Women's Economic Empowerment

Following Virginia’s Ratification Of The ERA, House Passes Bill To Pave The Way For National Adoption

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The House of Representatives today passed legislation introduced by Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) to facilitate ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment. The measure advanced in the wake of Virginia’s ratification of the ERA, which brought the Amendment across the 38-state threshold for national adoption. Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), an original cosponsor of Speier’s legislation, spoke on the Floor during... Read more »

Beyer SOTU Guest Lisa Sales Highlights Virginia Ratification Of Equal Rights Amendment

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today welcomed Lisa Sales to the President’s State of the Union Address. Sales chairs the Fairfax County Commission For Women and is a leader of VA Ratify ERA, Virginia’s campaign to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). “Lisa Sales is one of many deeply committed advocates whose tireless efforts helped win ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment after years of struggle... Read more »

Connection Newspapers: After Virginia Ratification of Equal Rights Amendment

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After Virginia Ratification of Equal Rights Amendment By Connection Newspaper Staff - 01/28/2020 Rep. Don Beyer (D-8), a longtime supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), and cosponsor of legislation to extend the deadline for ratification, issued the following statement after the Virginia General Assembly voted to ratify the ERA: “Today, Virginia became the 38th state to ratify the Equal Ri... Read more »

WJLA 7: Paid parental leave for federal employees

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Paid parental leave for federal employees By WJLA Staff - 01/26/2020 Congress guaranteed family leave for federal employees in the 2020 NDAA. Starting next year, new parents will be able to take several weeks off from their federal positions. Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) says that this new policy will hopefully set the standard across the nation. “We don’t have paid family medical leave nationally. There... Read more »

Beyer: After Virginia Ratification Of Equal Rights Amendment, “Next Steps Depend On Congress”

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), a longtime supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), and cosponsor of legislation to extend the deadline for ratification, issued the following statement today after the Virginia General Assembly voted to ratify the ERA: “Today, Virginia became the 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, and I could not be more proud. Ratification of the ERA is long overdue, bu... Read more »

Hoyer, National Capital Region Delegation Urge Chairs of the Armed Services Committees to Provide All Federal Employees with Paid Family and Medical Leave Benefits

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Today, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05), House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations Chairman Gerald E. Connolly (VA-11), and Representatives Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC-AL), John Sarbanes (MD-03), Don Beyer (VA-08), Anthony Brown (MD-04), Jamie Raskin (MD-08), David Trone (MD-06), and Jennifer Wexton (VA-10) sent a letter to the Chairs of the Armed Services Committees, who ar... Read more »

Beyer Announces Jane Fonda As Special Guest To Annual Women’s Conference

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Rep. Don Beyer (VA-08) announced today that Jane Fonda will be a special guest at his Fifth Annual Women’s Conference and Forum: Nevertheless, She Persisted. Fonda is an award-winning actress, and a political activist for causes including feminism, Native American rights, peace, and the environment. She is the co-founder, with Gloria Steinem and Robin Morgan, of the Women's Media Center and the Fo... Read more »

ARL Now: Jane Fonda Coming to Arlington for Event with Rep. Beyer

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Jane Fonda Coming to Arlington for Event with Rep. Beyer BY ARL NOW STAFF - 10/04/2019 Activist and actress Jane Fonda will be coming to Arlington next weekend for an event with Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.), Beyer’s office is announcing this morning. Fonda will be the special guest at Beyer’s fifth annual Women’s Conference and Forum, subtitled this year “Nevertheless, She Persisted.” (Last year’s confe... Read more »

Rep. Beyer Votes to Reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act

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Today, Rep. Beyer voted to pass H.R. 1585 a bipartisan, robust, long-term Violence Against Women Act reauthorization. The landmark Violence Against Women Act of 1994 ushered in transformative progress by calling for the protection of all Americans from violence and abuse, and working to ensure all victims and survivors have the support they need. This critical reauthorization, which passed the Hou... Read more »

Beyer Statement On Equal Pay Day

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Rep. Don Beyer today issued the following statement to mark Equal Pay Day, the day on which a woman’s earnings, on average, catch up to those of a man for the previous year: “For the first time since I was elected to Congress, this Equal Pay Day we have a House of Representatives taking action to address the pay gap,” said Rep. Beyer. “I was proud to testify in support of the Paycheck Fairness Act... Read more »