US House, VA-08

Don Beyer


  • Voted for the Inflation Reduction Act, the most significant action Congress has ever taken to address climate change
  • Sponsored  the Healthy Climate and Family Security Act, a carbon cap and dividend bill that would auction carbon pollution credits and return the proceeds electronically every quarter to every American
  • Founded the Congressional Fusion Caucus to educate Members of Congress about the science behind fusion energy, dispel any misconceptions, and advocate for increased funding through private-public partnerships
  • Earned 97% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard

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  • Holding this seat in Virginia will help the environmental movement reclaim the majority in the House and make it easier to pass climate legislation at the federal level
  • Member of the House Natural Resources Committee and Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition


Representative Don Beyer is running for a sixth term to represent Virginia’s 8th congressional district. A win in this race will protect a critical House ally and climate champion. Beyer previously served as Lieutenant Governor of Virginia and Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein. He is committed to addressing climate change and has used his positions on the Committee on Natural Resources and the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology to champion the environment, including opposing drilling off Virginia’s coast. In Congress, Beyer will continue his environmental leadership as a member of the Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC) and Safe Climate Caucus. Representative Beyer has earned a 97% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard. Representative Beyer is endorsed by LCV Action Fund and NRDC Action Fund.

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