Don (Don) Beyer, Jr. (D-08)

US Representative Don Beyer

Don (Don) Beyer, Jr. (D-08)
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Capitol: 202.225.4376
FAX: 202.225.0017
District: 703.658.5403
Representative
Room 1119 LHOB- Longworth House Office Building 15 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-4608
1901 North Moore Street
Arlington, VA 22209
Residence:Alexandria, VA

Committee Assignments

Co-ChairCongressional Friends of Liechtenstein Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Friends of Sweden Caucus
ChairmanHouse Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics
ChairmanMen for Women Congressional Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Action Group
Co-ChairCongressional Opportunity Action Group
Co-ChairCongressional Appalachian National Scenic Trail Caucus
Co-ChairEgypt Human Rights Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Motorsports Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Safe Climate Caucus
Co-ChairEndangered Species Act Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Dyslexia Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberAmericans Abroad Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Shipbuilding Caucus
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberCongressional Automotive Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans
FC MemberU.S.-Japan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkish Relations and Turkish Americans
FC MemberCongressional Reformers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rare and Neglected Diseases Caucus
FC MemberIndependent Colleges Caucus
FC MemberClimate Solutions Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Childhood Cancer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Medicare for All Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Research and Technology
FC MemberCongressional Friends of the National Park Service Centennial
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures
FC MemberExpand Social Security Caucus (House)
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Trade
FC MemberNew Democrat Coalition (NDC)
FC MemberSustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC)
MemberHouse Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
MemberHouse Committee on Ways and Means
FC MemberCongressional Progressive Caucus

Bio

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. After leaving office, Rep. Beyer spent fourteen years as Chair of Jobs for Virginia Graduates, a highly successful high school dropout prevention program, and was active for a decade on the board of the D.C. Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. As Chair of the Virginia Economic Recovery Commission, he helped pass permanent pro-business reforms and was co-founder of the Northern Virginia Technology Council. President Obama nominated Rep. Beyer to serve as Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein in 2009. He used his position to advocate for stricter sanctions to compel Iran to begin nuclear disarmament discussions. As Ambassador, Rep. Beyer was integral to US Department of Justice efforts to halt the abuses of Swiss bank secrecy by wealthy Americans. Rep. Beyer has spent four decades building his family business in Northern Virginia after a summer job at a car dealership in 1974. He is a graduate of Williams College and Gonzaga College High School in Washington, DC. He was named a Presidential Scholar by President Lyndon Johnson. Rep. Beyer has four children and two grandchildren. He and his wife Megan live in Alexandria, Virginia.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2014    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Megan Carroll   DOB: 6/20/1950
Counties Representing
Alexandria City
Arlington
Fairfax
Falls Church City