Women's Economic Empowerment

Coronavirus stimulus: Surprise jobs report adds doubt to second round

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Once Washington absorbed Friday’s surprise jobs report showing a gain of 2.5 million jobs in May (after forecasts for 8 million jobs lost) many turned the question of how the news impacts the long awaited negotiations for an additional phase 4 stimulus deal. "We'll be asking for additional stimulus money,” President Trump said Friday morning as some speculated that a deal might now be off the tabl... Read more »

Vice Chair Beyer: Gender Wage Gap is a Loss for Women, Families, Economy

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Today, Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), the Vice Chair of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), issued the following statement to mark Equal Pay Day, a date that symbolizes the large disparity between the annual wages earned by a typical (median) man and typical woman. In order for the median woman to earn what the median man did in 2018—the last year for which annual data are available—t... Read more »

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 »