Transportation

Chairman Beyer on Biden-Harris FY22 Discretionary Funding Request: A Blueprint for Building Back Better, Stronger

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Today, Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), Chairman of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), released the following statement in response to the release of the Biden-Harris administration’s FY22 discretionary funding request: “The Biden-Harris administration’s FY22 discretionary funding request would make critical investments to boost education in low-income areas, fight climate change, adva... Read more »

National Park Service Releases GW Parkway Safety Study

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Today the National Park Service released its long-awaited George Washington Memorial Parkway safety study. Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) commissioned the study to determine how to improve safety in its sections south of the City of Alexandria in Fairfax County. The Parkway has been the site of several serious crashes recently, sending motorists to the hospital and snarling traffic. “Traffic volume and hig... Read more »

Chairman Beyer Statement on Biden Infrastructure Investments

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Today, Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), Chairman of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), released the following statement ahead of the infrastructure investments President Biden plans to push for later this afternoon, the first of a two-part package of investments intended to help the nation build back better. “More than a year into a pandemic that has killed more than 550,000 Americans ... Read more »

U.S. Transportation Secretary Joins Governor Northam to Announce Major Milestone for Transforming Rail in Virginia, Highlight American Rescue Plan

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Governor Ralph Northam today announced the Commonwealth has finalized agreements with Amtrak, CSX, and Virginia Railway Express, launching a $3.7 billion investment to expand and improve passenger, commuter, and freight rail in Virginia and create a vital connection in America’s national rail network between the Northeast and Southeast corridors. “We have an unprecedented opportunity to build a 21... Read more »

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... Read more »

Larsen, Beyer Reintroduce Bill to Prepare U.S. Aviation for Public Health Emergencies

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Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), Chair of the House Aviation Subcommittee, and Rep. Don Beyer (VA-08) reintroduced the National Aviation Preparedness Plan Act, legislation to require the development of a national aviation preparedness plan for future public health emergencies. The bill builds on similar solutions Larsen championed in the House-passed HEROES Act and the Healthy Flights Act of 2020.... Read more »

National Capital Region Congressional Delegation Reintroduces the Metro Accountability and Investment Act

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Today, the National Capital Region Congressional Delegation reintroduced the Metro Accountability and Investment Act. Sponsors include Representative Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA), Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD), and Representatives Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), John Sarbanes (D-MD), Don Beyer (D-VA), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Anthony Brown (D-MD), Jennifer Wexton (D-VA), and David Trone (D-MD). “Ev... Read more »

Beyer Congratulates Secretary Pete [Buttigieg] On Confirmation

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today issued the following statement after the Senate voted to confirm the nomination of Pete Buttigieg to serve as Secretary of Transportation: “For the first time ever, the U.S. Senate has voted to confirm the appointment of an openly gay American, Pete Buttigieg, to lead a Cabinet department. This is a major milestone in American history. “Secretary Pete’s confirmation is ... Read more »

Norton, Connolly, Beyer, Raskin, Brown, Trone Announce Legislation to Implement Recommendation from GAO Report on Helicopter Noise in the National Capital Region

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Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) and 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 they would introduce legislation to implement the recommendation from the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) recently released report on helicopter noise in the National Capital Region (NCR). In January ... Read more »

VIRGINIA LEADERS RESPOND TO BRIDGE CLOSURES FOR PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION

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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, and U.S. Reps. Don Beyer, Gerry Connolly, and Jennifer Wexton (all D-VA) today issued the following statement on the agreement between the Commonwealth of Virginia and the United States Secret Service (USSS) authorizing the use of Virginia State Police assets, resources, and personnel, to assist with the closure of bridges spanning... Read more »