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Connolly Opens New District Office in Fairfax

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) announced the opening of his new Flagship District Office in Fairfax, Virginia. The new office replaces his Annandale office as the hub of Team Connolly’s constituent services operation for residents of Virginia’s 11th District. The Annandale office will remain open, but appointments are strongly encouraged. “Since coming to Congress, our Annandale District...

Connolly, Garcia, Lieu, Jones Request DOJ Investigation into Cruel GOP Migrant Flights

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Today, Representatives Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Sylvia Garcia (D-TX), Ted Lieu (D-CA), and Mondaire Jones (D-NY) led 41 of their colleagues in sending a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland requesting a Justice Department investigation into cruel Republican migrant flights. “As the federal government retains jurisdiction over cases that involve interstate travel, we request the Department of J...

Connolly, Chabot Introduce the Ukrainian Territorial Integrity Act

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Yesterday, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), the President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly and a senior member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and Congressman Steve Chabot (R-OH), a senior member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and Ranking Member of the Asia, the Pacific, Central Asia, and Nonproliferation Subcommittee introduced the Ukrainian Territorial Integrity Act to ...

Chairman Connolly Applauds Bipartisan Committee Passage of Bill to Prioritize Health and Safety of Federal Employees

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Today, Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, released the following statement after the Committee on Oversight and Reform voted favorably—with bipartisan support—to approve the Chai Suthammanont Healthy Federal Workplaces Act of 2022. Chai Suthammanont was a federal employee who lost his life after contracting the coronavirus while working as part of the k...

Chairman Connolly Celebrates House Passage of Bill to Protect the Civil Service

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Today, Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 302, the Preventing a Patronage System Act: “The civil servants who make up our federal workforce are the engine that keep our federal government running,” said Chairman Connolly. “We rely on their experience and expertise to pr...

House Bill Would Block Trump Plan To Make It Easier to Fire Federal Workers

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The House will vote on a measure this week that would ensure the job security of thousands of federal employees who previously faced uncertainty around their employment security following an executive order issued by former President Donald Trump. Trump issued an order in October 2020, the month before the presidential election, which established a new employment category for federal workers calle...

Connolly-Duckworth Send Letter Urging OPM to Cover Infertility Diagnosis and Treatment

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Government Operations subcommittee, and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), sent a letter to Director Kiran Ahuja in support of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) stated interest in expanding Federal medical coverage to include infertility diagnosis and treatment, which includes accessing assistive reproductive technolog...

Connolly Announces Run for Top Democrat on Committee on Oversight and Reform in the 118th Congress

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly, Chairman of the House Government Operations subcommittee, announced he will run to be the top Democrat of the Committee on Oversight and Reform in the 118th Congress. Connolly released the following statement: “The American people must see the Committee on Oversight and Reform as a force for making government work, enforcing accountability to Congress, and most i...

Congressional Taiwan Caucus Co-Chairs Statement on Speaker Pelosi’s Trip to Taiwan

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Representatives Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Steve Chabot (R-OH), Albio Sires (D-NJ), and Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), the co-chairs of the Congressional Taiwan Caucus, released the following statement in support of Speaker Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan. “As the co-chairs of the Congressional Taiwan Caucus, we fully support Speaker Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan. Her visit reaffirms America’s support for Taiwan’s sover...

Connolly, Johnson Statement on GAO Report on IT Acquisition in U.S. Courts

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, and Congressman Hank Johnson (D-GA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet, released the following statement in response to the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) report on the status of IT acquisition and management by the Administrative Offi...

How to stop Trump’s sneak attack on the civil service

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Gerald E. Connolly, a Democrat, represents Virginia’s 11th Congressional District in the House of Representatives and is the chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee’s subcommittee on government operations. Americans should be horrified to learn there is an active plot by a former political leader, twice impeached, to remove people he regards as his political opponents from the civil s...

USPS to Buy a Ton of Electric Delivery Trucks

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In February, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy announced his plan to buy a badly needed new United States Postal Service delivery fleet. There was just one problem: Ninety percent of the trucks would be gas-powered, with fuel efficiency ratings less than half a mile per gallon better than those of the existing fleet. Environmental groups sued. Lawmakers tried to step in. And then, earlier this week, ...

Connolly, Warner, Kaine, Wexton, Beyer Press Biden to Raise the Detention of Virginian Asim Ghafoor with Emirati Government

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Today, Representatives Gerry Connolly (VA-11),, Jennifer Wexton (VA-10), and Don Beyer (VA-08), alongside U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine, pressed President Biden to raise Asim Ghafoor’s detention with the highest levels of the Emirati government and advocate for his fair and humane treatment. Asim Ghafoor—a U.S. citizen and Virginia resident—was reportedly tried in absentia, detained w...

Connolly Statement on USPS Decision to Accelerate and Increase EV Purchases

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, released the following statement regarding the U.S. Postal Service's announcement on its electric vehicle fleet. “Today’s USPS announcement that it will accelerate and increase its purchase of electric vehicles for its aging fleet is important progress. Investing in an outdated technology never m...

House Adopts 5 Connolly Amendments in FY 2023 National Defense Authorization Act

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Today, the House of Representatives passed the FY22 National Defense Authorization Act, which included five amendments offered by Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Government Operations Subcommittee. Connolly’s provisions included the FedRamp Authorization Act, Global Health Security Act, Protection of Saudi Dissidents Act, efforts to streamline federal agency performance pl...

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