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  • Beyer Statement On His Vote Against the Continuing Resolution
    Posted in Press Releases on December 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Climate Change and the Environment, Economy, Federal Employees

    Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) issued the following statement today on his vote against final passage of the continuing resolution (CR): I voted today against the continuing resolution (CR), which would fund the U.S. government for four months. Although there are components of the CR that I support, such as funding for Flint, Michigan’s water crisis, the CR also all-too-conveniently sets the stage for a more conservative and destructive long-term funding vehicle come April. Today’s effort was a le... Read more

  • After Election, I Will Not Compromise on Values
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on December 6, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Equality, Climate Change and the Environment, Economy, Immigration, Federal Employees, Women's Economic Empowerment, Oversight of the Administration

    Since the election, I have heard from many constituents who are concerned about the Trump presidency or uncertain about his policies and plans. I share many of these concerns and questions. As ever, I will listen to my colleagues from across the aisle, and will consider reasonable policy proposals, even if I do not fully agree with them. But I will not compromise on our basic values. I will forcefully oppose plans to privatize and cut Medicare, or strip healthcare coverage from millions of Ameri... Read more

  • Beyer Presents Congressional Badge of Bravery Award to U.S. Park Police Officer Carl Hiott, Constituent Who Saved Lives During the 2013 Navy Yard Shooting
    Posted in Press Releases on November 30, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees

    November 30, 2016 (Washington, DC) – Rep. Don Beyer yesterday presented U.S. Park Police Officer Carl Hiott the Congressional Badge of Bravery, an award recognizing law enforcement officers for exceptional acts of bravery in the face of great personal risk. Officer Hiott, who lives in Alexandria, was part of a team which saved the lives of workers at the Washington Navy Yard in 2013, during the shooting there which claimed the lives of twelve people. “Officer Hiott did a tremendous service to hi... Read more

  • Beyer Statement On The So-Called “Federal Employee Rights Act”
    Posted in Press Releases on February 5, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees

    Yesterday the Chairman of the House Budget Committee introduced the “Federal Employee Rights Act,” which, contrary to its title, would prohibit federal agencies from deducting voluntary union dues from their employees’ paychecks. Representative Don Beyer expressed vehement opposition to the bill, which he characterized as an unfair assault on federal employee labor unions. Read more

  • Beyer Celebrates Federal Employee Measures in Omnibus
    Posted in Press Releases on December 18, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees

    There is finally some good news for federal employees in the omnibus spending bill passed by Congress this morning. The $1.1 trillion spending package included a pay raise for federal employees and our service members, as well as significant additional funding for the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), some of which is earmarked for cybersecurity. Read more

  • Beyer, Wittman Prepare Legislation to Protect Federal Workers
    Posted in Press Releases on December 10, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees

    With the clock ticking on the federal government’s fiscal calendar, Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) and Congressman Rob Wittman (R-VA) are preparing legislation to protect federal employees from a government shutdown. The Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act would guarantee back pay for all furloughed workers in the event of a shutdown. Read more

  • Beyer-Wittman Legislation Protects Federal Employees from Shutdown
    Posted in Press Releases on September 29, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees

    Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) introduced H.R. 3635, the “Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act,” which would secure retroactive pay for all federal employees during a federal government shutdown, regardless of furlough status. Congressman Rob Wittman (R-VA) is the lead Republican cosponsor. “Federal employees have financial obligations just like everyone else. Congress must not jeopardize their financial security yet again,” said Rep. Beyer (VA-08). “This bipartisan legislation ensures th... Read more

  • Beyer, Wittman Build Support to Protect Federal Workers
    Posted in Press Releases on September 22, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees

    Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) and Congressman Rob Wittman (R-VA) distributed a letter to House colleagues today to build support for the Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act. The bipartisan proposal has already collected 24 cosponsors ahead of its introduction next week to protect federal worker pay in the event of a shutdown. “Our federal employees work every day to carry out vital missions keeping our country healthy, safe, and strong,” said Rep. Beyer. “Their pay, and their family’s w... Read more

  • Beyer Backs Fed Unions
    Posted in Press Releases on September 14, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees

    Congressman Don Beyer today dismissed Governor Scott Walker’s proposals to weaken federal worker protections as absurd and out of touch. "Doing away with our federal employee unions and eroding the tremendous progress made possible by FDR’s National Labor Relations Act is no way to get elected President,” said Rep. Beyer. “Our labor movement has helped make possible the minimum wage, the eight hour workday, a forty hour workweek, safer working environments, health coverage, and Social Security –... Read more

  • Beyer Statement on OPM Hack
    Posted in Press Releases on July 9, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees

    Congressman Don Beyer released the following statement expressing his shock at news that the personal data of nearly 21.5 million past and present federal employees and contractors was exposed in a breach of Office of Personnel Management (OPM) records. “This is disturbing news, both in terms of our government’s IT failure and that tens of millions of Americans lost the privacy of their personal data,” said Rep. Beyer. “We must and we will do better, and I will work closely with the Office of Pe... Read more