U.S. Rep. Don Beyer (D-8) issued a statement on Sept. 6 in which he proposes additional federal funding to repair the Arlington Memorial Bridge. The Eighth District representative also asked the government to examine means to increase roadway safety on the Mount Vernon leg of the George Washington Memorial Parkway.
Congress must also lead on suicide prevention. We actively supported mental health reforms in the 21st Century Cures Act, a bipartisan bill which Congress passed into law last year, and have worked to educate members on suicide prevention. But more can be done. That is why we are pleased to launch the Suicide Prevention Task Force to better focus awareness and prevention nationally.
U.S. Rep. Don Beyer joined Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota and Senator Tammy Duckworth of Illinois yesterday to introduce legislation to reform federal elections to allow young Americans 16 and older to pre-register to vote, automatically adding them to voter rolls when they turn 18. Studies show that permitting young people to pre-register increases civic engagement and voter turnout, according to Beyer.
Beyer said he will introduce appropriations amendments related to repairs for Memorial Bridge and safety on the George Washington Memorial Parkway as Congress debates legislation to fund the federal government’s operations past the deadline of September 30. Beyer’s district includes Arlington and a portion of Fairfax County as well as Alexandria and Falls Church Cities.