Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.), who donned a red baseball cap reading “Keep the EPA Great,” said that the committee should be leading the charge to protect the planet from climate change and other threats. “Instead, it attacks the credibility of scientists, casts doubt on accepted science, and makes life difficult for people trying to solve urgent crises.”
Members of Congress speaking to protesters at Dulles International Airport on January 29th after the congressmen were denied access to travellers detained under President Trump’s immigration ban.
Something caught my eye when I watched your confirmation hearing last month: Your little granddaughters sitting adorably in their smocked dresses on your wife’s lap, and at one point, on yours. They caught the eye of some folks on Twitter, too, who were incredulous that you, an outspoken critic of America’s immigration laws, might have Asian-Americans in your family.
A Congressional hearing held Tuesday, “Making EPA Great Again,” condemned the Environmental Protection Agency before it even began. Among those slated testify on “how EPA can pursue environmental protection and protect public health by relying on sound science” was a coal lawyer, a chemical industry lobbyist and a libertarian scholar who once accused the agency of “regulatory terrorism.” The witness list included just one EPA-advocate, Rush Holt Jr., a physicist, head of the nonprofit American Association for the Advancement of Science, and one-time Democratic congressman from New Jersey. No matter. Rep. Don Beyer was there with an awesome retort. This hat.