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Progressives Urge Biden Administration to Overrule Senate Parliamentarian

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Today, Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) joined Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17) and 22 of their colleagues in sending a letter to President Joe Biden & Vice President Kamala Harris urging them to overrule the Senate parliamentarian’s decision not to include a $15 minimum wage in the Budget Reconciliation package. Citing both concrete precedent and the severity of the economic crisis, their letter requests that th... Read More »

Connolly Statement on Khashoggi Report

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Congressman Gerry Connolly, President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly and a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement after President Biden released today’s report on the murder of Connolly’s constituent, Jamal Khashoggi: “This report lays the blame for the brutal murder of Jamal Khashoggi, my constituent, directly at the feet of the Crown Prince. Sa... Read More »

Connolly Reintroduces the Protection of Saudi Dissidents Act

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Today, Representative Gerry Connolly (D-VA), President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly and a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, reintroduced the Protection of Saudi Dissidents Act. The legislation would hold Saudi Arabia accountable for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and Connolly’s constituent, and impose a cost to Saudi Arabia for continuing to en... Read More »

Connolly Reintroduces Legislation to Rename the Hoover Building

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Yesterday, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, reintroduced legislation to rename the FBI Headquarters and remove any reference to J. Edgar Hoover. “It’s long past time to rename the FBI Headquarters. J. Edgar Hoover was a racist, a bigot, and a homophobe. He abused his power and trampled the civil liberties of Dr. King, anti-war proteste... Read More »

Ahead of March 8 Trial, Connolly-Kaine Urge State Department to Press Saudi Arabia to Drop False Charges Against Virginians, End Persecution of Human Rights Advocates

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U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) and Congressman Gerry Connolly, a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, led their colleagues in a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken urging the State Department to press Saudi Arabia to drop false charges against two Virginians and other Americans in the Kingdom. In their letter, the lawmakers hi... Read More »

Connolly Statement on Biden Nominees for the Postal Board of Governors

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Congressman Gerry Connolly, Chairman of the House Government Operations subcommittee, released the following statement on President Biden’s nominees to the Postal Board of Governors. “I applaud President Biden for putting forward these three nominees for the Postal Board of Governors, including new nominees Amber McReynolds and Anton Hajjar. They will bring a fresh perspective, a diversity in live... Read More »

Connolly Reintroduces National Security Diversity and Inclusion Workforce Act

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly and a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, reintroduced the National Security Diversity and Inclusion Workforce Act, legislation that would promote diversity in federal national security offices. Connolly was joined by Reps. Gregory Meeks (D-NY), Brad Sherman (D-CA), Stephen Lynch (D-MA), and Jo... Read More »

Chairman Connolly to Hold Subcommittee Hearing on Revitalizing the Federal Workforce

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On Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at 11:00 a.m., Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, will hold a hearing to examine the current state of the federal workforce and the actions that are necessary to repair, rebuild, and fortify it for the future. After four years of the Trump administration, the federal workforce has sustained significant damage. Former P... Read More »

Connolly Writes to Secretary of State Blinken on the Nagorno-Karabakh Region

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly and senior member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, sent a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken regarding the territorial conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the Nagorno-Karabakh region. In his letter, Connolly called for the United States to help establish sustainable peace and lasting ... Read More »

House Foreign Affairs Committee and Georgia Caucus Call for Descalation of Political Situation in Republic of Georgia

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Today, Representatives Gregory W. Meeks, Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Michael McCaul, Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Gerry Connolly and Adam Kinzinger, Co-Chairmen of the House of Representatives Georgia Caucus, issued the following joint statement in response to developments in the Republic of Georgia: “As friends of Georgia who have long supported G... Read More »

Connolly Statement on OPM Nominee Kiran Ahuja

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Congressman Gerry Connolly, Chairman of the House Government Operations subcommittee, released the following statement on President Biden’s intent to nominate Kiran Ahuja to serve as Director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). “I welcome Kiran Ahuja back to the Office of Personnel Management. Ms. Ahuja’s years of leadership experience and knowledge of OPM are much needed to rebuild an ag... Read More »

Reps. Connolly, Adams, DeFazio, and 77 House Democrats Call for President Biden to Fill USPS Board of Governors Vacancies

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Today, Reps. Gerry Connolly (VA-11), Alma S. Adams, Ph.D (NC-12), and Peter DeFazio (OR-04) were joined by 77 additional House Democrats in requesting that President Joe Biden fill the existing vacancies on the United States Postal Service’s Board of Governors as quickly as possible. “Louis DeJoy’s tenure as President Trump’s handpicked Postmaster General has been one of deliberate sabotage, drac... Read More »

Connolly Statement on WMATA IG MetroAccess Report

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Congressman Gerry Connolly, Chairman of the House Government Operations subcommittee, released the following statement on today’s WMATA Inspector Generalreportthat found that WMATA is not accurately and transparently reporting on-time performance for the MetroAccess Paratransit in a manner consistent with FTA guidance. The OIG also recommends that WMATA start using real-time traffic data to determ... Read More »

Connolly Statement on Second Impeachment Trial of Donald Trump

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Congressman Gerry Connolly, Chairman of the House Government Operations subcommittee, released the following statement on the second impeachment trial of former President Donald J. Trump. “43 cowards put one man and their own political ambition ahead of the Constitution, the rule of law, and our democracy. Apparently, for them, there is no depravity too low.” Read More »

Connolly Calls on Biden to Fire Postal Board of Governors Following DeJoy’s Proposed USPS Cuts

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly, Chairman of the House Government Operations subcommittee, called for President Biden to fire the Postal Board of Governors. Connolly’s request follows a Washington Post report that Postmaster General Louis DeJoy will announce additional service cuts to the United States Postal Service. “Since his installation as President Trump’s handpicked Postmaster General, Lo... Read More »

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