Don Beyer’s First Bill Passes

U.S. Representative Don Beyer’s Science Prize Competition Act, H.R. 1162, passed the House with bipartisan support last night. The bill will encourage federal agencies to use prize competitions to incentivize innovative scientific research and development

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Rep. Don Beyer introduced the Gender Diversity Investment Act

Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) began an initiative to promote women’s economic empowerment by introducing a bill Tuesday to encourage federal employees to invest in businesses with women in leadership positions.

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Don discusses raising minimum wage and ending racial profiling at Nauck Civic Association monthly meeting at Drew Model School in Arlington

“I am sensitive to issues within Nauck community,” said Beyer as he addressed the community members in attendance. He was recently appointed to the Joint Economic Committee where one of his first projects is a report on the Economic Challenges Facing African-Americans. The average net worth of white families is 13 times that of black families. Additionally, black families are three times more likely than white families to live in poverty. These are just a few of the statistics the study revealed. Beyer also discussed bills he is currently co-sponsoring including raising minimum wage and ending racial profiling in America. In addition, he supports a bi-partisan bill with emphasis on apprenticeship programs for high school students and is looking at a bill requiring one-year of community service for students in exchange for one free year of college tuition.

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Beyer among VA Congressional Delegation urging Congress to boost passengers and business at Dulles International Airport

Many Virginia leaders says they believe a heavily used Dulles Airport can help keep the economy moving in Northern Virginia by helping to lure large companies to locate in the area, and by providing easy access for visitors. “Many years, members of Congress … extend the perimeter rule — how far you can fly from National Airport — and increase the number of slots for incoming and outgoing airplanes, and both of these really help undermine Dulles Airport, and increase the noise and the business of Reagan National Airport,” Beyer says.

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