Oversight of the Administration

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 »

The Guardian: Trump fires second key impeachment witness Gordon Sondland in Friday purge – as it happened

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Trump fires second key impeachment witness Gordon Sondland in Friday purge – as it happened By Lois Beckett, Lauren Aratani & Paul Owen - 02/07/2020 The twin brother of Lt Col Alexander Vindman, a national security expert who testified during Trump’s impeachment trial about his concerns about the president pressuring Ukraine to investigate the Bidens, his political rivals, was also fired by the Wh... Read more »

Beyer Statement On Senate Show Trial

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) issued the following statement today on the conclusion of the Senate impeachment show trial: “Today Senate Republicans ended their impeachment show trial. It will go down as one of the most craven events in American history. “Trials have witnesses and evidence, and cover-ups do not. Even Senate Republicans acknowledged that this was not a fair trial. It was rigged to produce ... Read more »

Facts On The Trump Economy (Since You Won’t Get Them At SOTU)

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Last week newly-elected Joint Economic Committee Vice Chair Don Beyer (D-VA) addressed President Trump’s false claims on the economy during a special order hour on the House Floor. Today, writing in The Hill, Beyer went into further detail to rebut some of the claims the President is expected to make on the economy during his State of the Union Address this evening before a joint session of Congre... Read more »

The Hill: Slowing economy complicates campaign messaging for Trump

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Slowing economy complicates campaign messaging for Trump By Sylvan Lane and Naomi Jagoda - 02/02/2020 President Trump is heading into the 2020 campaign with a resilient economy behind him and new trade deals under his belt, counting on both to help bolster his reelection odds. But as Trump claims credit for extending the longest-ever stretch of U.S. economic prosperity, recent government figures s... Read more »

BBC News: Wilbur Ross says Coronavirus could boost US jobs

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Wilbur Ross says Coronavirus could boost US jobs By BBC News Staff - 1/30/2020 US commerce secretary Wilbur Ross has said the deadly coronavirus outbreak in China could be positive for the American economy. During a TV interview Mr Ross said: "I think it will help to accelerate the return of jobs to North America". The rapid spread of the disease has raised fears about its impact on the Chinese ec... Read more »

House Democrats Condemn FERC Attack On Clean Energy Economy

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Today, Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA), Mike Quigley (D-IL) and Matt Cartwright (D-PA) led a letter signed by 36 House Democrats to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) expressing serious concerns over a recent FERC order that would change the market structure for the nation’s largest electricity market, PJM Interconnection (PJM). In their letter, the Members argued the order will eventually rai... Read more »

On anniversary of Trump’s Muslim ban, Coons, Chu, faith and civil rights leaders call for passage of NO BAN Act

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Three years after President Trump’s Muslim ban first separated thousands of families, U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) and U.S. Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-Calif.) today brought together Members of Congress, faith and civil rights leaders, and individuals directly impacted by the ban to call for passage of the NO BAN Act, legislation that would end the President’s Muslim ban and prevent another bas... Read more »

Dover Post: Coons, Chu, faith and civil rights leaders call for passage of NO BAN Act

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Coons, Chu, faith and civil rights leaders call for passage of NO BAN Act By Delaware News Desk - 01/27/2020 Three years after President Donald Trump’s Muslim ban first separated thousands of families, Sen. Chris Coons, D-Delaware, and Rep. Judy Chu, D-California, brought together on Jan. 27 members of Congress, faith and civil rights leaders, and individuals directly impacted by the ban to call f... Read more »

Beyer: This Dirty Water Rule Is A “Generational Setback”

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) released the following statement today after the Trump Administration finalized its rule to eliminate protections for wetlands, streams and other bodies of water: “This reckless attack by the Trump Administration represents a generational setback in the country’s battle to safeguard clean water that will harm Virginians and the Chesapeake Bay. It sacrifices the health of over... Read more »