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Beyer Assumes Sponsorship Of Bipartisan Military Spouse Hiring Act

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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…

Beyer Votes to Keep the Government Open, Deliver Emergency Relief, Prevent Catastrophic Default

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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…

Beyer Statement on passing of MPD Officers Kyle DeFreytag and Gunther Hashida

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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…