Transportation

Beyer Appointed To Serve On House Committee On Ways And Means

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) announced today that he has received an appointment to the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, one of the five exclusive House committees. Ways and Means has a wide breadth of jurisdiction, including health care, trade policy and tariffs, and oversight of Medicare and Social Security. It is the House Committee directly responsible for writing tax legislation, and the old... Read more »

Members of region’s congressional delegation urge Metro board to keep Riders' Advisory Council

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Washington Post | Members of the Washington region’s congressional delegation are asking the Metro Board to reconsider its plan to disband the Riders' Advisory Council, the only direct rider liaison for the panel. In a letter signed by the delegation’s Democrats, the officials say killing the RAC would set Metro back and a deal a blow to transparency for an agency trying to win back riders. The bo... Read more »

Beyer Introduces Amendment To FAA Reauthorization To Block Trump From Enriching Himself With Taxpayer Funds

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Rep. Don Beyer has introduced an amendment to H.R. 4, the FAA Reauthorization Act, which would bar the US government from spending taxpayer money to pay the Trump Organization for lodging or other services. The amendment came days after a report was issued showing that Donald Trump’s businesses had raked in millions of dollars from political groups and the federal government. “Just as we feared, P... Read more »

New Beyer Amendments To FAA Reauthorization Act Would Mitigate Aircraft Noise In Northern Virginia and National Capital Region

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Rep. Don Beyer today offered a series of amendments to H.R. 4, the FAA Reauthorization Act, designed to mitigate the effects of aircraft noise on communities in the National Capital Region. “Hundreds of my constituents have expressed to me their frustrations with the slow pace of change prompted by their input to government authorities about aircraft noise,” said Rep. Beyer. “This problem isn’t ge... Read more »

Beyer: DOD Report Fails To Provide Robust Study or Offer Sufficient Recommendations on Helicopter Noise

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Rep. Don Beyer yesterday sent a letter to the Department of Defense (DOD) expressing his dissatisfaction with the DOD’s recently-issued report on the effects of military helicopter noise in the National Capital Region. The DOD report (Summary; Full: Part I, Part II) was developed in response to Beyer’s 2016 amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act, and submitted nearly a year after its ... Read more »

Beyer Statement on the Trump Budget

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“President Trump’s budget presents a dystopian vision of the United States. We would see massive, promise-breaking cuts to Medicaid and Medicare, as well as to nutrition programs for the poor. And we would see this while giving the wealthiest Americans huge tax cuts. This budget proposes that we cripple the EPA, give up on the promise of clean air and clean water, and sell out public lands and tre... Read more »

Beyer: Trump Proposal “Contains Neither An Infrastructure Plan Nor $1.5 Trillion In Investments”

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“After months of promises that it would produce a “$1.5 Trillion Infrastructure Plan,” the Trump Administration today issued a document which contains neither an infrastructure plan nor $1.5 trillion in investments. Trump proposes to throw $200 billion at an unspecified set of projects, with unfounded hopes that over $1 trillion would magically appear to provide the vast majority of the funding. T... Read more »

Beyer Remarks From Natural Resources Committee Markup of Bill To Rename Gravelly Point

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Below are Congressman Don Beyer’s remarks, as delivered in the House Natural Resources Committee this morning, on a bill (HR 553) offered by Rep. Jody Hice to rename Gravelly Point after former First Lady Nancy Reagan. The bill was marked up today on short notice over the repeated objections of Rep. Beyer. The bill failed on its first attempt, but was brought up again and passed 18-16 on a party-... Read more »

Northern Virginia Delegation & DC Congresswoman Announce Long Awaited Breakthrough To Repair Arlington Memorial Bridge

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U.S. Reps. Don Beyer and Gerry Connolly (both D-VA) and Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), along with Virginia’s two Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine, today announced that after years of effort by the Senators and House members, the National Park Service (NPS) has approved $227 million to initiate a long-awaited contract to fully repair and rehabilitate Arlington Memorial Bridge. The 85-year-old b... Read more »

Beyer Demands Answers on Memorial Bridge Funding and GW Parkway Safety

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As Congress returned for its fall session ahead of a September 30 deadline to pass legislation to fund the federal government, Rep. Don Beyer introduced appropriations amendments relating to transportation safety for two roadways vital to Northern Virginians. “Arlington Memorial Bridge and the George Washington Parkway are essential hubs for my constituents in Northern Virginia,” said Rep. Beyer. ... Read more »