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  • ‘Simply in purgatory’: Advocates urge new steps to ratify ERA after Virginia defeat
    Posted in Articles on January 30, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Economic Empowerment

    Washington Post | Supporters of the Equal Rights Amendment have launched a two-pronged effort to enact the long-stalled provision, demanding a vote in the Virginia House on a measure that was killed in committee last week and introducing bills in Congress to create new options for ratification. Both efforts were outlined at a news conference Tuesday on Capitol Hill. State Del. Jennifer D. Carroll Foy (D-Prince William) called for a floor vote in the House of Delegates on the ratification bill, w... Read more

  • Beyer Statement On VA House GOP Vote To Block ERA Ratification
    Posted in Press Releases on January 25, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Economic Empowerment

    U.S. Representative Don Beyer (VA-08) today released the following statement after Republicans on the subcommittee of the Privileges and Elections Committee in the Virginia General Assembly voted to block the Equal Rights Amendment ratification resolution: “Today, in the oldest legislative body in America, where many of our Founding Fathers served, in a Commonwealth that brought us the Bill of Rights, and elected the first African American Governor, the promise of equality for half the populatio... Read more

  • Beyer Appointed To Serve On House Committee On Ways And Means
    Posted in Press Releases on January 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Gun Violence, Healthcare, Equality, Climate Change and the Environment, Economy, Immigration, Federal Employees, Transportation, Women's Economic Empowerment, Veterans, Education, Oversight of the Administration

    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 oldest standing committee in the United States Congress. Beyer said: “I am thrilled to accept this appo... Read more

  • Wadler To Be Awarded at Women’s Conference
    Posted in Articles on October 1, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Gun Violence, Women's Economic Empowerment

    Virginia Connection Newspapers | Alexandria’s Naomi Wadler will receive the Clara Mortenson Beyer Women and Children First Award for her advocacy in support of gun violence prevention. Wadler, 11, organized youth protests at her school in the wake of the mass shooting in Parkland, Fla. earlier this year. She also addressed crowds at the March For Our Lives in Washington D.C. The award will be presented Saturday, Oct.13, at U.S. Rep. Don Beyer’s fourth annual women’s conference and forum, “Breaki... Read more

  • Beyer’s Women’s Conference to Feature Roem
    Posted in Articles on September 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Economic Empowerment

    Falls Church News Press | Virginia U.S. Rep. Don Beyer this week announced that State Delegate Danica Roem will be the keynote speaker at Beyer’s fourth annual women’s conference and forum, “Breaking Through: Women Work For Change.” “Delegate Roem’s inspiring and transformative campaign gained national and international attention,” Beyer said. “Her victory was secured by sticking to the issues that matter most to her constituents, and never shying away from standing up for justice. As the first ... Read more

  • Del. Danica Roem To Deliver Keynote At Rep. Beyer’s Annual Women’s Conference
    Posted in Press Releases on September 25, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Economic Empowerment

    Rep. Don Beyer today announced that Delegate Danica Roem will be the keynote speaker at Beyer’s fourth annual women’s conference and forum, “Breaking Through: Women Work For Change.” Delegate Roem’s inspiring and transformative campaign gained national and international attention. Her victory was secured by sticking to the issues that matter most to her constituents, and never shying away from standing up for justice. As the first out transgender woman elected to a state legislature, she is blaz... Read more

  • What Lawmakers From My State Are Doing About Equal Pay
    Posted in Articles on September 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Economic Empowerment

    Bustle | "One of my top priorities since coming to Congress has been ensuring equal pay for equal work and strengthening women’s rights. It has been shown time and again that when we lift everyone and expand opportunity to all, the entire nation is better off. I remain dedicated empowering women, fighting for equality and standing up to those seeking to undermine women’s freedoms." Click here to read the full article Read more

  • Young activist honored
    Posted in Articles on September 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Economic Empowerment

    Roll Call | Virginia Rep. Don Beyer will be honoring Naomi Wadler, an 11 year old March for Our Lives organizer, with the Clara Mortenson Beyer Women and Children First Award on Oct. 13. Read more

  • Beyer Statement Marking Equal Pay Day
    Posted in Press Releases on April 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equality, Women's Economic Empowerment

    Rep. Don Beyer released the following statement today marking Equal Pay Day – the day when women’s wages finally catch up to what men were paid in the previous year, on average: “It is profoundly wrong that women in the U.S. workforce still only earn 80 cents on average for every dollar a man makes. The pay gap is not only unfair, but it prevents us from reaching our true economic potential. For women of color, this unjust wage gap is even wider, and the barriers to success are even steeper. We ... Read more

  • Beyer Statement On International Women’s Day
    Posted in Press Releases on March 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equality, Women's Economic Empowerment

    “All women deserve to live in an equal and just world. We have seen rapidly growing awareness about the need for gender equality and women’s empowerment over the past year, but America’s leaders sadly have not delivered the kind of results the country deserves. “Women are the primary breadwinners in nearly half of American households, but their pay has not kept pace with their growing importance in our businesses and economy. Women should not have to wait for equality, nor should they have to wa... Read more