Veterans

Bipartisan Delegation Reintroduces Military Spouse Hiring Act

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Today, U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado (NY-19), along with Reps. Jimmy Panetta (CA-20), Don Beyer (VA-08), Mike Kelly (PA-16), Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05), and Don Bacon (NE-02) reintroduced the Military Spouse Hiring Act, bipartisan legislation that incentivizes employers to hire spouses of members of the United States Armed Forces. Research from the Department of Defense and the Hiring Ou...

Beyer Statement On The Death Of Officer Brian D. Sicknick

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) issued the following statement today on the death of his constituent, United States Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick: “Officer Brian Sicknick gave his life in the line of duty to keep us safe. I mourn his loss, and send my deepest condolences to his family. His murder multiplies the pain of this dark moment for our nation, and those who brought about this awful crime ...

Trump Administration Confirms It Will Reduce Military Families’ Paychecks In 2021

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Following initial reporting from Federal News Radio on Friday night, the Trump Administration confirmed over the weekend that all members of the United States military in the income range specified by President Trump’s executive order will have their Social Security payroll taxes deferred. The Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS), which administers payroll for Department of Defense employ...

Democrats roll out details of police reform bill in Congress

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With fresh momentum for change in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd which touched off days of violence and protests around the nation, House and Senate Democrats on Monday unveiled a sweeping new police reform proposal, designed to promote more accountability for officers using unnecessary violence. "We now have over 200 co-sponsors," said Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), the driving force be...

Trump’s Occupation Of D.C. Fuels Calls For Statehood

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The District of Columbia faced an overwhelming federal law enforcement presence this week as its residents protested police brutality against Black people. And the district could do little to stop it, thanks to politically motivated opposition to granting statehood to the majority Democratic city — with its plurality of Black residents — or giving it voting members in Congress. But since the passa...

Lawmakers call for legislation to force federal officers to identify themselves

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Democratic lawmakers are calling for legislation forcing federal law enforcement officers in uniform to clearly identify which department they represent. The potential legislation comes amid rising concerns from Democrats after officers were seen without any identifying labels on their uniforms as they policed protests in Washington, D.C. Protests have erupted nationwide over the death of George F...

Unmarked, armed riot officers seen around D.C. won't say what agency they are from

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Armed riot officers without identifying marks or badges began manning the perimeter around the White House Wednesday morning, and now a Virginia congressman says he is working on legislation to stop it from happening again. The unmarked security forces appeared early Wednesday following a calmer night in D.C. than the city had seen in recent days. However, unlike MPD or Capitol Police officers, th...

Virginia county pulls officers from DC after Trump photo-op

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ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — A county in northern Virginia pulled its officers out of the District of Columbia Monday night after they played a supporting role in clearing protesters from a park outside the White House so the president could walk to a church for a photo opportunity. Arlington officers joined a team of federal law enforcers using chemical agents and flash bangs to forcibly remove a large ...

Beyer Hails Passage Of SECURE Act

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Rep. Beyer issued the following statement today after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1994, the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act: “This bipartisan legislation will help Americans retire with greater financial security while fixing huge problems with the GOP tax law. I’m very happy to see the near-unanimity of this bill in the House, and hope we see swift ...

House Delegation Introduces Bipartisan Military Spouse Hiring Act

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Today, Representative Antonio Delgado (NY-19), along with Reps. Jimmy Panetta (CA-20), Don Beyer (VA-08), Mike Kelly (PA-16), Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05), and Don Bacon (NE-02) introduced H.R. 2912, the bipartisan Military Spouse Hiring Act, legislation that incentivizes employers to hire spouses of members of the United States Armed Forces. Unemployment rates for military spouses far exceed th...