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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...

House Passes Protection of Saudi Dissidents Act in FY23 NDAA

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Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed the Protection of Saudi Dissidents Act as part of the FY 2023 National Defense Authorization Act. The legislation was sponsored by Congressman Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA), the President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, along with Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Congressman Tom Malinowski (D-NJ). The legislation aims to hold Saudi Ar...

House Passes Connolly Legislation to Guarantee Fair Retirement for Federal First Responders Injured on the Job

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Last night, the House unanimously passed 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 legislation was introduced by Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Subcommitt...

Chairs Maloney and Connolly Urge National Archives to Pause Effort to Privatize the George W. Bush Presidential Library

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Today, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, sent a letter to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) requesting a pause on its proposal to revert ownership and control of the Bush Presidential Museum and educational spaces within the George W. Bush Presidenti...

Connolly Addresses NATO Madrid Summit, Stresses Importance of Defending Democracy

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NATO PA President Gerald E. Connolly (United States) addressed NATO’s Heads of State and Government on the final day of the NATO Summit in Madrid, Spain, stressing the importance of recommitting NATO to its democratic foundations. The Assembly’s President is traditionally invited to address NATO Summits to present the views of Allied legislators on the key issues affecting the Alliance. Welcoming ...

SEEC Leadership decries SCOTUS ruling in West Virginia v. EPA

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The leaders of the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC), including Co-Chairs Reps. Gerry Connolly, Doris Matsui, and Paul Tonko and Vice-Chairs Reps. Matt Cartwright, Alan Lowenthal, A. Donald McEachin, Chellie Pingree, and Mike Quigley, released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court released its opinion in West Virginia v. EPA. “Despite the signs and consequenc...

Connolly Statement on SCOTUS Decision Overturning Roe v. Wade

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court's outrageous and misguided decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and Casey v. Planned Parenthood: "For the first time, SCOTUS has ripped away an established right from the American people. This is yet another stain on the Court. It's a dark moment for American women and for all of us who value our...

Northern Virginia Delegation Statement on Future Location of FBI Headquarters

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Today, Representatives Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Don Beyer (D-VA), and Jennifer Wexton (D-VA), and Senators Mark Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) released a statement following a briefing from the General Services Administration (GSA) on the future location of a new headquarters for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI): “This morning, the Virginia congressional delegation received a briefing f...

Connolly Statement on Designation of $100 Million in TMF Funds for Improving Digital Services and Customer Experience

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Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, released the following statement applauding the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the General Services Administration’s (GSA) announcement that $100 million from the Technology Modernization Fund is being designated to help streamline and improve digital services to deliver better customer exper...

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