U.S. Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA) and Donald Norcross (D-NJ) today announced the reintroduction of the Space Safety and Situational Awareness Transition Act of 2023. The bill was cosponsored by Ranking Member of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Zoe Lofgren (D-CA). Space situational awareness (SSA) provides a foundation for understanding where space objects are… Read more »
Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), former Chair of the House Science Committee’s Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics and longtime proponent of clarifying agency roles in space situational awareness and orbital debris, today led opposition on the House floor to the Satellite Telecommunications Streamlining Act. This legislation, previously advanced by the House Committee on Energy and Commerce,… Read more »
Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who represents a Northern Virginia district that includes DCA, just delivered remarks staunchly opposing an amendment to the FAA reauthorization bill that would add new beyond-perimeter flights to the airport. Beyer is leading unified opposition from the regional delegation to the measure in the House, which is also opposed by members of both party from across the… Read more »
Rep. Don Beyer today offered an amendment to legislation to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that would eliminate early transition turns to the west over Alexandria City, combine waypoints to be centered over the Potomac River before crossing the Wilson Bridge, and move a waypoint to avoid crossing land near Fort Washington – all to decrease the impact of noise on the… Read more »
U.S. Representatives Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Donald S. Beyer, Jr. (D-VA-08) today introduced the Reduce Helicopter Noise Act to take federal action that would rein in the growing noise of helicopter flights over American communities.
“In urban and suburban communities like ours, the number of complaints about commercial helicopter noise has grown exponentially,” said Congressman… Read more »
Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who represents the Northern Virginia suburbs of the nation’s capital, issued the following statement today:
“Killing DCA’s perimeter slot rule would seriously worsen aircraft noise in the National Capital region, a particularly unfortunate development so soon after the actions we announced with the FAA and regional leaders earlier this week to reduce helicopter… Read more »
Today, Reps. Haley Stevens (D-MI), Don Beyer (D-VA), Young Kim (R-CA), and Jim Baird (R-IN) introduced the Data Science and Literacy Act, legislation to increase access to data science education, reduce course equity gaps for all students, and help build America’s 21st century STEM workforce.
“To compete in a 21st-century economy, we need a 21st-century STEM workforce that reflects the… Read more »
Today, Chairman Don Beyer (D-VA) of the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, along with Congressman Donald Norcross (D-NJ), introduced the Space Safety and Situational Awareness Transition Act of 2022. Space situational awareness (SSA) provides a foundation for understanding where space objects are now, predicting their future trajectories, and evaluating the risk of potential… Read more »
Today, NASA’s Orion spacecraft successfully splashed down in the Pacific Ocean near Guadalupe Island, off the coast of Mexico. This marks the culmination of the Artemis I mission. After Orion is recovered, NASA will continue to evaluate… Read more »
Today, Artemis I, the first integrated Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion crew vehicle, successfully launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, beginning its four to six-week mission. The Artemis I mission is an uncrewed flight test that will demonstrate the performance of the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and the Orion spacecraft that will eventually carry astronauts to… Read more »