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Connolly Announces $107.4 Million in Infrastructure Law Funding to Fix Virginia Bridges in FY2022

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Today, Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) announced the first round of investments in repairing Virginia bridges under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Law he helped pass. Connolly helped deliver $107.4 million for Virginia to fix bridges this year in FY 2022, part of a total $536.8 million investment over the next five years. Currently, Virginia is home to 577 bridges in poor condition and in need ...

Connolly, Schatz Reintroduce FAIR Act to Give Feds a 5.1% Pay Raise in 2023

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, and Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) reintroduced the Federal Adjustment of Income Rates (FAIR) Act, a bill that would provide federal employees with a 5.1 percent pay increase in calendar year 2023. Connolly and Schatz previously introduced similar legislation in the 115th and 116th Congresses, as we...

Chairman Connolly, Rep. Porter Urge IRS to Clear Tax Return Backlog, Prioritize Low Income Families

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Today, Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, and Rep. Katie Porter, the Subcommittee’s Vice Chairwoman, sent a letter to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) urging the agency to eliminate the massive backlog of approximately six million tax returns ahead of the 2022 tax season. In their letter, the Members implored the IRS to prioritize the returns of indiv...

Chairman Connolly, Ranking Member Hice Seek Information from Agencies to Streamline How Government Serves Constituents

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Today, Rep. Gerald E. Connolly and Rep. Jody Hice, Chairman and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, sent letters to several federal agencies requesting information about the implementation of the Creating Advanced Streamlined Electronic (CASES) for Constituents Act of 2019, which requires agencies to accept digital signatures on privacy forms that enable members of Congres...

Connolly Announces New Funding for Northern Virginia Airports from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

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Today, Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) announced that $76,967,453 in new federal funding under the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is headed to Virginia to make much-needed improvements to airports, including $22,844,908 for Dulles International and $22,144,350 for Washington National. “Thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, these new grants will deliver new good-paying jobs for...

House Foreign Affairs Committee Advances Connolly, Turner Resolution in Support of Establishing a NATO Center for Democratic Resilience

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Today, the House Foreign Affairs Committee advanced legislation sponsored by Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, and Congressman Mike Turner (R-OH), a former NATO PA President, 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 pre...

Connolly, Quigley Request Details from Circuit Courts on Livestreaming of Oral Arguments

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, and Congressman Mike Quigley (D-IL), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, sent letters to the Circuit Executives of each of the 13 federal Circuit Courts requesting information on the Courts’ livestreaming of oral arguments and their plans to continue the us live v...

Connolly Opposes National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022

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Congressman Gerry Connolly, Chairman of the House Government Operations subcommittee, released the following statement in opposition to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022. “The NDAA before us today falls far short of the House-passed bill that I was proud to support and constitutes an unfortunate missed opportunity to respond to many of the pressing issues facing our count...

Connolly, Turner Introduce Resolution in Support of Establishing a NATO Center for Democratic Resilience

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, and Congressman Mike Turner (R-OH), a former NATO PA President, introduced 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. ...

Chairman Connolly Introduces Bill to Recruit Next Generation of the Federal Workforce During Subcommittee Hearing

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Today, Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, held a hearing to examine actions the federal government must take to recruit and retain the next generation of public servants. During his opening statement, Chairman Connolly announced the introduction of the Building the Next Generation of Federal Employees Act (NextGenFeds Act), which would establish a compr...

Connolly presses for legislation on telework, internships and OPM

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Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) is hoping to pass a raft of new legislation governing the federal workforce and the operations of the Office of Personnel Management. Connolly, who chairs the Government Operations Subcommittee of the House Committee of Oversight and Reform introduced a bill on Wednesday to “promote federal internships and fellowships to prepare the next generation of federal employees,...

Silver Line extension takes a large step forward with completion of rail yard at Dulles Airport

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Contractors have finished work on the last major element of the multibillion Silver Line rail project, officials said Wednesday, a milestone in the decades-long effort to extend Metrorail service to Dulles International Airport and into Loudoun County. The rail yard was the last major hurdle for a project that has been plagued by delays. The announcement from the Metropolitan Washington Airports A...

Connolly Statement on Shalanda Young's Nomination to Serve as OMB Director

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, released the following statement in support of President Biden's decision to nominate Shalanda Young to serve as Director of the Office of Management and Budget. "As anyone who's worked with her will tell you, Shalanda Young is the best of the best. She is among the most dedicated public servants I've ...

Connolly Introduces Legislation Strengthening the Office of Personnel Management Act

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Today, Congressman Gerald E. Connolly, Chairman of the Government Operations Subcommittee, introduced the bipartisan Strengthening the Office of Personnel Management Act. The bill grows out of years of bipartisan efforts to rebuild the struggling Office of Personnel Management, which serves as the federal government’s central hub of human resources policy. “We successfully stopped the previous adm...

Connolly Statement on Federal Employee Vaccination Rates

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Congressman Gerry Connolly, Chairman of the House Government Operations subcommittee, released the following statement on federal employee vaccination rates: “Federal employees remain ready to serve—with public health at the forefront. Already, 95% of feds are in compliance with vaccine mandates that go into effect today. Some agencies are near 100% compliance. Thank you, President Biden!”

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