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  • Beyer Statement On Equal Pay Day
    Posted in Press Releases on April 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equality, Women's Economic Empowerment

    Congressman Don Beyer today marked Equal Pay Day, the point in the year when women’s wages finally catch up to what men were paid the previous year, by pointing to the effects of the wage gap, and the steps which Congress could take to address it. “Women deserve to earn exactly what men make for the same work, and not one cent less,” said Rep. Beyer. “On average women make only $0.79 for every dollar which men are paid, a disparity which remains even when you control for industry and education l... Read more

  • Fresh From Her Pioneering Eiger Climb, World Champion Sasha DiGiulian Honored at Don Beyer's Women’s Economic Conference
    Posted in Press Releases on October 6, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Economic Empowerment

    Sasha DiGiulian, the first woman to free climb the Magic Mushroom route on the north face of the Eiger and the first American woman to free climb the Eiger, will receive the Clara Mortensen Beyer Women and Children First Award at Rep. Don Beyer’s upcoming conference, Women Driving the Economy. Read more

  • Representative Don Beyer and Bloomberg Chairman Peter Grauer Launch Initiatives Promoting U.S. Competitiveness with Women’s Economic Empowerment
    Posted in Press Releases on September 28, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Economic Empowerment

    “Women are the backbone of our economy, and it is time Congress had their back,” Rep. Don Beyer said today as he announced a “Men for Women” House Caucus to promote economic growth through women’s empowerment. Forty percent of American households with a child under the age of eighteen depend on a woman’s salary as the sole or primary source of income. Women are estimated to make more than seventy percent of all retail purchasing decisions. Women investors are the fastest growing sector making in... Read more

  • Congressman Don Beyer Introduces Gender Diversity Investment Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 19, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Federal Employees, Women's Economic Empowerment

    U.S. Representative Don Beyer, a member of the Joint Economic Committee (JEC), held a press conference this morning to introduce the Gender Diversity Investment Act, pioneering legislation designed to allow federal workers to choose to invest in businesses that have women in leadership. The Gender Diversity Investment Act would provide federal employees the freedom and flexibility to invest their retirement savings through the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) in companies that demonstrate a strong comm... Read more

  • Beyer Hosts First Small Business Procurement Conference
    Posted in Press Releases on May 12, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Federal Employees, Women's Economic Empowerment

    U.S. Representative Don Beyer, who has over 40 years of experience running a small business, hosted a Small Business Procurement Conference this morning in collaboration with George Mason University’s Procurement Technical Assistance Program. The Conference focused on federal government procurement and providing guidance to small businesses hoping to work with the federal government. "Among my top priorities in Congress is building a new American economy - doing all I can to make the 21st centur... Read more

  • Beyer Statement on Passage of Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015
    Posted in Press Releases on April 23, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Economic Empowerment

    With Virginia reporting the sixth most calls to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center in the nation, U.S. Representative Don Beyer applauded the Senate's passage of S.178, the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act today. "The Senate was right to stand up for the victims of human trafficking by unanimously passing this legislation," said Beyer. "This is not a problem we can continue to ignore; it affects our mothers, daughters, and sisters. Women and girls are targeted all across the co... Read more

  • May 12th Small Business Procurement Conference
    Posted in Blog on April 1, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Federal Employees, Women's Economic Empowerment

    please join us for a Small Business Procurement Conference Hosted by Congressman Don Beyer In Collaboration with George Mason University’s Procurement Technical Assistance Program from May 12, 2013 8:00 am to May 14, 2013 12:30 pm at George Mason University's Arlington Campus Founder’s Hall 3351 Fairfax Drive Arlington, VA This year’s conference will provide guidance to small businesses looking to team with the federal government. The conference focuses on building the skills needed to procure c... Read more

  • Beyer Urges Virginia Families to Take Advantage of Free File Tax Prep Services
    Posted in Press Releases on March 27, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Women's Economic Empowerment

    U.S. Representative Don Beyer joined community leaders this morning to urge eligible Virginians to use Virginia Free File and the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) programs to save money at tax time. "I began by keeping the books at my family business 41 years ago. I know exactly how stressful tax season can be," said Rep. Beyer. "A majority of us do not have the resources to hire an accountant to make sure our families and businesses take advantage of every credit and deduction for whi... Read more

  • Beyer and DeLauro Reintroduce Paycheck Fairness Act
    Posted in Press Releases on March 25, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Women's Economic Empowerment

    U.S. Representative Don Beyer joined Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) today in reintroducing the Paycheck Fairness Act, legislation that would help close the wage gap between women and men working the same jobs. “After more than forty years in business, I can tell you that equal pay for equal work is the best way to strengthen our families, our middle class, and our economy,” said Rep. Beyer. “This is a simple bottom line issue. If you treat your employees well your business will thrive. It is ... Read more

  • Beyer Applauds SCOTUS Decision in Young v. UPS
    Posted in Press Releases on March 25, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Women's Economic Empowerment

    U.S. Representative Don Beyer applauded the U.S. Supreme Court decision to stand with former United Parcel Service (UPS) driver Peggy Young this morning, ruling that the company violated the Pregnancy Discrimination Act by forcing Mrs. Young to take unpaid leave rather than accommodating her pregnancy, as required by law. “Today’s Supreme Court decision is an important victory for Peggy Young, working women, and American families,” said Rep. Beyer. “No woman should ever be considered ‘too much o... Read more