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Connolly, Turner Introduce Military and Veteran Caregiver Student Loan Relief Act

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Today, Congressman Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, and Congressman Michael R. Turner (R-OH), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, introduced the Military and Veteran Caregiver Student Loan Relief Act. This bipartisan legislation would amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to make VA-designated primary family... Read More »

Connolly and Fitzpatrick Introduce Resolution Honoring Public Service Workers

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Congressman Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, and Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Ranking Member of the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Europe, Energy, the Environment, & Cyber, introduced H.Res. 360 to dedicate May 2 through 8, 2021 as Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW). “Committed public servants at the federal, state, and local lev... Read More »

Connolly, Fitzpatrick Lead Bipartisan Coalition of 119 Members in Urging President Biden to Pledge $2 Billion in Global Health Security Funding

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Today, Congressman Gerald E. Connolly, President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, and Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Europe, Energy, the Environment, & Cyber, led 119 members of Congress in sending a letter to President Biden, urging him to establish a new Fund for Global Health Security and Pandemic Preparedness and provide at least $2 billion in funding. ... Read More »

Connolly, Pocan, Levin, Schakowsky, & Colleagues Demand Justice for Burmese Workers

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Today, Representatives Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA), Mark Pocan (D-WI), Andy Levin (D-MI), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Bill Pascrell, Jr., (D-NJ), Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ), and James P. McGovern (D-MA) released the following statement in response to recent reports of increased violence against Burmese trade unions and workers by the Burmese military. “We stand with the workers of Burma who, despite the imm... Read More »

Connolly Joins Broad Coalition of Nearly 100 House Democrats in Calling for an Immediate End to the Filibuster

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (VA-11) joined Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01), Congressman Jason Crow (CO-06), Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Congressman Sean Casten (IL-06), and nearly 100 House Democrats in sending a letter urging Senate Democrats to end the filibuster so that Congress can deliver on the promises made to the voters who gave Democrats control of the U.S. House, Senate,... Read More »

House Passes Connolly's Saudi Dissidents Act

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Today, the House of Representatives passed the Protection of Saudi Dissidents Act, legislation authored by Congressman Gerald E. Connolly, president of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly. Connolly’s bill is aimed at holding Saudi Arabia accountable for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and Connolly’s constituent, that was adopted on a bipartisan basis by the House. This bill ... Read More »

Connolly Statement on Derek Chauvin's Guilty Verdict

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) released the following statement after the jury announced guilty verdicts against Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd: "The entire country bore witness to the murder of George Floyd. The jury believed their own eyes and rendered a just verdict. But while justice prevailed this time, far too many Black lives have been cut short with no such accounta... Read More »

Connolly Joins Bush, Ocasio-Cortez in Introducing the Green New Deal for Cities, Counties, States, Tribes, and Territories

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (VA-11) joined Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) and Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14) in announcing the introduction of the Green New Deal for Cities Act of 2021, legislation that would federally fund city, state, local, tribal, and territorial governments to respond to the climate crisis, creating hundreds of thousands of jobs in the process. “From se... Read More »

Connolly, Maloney, Hoyer, Lynch, Gomez, Porter, and Lieu Introduce Comprehensive Inspectors General Legislation to Increase Transparency, Independence

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Today, Government Operations Subcommittee Chairman Gerald E. Connolly, Committee on Oversight and Reform Chairwoman Carolyn B. Maloney, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, Committee Vice Chair Jimmy Gomez, National Security Subcommittee Chairman Stephen F. Lynch, Committee Member Rep. Katie Porter, and Rep. Ted Lieu introduced the IG Independence and Empowerment Act to increase the independence of inspec... Read More »

Connolly, Curtis, Bipartisan Coalition Introduce Legislation To Protect Taiwan From Foreign Interference

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, and John Curtis (R-UT) introduced the bipartisan Taiwan Solidarity with the Co-Chairs of the Taiwan Caucus, and the Chair and Ranking Member of the Asia Subcommittee: Albio Sires (D-NJ), Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), Ami Bera (D-CA), and Steve Chabot (R-OH). “For too long, Beijing has distorted policies and procedu... Read More »

Subcommittee Held Biannual Hearing on Agency Compliance with FITARA

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Today, Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, held the Subcommittee’s biannual hearing to assess implementation of the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA), Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) act, and the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 (FISMA). At the start of the hearing, Chairman Connolly and Ranking ... Read More »

Connolly, Lynch, Porter Urge Defense Department to Recommit to Public Transparency and Accountability

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Today, Rep. Stephen F. Lynch, Chairman of the Subcommittee on National Security; Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations; and Committee Member Rep. Katie Porter sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III urging the Department of Defense (DOD) to build upon his previous commitments to transparency and expand public and Congressional access to in... Read More »

Connolly, SEEC Urge Elimination Of Federal Tax Breaks For Oil And Gas Companies

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This week, Co-Chair Rep. Gerry Connolly joined Vice-Chair Rep. A. Donald McEachin and fellow leaders of the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC), including Co-Chairs Reps. Doris Matsui and Paul Tonko, and SEEC Vice-Chairs Reps. Chellie Pingree, Alan Lowenthal, Mike Quigley, and Matt Cartwright submitted testimony to the Ways and Means Committee for its Member Day hearing. The ... Read More »

Chairman Connolly, Ranking Member Hice Request that Biden Prioritize MSPB Nominations

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Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, and Rep. Jody B. Hice, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, sent a letter to President Joseph R. Biden requesting that he prioritize nominations to the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB). “We write to urge you to nominate qualified board members to the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), w... Read More »

Connolly, Fitzpatrick, Beyer Introduce September 11th National Memorial Trail Legislation

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Today, Representatives Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Don Beyer (D-VA) introduced legislation to designate the “September 11th National Memorial Trail.” The Secretary of Interior would be authorized to designate a tour route to link the National September 11th Memorial and Museum in New York City, the Pentagon Memorial in Arlington, Virginia, and the Flight 93 National Me... Read More »

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