As a senior member of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, and the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, Congressman Connolly firmly believes that vigorous oversight of the Executive Branch is among the most serious responsibilities mandated to Congress by the Constitution.
The importance of congressional oversight is constant, and should be blind to the partisan affiliation of each administration. However, Congressman Connolly recognizes the need for continued oversight efforts into the unprecedented challenges presented by the Trump Administration. From the beginning, Congressman Connolly has led efforts to examine the administration’s growing list of ethically and legally questionable decisions. From day one, he has raised questions about this administration’s abrupt decision to abandon plans for a new FBI headquarters, securing an Inspector General’s investigation into the matter. He has demanded investigations and subpoenas relating to the possible conflicts of interest presented by the president and his family’s ongoing business ties, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s misuse of his office and taxpayer dollars, and the White House’s adjudication of security clearances.
The Trump Administration has steamrolled legal precedent and norms that must be repaired legislatively. Congressman Connolly is determined to continue to hold the past Administration accountable while also ensuring that no one can ever cause this type of damage to the Executive Branch again.
From the White House to your local post office, Congressman Connolly knows that Virginians demand and deserve a federal government that is efficient, ethical, and accountable for its actions.