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Connolly Statement on the Passing of Congressman A. Donald McEachin

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Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) released the following statement regarding the passing of Congressman A. Donald McEachin (D-VA). "I am heartbroken to learn of Don McEachin’s passing A noble friend, husband, and father. An environmentalist, civil rights advocate, faithful public servant, and a man of consequence. There was no better ally to have. I will miss him terribly."

Connolly Joins McEachin, Virginia Democratic Delegation in Urging General Assembly to Enshrine Right to an Abortion in Virginia Constitution

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Today, U.S. Rep. A. Donald McEachin (VA-04), along with U.S. Reps. Gerry Connolly (VA-11), Jennifer Wexton (VA-10), Abigail Spanberger (VA-07), Elaine Luria (VA-02), Don Beyer (VA-08), Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03) and U.S. Sens. Mark Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) sent a letter to the Virginia General Assembly, urging for prompt action to be taken to protect abortion access for all Virginia...

Connolly Applauds Senate Passage of First Responder Fair RETIRE Act

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The U.S. Senate 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 House passed the legislation unanimously in July, 2022. The legislation was introduced in the House by Congressman ...

Chairs Maloney, Connolly Issue Statements on Revised Agreement Between the National Archives and George W. Bush Foundation

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Today, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Rep. Gerry Connolly, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, issued the following statement in response to the revised agreement between the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and George W. Bush Foundation regarding the proposal to privatize the George W. Bush Presidential Libra...

Congressional Korea Caucus Co-Chairs Statement on the Tragedy in Seoul, South Korea

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Reps. Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Ami Bera (D-CA), Joe Wilson (R-SC), and Mike Kelly (R-PA), the Co-Chairs of the Congressional Korea Caucus, released the following statement regarding the October 29 tragedy in Seoul, South Korea that took the lives of more than 150 people: “As Co-Chairs of the Congressional Korea Caucus, we join the world in sending our heartfelt condolences to the parents, families, ...

Connolly to Host 14th Annual Open Season Workshop

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Congressman Gerry Connolly, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, will hold his 14th annual Open Season Workshop on December 3, 2022 to assist federal employees, retirees, service members, and veterans in navigating changes to the Federal Employees Health Benefits Plans (FEHBP), and dental and vision insurance programs. The program will feature a panel of experts, including repres...

Connolly Statement on Announcement of Silver Line Extension Opening Day

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Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, released the following statement today regarding Metro's announcement that the Silver Line extension will be open to riders on November 15, 2022: “As one of the earliest and strongest proponents of the Silver Line, I am thrilled that we are officially only two weeks away from fully operational Metro ser...

NATO PA President Connolly Addresses First Parliamentary Summit of the Crimea Platform

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Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), the President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, joined U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and over 30 Speakers of Parliament who convened in Zagreb at the invitation of Croatian Speaker Gordan Jandrokovic and Chairperson of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Ruslan Stefanchuk, for the first parliamentary summit of the International Crimea Platform. In his addr...

NATO Parliamentary Assembly President Connolly Statement in Support of Ukraine

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Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, released the following statement in support of Ukraine. Connolly joined Speaker Nancy Pelosi at the Crimea Platform Summit in Zagreb, Croatia. “Today, I joined Speaker Pelosi to address the Crimea Platform Summit in Zagreb, Croatia to reiterate the United States’ steadfast, and unequivocal support for Ukraine. We must...

Connolly, Porter Introduce Trust in Government Act

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-CA), the Chairman and Vice Chair of the House Oversight Subcommittee on Government Operations, introduced legislation that would strengthen how the federal government interacts with the American public. The Trust in Government Act details specific requirements for federal agencies to improve their services and mandates peri...

Kevin McCarthy’s ugly new Ukraine threats should prod Democrats to act

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We learned this week that a Republican-controlled House could very well move to oppose continued U.S. military aid to Ukraine. In response, a few voices have arisen — including ones from inside the Biden administration — to insist that in the end a GOP House would of course do the right thing and keep that aid going. But even if Biden aides are professing confidence about continuing aid to Ukraine...

Connolly Statement on Metro IG Report on WMATA-WMSC Operations

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), the Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, released the following statement regarding the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Inspector General’s report on the working relationship between WMATA and the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission (WMSC). The report follows Chairman Connolly’s request for an investigation...

Connolly Statement on Silver Line Extension

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), the Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, released the following statement regarding the potential opening of Metro's Silver Line extension to Dulles Airport Station: Completing the Silver Line has been my top priority since coming into public office and the rail connection to Dulles has been part of our regional transit vision since...

Cameras in the Supreme Court would be a step toward accountability

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The recent draconian decision to overturn Roe v. Wade has unleashed a crisis of legitimacy at the Supreme Court. For the first time, the American people are grappling with the realization that an established constitutional right has been ripped away. Secrecy and a lack of transparency will only further that mistrust. The Oct. 3 editorial “Put cameras in the Supreme Court” appropriately calls for m...

Connolly, Wexton, Beyer, McEachin Urge Senate Vote on Removal of ERA Time Limit

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) led Representatives Jennifer Wexton (D-VA), Don Beyer (D-VA), and Donald McEachin (D-VA) in urging Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to schedule a vote on S.J. Res 1, which would remove the deadline for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) originally included in the preamble of House Joint Resolution 208 (92nd Congress). The Commonwealth of V...

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