Saturday marked the 49th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark decision that granted women the right to safe and legal abortion. While the constitutional right to bodily autonomy has been repeatedly affirmed, a case currently before the Supreme Court has put reproductive rights in jeopardy. A decision in Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which has the power to eliminate women’s access to comprehensive reproductive health, is the most serious threat in decades to women’s reproductive freedom.
Author: Donald Beyer
“Nick Benton has been a friend of mine for more than 30 years. He is relentless, indefatigable, creative, entrepreneurial, and yes, even opinionated. Nick is also among the most loyal persons I have ever known.”
It is our duty to get vaccinated as soon as we can, if not for ourselves, then for our community.
“And let’s celebrate the goodness we see in each other. It is everywhere, if we open our eyes. And can be everywhere, if we remember to build respect and kindness into every interaction we have…Happy New Year!”
In 2020, there is an easy thing all of us can do to help Northern Virginia: participate in the 2020 Census.
I was horrified by President Trump’s decision to forcibly separate children from their parents at the border. That horror was matched by hundreds of constituents who called or wrote to my office this month to oppose this immoral policy. While I am relieved that the President has announced that while […]
Rebuilding infrastructure is a major challenge for our country. The American Society of Civil Engineers estimates that America’s roads, bridges, and other infrastructure will require over $4 trillion in investments over the next seven years. Transportation funding is a particularly salient need for Northern Virginia, given the large number of […]
I wanted to update you on the recent efforts I have made to address the problem of helicopter noise in Northern Virginia. I appreciated the thoughtful feedback I received from constituents during my Fairlington community forum in January, and I have tried to address those complaints with amendments I introduced […]
Earlier this month, four other Members of Congress and I held a press conference on the importance of protecting our oceans and waterways. Just as it affects what happens on land, climate change can have serious impacts on the aquatic environments and the life that resides within them. The world’s […]
The shooting in Parkland, Florida, like the many mass shootings and school shootings before it, horrified the country. But the aftermath this time has been unlike the cycle of inaction we’ve sadly become used to. What is so different right now is that America’s young people, those directly impacted by […]