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  • Support Grows For Keeping All Students Safe Act
    Posted in Press Releases on November 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Last week, U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.), and U.S. Representatives Don Beyer (VA-8) and Bobby Scott (VA-3), introduced the Keeping All Students Safe Act (KASSA), which would protect students from the dangers of seclusion and restraint. If enacted, the law would establish strong federal standards to prohibit the use of seclusion and to limit restraint in federally funded schools, improve the safety of students and school staff, and ensure parents are informed whe... Read more

  • Democrats Seek to Sharply Curtail Restraint, Seclusion of Students
    Posted in Articles on November 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Education Week | Democrats on Capitol Hill are seeking to ban the practice of isolating students in special rooms or otherwise secluding them in schools that receive federal funds, and to limit when students can be physically restrained. The Keeping All Students Safe Act would also require schools to notify parents within 24 hours when their child has been physically restrained, and to require states to collect and publish data on restraint and seclusion, including reports of injuries or death. ... Read more

  • Top Democrats Unveil Bill to Protect Students from Seclusion and Restraint Practices
    Posted in Press Releases on November 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Today, Congressman Don Beyer (VA-08), Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT), Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03), the top Democrat on the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA), the top Democrat on the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, introduced the Keeping All Students Safe Act to protect students from the dangers of seclusion and restraint at school. The legislation would make it illegal for any school receiving taxpayer dollars to... Read more

  • House Democratic Leaders Unveil A Better Deal: Tools to Succeed in the 21st Century
    Posted in Press Releases on April 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Education

    Today, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats held a press conference at Northern Virginia Community College to unveil the newest plank of their bold economic agenda, A Better Deal: Tools to Succeed in the 21st Century, which focuses on Democrats' commitment to investing in America's workers, pioneering future frontiers and modernizing government. "Too many families have been left behind by technological change, and left wondering where they fit in the economy of tomorrow," said Demo... Read more

  • Beyer Statement on the Trump Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Healthcare, Equality, Climate Change and the Environment, Economy, Immigration, Transportation, Education, Oversight of the Administration

    “President Trump’s budget presents a dystopian vision of the United States. We would see massive, promise-breaking cuts to Medicaid and Medicare, as well as to nutrition programs for the poor. And we would see this while giving the wealthiest Americans huge tax cuts. This budget proposes that we cripple the EPA, give up on the promise of clean air and clean water, and sell out public lands and treasured natural spaces like the Chesapeake Bay to benefit polluters and fossil fuel companies. It cal... Read more