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Beyer Enlists Scientific Experts for ‘Fact-Check Project’ to Correct the Record On Misstatements Made During House Science Committee Hearings

April 14, 2017

Citing a flurry of inaccuracies and misleading statements at a recent hearing on climate science, Vice Ranking Member on the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) this week submitted a collection of scientific rebuttals to false or misleading statements made in that hearing. The rebuttals were written by scientists and

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Beyer, House Democrats Call For Suspension Of Jared Kushner’s Security Clearance For Failing To Disclose Meetings With Foreign Officials

April 14, 2017

A group of House Democrats led by Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) yesterday wrote to the FBI and Office of Personnel Management (OPM) requesting that they suspend White House Senior Advisor and President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner’s security clearance, citing his admission that he “omitted” required details about meetings with foreign officials from an FBI questionnaire.

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Beyer Statement On US Military Strike In Syria

April 7, 2017

Congressman Don Beyer issued the following statement today on the US military strike in Syria:

“Assad is a monster and a war criminal. I look forward to the day when he is brought to justice by the Syrian people and the international community.

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Beyer And Norton Push For Action On Airplane Noise In FY’18 Spending Bill

April 7, 2017

Congressman Don Beyer and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton wrote House Appropriations Committee Members in support of airplane noise mitigation provisions in the fiscal year Transportation-Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill.

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15 Regional Lawmakers Urge No Changes To Reagan National Airport Perimeter Rule

April 6, 2017

As Congress prepares to begin work on the 2017 Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization legislation, a bipartisan coalition of 15 regional members of Congress today urged their colleagues not to further overburden operations at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport by adding more flight traffic.

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Warner, Portman Introduce Bill To Increase College Access For Low-Income Students

April 6, 2017

U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Rob Portman (R-OH) introduced bipartisan legislation to make college more affordable for low-income students by letting them earn college credits while still in high school with the help of the Pell Grant program. The Go to High School, Go to College Act would allow Pell Grant funding for eligible students to be used for transferable college credits, including core general education requirements, that students complete in an early college program offered by an accredited institution of higher education.

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Warner Joins Demand For Fair And Consistent Treatment Of Student Loan Borrowers In Public Service

April 6, 2017

Led by Senators Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Patty Murray (D-WA), 35 Senators today sent a letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos expressing concern over announcements that borrowers may not be able to rely on notices they have previously received about their eligibility for Public Service Loan Forgiveness.

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Warner Introduces Legislation To Ease Burden Of Student Loan Debt

March 31, 2017

U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner (D-VA) has introduced two bipartisan proposals to provide much needed relief to young people struggling with student loan debt. One proposal allows employers to make payments towards their employees’ student loan debt using pre-tax income, and a second would make income-based repayment the default option for federal student loan borrowers.

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Beyer, Espaillat, Bonamici, Serrano Introduce Protecting Sensitive Locations Act

March 30, 2017

U.S. Representatives Don Beyer (VA-8), Adriano Espaillat (NY-13), Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01), and José E. Serrano (NY-15) today introduced new legislation aimed at protecting sensitive locations during immigration enforcement efforts.

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Warner, Portman Introduce Legislation to Address NPS Maintenance Backlog

March 29, 2017

U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Rob Portman (R-OH) yesterday introduced the National Park Service Legacy Act, bipartisan legislation which would address the $12 billion maintenance backlog at the National Park Service.

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