Federal Employees

Beyer Statement on passing of MPD Officers Kyle DeFreytag and Gunther Hashida

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August 3, 2021 (Washington, D.C.) – Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who represents the Northern Virginia suburbs of the Nation’s capital, today issued the following statement on the deaths of Metropolitan Police Department Officers DeFreytag and Hashida, both of whom reportedly died of suicide months after responding to the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. “I mourn the passing of Officers DeFreytag an...

Beyer Applauds Vaccination Mandate For Federal Workforce

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July 29, 2021 (Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA), who represents the largest number of federal employees of any member of the U.S. House of Representatives, today hailed the Biden-Harris Administration’s announcement of a new requirement a requirement that all federal employees and contractors receive COVID-19 vaccinations or be tested regularly. Beyer said: “Requiring vaccinations f...

Beyer Statement On Biden-Harris Administration’s Minimum Wage Increase For Federal Contractors

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Rep. Don Beyer, who represents the largest number of federal employees of any member of the U.S. House of Representatives, today hailed the Biden-Harris Administration’s announcement that it would raise the minimum wage for federal contractors to $15, indexed to inflation beyond 2022. “Federal contractors, like all Americans, deserve a fair wage for their labor and I applaud these steps by the Bid...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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,...