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  • 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 county 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

  • Beyer and Maloney Host Gender Parity Forum
    Posted in Press Releases on October 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Economic Empowerment

    Congressman Don Beyer and Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney hosted experts on the path to gender parity in corporate leadership for a hearing today. Gender diversity experts from Catalyst, the 30 Percent Club, Northrop Grumman, and Paradigm for Parity testified on the critical need to increase gender diversity in America’s corporate boardrooms. “Research consistently shows that companies with gender balanced leadership do better, contribute more to our GDP, and provide smarter, safer working environ... Read more

  • Beyer and Maloney To Host Gender Parity Forum
    Posted in Press Releases on October 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Economic Empowerment

    Congressman Don Beyer and Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney will host experts on the path to gender parity in corporate leadership for a field hearing on Tuesday, October 24th in Longworth House Office Building. WHAT: Forum on Gender Parity in Corporate Leadership WHEN: October 24, 2017 at 3:00 to 4:30 PM WHERE: Longworth House Office Building Room 1539 WHO: Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) Serena Fong, Catalyst Kiersten Barnet, 30 Percent Club Kymberlee Dwinell, Nor... Read more

  • Reps. Maloney and Beyer Press New SEC Chairman to Act on Boardroom Diversity
    Posted in Press Releases on May 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Economic Empowerment

    Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) and Donald S. Beyer, Jr. (VA-08) today sent a letter to newly-confirmed Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Jay Clayton urging him to take action on women’s under-representation on America’s corporate boards. “For years, studies have demonstrated that companies benefit from diverse leadership, yet women still lag behind in board representation,” said Rep. Maloney. “Former Chair Mary Jo White started an important review during her tenure leadi... Read more

  • Beyer Joins Reps. Maloney, Hoyer, and Raskin To Highlight Need for Paid Parental Leave for Federal Workers
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees, Women's Economic Empowerment

    Rep. Don Beyer joined Reps. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY-12), Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD-5), and Jamie Raskin (D-MD-8) renewed calls to extend paid leave protections to federal workers as they reintroduced the Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act (FEPPLA). Reps. Maloney, Hoyer, Beyer and Raskin were joined yesterday by AFSCME and NTEU to discuss the importance of this bill to federal workers and their families. "It’s a travesty that the U.S. government comes in last among developed natio... Read more

  • After Election, I Will Not Compromise on Values
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on December 6, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Equality, Climate Change and the Environment, Economy, Immigration, Federal Employees, Women's Economic Empowerment, Oversight of the Administration

    Since the election, I have heard from many constituents who are concerned about the Trump presidency or uncertain about his policies and plans. I share many of these concerns and questions. As ever, I will listen to my colleagues from across the aisle, and will consider reasonable policy proposals, even if I do not fully agree with them. But I will not compromise on our basic values. I will forcefully oppose plans to privatize and cut Medicare, or strip healthcare coverage from millions of Ameri... Read more

  • Beyer Commemorates Women’s Equality Day
    Posted in Press Releases on August 26, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Economic Empowerment

    Congressman Don Beyer released the following statement in honor of Women’s Equality Day: “We celebrate Women’s Equality Day each year on this day to commemorate the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which finally gave American women the right to vote 96 years ago. This historic milestone came after a decades-long struggle for equal access to the ballot box by the women’s suffrage movement. “Today, as we honor their struggle, let us not forget nor ignore our commitment to gender equality. The 1... Read more