Congressman Don Beyer

Congressman Don Beyer Representing Virginia's 8th District

My Republican colleagues have no one to blame but themselves.
07/21/2021

My Republican colleagues have no one to blame but themselves.

My Republican colleagues have no one to blame but themselves.

Since taking office, President Biden has overturned 39 of the former administration’s climate policies, and added 23 of ...
07/21/2021
Tracking Biden’s environmental actions

Since taking office, President Biden has overturned 39 of the former administration’s climate policies, and added 23 of his own.

President Biden is unwinding Donald Trump’s environmental legacy, while forging his own. The Washington Post is chronicling every step.

“[B]efore they’re intubated they beg me for the vaccine. I hold their hand and tell them that I’m sorry, but it’s too la...
07/21/2021
‘I’m sorry, but it’s too late’ Alabama doctor tells unvaccinated, dying COVID patients

“[B]efore they’re intubated they beg me for the vaccine. I hold their hand and tell them that I’m sorry, but it’s too late. [After their] death, I hug their family members and tell them the best way to honor their loved one is to go get vaccinated.”

“And now all you really see is their fear and their regret. And even though I may walk into the room thinking, ‘Okay, this is your fault, you did this to yourself,’ when I leave the room, I just see a person that's really suffering, and that is so regretful for the choice that they made.”

I was honored to join the Arlington County Board yesterday to thank the heroes of The Arlington County Police Department...
07/21/2021

I was honored to join the Arlington County Board yesterday to thank the heroes of The Arlington County Police Department and Arlington County Fire Department who showed selfless bravery responding and protecting the Capitol and our democracy on January 6.

Congratulations to Arlington Babe Ruth League all-stars, who became district champs, state champs, southeast regional ch...
07/20/2021

Congratulations to Arlington Babe Ruth League all-stars, who became district champs, state champs, southeast regional champs, and now get to go to the Cal Ripken World Series, the farthest an Arlington team has ever advanced! We're rooting for you!

Congratulations to Arlington Babe Ruth League all-stars, who became district champs, state champs, southeast regional champs, and now get to go to the Cal Ripken World Series, the farthest an Arlington team has ever advanced! We're rooting for you!

52 years ago America won the space race when NASA landed Apollo 11's astronauts on the Moon. Today the U.S. space progra...
07/20/2021

52 years ago America won the space race when
NASA landed Apollo 11's astronauts on the Moon. Today the U.S. space program is in one of its most exciting moments since Neil Armstrong made "one giant leap," as we prepare to go back to the Moon and then to Mars!

07/20/2021

Happy Eid al-Adha to those celebrating today in Northern Virginia and around the world!

Thousands of Afghans who helped support our military mission, many as interpreters, are at risk of retaliation from the ...
07/20/2021
NBC News on Twitter

Thousands of Afghans who helped support our military mission, many as interpreters, are at risk of retaliation from the Taliban for helping American forces. They are welcome in Virginia!

“The Biden admin. plans to fly about 2,500 Afghans at risk of retaliation from the Taliban for their work with US troops to a military base in Virginia in the coming days, multiple officials tell @NBCNews. https://t.co/Su61WQNEsn”

Reminder: every Republican voted against the enhanced Child Tax Credit
07/20/2021
Republicans promote pandemic relief they voted against

Reminder: every Republican voted against the enhanced Child Tax Credit

Every Republican in Congress voted against the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, which President Joe Biden signed into law three months ago

Zyahna Bryant was 15 when led efforts to remove Charlottesville’s statue of Robert E. Despite hate mail and threats, she...
07/19/2021
Perspective | The girl who brought down a statue

Zyahna Bryant was 15 when led efforts to remove Charlottesville’s statue of Robert E. Despite hate mail and threats, she grew into an leading advocate for the issue, as well as for larger racial equality. A very impressive record!

In Charlottesville, the past five years saw both the slow fall of a statue and the rapid rise of a young activist.

The Egyptian government has arrested eight young women and girls for posts on TikTok, prosecuted them on charges like "i...
07/19/2021
Egypt Human Rights Caucus Co-Chairs Call For Release Of Women And Girls Imprisoned Over “TikTok Cases”

The Egyptian government has arrested eight young women and girls for posts on TikTok, prosecuted them on charges like "incitement to debauchery," and sentenced them to 2-10 years in prison.
Rep. Malinkowski and I are calling for their release. Our statement:

July 19, 2021 (Washington, DC) – Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA) and Tom Malinowski (D-NJ), co-chairs of Congress’ Egypt Human Rights Caucus, issued the following statement today on the imprisonment of Egyptian women and girls for posting on TikTok:

Had the pleasure of joining Governor of Virginia at Barcroft Elementary School for in-person student learning. Go Eagles...
07/19/2021

Had the pleasure of joining Governor of Virginia at Barcroft Elementary School for in-person student learning. Go Eagles!

