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Connolly, Schatz Reintroduce FAIR Act to Give Feds an 8.7% Raise in 2024

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) reintroduced the Federal Adjustment of Income Rates (FAIR) Act, a bill that would provide federal employees with an 8.7 percent pay increase in calendar year 2024. Connolly and Schatz previously introduced similar legislation in the 115th, 116th, and 117th Congresses. For more than a decade, federal employees have endured gov...

Connolly, Wilson Reintroduce Defending Ukrainian Territorial Integrity Act

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), President Emeritus of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, and Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC), both senior members of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, introduced the Defending Ukrainian Territorial Integrity Act. This bipartisan legislation would codify the United States’ support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity in the face of Russian ...

Connolly, Wilson Reintroduce Crimea Annexation Non-Recognition Act

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), President Emeritus of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly and a senior member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC), also a senior member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, reintroduced the Crimea Annexation Non-recognition Act. This bipartisan legislation would prohibit any federal agency from taking any action ...

Connolly Joins Schiff, Phillips, Jayapal, McGovern to Introduce Constitutional Amendment to Rein In Unrestricted Campaign Spending

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U.S. Representative Gerry Connolly (D-VA) joined Representatives Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Dean Phillips (D-Minn.), Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), and Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) to introduce the Democracy For All Amendment at the start of the 118th Congress, which would overturn legal precedents that have allowed unrestrained campaign spending and dark money to corrupt American democracy. The Democracy for...

Connolly Statement on OPM Guidance Promoting Internships and Early Career Programs

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Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), author of the NextGen Feds Act, released the following statement in support of newly-released guidance from the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) that aims to aid the federal government in attracting the next generation of federal employees by increasing opportunities for internships, particularly paid internships, and early career programs across the federa...

Connolly Statement on Proposed House Republicans’ Rules Package

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Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), the Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, released the following statement on the House Republicans’ rules package for the 118th Congress. “The Republican rules package takes the Trump administration’s war on the federal workforce to the extreme. The archaic Holman Rule and anti-Federal Employee Select Committee are nothing more than a back...

National Capital Region Delegation Statement on House Republican Plot To Target Federal Law Enforcement, Civil Service Using Rules Package

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U.S. Representatives Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Don Beyer (D-VA), Steny Hoyer (D-MD), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Jennifer Wexton (D-VA), David Trone (D-MD), Abigail Spanberger (D-VA), Glenn Ivey (D-MD), and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Members of Congress representing the National Capital Region, issued a stark warning today on the inclusion of the Holman Rule in the House Republican rules pa...

Connolly Announces Community Project Funding Requests Included in FY23 Appropriations Package

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, announced the inclusion of fifteen of his Community Project Funding (CPF) requests in the FY 2023 omnibus appropriations package. “I am proud to have secured more than $28 million for our community,” said Connolly. “These projects represent the cumulative efforts of Northern Virginia’s leaders in...

Connolly Statement on Zelenskyy Address to Congress

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Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Senior Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and outgoing President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, released the following statement after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addressed a Joint Meeting of the United States Congress: It was my honor to join my colleagues in welcoming Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to the United States Capit...

Connolly Applauds USPS Decision to Electrify Delivery Vehicle Fleet

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Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, released the following statement after President Biden and the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) announced it would purchase 66,000 electric vehicles (EVs) to replace its aging fleet of gas-powered delivery vehicles. The USPS investment includes electrifying 75% of its new purpose-built Next Generation Deliver...

Connolly Statement on the Race for Ranking Member of the Oversight & Reform Committee

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Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), the Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, released the following statement: “We are all in and headed to Caucus. I thank my colleagues for their outpouring of support. We have a strong case, broad support, and a demonstrated record of taking the fight straight to Republicans. The Caucus should decide on the direction the Oversight Committee...

President Signs Connolly’s First Responder Fair RETIRE Act into Law

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Today, President Joe Biden signed into law the First Responder Fair RETIRE Act, bipartisan legislation to ensure federal firefighters, law enforcement officers, and other federal first responders qualify for full retirement benefits if they are injured on the job and return to the federal workforce. The House passed the legislation unanimously in July 2022, and the Senate passed it in November 202...

Connolly Statement on Oversight Committee Report on the Washington Commanders

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, released the following statement regarding the Committee on Oversight and Reform's staff report on the hostile workplace at the Washington Commanders: “Today’s Oversight Committee report is damning. The Commanders workplace was defined by a toxic, misogynistic culture that Dan Snyder not only ove...

House Adopts 4 Connolly Amendments in FY 2023 National Defense Authorization Act

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Today, the House of Representatives passed the FY23 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which included four legislative priorities offered by Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Government Operations Subcommittee. Connolly’s provisions included the FedRAMP Authorization Act, the Global Health Security Act, efforts to streamline federal agency performance plans, and impo...

Connolly, Comer, Peters, Portman Applaud House Passage of FedRAMP Authorization Act in FY23 NDAA

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Today, the House passed the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Authorization Act as part of the FY 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The FedRAMP Authorization Act, authored by Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), the Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, codifies the FedRAMP program that standardizes cloud computing security assessments a...

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