Federal Employees

Rep. Beyer Sends Letter Urging OPM Director Cabaniss to Announce Federal-Wide Telework

| Posted in Press Releases

Today, Congressman Don Beyer (VA-08) issued a letter urging the Honorable Dale Cabaniss, Director, Office of Personnel Management to implement remote teleworking for all telework-capable federal employees as the country takes steps to mitigate the COVID-19 global pandemic and to protect our federal workers and their families. “I write today to encourage you to implement remote teleworking for all ... Read more »

WJLA 7: Paid parental leave for federal employees

| Posted in Articles

Paid parental leave for federal employees By WJLA Staff - 01/26/2020 Congress guaranteed family leave for federal employees in the 2020 NDAA. Starting next year, new parents will be able to take several weeks off from their federal positions. Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) says that this new policy will hopefully set the standard across the nation. “We don’t have paid family medical leave nationally. There... Read more »

Federal News Network: Federal employees could be ‘very close’ to long-awaited paid parental leave win

| Posted in Articles

Federal employees could be ‘very close’ to long-awaited paid parental leave win BY NICOLE OGRYSKO - 12/9/2019 Federal employees may be close to a new benefit that some lawmakers and employee groups have been fighting for nearly a decade. Congress and the White House have reached a tentative deal to include up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave in the upcoming National Defense Authorization Act, wh... Read more »

Beyer Statement On NDAA Paid Parental Leave Provision

| Posted in Press Releases

Rep. Don Beyer today hailed a provision in the National Defense Authorization Act conference report which would guarantee twelve weeks of paid parental leave for all federal employees: “This paid parental leave provision is one of the biggest victories for the federal workforce in my lifetime. “Against all odds, Chairman Smith, Majority Leader Hoyer, and the House negotiating team won this histori... Read more »

Washington Post: Democrats leveraged Trump’s fixation on Space Force to pursue parental-leave victory for federal workers

| Posted in Articles

Democrats leveraged Trump’s fixation on Space Force to pursue parental-leave victory for federal workers BY JEFF STEIN, LISA REIN AND JOSH DAWSEY - 12/8/2019 When Congress took up a must-pass defense bill earlier this year, President Trump saw it as a rare opportunity to win approval for the Space Force — his proposed sixth branch of the military — ahead of the 2020 election. White House advisers,... Read more »

NPR: Wilbur Ross At The Center Of Another Political Storm, This Time About The Weather

| Posted in Articles

Wilbur Ross At The Center Of Another Political Storm, This Time About The Weather BY SCOTT HORSLEY - 09/10/2019 Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is under the microscope again, amid fresh allegations of meddling with a government scientific agency. The latest storm to engulf the secretary began Sept. 1, when weather forecasters in Birmingham, Ala., issued a tweet saying Hurricane Dorian posed no thre... Read more »

The Hill: Democrats call for Ross to resign for reportedly threatening to fire officials

| Posted in Articles

Democrats call for Ross to resign for reportedly threatening to fire officials BY MIRANDA GREEN AND JUSTINE COLEMAN - 09/10/2019 Two Democratic lawmakers are calling for Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross's resignation following a report that he threatened top officials for contradicting President Trump's claims Hurricane Dorian might hit Alabama. Reps. Don Beyer (D-Va.) and Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.) demand... Read more »

Newsweek: Wilbur Ross 'Needs To Resign Now' If He Threatened To Fire Top NOAA Officials For Tweet Contradicting Trump On Hurricane Dorian, Democrat Says

| Posted in Articles

Wilbur Ross 'Needs To Resign Now' If He Threatened To Fire Top NOAA Officials For Tweet Contradicting Trump On Hurricane Dorian, Democrat Says BY SHANE CROUCHER - 09/10/2019 Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is facing calls to resign over a report alleging that he threatened to fire top officials at NOAA for a tweet disputing President Donald Trump's claim that Hurricane Dorian would hit Alabama. "If... Read more »

New York Times: Wilbur Ross and the Trump War on Truth

| Posted in Articles

Wilbur Ross and the Trump War on Truth BY THE EDITORIAL BOARD - 09/10/2019 After a quiet couple of months, Wilbur Ross, the secretary of commerce, appears set on distinguishing himself again as the most compromised member of an administration that at times seems defined by ethical and moral flexibility. On Monday, The Times reported that Mr. Ross threatened last week to fire officials at the Natio... Read more »

POLITICO: Proposed ban on Pentagon spending at Trump properties gets new push

| Posted in Articles

Proposed ban on Pentagon spending at Trump properties gets new push BY CONNOR O'BRIEN - 09/09/2019 Democrats in the House are doubling down on proposed legislation to block military funds from being spent at properties owned by President Donald Trump, following reports that Air Force personnel stayed at the president's Turnberry resort in Scotland. The House voted in July to bar the Defense Depart... Read more »