Articles by: Donald Beyer

Congressman Beyer’s News Commentary: We Must Protect Our Blue Planet

March 28, 2018 7:15 PM0 comments

Earlier this month, four other Members of Congress and I held a press conference on the importance of protecting our oceans and waterways. Just as it affects what happens on land, climate change can have serious impacts on the aquatic environments and the life that resides within them. The world’s […]

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Congressman Beyer’s News Commentary: Action After Parkland

February 21, 2018 6:28 PM0 comments

The shooting in Parkland, Florida, like the many mass shootings and school shootings before it, horrified the country. But the aftermath this time has been unlike the cycle of inaction we’ve sadly become used to. What is so different right now is that America’s young people, those directly impacted by […]

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Congressman Beyer’s News Commentary: On the Government Shutdown

January 24, 2018 8:53 PM0 comments

The recent government shutdown was deeply concerning to many of us in Northern Virginia. Tens of thousands of in Virginia’s 8th Congressional District work directly for the federal government, additional thousands work as government contractors, and all of us live in communities which feel the economic effects from furloughs and […]

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Congressman Beyer’s News Commentary: New Tax Law Won’t Help Working Americans

December 27, 2017 6:53 PM0 comments

The tax bill just passed by Congress has little in common with the rosy descriptions Republican leaders have made about it. Putting more money into the pockets of working people would be great, but that’s not what they wrote this bill to do. I have grown a business, made payroll […]

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Congressman Beyer’s News Commentary: Open Enrollment Is Here

November 21, 2017 3:58 PM0 comments

The open enrollment period to shop for health insurance coverage in the Health Insurance Marketplace has begun, and will run until Dec. 15. Anyone who needs to sign up for coverage for 2018 or would like to find out more should visit Healthcare.gov, where you can shop for plans which will […]

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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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