From Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA08)’s office:
Beyer Continues Opposition To Taxpayer-Funded Stadium Construction As Possible Legislation Looms In Richmond
April 4, 2022 (Washington, D.C.) – Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin recently called a special session of the Virginia General Assembly, which convenes today. Lawmakers may consider consolidated legislation to establish a funding stream for the construction of a new Washington Commanders stadium in Northern Virginia in this or a subsequent session.
Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) has worked with colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives to introduce legislation to prevent federal tax dollars from being used to subsidize the construction of sports stadiums. The No Tax Subsidies for Stadiums Act of 2022 would end the tax-exempt status of municipal bonds that are used to finance professional sports stadiums.
Beyer, who represents Northern Virginia, wrote that “super-rich sports team owners like Dan Snyder do not need federal support to build their stadiums, and taxpayers should not be forced to fund them.”
Beyer recently met with former employees of the Washington Commanders, who described unacceptable working conditions under Snyder’s ownership. Beyer expressed his strong support for securing the release of the report detailing the results of the investigation commissioned by the NFL into the workplace environment in the Washington Commanders franchise under Snyder, a matter Beyer has since raised with colleagues in the House.