Oversight of the Administration

Beyer Statement On Trump’s Second Impeachment

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) issued the following statement after voting to impeach President Donald Trump: “Donald Trump is a clear and present danger to the United States, and a menace to the Constitution. The events of the past week, my conscience, my oath of office, and my duty to the people of Northern Virginia allow no other course than to vote for his impeachment. I urge the Senate to remove him f... Read more »

Beyer Calls For Minority Leader McCarthy’s Resignation

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today called for the resignation of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. In a thread on Twitter, he wrote: “Kevin McCarthy should resign. “[Senators] Hawley and Cruz deserve to be held accountable, but they are back-benchers. What Kevin McCarthy did was just as bad, but he is Minority Leader. Every House Republican voted to make him Speaker, and when he led his caucus into a... Read more »

Members Of Congress Demand Answers From FBI And DHS Regarding Response to Online Threats Prior to January 6

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January 8, 2021 (Washington, D.C.) – Today Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA) and Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) led 35 Members of Congress in seeking answers from the Department of Homeland Security and Federal Bureau of Investigation regarding the departments’ digital threat monitoring prior to the deadly insurrection at the United States Capitol on January 6. In the preceding days and weeks there were th... Read more »

Beyer: “Congress Must Ensure Trump’s Removal From Office”

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today issued the following statement after violent insurrectionists invaded the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to prevent the peaceful transfer of power: “Donald Trump is a danger to our democracy. I continue to support his impeachment and removal from office, and am looking carefully at new articles of impeachment being drafted and offered by my colleagues. Impeachment, however,... Read more »

Beyer Blasts EPA Anti-Science Rule

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Rep. Don Beyer today issued the following statement after Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced the finalization of its controversial rule restricting which science the agency can rely on when crafting regulations, which would dramatically weaken the scientific foundations of the EPA’s public health regulations: “This rule is an abominable attack on scientifi... Read more »

Beyer Calls For Criminal Investigation Into Trump’s Illegal Election Interference

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today issued the following statement after the release of a recording of a January 2nd call between President Donald Trump, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, and their attorneys and staff: “The recording released yesterday establishes beyond a doubt that Donald Trump used the power of his office to threaten election officials, and to coerce them into committing c... Read more »

Letter to CDC and FAA seeking International Flight Response

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Dear Director Redfield and Administrator Dickson: Thank you for mandating that all flyers from the United Kingdom test negative before flying into the United States. However, this needs to be the case, at minimum, for all flights within and into the United States. While I understand that this decision was made to counter a new and more transmissible SARS-COV-2 variant that originated in the United... Read more »

Trump Will Cost Millions Of Americans One Week Of Permanently-Lost Unemployment Benefits If He Fails To Act By The End Of The Day

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Unemployment benefits are set to expire for an estimated twelve million Americans tomorrow unless recently-passed appropriations and relief legislation is signed into law. A substantial amount of those benefits, totaling billions of dollars, will be irretrievably lost for those dependent on them unless President Trump signs that bill today. Unlike the larger expiration of unemployment benefits whi... Read more »

Beyer Seeks Federal Agency Guidance On Coronavirus Vaccinations

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Today Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) wrote National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, and U.S. Office of Personnel Management Acting Director Michael Rigas, urging them to release plans and guidance regarding COVID-19 vaccine distribution for federal employees. Beyer serves on the House Committee on Ways and Means, which has partial jurisdiction over he... Read more »