Transportation

House Passes Larsen, Beyer Bill to Prepare U.S. Aviation for Future Public Health Emergencies

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Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the National Aviation Preparedness Plan Act, legislation introduced by Reps. Rick Larsen (WA-02) and Don Beyer (VA-08) to require the development of a national aviation preparedness plan for future public health emergencies. The bipartisan bill, which passed the House by a final vote of 293 to 133, now heads to the Senate for…

Beyer’s Cleaner, Quieter Airplanes Act Signed Into Law

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President Joe Biden yesterday signed the CHIPS and Science Act into law, which included the first NASA authorization passed by Congress in over five years. That section of the Act, Title VII of the science division, included the full text of Rep. Don Beyer’s Cleaner, Quieter Airplanes Act. Beyer chairs the House Science Committee’s Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics; he introduced the…

Northern Virginia Representatives’ Statement On Silver Line Expansion

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U.S. Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA), Gerry Connolly (D-VA), and Jennifer Wexton (D-VA), who represent Northern Virginia in the U.S. House, today issued the following statement on the announcement from Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) that the Silver Line expansion project is now ready for final operational readiness testing: “Today’s announcement brings the…

Ahead Of Vice President Harris’ Event In Falls Church, Beyer Submits Community Project Requests To Fund Northern Virginia Initiatives

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who represents the Northern Virginia suburbs of the nation’s capital, today announced his submissions on behalf of Virginia’s 8th Congressional District requesting federal funds from the Fiscal Year 2023 Community Project Funding (CPF) Program, which will provide targeted funding for local projects across the country. All of Beyer’s FY22 requests were fully funded…

National Capital Region Delegation Joint Statement On WMATA Board’s Selection Of New GM

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Today, Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD), and Representatives Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA), Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), John Sarbanes (D-MD), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Anthony Brown (D-MD), Jennifer Wexton (D-VA), and David Trone (D-MD), who represent the National Capital Region in the House of Representatives, issued the following statement on the Washington…

Virginia To Receive New Transportation, Climate Investments Thanks To Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment And Jobs Act

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today announced that Virginia will receive $165.8 million in funding under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to provide Virginians with more transportation options, ease congestion in local communities, and reduce carbon pollution. “The bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is a huge boon to our national infrastructure, and it will also deliver…

Wexton, Beyer, Connolly Send Letter to MWAA Requesting Update on Issues Impeding Silver Line Phase 2 Operational Readiness and Urging Accountability for Delays

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Today, U.S. Representatives Jennifer Wexton (D-VA), Don Beyer (D-VA), and Gerry Connolly (D-VA) wrote to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) emphasizing their concerns over delays of the completion of the Silver Line Phase 2 extension and requesting an update on outstanding issues that are impeding the declaration of operational readiness. “We understand that several…

Bicameral Capital Region Delegation Urges President Biden To Consider Airplane Noise Reduction Efforts In Nomination Of New FAA Administrator

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A bicameral delegation of Members of Congress representing the National Capital Region today wrote to President Biden urging that he strongly consider the reduction of airplane noise and the improvement of communication with local communities as he makes his nomination of a new Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The letter was signed by U.S. Representatives Don…

Beyer Requests Halt To Route Changes As Increasing Flights Drive Regional Airplane Noise To Pre-Pandemic Levels

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Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), Representative of Northern Virginia and member of the Quiet Skies Caucus, today wrote to the heads of the U.S. Secret Service and the Federal Aviation Administration seeking a halt to procedural changes for regional airplane flight patterns. Beyer’s letter noted that the because the changes were not preceded by an environmental review process and were…

Beyer Secures Over $5 Million In Funding For Projects In Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax County, Falls Church

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today announced he had secured $5,431,227 for ten infrastructure and other local projects in Northern Virginia. The funding came from Beyer’s Community Project Funding Requests, all of which were fully realized in the Omnibus spending bill which passed on a broad bipartisan vote in the House and Senate and is expected to be signed into law by the President…