Archives: ‘From Congress’

Beyer, Wittman Introduce Bill To Protect Federal Workers In Event Of Government Shutdown

December 20th, 2017 | [From: From Congress]

Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) and Rob Wittman (R-VA) today introduced bipartisan legislation to protect federal employees’ pay in the event of a government shutdown. The Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Act would guarantee back pay for all furloughed workers if Congress and the White House are unable to come to a funding agreement.

Statement On Senate Passage Of GOP Tax Bill

December 20th, 2017 | [From: From Congress]

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), a member of the Senate Finance and Budget Committees, issued the below statement after the Senate voted along party lines 51-48 to approve the budget-busting GOP plan to cut taxes for corporations and the richest Americans:

“This is the worst piece of legislation we have passed since I arrived in the Senate.”

Kaine Joins Bipartisan Bill To Protect Children From Lead Exposure

December 15th, 2017 | [From: From Congress, Health]

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) is co-sponsoring the Lead-Safe Housing for Kids Act of 2017, which would require the Department of Housing and Urban Development to adopt prevention measures and update its lead regulations to protect children from the risk of lead exposure

Warner, Kaine Call for Block Buy Of Future Aircraft Carriers

December 15th, 2017 | [From: From Congress]

U.S. Senators Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Tim Kaine (D-VA), were joined today by Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) and 14 Senators in sending a letter to Department of Defense Secretary James Mattis expressing their support for the Pentagon’s pursuit to block buy two Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carriers in FY2019.

Safe Climate Caucus Co-Chairs Introduce Resolution On Two-Year Anniversary Of Paris Climate Agreement

December 12th, 2017 | [From: EcoNews, From Congress]

U.S. Representatives Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) and Don Beyer (D-VA), co-chairs of the Congressional Safe Climate Caucus, today issued a statement on their introduction of a resolution celebrating the second anniversary of the signing of the Paris Climate Agreement.

Warner, Kaine Statement On Potential Loss Of CHIP Coverage For Virginia Families

December 12th, 2017 | [From: From Congress, Health]

U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine yesterday released a statement after the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services announced they will begin to notify families today who have one or more family members enrolled in the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) that they will lose coverage on Jan. 31 if Congress does not pass a bipartisan CHIP reauthorization bill.

Beyer, Dingell, Grijalva, 100+ House Democrats Urge Preservation Of Endangered Species Act

December 11th, 2017 | [From: From Congress]

U.S. Representatives Don Beyer (VA), Debbie Dingell (MI) and Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ) today led 104 House Democrats in a letter to House Leadership urging the removal of harmful provisions attached to the final spending legislation for FY 18 that would weaken the Endangered Species Act.

Northern Virginia Delegation, DC Congresswoman Announce Long-Awaited Repairs To Arlington Memorial Bridge

December 1st, 2017 | [From: From Congress, Top Stories, Traffic & Transportation]

U.S. Reps. Don Beyer and Gerry Connolly (both D-VA) and Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), along with Virginia’s two Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine, today announced that after years of effort by the Senators and House members, the National Park Service (NPS) has approved $227 million to initiate a long-awaited contract to fully repair and rehabilitate Arlington Memorial Bridge.

Warner, Wyden, Rubio Introduce Legislation To Empower Students As Consumers And Showcase New Privacy-Protecting Technology

November 30th, 2017 | [From: From Congress]

U.S. Senators Mark Warner (D-VA), Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced today updated legislation to provide critical information to help students, families, policymakers and taxpayers better understand the costs and outcomes associated with higher education.

Beyer On FCC Net Neutrality Decision: The FCC And The Trump Administration Are Siding With Telecom Giants Against Internet Freedom

November 22nd, 2017 | [From: From Congress]

Rep. Don Beyer (D, VA-8) today condemned the decision by the Federal Communications Commission to end the Obama-era policy known as “net neutrality.” The new proposal announced by Trump appointees to the FCC would empower internet service providers to limit or charge American consumers more for different kinds of internet content.