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  • Beyer Calls for a Budget that Invests in Middle Class and Federal Workers
    Posted in Press Releases on March 26, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Federal Employees

    U.S. Representative Don Beyer released the following statement today on the House Democratic Budget: Last night the House passed the Republican budget. As anyone who has ever had to make payroll every week can tell you, budgets are critical tools that outline priorities and values. We need to draw a blueprint for progress and invest in working families. However, the House Republican budget jeopardizes our economic recovery and exposes middle class Americans to harmful cuts that only widen the in... Read more

  • Beyer Statement on DHS Funding Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on February 27, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Immigration, Federal Employees

    U.S. Representative Don Beyer voted tonight for a Continuing Resolution to fund the Department of Homeland Security for seven days ahead of an expected vote next week to advance long term funding of the Department without anti-immigration provisions favored by House Republicans. “Tonight’s vote to provide a short term funding measure for the Department of Homeland Security presents our best opportunity to secure long term funding of DHS while keeping President Obama’s immigration reforms in plac... Read more

  • Beyer Welcomes NTEU Support for DHS Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act
    Posted in Press Releases on February 25, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees

    Yesterday Congressman Don Beyer introduced the bipartisan DHS Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act to ensure that all federal Department of Homeland Security employees receive retroactive pay in the event of a shutdown, regardless of furlough status. The National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) came out in strong support of this proposal. President Colleen M. Kelley, National President of the NTEU, offered support for the bill stating, “NTEU appreciates Rep. Beyer taking the lead on this import... Read more

  • CONGRESSMAN DON BEYER PRAISES PRESIDENT OBAMA’S PLAN TO EXPAND ACCESS TO PAID FAMILY LEAVE
    Posted in Press Releases on January 15, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees, Women's Economic Empowerment

    U.S. Representative Don Beyer, Northern Virginia Democrat and member of the House Natural Resources Committee, applauded President Barack Obama’s plan to increase access to paid sick and family leave for federal employees. “This morning President Obama announced his plan to sign a Presidential Memorandum requiring federal agencies to advance workers up to six weeks of paid sick leave following the birth or adoption of a child, and I fully support him,” said Rep. Beyer. “Our federal employees are... Read more