tremendous sacrifice to... Read more »

Committee Members Celebrate Vacating of EPA Rule to Censor Science

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On Monday, U.S. District Court Chief Judge Brian Morris for the District of Montana granted the Biden Administration’s motion to vacate the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final rule for “Strengthening Transparency in Pivotal Science Underlying Significant Regulatory Actions and Influential Scientific Information.” This decision follows Chief Judge Morris’s ruling last week that the rule w... Read more »

Beyer Statement On Capitol And Arlington Honors For Fallen USCP Officer Brian Sicknick

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), issued the following statement today after the announcement by Speaker Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Schumer that his constituent, Officer Brian Sicknick, would lie in honor at the United States Capitol Rotunda before receiving burial honors at Arlington National Cemetery: “Officer Brian Sicknick’s service and sacrifice will never be forgotten. These honors, accorded to ... Read more »

Beyer And Watson Coleman Introduce Legislation Honoring Fallen Officer Brian Sicknick

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U.S. Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA) and Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) today introduced bipartisan legislation to honor United States Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick, who died from wounds received in the line of duty while defending the U.S. Capitol from attack on January 6th, 2021. Beyer, who represented Sicknick in the House, and Watson Coleman, who represents much of Sicknick’s family,... Read more »

Senior Members in Introduce Bill to Provide Comprehensive Paid Leave for Federal Workers

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Today, Committee on Oversight and Reform Chairwoman Carolyn B. Maloney, House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer, Committee on Armed Services Chairman Adam Smith, Committee on Appropriations Chairwoman Rosa DeLauro, Co-Chair of the Democratic Women’s Caucus Jackie Speier, Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, Rep. Don Beyer, and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton introduced The Comprehensive Paid Leave for Federa... Read more »

Beyer Hails Administration Guidance To Protect Federal Workers

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who represents the largest number of federal workers of any U.S. Representative, issued the following statement today on new guidance from the Office of Management and Budget establishing workplace safety standards to protect employees at federal agencies during the COVID-19 pandemic: “From the earliest moments of this pandemic I have heard from federal workers concerned tha... Read more »

Beyer Congratulates Chief Of Staff On Administration Appointment, Announces Staff Succession

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today congratulated his departing Chief of Staff, Tanya Bradsher, who was appointed by President-elect Joe Biden to serve as Senior Director for Partnerships and Global Engagement on the National Security Council. Beyer also announced staffing changes as a result of her departure. “Everyone who knows Tanya knows she is a wonderful person who is bound for greatness. I wish her... Read more »