COVID-19 Pandemic

Beyer Introduces Air Ventilation Legislation As Monthly Jobs Report Shows More Americans Returning To In-Person Work

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who chairs Congress’ Joint Economic Committee, today announced the introduction of the Airborne Act, legislation that would incentivize non-residential building owners to conduct indoor air quality assessments (IAQ) and upgrade their ventilation and air filtration systems. The bill introduction followed a sharp uptick in workers returning to in-person work in April, accordin...

Pressley, Beyer, Duckworth, Colleagues Unveil TREAT Long COVID Act to Expand Access to Treatment

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Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), alongside Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA) and Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE), and Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), introduced the Targeting Resources for Equitable Access to Treatment for Long COVID (TREAT Long COVID) Act to increase access to medical care and treatment for communities and individuals struggli...

Beyer Statement On President Biden’s Long COVID Executive Action

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), author of the bipartisan COVID Long Haulers Act and one of the leading advocates in Congress for Americans suffering from Long COVID, today issued the following statement on President Biden’s Presidential Memorandum on Long COVID: “I applaud President Biden’s announcement of a new all-of-government strategy to improve the understanding of Long COVID and promote better treatm...

Pressley, Beyer Urge CDC to Collect, Publish Demographic Data on Prevalence of Long COVID

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Pressley, Beyer Urge CDC to Collect, Publish Demographic Data on Prevalence of Long COVID Disaggregated Data Will Inform Congressional Action to Support Those with Long COVID Text of the Letter (PDF) WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) and Congressman Don Beyer (VA-08) sent a letter to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urging it to publicly report findings ...

House Democrats Introduce Legislation To Make Free At-Home Testing Available For All Americans

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January 12, 2022 (Washington, D.C.) – Today U.S. Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA), Dina Titus (D-NV), Joe Morelle (D-NY), and Kaialiʻi Kahele (D-HI) introduced legislation to make rapid at-home Covid tests more widely available to the American people. The Free At-Home Tests For All Act would require the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to “purchase in bulk a sufficient quantity of rap...

Feinstein, Beyer, Swalwell, Torres to Biden Administration: Require COVID-19 Vaccine or Negative Test for Domestic Air Travel

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Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Representatives Don Beyer (D-Va.), Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) and Ritchie Torres (D-N.Y.) today called on the Biden administration to require proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result for all domestic air travel. “Travel at our nation’s airports has essentially returned to pre-pandemic levels but the risk from COVID-19, including from it...

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 ...

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...