Veterans

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 ... Read more »

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... Read more »

Beyer Bill Would Lower Taxes on Survivor Payments to Children

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Fairfax News | Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today introduced legislation to remedy a change in tax code which drastically increased tax burdens on the child survivors of first responders. The tax increase, caused by the 2017 GOP tax bill, was brought to Beyer’s attention by a constituent whose family members, the children of a deceased firefighter, had been hit with such a tax increase. “Fixing this unfa... Read more »

Beyer Introduces Legislation To Fix Error That Raised Taxes On Survivor Benefit Payments To Children Of First Responders

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today introduced legislation to remedy a change in tax code which drastically increased tax burdens on the child survivors of first responders. The tax increase, caused by the 2017 GOP tax bill, was brought to Beyer’s attention by a constituent whose family members, the children of a deceased firefighter, had been hit with such a tax increase. “Fixing this unfair tax hike on ... Read more »

Members of Congress Seeking Millions To Maintain Pentagon Memorial, Other 9/11 Memorials

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ARL Now | Members of Congress are seeking $25 million to help defray costs at the county’s 9/11 memorials, including the Pentagon Memorial. Arlington’s Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.), along with Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), are leading a request for $25 million they say is needed to fund the “9/11 Memorial Competitive Grants Program.” “We made a promise in the days after 9/11 — to never forget,” Beyer told... Read more »

Beyer Appointed To Serve On House Committee On Ways And Means

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) announced today that he has received an appointment to the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, one of the five exclusive House committees. Ways and Means has a wide breadth of jurisdiction, including health care, trade policy and tariffs, and oversight of Medicare and Social Security. It is the House Committee directly responsible for writing tax legislation, and the old... Read more »

Mar-a-Lago allies touted direct line to Trump, Kushner at VA

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CNN But Virginia Democratic Rep. Don Beyer reacted to ProPublica's report on Twitter, calling the revelation "a huge corruption scandal." "Trump gave power to make decisions at the VA - affecting every US veteran - to three men who are neither government officials nor vets. Their only qualification: membership at Mar-A-Lago, for which they pay Trump," Beyer said. Click here to read the full articl... Read more »

Reps. Wenstrup, Beyer Lead Bipartisan Legislation to Honor Centennial of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery

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Today, Representatives Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) and Don Beyer (D-VA) introduced the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Centennial Commemorative Coin Act, which would direct the Secretary of the Treasury to mint commemorative coins in recognition of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier’s upcoming centennial in 2021. A companion version of this legislation is being introduced in the Senate under the leadership of S... Read more »

Rep. Beyer: Trump Budget “Rooted In Fantasy”

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) issued the following statement today on the Trump budget: “While President Trump’s budget will not pass Congress, it is nonetheless a telling statement of Republican priorities: cutting taxes for the wealthy while gutting innumerable programs and agencies that protect the most vulnerable. The Trump budget is rooted in fantasy. It will not generate the constant three percent g... Read more »