US House District 8 – VA 2020

Congressman Beyer CARES Act Webinar
Congressman Don Beyer , March 31, 2020 (57:52)
Beyer On No Ban Act: Muslim Ban “Is Not Just Evil, It is Stupid”
Beyer Government page , Don Beyer , July 22, 2020 (Short)

July 22, 2020 (Washington, D.C.) – The House of Representatives today passed the No Ban Act, legislation to overturn President Trump’s executive order banning persons from certain countries from traveling or immigrating to the United States. Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), a co-lead on the bill who introduced legislation to stop Trump’s Muslim Ban after witnessing chaos and turmoil at Dulles Airport created by the ban in January of 2017, spoke in favor of the legislation during debate:

[Remarks as delivered]

“Madam Speaker, I rise in support of [Congresswoman] Judy Chu’s NO BAN Act.

“In the words of John Lewis – ‘When you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have to speak up. You have to do something.’

“The NO BAN Act is doing something.

“It is stating in clear, powerful legislation that America will never again let racism or religious intolerance be a barrier to lawful immigration.

“We will not allow ignorance or xenophobia to dictate America’s immigration policies. Our strength has always – always – been our diversity.

“A functional Muslim ban or a ban of entire countries simply because they comprise a race or a religion that some president does not like – is not just evil, it is stupid.

“Watch which American communities recover most quickly from the pandemic: those with the most diverse populations.

“I stand here today, as I stood at [Dulles] Airport at the onset of the ban, to ensure our immigration system cannot be hijacked by hatred.

“I yield back.”

Jeff Jordan

Current Position: DOD contractor
Affiliation: Republican
Candidate: 2020 US Representative for US House District 8

Jeff Jordan comes from a fifth consecutive generation family of service in military uniform, all combat veterans. “Serving my country has been the honor and privilege of a lifetime.”

Jeff has heard the call to serve his state and country. He has seen with his own eyes the misery of people suffering under Socialist ideologies, and fervently prays for America’s future. As a true Patriot, Jeff is committed to the American dream and will continue working, defending, and loving the United States. He is driven to protect against the immorality and injustice that has gained favor and popularity in recent years.

Don Beyer

Current Position: US Representative for US House District 8 since 2015
Affiliation: Democrat
Candidate: 2020 US Representative
Former Position(s): Lt. Governor from 1990 – 1998

Congressman Don Beyer is serving his third term as the U.S. Representative from Virginia’s 8th District, representing Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church, and parts of Fairfax County. He serves on the House Committees on Ways and Means and Science Space and Technology, and is a Co-Chair of the New Democrat Coalition’s Climate Change Task Force. He was the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia from 1990 to 1998, and was Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein under President Obama.

Rep. Beyer’s signature work as lieutenant governor included advocacy for Virginians with disabilities and ensuring protections for Virginia’s most vulnerable populations as the Commonwealth reformed its welfare system in the mid-1990s. Rep. Beyer was Virginia’s Democratic nominee for governor in 1997

Source: Government page

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