COVID-19 Pandemic

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...

Reps. Suozzi, Horsford, Beyer, Schneider, Moore Introduce Legislation to Help Disadvantaged Populations get Back to Work

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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 overlap c...

House Passes COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, Sending Bill To President Biden’s Desk For Signature

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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 previously ...

Beyer Highlights Tools To Help Virginians Get Vaccinated

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Today, Rep. Beyer (D-VA) highlighted new tools from the White House to help Virginians get vaccinated. Everyone sixteen years or older can now input their ZIP code at www.vaccines.gov / www.vacunas.gov or text their ZIP code to GETVAX (438829) / VACUNA (822862) to get help making a vaccine appointment at a nearby location. “Every American adult is eligible right now for a vaccine that will save th...

Chairman Beyer on Biden “American Families Plan”: Investing in America Means Investing in American Families

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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 “American Families Plan,” the second of a two-part package of investments intended to help the nation build back better. The first package released at the end of March was focused on infrastructure. “President Biden understands that in...

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,...

Falls Church News Press -- Congressman Don Beyer: Please Get Vaccinated

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Congressman Don Beyer: Please Get Vaccinated Originally published in the Falls Church News Press As of this week, every Virginian adult aged 16 and older is eligible to get a free Covid-19 vaccine. This vaccine will save your life. It will save lives of your family, your friends, your neighbors and coworkers. For over a year our country has undertaken a historic vaccination development effort, a s...

Beyer, Bergman Announce Introduction Of Bipartisan COVID-19 Long Haulers Act

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Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA) and Jack Bergman (R-MI) today announced that they would introduce the COVID-19 Long Haulers Act, bipartisan legislation to help people suffering from long term COVID. The bill aims to improve the Long COVID patient experience by educating the public and clinicians about Long COVID, synthesizing research on symptoms and treatments, and fostering research and recommendations o...

Beyer Highlights American Rescue Plan’s Benefits For Northern Virginia Localities And Families Across The Commonwealth

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Last week, Representative Don Beyer (D-VA) voted to pass the landmark American Rescue Plan and send it to President Biden’s desk for signature. Today Beyer highlighted the legislation’s infusion of resources for Virginia families and communities. “This pandemic and the historic economic crisis it caused inflicted untold hardship, but help is on the way,” said Rep. Beyer. “On the day we passed it, ...

Speaker Pelosi Taps Beyer To Chair Joint Economic Committee

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Today, Speaker Pelosi announced that she is recommending Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) to chair the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC). If confirmed, Congressman Beyer will become the first Democrat to chair the JEC since Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) chaired the committee during the 112th Congress (2011-2013). In response to Speaker Pelosi’s announcement, Congressman Beyer issued the followin...