Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today applauded the Senate’s confirmation of Tanya Bradsher, his former Chief of Staff, to serve as Deputy Secretary of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.
“I am thrilled for Tanya, who was a wonderful Chief of Staff, remains a dear friend, and who is deeply committed to supporting and helping her fellow veterans,” said Rep. Beyer. “Tanya just made history as the… Read more »
Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today attended at a ceremony at the White House to cheer on his friend and constituent Colonel Paris Davis as Davis was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Biden.
Davis’ actions (described below) which earned the nation’s highest honor for military valor came in 1965 during his service in the U.S. Army Special Forces in the Vietnam War. Davis, a barrier-breaking… Read more »
Today, U.S. Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA), Mike Kelly (R-PA), John Carter (R-TX), and Jimmy Panetta (D-CA) led a bipartisan delegation in introducing the Military Spouse Hiring Act, legislation to amend the tax code to incentivize businesses to hire military spouses. Beyer, Kelly, and Panetta serve on the House Committee on Ways and Means, which has jurisdiction over tax policy, with… Read more »
Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) yesterday assumed sponsorship of the bipartisan Military Spouse Hiring Act. The bill would amend the Workforce Opportunity Tax Credit to provide tax incentives to employers that hire the spouses of members of the United States Armed Forces, who face a much higher unemployment rate than the general population.
The bill was originally introduced in the 117th Congress… Read more »
Today, Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) voted for critical legislation that would keep the federal government open, secure emergency funding to help communities devastated by natural disasters and help resettle Afghan refugees fleeing persecution and prevent a devastating debt default. This bill is essential to ensuring that the government can continue to deliver essential services that… Read more »
August 3, 2021 (Washington, D.C.) – Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who represents the Northern Virginia suburbs of the Nation’s capital, today issued the following statement on the deaths of Metropolitan Police Department Officers DeFreytag and Hashida, both of whom reportedly died of suicide months after responding to the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
“I mourn the passing of Officers… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »