Education

Chairman Beyer on Biden “American Families Plan”: Investing in America Means Investing in American Families

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Today, Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), Chairman of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), released the following statement in response to President Biden’s “American Families Plan,” the second of a two-part package of investments intended to help the nation build back better. The first package released at the end of March was focused on infrastructure. “President Biden understands that in...

Beyer Highlights American Rescue Plan’s Benefits For Northern Virginia Localities And Families Across The Commonwealth

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Last week, Representative Don Beyer (D-VA) voted to pass the landmark American Rescue Plan and send it to President Biden’s desk for signature. Today Beyer highlighted the legislation’s infusion of resources for Virginia families and communities. “This pandemic and the historic economic crisis it caused inflicted untold hardship, but help is on the way,” said Rep. Beyer. “On the day we passed it, ...

Speaker Pelosi Taps Beyer To Chair Joint Economic Committee

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Today, Speaker Pelosi announced that she is recommending Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) to chair the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC). If confirmed, Congressman Beyer will become the first Democrat to chair the JEC since Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) chaired the committee during the 112th Congress (2011-2013). In response to Speaker Pelosi’s announcement, Congressman Beyer issued the followin...

Beyer: “My Vote Today For The American Rescue Plan Will Be The Most Consequential Vote I Have Ever Cast”

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who is expected to chair Congress’ Joint Economic Committee in the 117th Congress, voted for the American Rescue Plan today. Shortly before casting his vote for the sweeping Covid relief legislation, which will soon head to President Biden for signature, Beyer told his colleagues during Floor debate: “my vote today for the American Rescue Plan will be the most consequential ...

Beyer Joins Floor Debate As House Passes American Rescue Plan

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), the expected incoming Chair of Congress’ Joint Economic Committee, delivered the following remarks on the House Floor this evening during debate on the American Rescue Plan Act: “Madam Speaker, we have a choice tonight. American children are hungry, the recovery is stalling, and a million new people file for unemployment every week. We can do our jobs: pass a national vaccin...

Top Democrats Unveil Bill to Protect Students from Dangerous Seclusion and Restraint Practices

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Today, top Democrats in both the House and the Senate introduced the Keeping All Students Safe Act to protect students from dangerous seclusion and restraint discipline practices in school. The bill is sponsored by Congressman Don Beyer (VA-08), Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT), Committee on Education and Labor Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03), Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Comm...

Wakefield HS Senior Kidus Sebil’s Picture “Half A Man” To Display In U.S. Capitol After Winning VA-8 Congressional Art Competition

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today announced that Wakefield High School senior Kidus Sebil has won the Congressional Art Competition in Virginia’s 8th District. A panel of art educators from the National Art Education Association chose Sebil’s photograph “Half A Man” from dozens of works by Northern Virginia student artists, and Beyer notified Sebil in a congratulatory phone call. Sebil wrote, of his pi...

Beyer To Vote Yes On Heroes Act

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today announced that he will vote for the Heroes Act when it comes to the House Floor for final passage this evening. The broad relief legislation is expected to pass on with bipartisan support. Beyer said: “The Heroes Act takes strong steps to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic devastation. It contains key provisions I sought, and I fully support it. This...

Democrats To Sec. DeVos: Parents Must Know When Seclusion And Restraint Occurs

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After the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report urging the U.S. Department of Education to implement recommendations to address inaccuracies in federal restraint and seclusion data, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and U.S. Representative Don Beyer (VA-8), on Tuesday led a group of 42 members...

Scott & Beyer Statement on Recent Restraint and Seclusion GAO Report

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Chairman Bobby Scott (VA-03) and Rep. Don Beyer (VA-08) issued the following statement after the release of a recent GAO Report, entitled “K-12 Education: Education Should Take Immediate Action to Address Inaccuracies in Federal Restraint and Seclusion Data.” “The GAO’s report makes clear that school districts across the country are not accurately reporting the use of restraint or seclusion — disc...