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The Social Cost of Carbon Calculation Debate*

The social cost of carbon is a measure, in dollars, of the long-term damage done by a ton of carbon dioxide emissions in a given year. Most of the carbon dioxide that people add to the atmosphere comes from burning coal, oil, and natural gas.

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Standing Together Against Hate

U.S. Rep. Don Beyer (D-8) called anti-semitism “a scourge on the human community,” and encouraged people to “respect, lift up, love the Jewish friends and neighbors we have.”

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Beyer Speaks Out Against House Republican Health Care Bill

U.S. Rep. Donald Beyer Jr., who represents the 8th District of Virginia that includes the City of Falls Church, issued a strongly worded rebuke of the recently unveiled House Republican health care bill, saying in a statement Tuesday that the proposal “strips health coverage from millions of Americans, and weakens coverage for millions more.”

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Video: Sen. Kaine, Rep. Beyer, etc. Condemn ICE Activity in Northern Virginia

At the Rising Hope Mission Church in Alexandria yesterday. Rep. Don Beyer said he stood in solidarity with immigrants, declared that “we are here to make sure that the remarkable, resilient inimitable fabric of our nation of immigrants is not destroyed by the scorched-earth tactics that have come out of [the Trump] administration.” Rep. Beyer added that Trump’s policies “exist to incite fear,” to “spread terror,” to make immigrants “feel unwelcome” and to “make them flee.” Sen. Tim Kaine agreed with Rep. Beyer that Trump’s policies are designed to incite fear. Kaine added that immigrants “need to feel comfortable interacting with our law enforcement professionals,” and that what the Trump administration is doing to immigrants – targeting churches and hypothermia centers, among other abominations – “has got to stop.” I couldn’t agree more, and thank Sen. Kaine and Rep. Beyer for speaking out.

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