Transportation

Feinstein, Beyer, Swalwell, Torres to Biden Administration: Require COVID-19 Vaccine or Negative Test for Domestic Air Travel

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Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Representatives Don Beyer (D-Va.), Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) and Ritchie Torres (D-N.Y.) today called on the Biden administration to require proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result for all domestic air travel. “Travel at our nation’s airports has essentially returned to pre-pandemic levels but the risk from COVID-19, including from it...

Beyer Welcomes Federal Infrastructure Investment To Repair George Washington Parkway

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December 7, 2021 (Washington, D.C.) – Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who represents the Northern Virginia suburbs of the nation’s capital, today hailed the National Park Service (NPS) announcement that it would award a major contract in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration to restore the northern section of the historic George Washington Parkway. The $161 million contract is the largest yet...

Congressional Democrats Urge Biden Administration To Require Vaccination Or Negative Test For Airline Travelers As Holidays Approach

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U.S. Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA) and Ritchie Torres (D-NY) and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) today led 36 congressional Democrats urging the Biden Administration to require proof of vaccination or a recent negative test for airline passengers. Their letter, addressed to President Biden, was sent ahead of the uptick in airline travel expected for the holiday season. They wrote: “As the nation approaches ...

House Passes Historic Infrastructure Legislation

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On the evening of November 5 the House of Representatives passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill. Passage of this historic legislation containing the largest physical infrastructure investment in decades is a major win for the country, and will create large numbers of jobs and deliver significant improvements for communities across the c...

Beyer Statement On Administration Decision To Require Vaccinations For International Travelers

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September 20, 2021 (Washington, D.C.) – Rep. Beyer (D-VA) today responded to reports that the Biden-Harris Administration would institute a new requirement that international travelers be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 before entering the United States. Beyer is the author of the Safe Travel Act, which would require full Covid vaccination or a negative test for domestic air and Amtrak travel. “...

DoD Commits to Looking at New Helicopter Noise Mitigation Strategies

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DoD Commits to Looking at New Helicopter Noise Mitigation Strategies BY JO DEVOE Originally published on Arlington Now Reducing local helicopter noise while conducting missions safely may be difficult, the Pentagon says, but the military is willing to try, according to a new report. The commitment and the recommendations conclude a Dept. of Defense report on the causes and effects of helicopter no...

Beyer Hails DOD Report On Reducing Helicopter Noise In National Capital Region, Urges Swift Implementation Of Recommendations

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July 23, 2021 (Washington, D.C.) – Rep. Don Beyer today released a new report from the Department of Defense (DOD), Review and Assessment of Mitigation of Military Helicopter Noise. The report, which was completed as a result of Beyer’s amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) FY 2021, included recommendations long sought by Beyer and other regional lawmakers to mitigate helicopt...

House Passes Broad Infrastructure Legislation; Bill Includes Beyer Community Funding Requests, Wildlife Conservation Legislation, Suicide Prevention Amendment

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The House today passed the Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation [INVEST] in America Act, ambitious surface transportation legislation that would pave the way to rebuilding America’s infrastructure. The bill contained top priorities for Northern Virginia and legislative measures sponsored by Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), including: All of Beyer’s Member-designated trans...

Beyer Requests For Northern Virginia Infrastructure Priorities Included In House Surface Transportation Bill

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Late last week, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure completed a marathon markup of the Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation [INVEST] in America Act. The legislation, which House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer subsequently indicated will receive a floor vote in the House during the final week of June, included all four of Rep. Don Beyer’s (D-VA)...

Beyer Submits Community Project Funding Requests To Support Northern Virginia Infrastructure, Policing Reform, Health Care

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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 2022 Community Project Funding Program, which will provide targeted funding for local projects across the country. “The Community Project Funding requests I submitted on behalf o...