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  • Connolly Statement on the Passing of Chairman Cummings
    Posted in News on October 17, 2019 | Preview rr

    Representative Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the Government Operations subcommittee, released the following statement on the passing of Chairman Elijah Cummings: “The Congress and the nation have lost one of the great ones with the passing of Elijah Cummings. His passion, eloquence and decency were hallmarks of a leadership style that was born of humble roots. Elijah Cummings never forgot those roots or the Baltimore neighborhoods he represented. His barrel chested voice was a force to be r... Read more

  • Oversight Subcommittees Refer NRA Leadership’s Alleged Financial Fraud for Investigation
    Posted in News on October 16, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Gun Safety, Good Government

    Today, Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, and Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, sent letters to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) referring public reports of alleged financial wrongdoing by the National Rifle Association (NRA). “Public reporting of self-dealing, private inurement of earnings, and possible financial fraud on the part of the NRA and its senio... Read more

  • Statehood for D.C.: Are we truly a democratic republic?
    Posted in News on October 16, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Federal Employees, Veterans, Equality

    By Rep. Gerald E. Connolly Connolly is a Democrat in his sixth term representing some of the Virginia suburbs of Washington in the House of Representatives. For the first time in more than two decades, the House Oversight and Reform Committee held a hearing last month to examine the potential admission of Washington, D.C., as our 51st state. But at its core, I believe that hearing examined whether we are truly a democratic republic. Do we as a nation want to continue the disenfranchisement of t... Read more

  • Connolly and Porter Seek Answers on Trump Administration’s 99% Denial Rate for Public Service Loan Forgiveness Applications
    Posted in News on October 3, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Federal Employees, Education, Good Government

    Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, and Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-CA) today demanded answers from Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos following a recent report that the Department, under her leadership, has denied 99 percent of public service workers the debt relief that they earned. Porter was joined in her request by 46 House colleagues. “I thank Rep. Porter for her leadership on this effort. This is about sending a clear message to the ... Read more

  • Connolly To Host 7th Annual Prince William County Senior Issues Forum on Thursday
    Posted in News on October 1, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Seniors

    This Thursday, October 3, 2019, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) will host a Senior Issues Forum to provide information to seniors and retirees on the current state of the Social Security and Medicare programs, as well as how to protect yourself from becoming a victim of tax fraud and abuse scams. Connolly’s 7th annual Senior Issues Forum will feature a panel of representatives from AARP Virginia, the Prince William County Area Agency on Aging, the Social Security Administration, and the Certif... Read more

  • Connolly Introduces the Protection of Saudi Dissidents Act
    Posted in News on September 26, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Veterans, Foreign Policy, Good Government

    Today, Representative Gerry Connolly (D-VA), a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee introduced the Protection of Saudi Dissidents Act. The legislation would hold Saudi Arabia accountable for the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi and impose a cost to Saudi Arabia for continuing to engage in such acts of intimidation and violence going forward. “Almost one year ago my constituent, Jamal Khashoggi, was brutally murdered simply because he believed in the basic right... Read more

  • Connolly Statement for Today’s House Oversight Hearing On DC Statehood
    Posted in News on September 19, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Federal Employees, Transportation, Veterans, Seniors, Equality, Good Government

    Congressman Gerry Connolly, Chairman of the Government Operations subcommittee, released the following statement in advance of today’s House Oversight hearing on “H.R. 51: Making D.C. the 51st State.” Mr. Chairman, thank you for holding today’s hearing on H.R. 51, the Washington, D.C. Admission Act. As a longtime supporter of D.C. statehood, I commend Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton for introducing this bill and for her tireless efforts to fight for the rights of District residents. Today’s ... Read more

  • Connolly Introduces Integrity Committee Transparency Act of 2019
    Posted in News on September 19, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees, Good Government

    Today, Representative Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the Government Operations subcommittee, introduced the bipartisan Integrity Committee Transparency Act of 2019 to increase accountability and transparency for the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency’s (CIGIE) Integrity Committee (IC). The IC is charged with investigating allegations of wrongdoing against OIG officials. Connolly was joined by Chairman of the Oversight Committee, Representative Elijah Cummings (D-MD... Read more

  • Connolly, King, Turner Introduce the Safe Homefront Act
    Posted in News on September 13, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans, Gun Safety, Criminal Justice Reform, Good Government

    Reps. Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Peter King (R-NY), and Mike Turner (R-OH) introduced H.R. 4264, the Safe Homefront Act, to ensure that no U.S. servicemember with a felony-level domestic violence conviction is able to legally purchase firearms. This bipartisan legislation would codify and strengthen the Department of Defense’s (DOD) policies regarding the reporting of domestic violence convictions and Military Protective Orders (MPOs) to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). ... Read more

  • Oversight Committee Requests IG Review of Ethics Investigation of WMATA Chairman Jack Evans
    Posted in News on September 13, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Federal Employees, Transportation, Good Government

    Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Rep. Gerry Connolly, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, sent a letter to the Inspector General of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) requesting a review of the circumstances surrounding the investigation conducted on behalf of the Ethics Committee of the WMATA Board of Directors into Chairman Jack Evans’s compliance with the WMATA Code of Ethics and Compact. In July... Read more

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