Beyer, from Virginia, was one of four sponsors of the Humane Cosmetics Act, which would phase out cosmetic tests on live animals and the sale of animal-tested cosmetics. Defending the legislation, Beyer said, “It is time for us to end the painful and completely unnecessary process of testing American cosmetics on animals. Safer, more cost-effective, and completely humane alternatives already exist; and the United States is in no danger of losing its competitive role as a leader in the global cosmetics industry. Now, we need to ensure our place as a moral leader.”
Just a few hours before Donald Trump’s joint session address to Congress on February 28, I interviewed Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) about the President. Beyer represents the Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC, and he has been one of the more outspoken critics of the Trump Administration. Our interview covered possible citizen action in the Trump era, impeachment, government cuts, immigration, and attacks on the media.
This afternoon, March 2, U.S. Rep. Don Beyer and U.S. Senator Tim Kaine will join with other elected officials, as well as immigrants and leaders in immigration policy and advocacy, at the site of a recent ICE crackdown to show support for immigrants and a thoughtful, fair immigration policy. According to recent news reports, ICE agents targeted Rising Hope Mission Church in Alexandria when they apprehended at least six men in close proximity to the church.
Rep. Don Beyer issued the following statement today regarding Attorney General Jeff Sessions: “Jeff Sessions disqualified himself to lead our Department of Justice when he lied before Congress in his confirmation hearings. He should resign immediately. The nation’s law enforcement must be above reproach; it cannot be when its highest officer perjured himself before Congress in hiding interactions with Russian officials. “Senator Sessions would not have accepted this willful dishonesty from another nominee and there is no reason he should be treated differently. The shifting explanations from the Department of Justice about Attorney General Sessions’ false statements further undermine his ability to serve. If the conversations he had with the Russian Ambassador are as unmemorable and inconsequential as he says, then certainly there was no reason to lie about them under oath.”