Archives: ‘From Congress’

Beyer’s Science Prize Competitions Act Passes, Set To Become Law

December 21st, 2016 | [From: From Congress, Top Stories]

As the 114th Congress drew to a close last week, the House and Senate passed the America COMPETES reauthorization which included text from Rep. Don Beyer’s Science Prize Competitions Act.

National Capital Region Members Support Second Memorial Bridge Grant Application

December 12th, 2016 | [From: From Congress, Top Stories]

Congressional representatives from Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia urged Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx to support the National Park Service’s FASTLANE grant application for $60 million to complete Arlington Memorial Bridge repairs, a project estimated to require upwards of $250 million.

Beyer Statement On His Vote Yesterday Against The Continuing Resolution

December 9th, 2016 | [From: From Congress]

U.S. Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) issued a statement today on his vote against final passage of the continuing resolution.

Beyer Introduces Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act To Protect Biodiversity

December 7th, 2016 | [From: EcoNews, From Congress]

This week, U.S. Representative Don Beyer (VA-8) introduced the Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act of 2016 to begin reversing the tide of habitat loss and fragmentation for U.S. fish, wildlife, and plant species.

Kaine Tours Alexandria Community Health Center

December 5th, 2016 | [From: From Congress, Other News]

Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) toured Neighborhood Health, a federally qualified community health center in Alexandria, to discuss the importance of protecting health center funding, the Affordable Care Act, Medicare and Medicaid going into the next administration.

Beyer’s Outdoor REC Act Passes The Senate

December 2nd, 2016 | [From: From Congress]

The Outdoor Recreation’s Economic Contributions (REC) Act, which passed the House on Nov. 14, has also passed with bipartisan support in the Senate and now awaits the President’s signature.

Beyer Presents Congressional Badge Of Bravery Award To U.S. Park Police Officer Carl Hiott, Constituent Who Saved Lives During The 2013 Navy Yard Shooting

November 30th, 2016 | [From: From Congress, Top Stories]

Rep. Don Beyer yesterday presented U.S. Park Police Officer Carl Hiott the Congressional Badge of Bravery, an award recognizing law enforcement officers for exceptional acts of bravery in the face of great personal risk.

Beyer Introduces NO HATE Act To Strengthen Reporting Of Hate Crimes

November 22nd, 2016 | [From: From Congress]

Following a sharp rise in hate crimes across the country, Representative Don Beyer introduced the National Observations of Hate, Assaults, and Threats to Equality Act to improve federal data on hate crimes.

Beyer’s Outdoor REC Act Passes The House

November 15th, 2016 | [From: From Congress, Other News]

Rep. Don Beyer’s (D-VA) Outdoor Recreation’s Economic Contributions Act passed the House of Representatives last night. The REC Act would direct the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis to assess the outdoor industry’s contribution to job creation and consumer spending.

House Democrats Urge President Obama To Oppose Anti-Wildlife Provisions

October 5th, 2016 | [From: From Congress]

Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA), Debbie Dingell (D-MI), and Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ), led 92 House Democrats today urging President Obama to veto any Republican attempts to strip Endangered Species Act  protections from any authorizing or spending bills. “The ESA is a critical tool to protect animals and land the American […]