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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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.
“Requiring… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
Today, Representatives Tom Suozzi (D-NY), Steven Horsford (D-NV), Don Beyer (D-VA), Brad Schneider (D-IL), and Gwen Moore (D-WI) introduced legislation that would increase the amount of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) to help disadvantaged groups who have been hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Occupations hit the hardest with prolonged unemployment during the COVID-19 pandemic… Read more »
Today the House passed the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act with broad bipartisan support. The legislation was amended in the Senate to include the Jabara-Heyer NO HATE Act, a bill first introduced by Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) in 2016 to strengthen America's response to hate crimes. The COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act passed in the Senate last month 94-1, and now heads to the desk of President Biden, who… Read more »