Oversight

Beyer Statement On Appointment Of Andrew Wheeler

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who serves on the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, issued the following statement today on reports that Virginia Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin intends to appoint former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler to serve as Virginia’s next Secretary of Natural Resources: “Andrew Wheeler is one of the worst people the Governor-elect c...

Beyer Statement On Youngkin RGGI Announcement

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who represents a Northern Virginia district in the U.S. House and serves as co-chair of the Safe Climate Caucus, strongly objected today to Virginia Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin’s announcement that he would withdraw Virginia from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). “Withdrawing from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative would mean Glenn Youngkin’s first steps as...

Congressional Democrats Urge Biden Administration To Require Vaccination Or Negative Test For Airline Travelers As Holidays Approach

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U.S. Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA) and Ritchie Torres (D-NY) and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) today led 36 congressional Democrats urging the Biden Administration to require proof of vaccination or a recent negative test for airline passengers. Their letter, addressed to President Biden, was sent ahead of the uptick in airline travel expected for the holiday season. They wrote: “As the nation approaches ...

Reps. Khanna, Beyer, Lee, Tlaib Introduce Legislation To Set Supreme Court Term Limits, Appointments Schedule, Without Constitutional Amendment

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Washington, DC – September 2, 2021 – In an effort to protect judicial independence and restore public trust, Reps. Ro Khanna (CA-17) and Don Beyer (VA-08) along with Barbara Lee (CA-13) and Rashida Tlaib (MI-13) reintroduced the Supreme Court Term Limits Act to fundamentally reframe the power of our nation’s highest court. The bill would establish 18-year term limits on any Supreme Court Justices ...

Beyer Statement on passing of MPD Officers Kyle DeFreytag and Gunther Hashida

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August 3, 2021 (Washington, D.C.) – Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who represents the Northern Virginia suburbs of the Nation’s capital, today issued the following statement on the deaths of Metropolitan Police Department Officers DeFreytag and Hashida, both of whom reportedly died of suicide months after responding to the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. “I mourn the passing of Officers DeFreytag an...

Beyer Statement On OLC Opinion

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July 30, 2021 (Washington, D.C.) – Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who serves on the House Committee on Ways and Means, issued the following statement today after the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) published a new opinion “Ways and Means Committee’s Request for the Former President’s Tax Returns and Related Tax Information Pursuant to 26 U.S.C. § 6103(f )(1),” which stated that the “[De...

Beyer Urges Interior Department To Reconsider Appointment Of Former U.S. Park Police Chief To Lead Agency Task Force Charged With Reviewing DOI Law Enforcement Policies

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Jul 13, 2021 (Washington, D.C.) – Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today issued the following statement on the reported appointment of Robert MacLean, the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Director of the Office of Law Enforcement and Security and former Chief of U.S. Park Police, to lead a newly created DOI task force charged with reviewing the Department’s law enforcement policies: “Robert MacLean is the ...

Chairman Beyer Applauds Biden’s Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy: “A major step in the right direction”

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Today, Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), Chairman of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), released the following statement in response to President Biden’s Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy: “Over the last 30 years, the United States has experienced a rise and concentration of corporate market power that has harmed consumers, workers and small businesses. “A...

Beyer Hails Biden-Harris Administration’s National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today welcomed the Biden-Harris Administration’s announcement of a new National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism. Beyer, who authored the recently-enacted Jabara-Heyer NO HATE Act hate crime legislation, led oversight efforts in the House seeking coordinated action to combat domestic terrorism and criticizing the Trump administration’s intentionally weakened respons...

Beyer Statement On A.G. Garland’s Reported Decision To Authorize DOJ Cooperation In Ghaisar Case

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Rep. Don Beyer issued the following statement today after Attorney General Merrick Garland reportedly reversed the Department of Justice’s stance on cooperation with Virginia and Fairfax County prosecutors pursuing manslaughter charges against U.S. Park Police officers Alejandro Amaya and Lucas Vinyard for the 2017 killing of Bijan Ghaisar: “Attorney General Merrick Garland made the right call by ...