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  • Beyer on USDA’s Relocation of ERS and NIFA
    Posted in Press Releases on June 13, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Climate Change and the Environment, Federal Employees, Oversight of the Administration

    Rep. Don Beyer (VA-08) released the following statement today after the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced it would move the Economic Research Service and National Institute of Food and Agriculture to Kansas City: “Once again, the Trump administration is toying with the lives of hardworking civil servants. Secretary Perdue’s decision to relocate the Economic Research Service and National Institute of Food and Agriculture will have adverse effects on many families in Virginia’s Eighth Congr... Read more

  • Helicopter Noise In DC Region To Be Focus Of New Study
    Posted in Articles on June 7, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Federal Employees

    Alexandria Patch | The federal government will conduct a study on helicopter noise in the DC region, members of Congress announced. Six members of Congress from the DC region requested a study in a letter earlier this year. The letter acknowledged the importance of helicopters for military, law enforcement and medical purposes but called for strategies to reduce the negative impacts of the noise. "Many of our constituents live with the impacts of regular helicopter noise that interrupts sleep pa... Read more

  • Could this study help D.C. residents get relief from helicopter noise?
    Posted in Articles on June 7, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Federal Employees

    Washington Post | Washington-area residents have long complained about the impact of helicopter noise on their neighborhoods, but data about the flights, flight paths and which neighborhoods are most heavily impacted has been hard to come by. That may now change. The Government Accountability Office at the request of lawmakers from the District, Maryland and Virginia, said it will study the issue starting this fall. The GAO did not say how long it would take to complete the study. Lawmakers, inc... Read more

  • Low and loud: Government to study helicopter noise around nation’s capital
    Posted in Articles on June 7, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Federal Employees

    WTOP | After complaints from residents in Virginia, Maryland and D.C., the Government Accountability Office will conduct a study of helicopter noise in and around the nation’s capital. Local lawmakers, headed by D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, had sent a letter to the GAO in January, saying “many of our constituents live with the impacts of regular helicopter noise that interrupts sleep patterns, causes their homes to shake and negatively impacts their quality of life.” The complaints repor... Read more

  • Capital Region Members Announce GAO Study on Helicopter Noise in Washington Metro Area
    Posted in Press Releases on June 6, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees, Transportation, Oversight of the Administration

    Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), joined by Representatives Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Don Beyer (D-VA), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Anthony Brown (D-MD) and David Trone (D-MD), today announced that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) will conduct a study of helicopter noise within the Washington metropolitan region, a request the Members made in January. In their letter, Members wrote, “Many of our constituents live with the impacts of regular helicopter noise that interrupts sleep patter... Read more

  • Trump wants to kill this federal agency. Democrats blasted the idea.
    Posted in Articles on May 22, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees, Oversight of the Administration

    Washington Post | Top House Democrats on Tuesday savaged the Trump administration’s plan to blow up the Office of Personnel Management, calling the effort to close the major federal agency a backdoor power play to weaken the federal workforce. The hostile reception, alongside tepid support from Republicans, left the plan’s chances in doubt and raised the possibility that the administration would dismantle some of the agency’s functions on its own, even if Congress fails to pass legislation to do... Read more

  • Local pols ask OPM to loosen teleworking rules as Metro shutdown approaches
    Posted in Articles on May 21, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees, Transportation

    Covering the Corridor | It’s less than a week until all six Metro stations south of Reagan National Airport close for the summer, and Rep. Don Beyer and other local members of Congress want OPM to clarify teleworking rules for federal workers. So far OPM has not issued a guidance on telework during the shutdown, which begins Saturday and runs until September 8. Shuttle buses will be replacing trains at all Blue Line and Yellow Line stations south of the airport, and it’s widely expected that con... Read more

  • Va. Reps Call for Telework Option During ‘Summer Shutdown’
    Posted in Articles on May 21, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees, Transportation

    ARL Now | Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) and other Northern Virginia representatives have written a letter to the director of the Office of Personnel Management, calling for federal employees to be given expanded telework options during the May 25-Sept. 8 “Summer Shutdown” of Metro stations in Alexandria. Read more

  • Beyer Bill Would Lower Taxes on Survivor Payments to Children
    Posted in Articles on May 21, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees, Veterans

    Fairfax News | Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today introduced legislation to remedy a change in tax code which drastically increased tax burdens on the child survivors of first responders. The tax increase, caused by the 2017 GOP tax bill, was brought to Beyer’s attention by a constituent whose family members, the children of a deceased firefighter, had been hit with such a tax increase. “Fixing this unfair tax hike on the children of first responders is the right thing to do,” said Rep. Beyer. “This pr... Read more

  • What You Need To Know About Metro’s Big Blue And Yellow Line Summer Shutdown
    Posted in Articles on May 21, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees, Transportation

    WAMU 88.5 | Transportation planning procrastinators: This is for you. You’ve heard of the Blue and Yellow Line closures this summer, but you’ll get to it tomorrow. You still have time, right? Well, it’s that time. Six Blue and Yellow Line stations in Virginia close this Saturday for the entire summer. They’ll re-open Sept. 9, but may still need occasional weekend work. Here’s everything you might’ve ignored over the past year and what you need to know to be prepared. ... “The station closures wi... Read more