March for Our Lives, Saturday, March 24

On March 24, the kids and families of March For Our Lives will take to the streets of Washington, DC to demand that our lives and safety become a priority and that we end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools today. Click "Read More" for video.

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Beyer’s News Commentary: Action After Parkland

Last year I joined two colleagues to introduce a bill called the Gun Violence Restraining Order Act, which would give families and law enforcement a major tool to act on the red flags the perpetrators often display before making the decision to kill. Some experts argue that a law like this one could have prevented the shooting in Florida.

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Changes, Budget Cuts At EPA Worry Some Va. Lawmakers, Please Others

Pres. Trump and EPA's Scott Pruitt want to cut EPA’s budget by more than $2.5 billion, a more than 23% reduction. I am prepared to fight Trump’s proposed environmental cuts tooth and nail. EPA's mission is to protect water, air, and public health. Under Trump, much of EPA is being turned over to industry with a different agenda. It is going to take us a generation to rebuild the EPA after Scott Pruitt and Donald Trump.

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Who Needs Congressional Districts?

In the early days of the republic, states did not uniformly use what we now call “single-member district” voting. Most did. But a few states used what was then called “general ticket” voting. Under this system, there were no districts. In those states in the first congressional elections, the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists put up slates, and the side with the winning slate took all or most of the seats.

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