COVID-19 Pandemic

Beyer Statement On Administration Decision To Require Vaccinations For International Travelers

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September 20, 2021 (Washington, D.C.) – Rep. Beyer (D-VA) today responded to reports that the Biden-Harris Administration would institute a new requirement that international travelers be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 before entering the United States. Beyer is the author of the Safe Travel Act, which would require full Covid vaccination or a negative test for domestic air and Amtrak travel. “...

Beyer Statement On Biden COVID-19 Action Plan

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September 9, 2021 (Washington, D.C.) – Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who represents the largest number of federal workers of any U.S. Representative, today issued the following statement on President Biden’s just-announced COVID-19 Action Plan: “Requiring every federal worker and contractor to receive a safe, free, lifesaving Covid vaccination is a necessary and important step to protect both the federal...

Beyer Introduces Legislation Requiring Vaccination Or Testing For Airport, Amtrak Travelers And Workers

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September 9, 2021 (Washington, D.C.) – Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today announced the introduction of the Safe Travel Act, which would require proof of vaccination or a negative covid test within 72 hours of travel for domestic airline and Amtrak trips. The legislation would also require all affiliated airport or Amtrak employees to be vaccinated or be subject to weekly covid testing. Beyer sits on the...

Beyer Statement On Biden COVID-19 Action Plan

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September 9, 2021 (Washington, D.C.) – Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who represents the largest number of federal workers of any U.S. Representative, today issued the following statement on President Biden’s just-announced COVID-19 Action Plan: “Requiring every federal worker and contractor to receive a safe, free, lifesaving Covid vaccination is a necessary and important step to protect both the federal...

Beyer Introduces Legislation Requiring Covid Vaccinations For America’s Frontline Health Care Workforce

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today announced the introduction of the Protecting Vulnerable Patients Act, which would require healthcare providers who see Medicare or Medicaid patients to be vaccinated following final FDA approval of a COVID vaccine. Beyer sits on the House Committee on Ways and Means, which has partial jurisdiction over health policy. “America’s most vulnerable patients must be able to r...

Beyer Welcomes New Biden Administration Recognition And Assistance For Americans With Long Covid

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July 30, 2021 (Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA), author of the bipartisan COVID-19 Long Haulers Act, this week welcomed new guidance from the Biden Administration to support the large community of Americans suffering from long COVID. “This guidance from the Biden Administration will help Americans dealing with long COVID, and also raise awareness of their condition,” said Beyer. “A...

Beyer Applauds Vaccination Mandate For Federal Workforce

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July 29, 2021 (Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA), who represents the largest number of federal employees of any member of the U.S. House of Representatives, today hailed the Biden-Harris Administration’s announcement of a new requirement a requirement that all federal employees and contractors receive COVID-19 vaccinations or be tested regularly. Beyer said: “Requiring vaccinations f...

Chairman Beyer Statement on June Jobs Report

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Today, Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), Chairman of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), released the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that nonfarm payroll employment increased by 850,000 in June and the unemployment rate remained statistically unchanged at 5.9 percent. The number of people who reported that they weren't looking for work because of ...

Chairman Beyer Statement on May Jobs Report

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Today, Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), Chairman of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), released the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that nonfarm payroll employment increased by 559,000 in May and the unemployment rate was 5.8%—dipping below 6% for the first time since the peak of the pandemic. The unemployment rate was 9.1% for Black workers and ...

JEC: Local Economies Stand to Lose More than $12 Billion Due to Early Cancellation of Enhanced Unemployment Benefits

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Today, the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC)—led by Chairman Don Beyer (D-VA)—released an issue brief finding that the cancellation of the enhanced Unemployment Insurance (UI) provisions included in the CARES Act could cost local economies across the country more than $12 billion. “The enhanced Unemployment Insurance provided through the CARES Act ensured that tens of millions of Americ...