Articles by: Donald Beyer

Congressman Beyer’s News Commentary: Where I Stand on Gun Legislation

October 26, 2017 12:00 PM0 comments

All of us were horrified by the mass shooting in Las Vegas weeks ago, the worst in modern American history. Since that day hundreds more Americans have been shot. The epidemic is with us constantly, inflicting suffering and death on American families. I strongly believe that Congress has a moral […]

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Congressman Beyer’s News Commentary: Important Points on DACA Rescission

September 27, 2017 10:16 PM0 comments

President Trump recently decided to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA), which created temporary protections from deportation for DREAMers. I strongly opposed the decision to end this program which enjoys broad support across the country. I am seeking a legislative solution in Congress to make the program […]

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Congressman Beyer’s News Commentary: The Way Forward After Charlottesville

August 29, 2017 7:03 PM0 comments

Most Virginians, like most Americans, were aghast at how our state became the venue earlier this month for a repellent display of racism and violence. But the tragedy of Charlottesville didn’t happen in a vacuum. Across the nation, we have seen a rising incidence of hate crimes. As our political […]

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Congressman Beyer’s News Commentary: Republicans Vote Against Financial Protections

July 27, 2017 9:19 AM0 comments

As Republicans in the Senate moved forward Tuesday on legislation which would lead to millions more uninsured Americans, their colleagues in the House took a vote which got far less attention. H.J. Res. 111, which passed the House on an almost-straight party-line vote, would allow predatory practices to return to […]

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Congressman Beyer’s News Commentary: Celebrating LGBT Pride

June 28, 2017 8:09 PM0 comments

We celebrated June as LGBT Pride month this year with hope, but also with anxiety for the future. Thanks to victories in courts and state legislatures, LGBT Americans and their allies have seen a substantial rise in government recognition and protection. Now there is a shadow of worry and fear […]

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Congressman Beyer’s News Commentary: The Cruelty of Trump’s Immigration Enforcement

May 31, 2017 3:43 PM0 comments

Just last week, we witnessed again the cruelty of the Trump Administration’s immigration enforcement measures, as a Falls Church family was torn apart. Liliana Cruz Mendez was working in a local restaurant and raising two U.S.-born children with her husband, Rene Bermudez. Born in El Salvador, Liliana came to the […]

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Congressman Beyer’s News Commentary: President Trump’s Broken Promises on Jobs

April 26, 2017 6:56 PM0 comments

I built a small, successful family business over 40 years. I know what small businesses and working families need to succeed. I didn’t support Donald Trump for President, but when he won I said I wanted him to succeed. Along with my Democratic colleagues in Congress, I pledged to work […]

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Congressman Beyer’s News Commentary: Equal Pay for Equal Work

April 5, 2017 8:00 PM0 comments

We marked Equal Pay Day this week, the date symbolizing how far into the year women must work, on average, to catch up to what men earned in 2016. It comes a week earlier this year than it did in 2016, which means that we’ve made some progress, but the […]

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Congressman Beyer’s News Commentary: Celebrating Black History Month

February 22, 2017 8:27 PM0 comments

We recognize African American history during the month of February as an integral part of American history, and celebrate the many achievements of African Americans to our great nation. It is also a time to remember Virginia’s checkered history. From massive resistance to the integration of public schools, to the […]

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Congressman Beyer’s News Commentary: After Election, I Will Not Compromise on Values

November 30, 2016 8:33 PM0 comments

Since the election, I have heard from many constituents who are concerned about the Trump presidency or uncertain about his policies and plans. I share many of these concerns and questions.  As ever, I will listen to my colleagues from across the aisle, and will consider reasonable policy proposals, even […]

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