Had the pleasure of joining Governor of Virginia at Barcroft Elementary School for in-person student learning. Go Eagles!

A groundbreaking abolitionist, activist, politician and educator, John Langston is a historical figure who deserves to b...
07/19/2021
Virginia county votes to rename Lee Highway for abolitionist

A groundbreaking abolitionist, activist, politician and educator, John Langston is a historical figure who deserves to be commemorated.

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Officials in a northern Virginia county near the nation’s capital voted Saturday to rename a major highway that currently shares a name with Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in honor of an abolitionist and elected official.

The Child Tax Credit will support working families and reduce child poverty nationwide. Here’s how it will affect VA-08....
07/18/2021

The Child Tax Credit will support working families and reduce child poverty nationwide. Here’s how it will affect VA-08. Learn more at:

The Child Tax Credit will support working families and reduce child poverty nationwide. Here’s how it will affect VA-08. Learn more at:

The Nats game last night turned into a terrifying scene after a shooting outside the stadium.
07/18/2021

The Nats game last night turned into a terrifying scene after a shooting outside the stadium.

The Nats game last night turned into a terrifying scene after a shooting outside the stadium.

While it does not affect the status of those who already receive DACA protections, this deeply disappointing decision wi...
07/17/2021
Federal judge declares DACA program illegal, but halts only new applications

While it does not affect the status of those who already receive DACA protections, this deeply disappointing decision will inflict fear and uncertainty on many. Congress must act to protect Dreamers and fix our broken immigration system with humane reforms that reflect our values.

The ruling is likely to put new pressure on Congress and the Biden administration to come up with a permanent fix if they want to continue the program.

"Atlanta mom Emily Laney is slated to get a $600 monthly child tax credit deposit. “Yeah, it is really helpful for us,” ...
07/16/2021
Child tax credit payments begin, aiding families with basic expenses - Marketplace

"Atlanta mom Emily Laney is slated to get a $600 monthly child tax credit deposit. “Yeah, it is really helpful for us,” she said. She’s going to put it toward her two daughters’ preschool tuition. “So we knew it would really help relieve that stress for us of paying for preschool.”

A researcher says many rural families who didn't qualify for child tax credits in the past will receive the funds now.

99.2% of June COVID deaths in the US were unvaccinated people. The hyper-contagious delta variant is spreading in Virgin...
07/16/2021
After Quiet June, Coronavirus Cases Starting to Rise in Arlington

99.2% of June COVID deaths in the US were unvaccinated people. The hyper-contagious delta variant is spreading in Virginia, and the vaccine could save your life.

After hovering around zero since Memorial Day, coronavirus cases in Arlington have started to rise again since the beginning of July. The rate of new cases remains relatively low, but the trend is unmistakable: up. Eleven new cases were reported yesterday, bringing the trailing seven-day average

In our Joint Economic Committee  hearing yesterday I spoke about why competition is essential to the market and the step...
07/15/2021

In our Joint Economic Committee hearing yesterday I spoke about why competition is essential to the market and the steps we can take to reduce the concentration of corporate power.

In our Joint Economic Committee hearing yesterday I spoke about why competition is essential to the market and the steps we can take to reduce the concentration of corporate power.

Today tens of millions of working families began receiving the first ever payments of the enhanced Child Tax Credit. Thi...
07/15/2021
Child tax credit payments will start hitting bank accounts today. Here's what you need to know.

Today tens of millions of working families began receiving the first ever payments of the enhanced Child Tax Credit.
This historic benefit was a major component of the American Rescue Plan, projected to cut child poverty in the U.S. in half. More information here!

Most qualifying families will automatically receive the expanded payments, but those who don't have to file taxes or haven't done so will need to update their information with the IRS.

Most of America's leading economists believe the inflation we are seeing now will be transitory. The bottom line is that...
07/15/2021
Watching Inflation Numbers Cautiously: Rep. Don Beyer

Most of America's leading economists believe the inflation we are seeing now will be transitory. The bottom line is that the fundamentals of our economy point to a strong recovery. I spoke about it on Bloomberg:

Democratic congressman Don Beyer of Virginia, chair of the Joint Economic Committee, talks with Bloomberg's Caroline Hyde, Romaine Bostick and Joe Weisenthal on "What'd You Miss?" about inflation, the economic recovery and infrastructure spending. (Source: Bloomberg)

SOON: today we're holding a Joint Economic Hearing titled "A Second Gilded Age: How Concentrated Corporate Power Undermi...
07/14/2021

SOON: today we're holding a Joint Economic Hearing titled "A Second Gilded Age: How Concentrated Corporate Power Undermines Shared Prosperity."

