Congressman Beyer’s News Commentary: My 1st 2 Weeks in Congress

January 22, 2015 10:24 AM0 comments

 My first two weeks in the U.S. House of Representatives have been challenging, interesting, busy, and fulfilling. Every day is different, and full of surprises. I loved my eight years presiding over the Senate of Virginia, and have been amazed at how differently the U.S. House works. For example, in […]

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When the Fish Are Gone and the Planet is Fried

January 20, 2015 2:46 PM3 comments

You know that phrase “there is more than one fish in the sea?” That may apply if you are looking for love on OkCupid. But if you mean actual fish in the ocean, this may no longer be true if we don’t drastically change our reckless and wasteful habits. A […]

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The Super-Rich Push For Deflation

January 14, 2015 8:42 PM0 comments

Former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich, one of a handful of U.S. political figures with a high profile, including on social media, who is focused on the nation’s desperate crisis of growing income inequality, said it succinctly in a blog post last weekend following his appearance on one of the Sunday […]

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Congressman Beyer’s News Commentary: Voting Against the Keystone Pipeline

8:27 PM0 comments

Congressional lawmakers face many difficult votes over the course of their careers. Thankfully, with the help of my excellent staff, many advisors, and countless engaged constituents I know that I will have all the advice I need to make the decisions that are best for the 8th District, Virginia, and […]

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Review: TLC’s ‘Ex-Gay’ Show Fails Because it is the Gayest Show on Earth

7:22 PM8 comments

  With trepidation I watched “My Husband’s Not Gay,” a show where gay Mormon men married women. I feared that it would be an effective tool to recruit impressionable youth into “ex-gay” programs, promote junk science, and airbrush the pain that often results from unstable mixed orientation marriages. To my […]

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Congressman Beyer’s News Commentary

January 8, 2015 2:37 PM0 comments

It’s been exactly 51 weeks since Congressman Jim Moran announced his retirement after 24 years. His announcement launched me, and my wife Megan, on an incredible journey beginning in January and ending Tuesday, when I swore my oath of office as Congressman for the 8th District of Virginia. But the […]

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