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Oversight Democrats Urge the Postal Regulatory Commission to Reject New Price Hikes on Postage

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Today, Rep. Jamie Raskin, Ranking Member of the Committee on Oversight and Accountability, Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Information Technology, and Government Innovation, Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, and Rep. Kweisi Mfume, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee Government Operations and the Federal Workforce, urged the Postal Regulatory Commission to rejec...

Connolly Statement on the Financial Innovation and Technology for the 21st Century Act

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Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Information Technology, and Government Innovation, released the following statement ahead of the House vote on the Financial Innovation and Technology for the 21st Century Act: "We need a robust regulatory framework for digital assets that spurs investment and innovation while protecting the public from t...

Connolly, Salazar, Kamlager-Dove Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Address Crimes in Brazilian Amazon, Strengthen Regional Stability, and Counter Deforestation

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Congresswoman Maria Elvira Salazar (R-FL), and Congresswoman Sydney Kamlager-Dove (D-CA) introduced the Strengthening the Rule of Law in the Brazilian Amazon Act, bipartisan legislation to counter organized criminal and drug trafficking groups who are devastating communities in and around the Brazilian Amazon, upending rule of law, and accelerating environ...

Connolly, Turner, Himes Lead Bipartisan Letter Urging Secretary Lloyd Austin to Expedite Resources to Ukraine As War Continues

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (VA-11), the former president of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, Congressman Mike Turner (OH-10), Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and head of the U.S. delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, and Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04), Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, were joined by their collea...

Connolly Announces Winners of 2024 Congressional Art Competition

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) hosted his annual reception for participants in the 11th District Congressional Art Competition at Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, Virginia. Judged by a panel of representatives from local art organizations, this yearly competition celebrates student artists from across the 11th District. This year’s competition featured 131 pieces of artwork submitted by ...

Foreign Affairs Committee Advances Connolly, Wilson Resolution Celebrating US-Japan-South Korea Trilateral Cooperation

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Today, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs advanced a resolution introduced by Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) to recognize the importance of trilateral cooperation among the United States, Japan, and South Korea. Connolly and Wilson were joined in introducing the resolution by their fellow Korea Caucus co-chairs Reps. Ami Bera (D-CA), and Mike Kelly (R-PA), ...

Regional Representatives Blast FAA Reauthorization Measure That Will Increase Risk And Delays At DCA

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U.S. Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA), Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Jennifer Wexton (D-VA), Abigail Spanberger (D-VA), Bobby Scott (VA), Jennifer McClellan (D-VA), and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) issued a statement today blasting the inclusion of a provision to add new flights at DCA in the FAA Reauthorization bill despite the House’s previous rejection of the same provision. DCA’s primar...

Connolly Statement on 2024 Report on Cybersecurity Posture of the United States

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Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Information Technology, and Government Innovation, released the following statement on the Office of the National Cyber Director’s (ONCD) 2024 Report on the Cybersecurity Posture of the United States: “I welcome the news that the Office of the National Cyber Director has either completed or is in the proc...

Connolly Introduces Clean Air in the Cloud Act

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) introduced the Clean Air in the Cloud Act, legislation to encourage EPA to update their IT system for storing air quality data to address the challenges currently posed by the Air Quality System (AQS) and AirNow. Introduction of the legislation follows a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, requested by Connolly, that identified deficiencies with ...

Connolly Introduces Resolution Honoring America’s Public Servants

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), the Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Information Technology, and Government Innovation, introduced a resolution to honor America’s public servants during Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW), which is celebrated during the first week in May. “Public servants, including our incredible federal employees, are our nation’s unsung he...

House Passes Connolly’s Mail Traffic Deaths Reporting Act

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Today, the House of Representatives voted by voice to pass the Mail Traffic Deaths Reporting Act, bipartisan legislation introduced by Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) to require the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to collect, track, and publicly report information related to deaths and injuries resulting from traffic crashes involving vehicles transporting mail. The legislation is co-led by Congressm...

Connolly Calls on Administration to Help Prevent Assault on Rafah

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Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) joined Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Congresswoman Madeleine Dean (D-PA), and 54 members of Congress in calling on the Administration to use all tools possible to dissuade the Israeli government from moving forward with an offensive invasion into Rafah. “We write with urgency to say: an offensive invasion into Rafah by Israel in the upcoming days is wholly...

Connolly Joins Colleagues in Urging Biden to Enforce U.S. Law & Policy Regarding US Humanitarian Aid to Gaza

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Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) joined Congressman Jason Crow (D-CO), Congressman Chris Deluzio, and 85 colleagues in urging President Biden to enforce National Security Memorandum 20, including the underlying law, Section 620I of the Foreign Assistance Act amid evidence and reports that Israel has restricted the flow of US aid to Gaza – where over one million Palestinians are experiencing catas...

Connolly Statement on H.R. 6090

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Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) released the following statement: "Across our country we have seen record increases in Islamophobia and antisemitism. All of these incidents must be condemned, and never ignored. Just as important, however, is our sacred responsibility to protect free speech, even speech we find abhorrent. Words matter, and there is a clear difference between criticizing something...

House Passes Connolly-Ciscomani Veteran Fraud Reimbursement Act

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Today, the House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation introduced by Reps. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and Juan Ciscomani (R-AZ) to make it easier for veterans with disabilities to be made financially whole in the event they are defrauded of their benefits. The Veteran Fraud Reimbursement Act passed the House by a vote of 413-0. “Our veterans have sacrificed enough already,” said Connolly. “T...

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