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  • Thompson, Connolly Keep the Promise to MIA/POWs
    Posted in News on May 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Today, U.S. Representatives Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-05) and Gerry Connolly (VA-11) introduced H. Con. Res. 61, a resolution to ensure transparency and cooperation from countries that enter into future trade deals with the United States, in the research and recovery efforts of our nation’s missing service members. “As a father of a wounded warrior, every day I am thankful that my son returned home safely,” Congressman Thompson said. “Sadly, many service members were not as fortunate and for those... Read more

  • Regional memo: Trump budget proposal spells more pain for D.C. region
    Posted in News on May 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Health Care, Federal Employees, Transportation, Veterans, Seniors, Environment/Energy, Education, Technology

    Robert McCartney President Trump’s full budget plan, issued Tuesday, is even worse for the Washington region than the initial “skinny” version released in March, local government officials and analysts say. The new one includes all the same ominous proposals that prompted warnings that the spending plan would worsen economic inequality and possibly tip the area into recession. The White House still wants to shrink the local federal workforce by thousands of jobs and slash spending for affordable... Read more

  • Dem rep: Abuse, violence against the press 'hallmarks in Trump era'
    Posted in News on May 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Max Greenwood Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) on Wednesday warned that physical violence against members of the press has become a trend under the Trump administration. "Physical violence and abuse of media are hallmarks in Trump era. Disgusting. We need to call it out," Connolly wrote on Twitter. The Virginia Democrat's comment followed reports that Greg Gianforte, the Republican candidate in Montana's special House election, aggressively body slammed reporter Ben Jacobs after he asked a question a... Read more

  • Connolly Statement on CBO’s Score of Republican Health Care Bill
    Posted in News on May 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Federal Employees, Seniors

    Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) released the following statement on the Congressional Budget Office’s score of the Republican health care bill: “The CBO confirms what we already knew: the GOP health care bill is still a bad bill. It kicks 23 million people off health care by 2026 and leaves consumers at the mercy of insurance companies when it comes to pre-existing conditions. CBO even confirms that essential services covered under Obamacare including maternity care, mental health and substanc... Read more

  • Connolly Statement on Trump's Budget Proposal
    Posted in News on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Health Care, Federal Employees, Transportation, Veterans, Foreign Policy, Seniors, Environment/Energy, Education, Technology, Animal Welfare, Gun Safety, Criminal Justice Reform, Equality, Immigration

    Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) released the following statement on President Trump's FY2018 Budget proposal: “The President's FY2018 budget proposal is the most radical policy document to come out of Washington since the failed Ryan Budget. It is a blueprint for social Darwinism and a unilateral retreat from our commitments at home and abroad. How does slashing Medicaid, Medicare, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, Social Security, disability insurance, NIH funding, SNAP, community deve... Read more

  • Oversight Dems Support OGE Demand For Disclosure of Trump’s Waivers For Lobbyists Now Working in Administration
    Posted in News on May 22, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Ranking Member Elijah E. Cummings and Congressman Gerry Connolly released a letter signed by all Committee Democrats to the Director of the Office of Government Ethics, Walter M. Shaub, Jr., strongly supporting his office’s demand for copies of waivers of ethics rules issued by the Trump Administration to lobbyists and others working in the White House and throughout the Trump Administration. “It is critical that you and your office make transparent how the individuals serving in the Trum... Read more

  • House votes to target human traffickers with cash rewards
    Posted in News on May 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Policy, Immigration

    Cristina Marcos The House easily passed legislation on Monday that would allow the State Department and law enforcement agencies to offer cash rewards for the arrest of international human traffickers. The measure, easily approved on a voice vote, expands the State Department’s current program offering cash rewards for information on people committing international organized crimes to include human trafficking. House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-Calif.), who authored the bill, ... Read more

  • Connolly Applauds House Passage of the Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2017
    Posted in News on May 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Equality

    Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) applauded passage of H.R. 984, the Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2017 on Tuesday. The bill, which passed the House unanimously, fixes a persistent injustice by granting long-overdue federal recognition to six of Virginia’s Native American tribes. The legislation was introduced by Congressman Rob Wittman (R-VA) and was supported by Virginia Representatives Bobby Scott, Don Beyer, Scott Taylor, and Don McEachin. The tribe... Read more

  • Congressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkey Relations and Turkish Americans Statement on the Attacks in D.C.
    Posted in News on May 19, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. Congressmen Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA), Pete Sessions (R-TX), Steve Cohen (D-TN), and Steve Chabot (R-OH), Co-Chairs of the Congressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkey Relations and Turkish Americans, released the following statement in response to the attack in Washington, D.C. this week: “We condemn the attacks on peaceful protestors carried out on Tuesday near the Turkish Ambassador’s residence by Turkish security personnel. D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham has confirmed that the attacks were unpr... Read more

  • Connolly Statement on Trump's Proposed Cuts to Federal Retiree Programs
    Posted in News on May 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees

    Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) released the following on President Trump's proposed cuts to federal employee retirement programs: "The biggest losers from President Trump's draconian cuts to federal employee pay and benefits will be the American people who count on dedicated federal employees to care for our veterans, maintain our national parks, and process Social Security checks each and every day. Cuts of this magnitude will make it impossible to recruit and retain the qualified workforce ... Read more

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