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  • Beyer Leads Letter to HHS Secretary Azar Condemning ACA Sabotage
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Oversight of the Administration

    Rep. Don Beyer (VA-08) today led a letter to U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Secretary Alex Azar to cease changes to the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) health insurance marketplace standards which increase premiums and out-of-pocket costs. The proposed change to how applicable percentages and maximum out-of-pocket limit are adjusted each year is the latest in a long list of efforts by the Trump administration to undermine the ACA and will make care more expensive and less accessible for ... Read more

  • Beyer Calls for Congressional Impeachment Inquiry Into Trump
    Posted in Articles on May 23, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight of the Administration

    Falls Church News Press | U.S. Rep. Donald S. Beyer Jr., who represents the 8th District of Virginia that includes the City of Falls Church, called on the U.S. Congress to open an impeachment inquiry into the conduct of President Trump on Tuesday. Rep. Don Beyer issued the following statement: “The time has come for the House of Representatives to open an impeachment inquiry into the conduct of President Trump. “Endorsing such a course is not easy, and I do not do so lightly, but I believe that ... Read more

  • Trump wants to kill this federal agency. Democrats blasted the idea.
    Posted in Articles on May 22, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees, Oversight of the Administration

    Washington Post | Top House Democrats on Tuesday savaged the Trump administration’s plan to blow up the Office of Personnel Management, calling the effort to close the major federal agency a backdoor power play to weaken the federal workforce. The hostile reception, alongside tepid support from Republicans, left the plan’s chances in doubt and raised the possibility that the administration would dismantle some of the agency’s functions on its own, even if Congress fails to pass legislation to do... Read more

  • House Democrats press leaders to start Trump impeachment
    Posted in Articles on May 22, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight of the Administration

    The Hill | House Democratic leaders on Tuesday faced fresh calls to move forward with President Trump's impeachment after former White House counsel Don McGahn skipped his scheduled testimony before the House Judiciary Committee. The calls to launch an impeachment inquiry are coming from some of the most important voices in the 235-member Democratic caucus — from members of leadership and powerful committee chairmen to key Judiciary members who have jurisdiction over impeachment. ... “For me the... Read more

  • Beyer First Va. Rep to Call for Impeachment
    Posted in Articles on May 22, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight of the Administration

    Fairfax News | Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today became the first Virginia Congressional representative to call for the impeachment of President Trump. “The time has come for the House of Representatives to open an impeachment inquiry into the conduct of President Trump,” Beyer said in a statement. “President Trump has shown utter contempt for the Constitution from the moment he took office, but we are now faced with evidence of actions that strongly resemble high crimes and misdemeanors. The behavior... Read more

  • Rep. Don Beyer is first member of Congress from Virginia to call for impeachment
    Posted in Articles on May 22, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight of the Administration

    Washington Post | Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) Tuesday evening became the first member of the Virginia congressional delegation to call for impeachment proceedings against President Trump. The liberal three-term congressman is one of more than two dozen Democrats who have spoken up to support an impeachment “inquiry” in recent days. After Rep. Jamie B. Raskin (D-Md.), Beyer is the second capital region member to call for impeachment. In a lengthy statement, Beyer cited a list of accusations, from “obs... Read more

  • Beyer Calls for Trump's Impeachment
    Posted in Articles on May 22, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight of the Administration

    ARL Now | Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) has become the first member of Virginia’s Congressional delegation to call for the impeachment of President Donald Trump. Beyer made the announcement Tuesday. It is the first time he has publicly called for an impeachment inquiry. Click here to read the full article Read more

  • Beyer Calls For Impeachment Inquiry
    Posted in Press Releases on May 21, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight of the Administration

    Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today issued the following statement: “The time has come for the House of Representatives to open an impeachment inquiry into the conduct of President Trump. “Endorsing such a course is not easy, and I do not do so lightly, but I believe that the President has left Congress no other option but to pursue it. When I came to Congress I swore an oath ‘to defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.’ “President Trump has shown utter con... Read more

  • Beyer Introduces Legislation To Fix Error That Raised Taxes On Survivor Benefit Payments To Children Of First Responders
    Posted in Press Releases on May 20, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Veterans, Oversight of the Administration

    Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today introduced legislation to remedy a change in tax code which drastically increased tax burdens on the child survivors of first responders. The tax increase, caused by the 2017 GOP tax bill, was brought to Beyer’s attention by a constituent whose family members, the children of a deceased firefighter, had been hit with such a tax increase. “Fixing this unfair tax hike on the children of first responders is the right thing to do,” said Rep. Beyer. “This problem with the ... Read more

  • Beyer: “Pruitt Owes The American People A Lot Of Money”
    Posted in Press Releases on May 16, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Climate Change and the Environment, Oversight of the Administration

    Today Rep. Beyer issued the following statement on the report issued by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) outlining wasteful spending on travel by disgraced former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt: “The OIG investigation confirms the warnings that I and others made at the time about Scott Pruitt’s gross abuse of his official position. Pruitt owes the American people a lot of money and he should pay them back. The OIG report also makes it clear that P... Read more