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National Capital Region Members Send Letter To GAO Requesting Report On WMATA

February 23, 2017

Today, Congressional members from the National Capital Region sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office requesting a report on the effectiveness of governance and dedicated funding structures of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. 

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Warner, Kaine Reintroduce Bill To Help “Blue Water” Navy Veterans

February 22, 2017

U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) reintroduced bipartisan legislation to ensure that thousands of Navy veterans from the Vietnam War – known as “Blue Water” veterans for their service in waters off the coast – are eligible to receive disability and health care benefits they have earned for diseases linked to Agent Orange exposure.

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Kaine Calls For Answers About ICE Raid Near Church

February 17, 2017

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) sent a letter today requesting that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials provide details on the operation that may have targeted a church shelter in the Alexandria area of Fairfax County, which reports indicate led to the arrest of six Latino men.

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Warner Demands Answers From DHS On Immigration Enforcement Activity In Virginia

February 17, 2017

U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner (D-VA) yesterday sent a letter to the head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) demanding answers on reported enforcement actions in Virginia in recent days as a result of President Trump’s Jan. 25, 2017 executive order.

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Representatives Lieu And Beyer Release Resource Guide For Federal Employees To Share Key Information With Public

February 16, 2017

Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-CA, Los Angeles County) and Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) released a resource guide for federal employees who wish to break the Administration’s communications blackout on federal agencies.

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Beyer Chosen To Serve As Vice-Ranking Member Of House Science Committee

February 14, 2017

The House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology today unanimously chose Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) to serve as Vice-Ranking Member of the Committee. He was also named Ranking Member of Space, Science, and Technology’s Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.

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Beyer Joins Reps. Maloney, Hoyer And Raskin To Highlight Need For Paid Parental Leave For Federal Workers

February 14, 2017

Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) joined Reps. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY-12), Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD-5), and Jamie Raskin (D-MD-8) renewed calls to extend paid leave protections to federal workers as they reintroduced the Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act. Reps. Maloney, Hoyer, Beyer and Raskin were joined yesterday by AFSCME and NTEU to discuss the importance of this bill to federal workers and their families.

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Warner Fights To Protect Federal Workers

February 10, 2017

U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner (D-VA) joined 14 Senate colleagues to unveil the “Five Fights for Federal Employees,” a proposal to protect current and retired government workers from ideologically motivated attacks. The resolution outlines steps to defend the civil service from politically motivated attacks.

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Beyer, Johnson, Lipinski Request Hearing On Trump Administration Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities

February 9, 2017

Democratic leaders on the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology sent a letter today to their Republican counterparts on the Committee’s majority requesting a hearing on lapses in cybersecurity in the Trump White House.

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Warner Introduces Bipartisan Investing In Opportunity Act

February 6, 2017

U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner (D-VA) today joined Sens. Tim Scott (R-SC) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) to introduce the Investing in Opportunity Act (S. 2868), which creates geographically targeted investment funds to strengthen America's economically distressed urban and rural communities.

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