Oversight of the Administration

Beyer Blasts Trump’s Refusal To Allow Uninsured Americans To Get Covered During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today condemned the Trump Administration’s reported refusal to authorize a special open enrollment period to allow uninsured Americans to seek health coverage under the Affordable Care Act during the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision will prevent dozens of states including Virginia from opening exchanges to cover people during the greatest health crisis in living memory. Beyer ... Read more »

A key Congressman says Washington is aiming for stimulus deal: ‘by the end of the week’

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Ben Werschkul DC Producer Yahoo Finance Rep. Don Beyer (D., VA) is the Vice Chair of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee. He also recently self-quarantined following a positive COVID-19 test by a friend with whom he had recently dined with. On Tuesday, he came on Yahoo Finance’s “On the Move” to give an update both on Washington’s economic response to the crisis and how he’s doing. In rece... Read more »

Rep. Beyer Expresses Concerns about Federal Courts Response to COVID-19

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Today, Congressman Don S. Beyer (VA-08) sent a letter to the Administrative Office of the United States Courts to express concern over a lack of national COVID-19 related guidance for the federal court system. “I am deeply concerned to hear that our federal court system is not taking sufficient proactive measures while we face this national pandemic. While our justice system is integral to the bed... Read more »

Rep. Beyer Presses FDA and CDC Leaders For Daily Updates on U.S. Testing Capacity

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Today, Congressman Don Beyer sent a letter to CDC Director Redfield and FDA Commissioner Hahn requesting daily, updated information on testing capacity for each State, the District, and the Territories. “It is important for public health officials and policy makers to have a full understanding of testing capacity in order to appropriately plan,” the Congressman wrote. “More importantly, for the Un... Read more »

Beyer presses FDA, CDC leaders for daily updates on U.S. testing capacity

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Congressman Don Beyer, D-Va., is pushing FDA and CDC leaders for daily, updated information on testing capacity for each state, the district, and the territories. “It is important for public health officials and policy makers to have a full understanding of testing capacity in order to appropriately plan,” Beyer wrote in a letter Monday. “More importantly, for the United States economy to return t... Read more »

Rep. Beyer Sends Letter Urging OPM Director Cabaniss to Announce Federal-Wide Telework

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Today, Congressman Don Beyer (VA-08) issued a letter urging the Honorable Dale Cabaniss, Director, Office of Personnel Management to implement remote teleworking for all telework-capable federal employees as the country takes steps to mitigate the COVID-19 global pandemic and to protect our federal workers and their families. “I write today to encourage you to implement remote teleworking for all ... Read more »

Beyer Urges Administration to Let Federal Employees Telework

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While many companies have started requiring employees to work from home during the coronavirus outbreak, one really large employer is conspicuously absent from the telework trend: the federal government. The Trump administration had previously been cutting back on telework, but Rep. Don Beyer, who’s currently in self-quarantine, says enough is enough — it’s time to send federal office workers hom... Read more »

Democrats introduce bill to guarantee paid sick leave in response to coronavirus

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The Hill Democrats in the House and Senate introduced legislation Friday that would require all employers to grant workers paid sick days in light of the global coronavirus spread. The bill unveiled by Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) would mandate all employers to let workers accrue seven days of paid sick leave and immediately provide 14 additional days when there is a... Read more »

60 House Dems Demand Improved Coronavirus Response From Trump Administration

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60 House Democrats today urged President Trump to make swift changes to increase the effectiveness of the administration’s response to the coronavirus outbreak. The Representatives, led by Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), identified significant flaws in the early phases of efforts to contain the disease including disorganization, a poorly defined chain of command, the spread of bad information, requests for... Read more »

Congressional Leaders Condemn White Nationalist Stephen Miller, Call for Immediate Removal From Role As White House Senior Advisor

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Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, introduced a resolution condemning the presence of white nationalist Stephen Miller in the White House and called for his immediate resignation from office. The resolution outlines how Miller has consistently followed and advocated for racist and white supremacist ideology in our nation. As Senior Advisor to ... Read more »