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Committee Advances Connolly Legislation Ensuring Proper Congressional Oversight of Postal Facilities

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Today, the House Committee on Oversight and Reform advanced H.R. 7674, the Ensuring Oversight Access to the Postal Service Act. The legislation, sponsored by Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, aims to ensure proper oversight of the Postal Service by clarifying that Members of Congress may not be denied access to postal facilities for the o...

National Capital Region Delegation Joint Statement On WMATA Board’s Selection Of New GM

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May 11, 2021 (Washington, DC) – Today, Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD), and Representatives Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA), Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), John Sarbanes (D-MD), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Anthony Brown (D-MD), Jennifer Wexton (D-VA), and David Trone (D-MD), who represent the National Capital Region in the House of Representatives, issued the following statement on ...

Congressman Connolly to Kickoff Infrastructure Week Across NoVa

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On Tuesday, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Government Operations subcommittee, will kick off his “Infrastructure Week,” a series of events demonstrating the critical investments the bipartisan infrastructure law will support throughout Northern Virginia. Connolly’s first event will be a roads and bridges roundtable at the Stringfellow Park and Ride Station in Centreville,...

Connolly Leads 60+ Members in Urging 5.1% Pay Raise for Feds in FY23 Appropriations Legislation

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, led 62 members of Congress in urging the House Committee on Appropriations to include a 5.1 percent pay raise for federal employees in the FY2023 Financial Services and General Government appropriations bill. The increase is in line with Connolly’s FAIR Act, which he introduced in January of this...

House Passes Connolly-Kinzinger Georgia Support Act

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Today the House of Representatives passed the Georgia Support Act, legislation introduced in February by Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), the co-chairs of the House Georgia Caucus. The Georgia Support Act asserts the United States of America’s continued support for the independence and sovereignty of Georgia, recognizes Georgia’s commitment to democratic values including ...

SEEC Leadership Statement on Earth Day

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Today, SEEC Co-Chairs Reps. Paul Tonko, Doris Matsui and Gerry Connolly and Vice-Chairs Reps A. Donald McEachin, Chellie Pingree, Matt Cartwright, Mike Quigley, and Alan Lowenthal released the following statement in recognition of Earth Day: “This Earth Day provides us with an opportunity to celebrate the historic climate and clean energy accomplishments of the 117th Congress so far. These include...

Chairman Connolly to Hold Hearing on IRS Operations Amid Expectedly Challenging Tax Season

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On Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. ET, Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, will hold a virtual hearing to examine the operations and financial condition of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), specifically how the agency will fare this tax season. Every year, the IRS processes more than 150 million individual and business tax returns. But as it hea...

Connolly, McGovern Lead 30 Members in Requesting Update on Administration Review of US-Saudi Relationship

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), a senior member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, and Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), Chairman of the House Committee on Rules and co-chair of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, led 30 Members of Congress in sending a letter requesting information from Secretary of State Antony Blinken on ...

Virginia Delegation Urges Placement of Future National Semi-Conductor Sites & Investments in Virginia

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U.S. Representative Gerry Connolly (D-VA-11) joined Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-07), U.S. Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), and the rest of the Virginia congressional delegation in calling on the U.S. Department of Commerce to consider Virginia for future locations of major semiconductor production and research facilities — as efforts to fund the CHIPS for America Act continue. In a letter sent to U.S...

House Passes Connolly-Turner Resolution in Support of Establishing a NATO Center for Democratic Resilience

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Today, the House passed H.Res. 831, a resolution in support of the establishment of a Center for Democratic Resilience within NATO to help member, partner, and aspirant states strengthen their democratic institutions and to preserve democracy around the globe. The resolution was introduced by Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, and Congressman Michael T...

Connolly, Scott Urge Strict Sanctions Enforcement on Russian Diamond Industry

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Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, and Congressman Austin Scott (R-GA), a member of the House Armed Services Committee and of the U.S. delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, led a bipartisan group of eight Members of Congress in writing to Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secre...

Chairman Connolly to Hold Hearing on Addressing Fraud, Waste, and Abuse in Federal Programs

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On Thursday, March 31, 2022, at 9:30 a.m. ET, Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, will hold a hybrid hearing to examine the recent growth in agency improper payments and identify ways the federal government can tackle fraud, waste, and abuse in government programs without putting undue burden on the individuals and small businesses who rely on them. Impr...

Connolly, Wexton, Beyer Send Letter to MWAA Requesting Update on Issues Impeding Silver Line Phase 2 Operational Readiness and Urging Accountability for Delays

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Today, U.S. Representatives Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Jennifer Wexton (D-VA), and Don Beyer (D-VA) wrote to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) emphasizing their concerns over delays of the completion of the Silver Line Phase 2 extension and requesting an update on outstanding issues that are impeding the declaration of operational readiness. “We understand that several punch list i...

GSA approves sale of Trump’s D.C. hotel lease

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The General Services Administration has approved the sale of former president Donald Trump’s D.C. hotel lease to Miami investment fund CGI Merchant Group, the agency said Friday. The agency said it approved CGI as a buyer after reviewing the company’s agreement with Hilton Worldwide, which will turn the hotel into a Waldorf Astoria, as well as the company’s financial capabilities and ability to se...

Can Congress stop Louis DeJoy's plan to buy a fleet of gas-guzzling trucks?

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As postmaster general, Louis DeJoy has been mired in controversy. Appointed in May 2020 after making massive donations to Donald Trump, DeJoy has sought to implement a plan of austerity to the United States Postal Service. Ahead of the 2020 election, during which a record number of Americans voted by mail, DeJoy took a number of actions that slowed down mail service, including prohibiting overtim...

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