“The only way to fully stop the damage being done by this shutdown is to reopen the government, but until that happens Congress should do everything in its power to help federal workers who are affected,” said Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.).
Good to work with my colleagues Rep. Elaine Luria and Rep. Donald McEachin on a House bill to stop offshore drilling. Offshore drilling could devastate the environment and the economies of coastal communities, particularly in Virginia.
Congressional Democrats headlined a Wednesday night rally attended by 200 people at the Silver Spring Civic Center and demanded that President Trump end the three-week-old federal government shutdown that has left 800,000 federal workers unpaid.
“I know Donald Trump didn’t write the ‘Art of the Deal,’ but he may not have read it either,” Beyer told ARLnow. “I don’t think Democrats are against spending $5 billion more on border security, but let’s work hard on the language to make sure it turns into something that actually makes a difference, rather than something that’s a campaign symbol… Maybe I spent too many years as an auto dealer, but I’m always looking for a win-win scenario.”