Since introducing a resolution last September encouraging corporations to commit to better gender diversity, first-of-its-kind legislation is now in the works...
The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a transportation bill that lets local governments go after the tow truck operators who have picked many families’ pockets. Congressman Beyer co-authored this bill with Congressman Chris Van Hollen (D-MD). This is the third bill passed by Congressman Beyer in 2015.
Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) won the National Press Club’s “Politicians vs. Press” spelling bee on Wednesday night, narrowly ekeing out a victory over Karoun Demirjian of the Washington Post.
In the wake of yesterday’s shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, Congressman Beyer re-states his commitment to the passage of a common-sense bill on gun violence prevention. Specifically, Congressman Beyer has offered legislation that would expand background checks to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill and criminals. If indeed Speaker Boehner wants to "clear the barn" in his last month in office, then yesterday's shooting in Oregon spotlights a critical opportunity for just such action. Below is a link to Don's interview discussing gun control with Kojo Nnamdi earlier this summer. Congressman Beyer is deeply saddened by yesterday's tragedy, along with all the gun-related tragedies. He is, however, committed to "doing the hard things" and will be patient and steadfast in pursuit of legislation that will make our country safer.