COVID-19 Pandemic

Beyer Seeks Federal Agency Guidance On Coronavirus Vaccinations

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Today Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) wrote National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, and U.S. Office of Personnel Management Acting Director Michael Rigas, urging them to release plans and guidance regarding COVID-19 vaccine distribution for federal employees. Beyer serves on the House Committee on Ways and Means, which has partial jurisdiction over he... Read more »

Beyer Presses CDC For Data Transparency On Coronavirus Vaccinations

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today wrote to the Robert Redfield, Director of the Centers For Disease Control (CDC), urging increased transparency and data sharing amid the national effort to distribute and administer coronavirus vaccines. His letter came amid ongoing confusion over reduced and delayed vaccine shipments to states. Beyer serves on the House Committee on Ways and Means, which has partial ju... Read more »

Beyer Statement On Relief Legislation

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who is expected to chair Congress’ Joint Economic Committee in the coming session of Congress, issued the following statement today on the funding and relief legislative package expected to pass the House this evening: “The legislation we pass today is a down payment on what Congress owes the American people. It is absolutely not ‘mission accomplished.’ “This bill should be ... Read more »

Beyer Statement Marking Three Years Since Passage Of Republican Tax Bill

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who is expected to chair Congress’ Joint Economic Committee in the next session of Congress, issued the following statement today on the three-year anniversary of the passage of the 2017 Republican tax bill: “In negotiating pandemic relief legislation, Senate Republicans argued it would be too expensive to send Americans even one more round of $1,200 checks. Three years ago ... Read more »

Beyer Introduces Legislation To Support Research Into Long Term Effects Of Coronavirus Infection

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Rep. Don Beyer this week introduced the COVID-19 Long Haulers Act, which would authorize and fund research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PICORI) to benefit so-called “long haulers,” people who experience long term effects of COVID-19 infections. From the beginning of the pandemic medical researchers have documented a wide array of ... Read more »

Beyer Receives Coronavirus Vaccine

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Rep. Don Beyer, who represents the Northern Virginia suburbs of the nation’s capital, today received a vaccination for coronavirus [pictures below]. Beyer said: “Upon medical advice and the recommendation of the Attending Physician, I received a coronavirus vaccine this afternoon. “I am mindful that millions of Americans are still waiting for shots they will get after me, many of whom are workers ... Read more »

Incoming JEC Chair Beyer on Biden Economic Team: “Our Economy Will Soon Be In Competent, Capable Hands.”

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Today, Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), who is set to take over as Chair of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC) in January, released the following statement in response to President-elect Joe Biden’s selections for top economic posts: “The women and men President-elect Biden has selected are among the best and brightest in the country, and most importantly they have the experience and ex... Read more »

Incoming Joint Economic Committee Chair Warns GSA Administrator Of “Terrible Consequences” From Delayed Transition

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who currently serves as Vice Chair of Congress’ Joint Economic Committee, today wrote to Administrator Emily Murphy of the General Services Administration (GSA) warning of “devastating repercussions” for American families if she continues to refuse to initiate a presidential transition. Beyer is set to take over as Chair of the Joint Economic Committee, which is responsible ... Read more »

The GSA Administrator’s Deadly Hypocrisy

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who led the Obama Administration’s transition at the Commerce Department in 2008, issued the following statement today on reports that General Services Administration (GSA) Administrator Emily Murphy has privately begun a job search even as she continues to withhold GSA ascertainment of President-elect Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election: “News of her secret jo... Read more »

Beyer Statement On Reports Of Secret Service Coronavirus Outbreak

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who represents the largest number of federal employees of any member of the House, issued the following statement today on reports that over 130 Secret Service officers are either quarantined or infected with coronavirus: “The Secret Service officers who put their lives on the line to protect our leaders are courageous professionals, but Donald Trump has shown callous indiff... Read more »