Charniele Herring Endorses Don Beyer

Friends, I want to take a moment to thank Del. Charniele Herring. Charniele is Alexandria's Delegate and I have never been prouder of our representation. I know how hard it is to get work done in the General Assembly. I know what it's like to have to fight against overwhelming odds to pass legislation that will protect and empower all members of our community.

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Don Beyer Releases Tax Return and Financial Disclosure

Former Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer released today his Financial Disclosure Report and the summary of his 2012 tax return.

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In Their Shoes

As I campaign for Congress – and especially today – I think about my mom. Nancy Beyer was the original social justice liberal and she expected no less of her six children. She always taught​ us to think about the less fortunate in the world. And she told us, time and again,​ to put ourselves in other people's shoes – to try to imagine what their life is like. So t​his Mother's Day and for the last few weeks, my mind has been racing to Nigeria.

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Beyer Position Paper on SNAP and Welfare

One of the primary functions of government is to help the most vulnerable in society. I worked hard as Lieutenant Governor during Virginia’s poverty and welfare reform to push back against stringent Republican proposals and to keep the system compassionate and fair. And today, I am again disturbed by the war against the poor in America, and specifically by budget proposals such as Rep. Paul Ryan’s that would enact punitive cuts to SNAP -- the former Food Stamps -- as well as to health insurance programs and Social Security.

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