We have a great witness panel to testify on this very important topic. You can watch here beginning at 2:30: https://www.jec.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/hearings-calendar?ID=78DBAEE2-AE7C-424D-8F3B-CE80BA8CE930

NEW: The Joint Economic Committee will hold a hearing on July 14 at 2:30pm on how concentrated #CorporatePower undermines shared economic prosperity.

More info here: https://www.jec.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/hearings-calendar?ID=78DBAEE2-AE7C-424D-8F3B-CE80BA8CE930

This is really important: Virginians need access to mental health resources. It’s encouraging that Governor Northam is c...
07/14/2021
Virginia orders 5 state mental hospitals to stop taking new admissions amid staffing crisis

This is really important: Virginians need access to mental health resources. It’s encouraging that Governor Northam is committed to addressing this issue in the August session. I helped pass President Biden’s American Rescue Plan in part to ensure people get the help they need.

Three, including the Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute, remain able to take in new patients for now.

In an important speech yesterday, President Biden called the voter suppression effort “the 21st century Jim Crow assault...
07/14/2021
Biden slams state voting restrictions as '21st century Jim Crow'

In an important speech yesterday, President Biden called the voter suppression effort “the 21st century Jim Crow assault,” and promised to sign the For the People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act as soon as they get through the Senate.

It is essential that we pass this legislation to protect our democracy.

President Biden didn’t hold back in his speech Tuesday afternoon on the urgent need for voting rights protections, labeling the onslaught of restrictive voting laws in states with Republican-controlled legislatures modern-day Jim Crow discriminati

Robert MacLean’s response to the killing of Bijan Ghaisar shows that he is the wrong person for this job, and I urge the...
07/13/2021
Beyer Urges Interior Department To Reconsider Appointment Of Former U.S. Park Police Chief To Lead Agency Task Force Charged With Reviewing DOI Law Enforcement Policies

Robert MacLean’s response to the killing of Bijan Ghaisar shows that he is the wrong person for this job, and I urge the Department of the Interior’s leadership to reconsider his appointment. My statement:

Jul 13, 2021 (Washington, D.C.) – Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today issued the following statement on the reported appointment of Robert MacLean, the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Director of the Office of Law Enforcement and Security and former Chief of U.S. Park Police, to lead a newly created ...

A year and a half after the pandemic began, small businesses are still struggling to get back on their feet. These funds...
07/13/2021
Northam proposes spending $353 million of American Rescue Plan funding for small business help

A year and a half after the pandemic began, small businesses are still struggling to get back on their feet. These funds from the American Rescue Plan will help rebuild Virginia’s economy.
https://www.wavy.com/news/local-news/norfolk/northam-to-share-va-budget-proposal-that-would-use-american-rescue-plan-funding/

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is expected to share a budget proposal that would use American Rescue Plan funding during a visit to Virginia Beach on Monday.

On January 6th, these officers put their lives at risk to protect us. Congress has to have their back.
07/13/2021
6 Months After Riot, Capitol Police Face Multiple Crises

On January 6th, these officers put their lives at risk to protect us. Congress has to have their back.

The department that protects Congress is damaged and depleted following the Jan. 6 assault, with funding, staffing and operational problems plaguing a deeply demoralized force.

Four decades building my family business taught me the importance of investing in the workforce and education system. Si...
07/13/2021
Virginia is back as America's Top State for Business in 2021

Four decades building my family business taught me the importance of investing in the workforce and education system. Since taking office, that has been one of my top priorities. I’m thrilled that we’re seeing such strong measurable results.

A strong workforce and a solid education system propelled Virginia to its second straight win in CNBC's state competitiveness rankings.

Let's be clear on what just happened here: one of the highest-ranking officials of Egypt’s security state, Abbas Kamel, ...
07/13/2021
In D.C. visit, Egypt spy boss claims U.S. agreed — in writing — to jail American activist

Let's be clear on what just happened here: one of the highest-ranking officials of Egypt’s security state, Abbas Kamel, used meetings with top American policymakers in Washington to try to intimidate an American citizen for his human rights advocacy.

POLITICO obtained a copy of the alleged agreement, which surfaced as the Biden administration weighs reducing military aid to Cairo.

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