Puerto Ricans call out ‘disaster capitalists’ taking advantage of their suffering

Other lawmakers on the mainland don’t believe the devastation should be used as an excuse to race toward privatization of services and infrastructure. Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), a member of the House Natural Resources Committee, noted it’s been nearly six months since Bishop’s committee, which has primary jurisdiction over recovery efforts in Puerto Rico, held a hearing on the disaster.

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EPA inspector general details numerous reviews into Scott Pruitt’s actions

The litany of ethics reviews were detailed in a letter to Democratic Reps. Ted Lieu of California and Don Beyer of Virginia, which noted that some of the matters may already be under review as part of other inspector general investigations into Pruitt’s behavior while atop the agency.

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H-B students host town hall on gun violence prevention

U.S. Rep. Don Beyer (D-8) said that Republican control at the national level made states the more likely candidates to see gun control reforms in the near future. Noting that the youth were at the forefront of the latest push for gun control, Beyer said he would also be interested in seeing the voting age lowered to 16 and for voting registration to be more closely tied with obtaining a driver’s license.

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The Untapped Potential of the Asian Voter

The effort to turn out Asian American progressives in Virginia ultimately comes back to one group: the Democratic Asian Americans of Virginia (DAAV). “We focus on three things,” said Dewita Soeharjono, the organization’s chair. “Educating Asian voters about the political process, empowering them to run for office, and electing Democrats.”

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