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.
For the first time in U.S. History, a freshman Member of Congress will serve in the prestigious role of National Finance Chairman for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Don will succeed Congressman Chris Van Hollen who is stepping down to run for the open U.S. Senate seat in Maryland.
Congressman Don Beyer introduced the bipartisan DHS Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act today to ensure that all federal Department of Homeland Security employees receive retroactive pay if there is a shutdown, regardless of furlough status.