Oversight

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 ...

Science Committee Members Statement on Scientific Integrity Task Force

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Today, the federal scientific integrity task force convened for the first time. The 46-person task force, comprised of members from more than two dozen government agencies, was mandated by the Biden Administration in a January memorandum, Restoring Trust in Government through Scientific Integrity and Evidence-Based Policy Making. Its mission is to review then effectiveness of agency scientific int...

Beyer Statement On President Biden’s Address To Congress

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Rep. Don Beyer, Chairman of Congress’ Joint Economic Committee, issued the following statement today after attending President Biden’s address to a Joint Session of Congress: “The President’s speech was a breath of fresh air, a return to a bright vision of American greatness based on unity, diversity, and optimism. His first 100 days have been marked by unparalleled success in the face of historic...

Democrats Push White House To Prioritize Unemployment Insurance Reform In American Family Plan

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Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Joint Economic Committee Chair Don Beyer, D-Va., and 36 of their colleagues today urged President Biden to prioritize unemployment insurance reform in the upcoming American Family Plan. The letter was also signed by Senators Michael Bennet, D-Colo., Jack Reed, D-R.I., Ben Cardin, D-Md., Alex Padilla, D-Calif., Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Bernie Sanders,...

House Passes NO BAN Act to Prevent Future Muslim Bans

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Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Nonimmigrants (NO BAN) Act, legislation introduced by Congressmember Judy Chu (CA-27) and U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) to strengthen the Immigration and Nationality Act to prohibit discrimination on the basis of religion. The NO BAN Act’s sponsors and supporters issued the following statements: “J...

Chairman Beyer on Biden-Harris FY22 Discretionary Funding Request: A Blueprint for Building Back Better, Stronger

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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 the release of the Biden-Harris administration’s FY22 discretionary funding request: “The Biden-Harris administration’s FY22 discretionary funding request would make critical investments to boost education in low-income areas, fight climate change, adva...

Beyer Hails Expanded Space And Aeronautics Investments In Biden-Harris FY22 Discretionary Funding Request

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who chairs the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee’s Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, today welcomed the increased investments in space and aeronautics, research and development, and scientific missions contained in the Biden-Harris Administration’s FY22 discretionary funding request. Beyer said: “The President’s skinny budget is an encouraging statement of ...