Author: Donald Beyer

National Commentary

Congressman Beyer’s News Commentary: Springtime In Congress Means ‘Appropriations’

“No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law;” — U.S. Constitution, Article I, Section 9, Clause 7 Every spring Congress begins to draft legislation to fund the federal government after receiving the President’s budget request. Traditionally, Congress will hold hearings on the […]

National Commentary

Congressman Beyer’s News Commentary: Economic Growth Through Smart Investments

Last month, the White House Office of Management and Budget released President Obama’s final budget to fund the government through fiscal year 2017. Funding the federal government is ultimately Congress’ obligation, but the President’s budget serves as an indication of his priorities, what direction he feels the country ought to […]