Oversight

Beyer Statement On Supreme Court Decision Overturning Roe V. Wade

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Rep. Don Beyer today released the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization overturning Roe v. Wade: “Today's ruling from a right-wing Supreme Court majority is a dark moment for America. These conservative justices abandoned 50 years of precedent in a decision which, as Justice Breyer’s dissent put it, ‘says that from the very moment ...

ESA Caucus Co-Chairs Grijalva, Dingell, and Beyer Applaud Repeal of Harmful Trump-Era Rule to Weaken the Endangered Species Act

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Today, the Co-Chairs of the Endangered Species Act Caucus—Natural Resources Committee Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.), Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.), and Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.)—issued the following joint statement on the Biden administration’s announcement to rescind a rule issued by the Trump administration that weakened the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The Trump-era rule, finalized in December...

Beyer, Lieu Reintroduce Legislation To Block Law Enforcement From Using Facial Recognition Technology With Body Cam Footage

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U.S. Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA) and Ted Lieu (D-CA) today reintroduced the Facial Recognition Ban on Body Cameras Act, legislation to prohibit federal law enforcement agencies from using facial recognition technology (FRT) and other biometric surveillance tools on footage from body cameras. The bill would also prevent state and local law enforcement agencies from purchasing body cameras with...

Beyer Reintroduces Legislation To Promote Cleaner, Quieter Airplanes Ahead Of Meeting With FAA Regional Administrator

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Rep. Don Beyer, who serves as Chair of the House Science Committee’s Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, today reintroduced the Cleaner, Quieter Airplanes Act. The legislation would bolster NASA’s efforts to reduce emissions from the aviation industry while also reducing the impact of airplane noise in airport-adjacent communities. Climate change and aircraft noise have consistently been two of...

National Capital Region Delegation To Goodell: Release The Report

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U.S. Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA), Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Jennifer Wexton (D-VA), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Anthony Brown (D-MD), and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today wrote to National Football League (NFL) Commissioner Roger Goodell urging publication of the investigation led by Beth Wilkinson into the Washington Commanders’ workplace environment. Their request came ahead of a plan...

Beyer, Roy Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Increase Transparency For Senior Executive Branch Officials

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U.S. Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA) and Chip Roy (R-TX) today introduced legislation to reform and strengthen public transparency requirements for senior officials in the Executive Branch. The Transparent Leadership Act would require the publication of schedules and speeches for the heads of Executive Branch agencies. “The American people deserve to know what public officials who lead their gove...

Beyer Statement On Confirmation Of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson To The U.S. Supreme Court

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) issued the following statement today after the Senate confirmed Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve as the next Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court: “It is a significant moment in our nation’s history to have confirmed the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court. Throughout her nomination process Judge Jackson personified grace, integrity, and the ut...

Beyer Statement On Justice Clarence Thomas

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) issued the following statement today on revelations that Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, wife of Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court Clarence Thomas, sent numerous text messages to then-White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows in late 2020 urging the overturning of the 2020 presidential election: “The text messages between Ginni Thomas and Mark Meadows are a major re...

JEC Chairman Beyer on President Biden’s Proposed Budget

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Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), Chairman of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), released the following statement following the release of President Biden’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2023. “A budget is an expression of priorities and values, and today, President Biden released a fiscally responsible budget that centers investments in workers and families to drive economic growth t...

Beyer Welcomes Designation Of Line-Of-Duty Death Designation For Fallen Capitol Defender Officer Jeffrey Smith

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who represented fallen MPD Officer Jeffrey Smith, today welcomed the D.C. Police and Firefighters’ Retirement and Relief Board’s determination “that Officer Smith sustained a personal injury on January 6, 2021, while performing his duties and that his injury was the sole and direct cause of his death.” Officer Smith died by suicide days after he responded to the U.S. Capitol...