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Beyer Statement On His Vote Yesterday Against The Continuing Resolution

December 9, 2016

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

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Beyer Introduces Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act To Protect Biodiversity

December 7, 2016

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.

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Kaine Tours Alexandria Community Health Center

December 5, 2016

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.

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Beyer’s Outdoor REC Act Passes The Senate

December 2, 2016

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.

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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 30, 2016

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.

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Beyer Introduces NO HATE Act To Strengthen Reporting Of Hate Crimes

November 22, 2016

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.

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Beyer’s Outdoor REC Act Passes The House

November 15, 2016

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.

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House Democrats Urge President Obama To Oppose Anti-Wildlife Provisions

October 5, 2016

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

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Members Of Congress Join Aya Hijazi’s Family To Demand Her Immediate Release From Egyptian Prison

September 16, 2016

U.S. Representative Don Beyer today met with the family of his constituent Aya Hijazi, who has been imprisoned without trial in Egypt for over two years. Beyer was joined in his office by Hijazi’s brother Basel, and sister Alaa, as well as counsel from RFK Human Rights.

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Senator Warner Questions Manufacturer On EpiPen Price Increases

August 26, 2016

U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner (D-VA) today pressed the only pharmaceutical company that manufactures EpiPens to explain recent increases in the price of the lifesaving injection device for children and other people with severe allergies.

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