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National Capital Region Delegation Statement on House Republican Plot To Target Federal Law Enforcement, Civil Service Using Rules Package

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U.S. Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA), Steny Hoyer (D-MD), Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Jennifer Wexton (D-VA), David Trone (D-MD), Abigail Spanberger (D-VA), Glenn Ivey (D-MD), and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Members of Congress representing the National Capital Region, issued a stark warning today on the inclusion of the Holman Rule in the House Republican…

Beyer Statement On Trump Tax Returns

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), a Member of the House Committee on Ways and Means, issued the following statement today after the publication of six years of former President Donald Trump’s tax returns: “The materials released today were lawfully obtained by the Ways and Means Committee using its clear legal authority. Chairman Neal requested this tax information to inform our committee’s work on…

House Passes Legislation To Increase Government Transparency By Codifying Presidential Audit Program

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means, today welcomed House passage of the Presidential Tax Filings and Audit Transparency Act. Beyer said: “The House Ways and Means Committee investigation of the Internal Revenue Service’s presidential audit program reveals that this critical oversight tool was broken during the Trump presidency and was disregarded by…

Beyer Statement On Next Steps After Ways And Means Report On Presidential Tax Information

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 Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means, today called for Congress to respond forcefully to the revelations made public by the Committee yesterday. Beyer voted to release the Ways and Means Committee’s “Report on the Internal Revenue Service’s Mandatory Audit Program,” which showed that former president Donald Trump was not subject to IRS’ mandatory…

Beyer Introduces JARED Act To Tighten Ethics Standards For Presidential Appointees

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) yesterday introduced the Jumpstarting Accountability Relating to Ethical Disclosures (JARED) Act to tighten ethical standards for presidential appointees. The bill would prohibit former “political appointees from investing in or serving in a managerial role in an investment fund in which a foreign principal owns shares” within four years of their departure from…

Beyer Statement On Donald Trump’s Demand For “Termination” Of The Constitution

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) issued the following statement today after former president Donald Trump called for “termination” of the Constitution (archived here) so that he could be reinstated as president: “Days after he hosted men who praise Hitler and the Nazis for dinner, Donald Trump is calling for ‘termination’ of the United States Constitution’s electoral process so that he can be…

Beyer Statement On Ways And Means Victory In Trump v. Committee on Ways and Means

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who serves on the House Committee on Ways and Means, issued the following statement today after the U.S. Supreme Court denied Donald Trump’s request to block the release of his tax returns to the Committee: “The courts have again affirmed the principle that Donald Trump is not above the law. Trump fought with every tool at his disposal to prevent the lawful…

Statement of U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner & Tim Kaine & U.S. Reps. Don Beyer & Jennifer Wexton

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U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine along with U.S. Reps. Don Beyer and Jennifer Wexton (all D-VA) released the following statement today, five years after the shooting death of Bijan Ghaisar: “Today marks five years since Bijan was shot and killed by U.S. Park Police. While we appreciate that the current leadership of the Department of the Interior has taken several positive steps…

Egypt Human Rights Caucus Co-Chairs’ Statement On U.N. COP27 Climate Change Conference

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Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA) and Tom Malinowski (D-NJ), co-Chairs of Congress’ Egypt Human Rights Caucus, issued the following statement today: “We are deeply committed to the fight against climate change, and believe international cooperation is central to that effort, but Egypt was the wrong choice for COP27. Its government jails environmental and political activists and treats NGOs as a…

House Passes Legislation To Protect American Civil Service

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The U.S. House today passed H.R. 302, the Preventing a Patronage System Act, Rep. Gerry Connolly’s (D-VA) legislation to protect the integrity of the American civil service from political attacks and purges like those sought by former president Donald Trump. The bill passed with all Democrats and six Republicans voting in favor. Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who represents the largest number of…