Buoyed by a wave of progressive activism that began after the election of President Trump, Virginia Democrats plan to challenge 45 GOP incumbents in the deep-red House of Delegates this November, including 17 lawmakers whose districts voted for Democrat Hillary Clinton.
Beyer Joins Reps. Maloney, Hoyer And Raskin To Highlight Need For Paid Parental Leave For Federal Workers
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.
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. His selection for a leadership position comes as Beyer mounts high profile challenges to the Committee’s Republican majority over the Environmental Protection Agency and the Trump Administration’s cybersecurity vulnerabilities.
The question was centered on the rise in anti-Semitic attacks since Trump won in November and what he would say to allegations that his administration “is playing with xenophobia and maybe racist tones.” It's a tough question, without doubt, but also one that has a relatively simple answer. Rep. Don Beyer (Va.) offered his version of that answer on Twitter shortly after the Trump presser.