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  • Connolly Calls on GMU To Rename Law School the “Scalia-Ginsburg School of Law”
    Posted in News on September 28, 2020 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly, Chairman of the House Government Operations subcommittee, released the following statement calling on George Mason University to rename the law school the Scalia-Ginsburg School of Law. “I call on the George Mason University Board of Visitors to rename the Law School the Scalia-Ginsburg School of Law. It honors the bequest but adds the balance in jurisprudence the current name lacks. A statue of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg should be erected facing the existing ... Read more

  • Connolly Joins Members of Congress in Condemning Condemning Forced Unnecessary Medical Procedures
    Posted in News on September 28, 2020 | Preview rr

    Congressman Gerry Connolly joined Representatives Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Annie Kuster (NH-02), Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18), Sylvia Garcia (TX-29) and Lois Frankel (FL-21) and other members of Congress in introducing a House Resolution today that urgently responds to numerous reports of unnecessary medical procedures—including hysterectomies—being performed on immigrant women without their consent at the Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Ga. “An initial review of available medical records... Read more

  • Connolly Joins Jayapal, 172 Members of Congress to Introduce House Resolution Condemning Forced Unnecessary Medical Procedures—Including Hysterectomies—Performed on Women in Irwin County, Georgia
    Posted in News on September 25, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Equality, Immigration, Good Government

    United States Representative Gerry Connolly (VA-11) joined Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Annie Kuster (NH-02), Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18), Sylvia Garcia (TX-29) and Lois Frankel (FL-21) and 172 members of Congress in introducing a House Resolution today that urgently responds to numerous reports of unnecessary medical procedures—including hysterectomies—being performed on immigrant women without their consent at the Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Ga. “An initial review of available medical ... Read more

  • Members of Congress Urge DOJ Inspector General to Include Virginia Correctional Facilities in Ongoing Remote COVID-19 Inspections
    Posted in News on September 25, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Criminal Justice Reform, Equality, Immigration, Good Government

    Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA), U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA), and Reps. A. Donald McEachin (D-VA), Morgan Griffith (R-VA), Bobby Scott (D-VA), Don Beyer (D-VA), Elaine Luria (D-VA), and Jennifer Wexton (D-VA), sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General (OIG) urging the agency to include Federal Correctional Complex (FCC) Petersburg and United States Penitentiary (USP) Lee on their list of ongoing remote inspections during the COVID-19 healt... Read more

  • Statement on Grand Jury Decision Not To Charge Officers in Breonna Taylor's Death
    Posted in News on September 23, 2020 | Preview rr

    Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, released the following statement on the grand jury’s decision to decline to prosecute the police officers involved in Breonna Taylor's death: "Yet again, our collective cry for accountability has gone unanswered. Breonna Taylor’s life mattered, and it is unconscionable that no one will be held accountable for her death. This is not justice." Read more

  • Bipartisan Global Health Security Act Passes House
    Posted in News on September 22, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Foreign Policy

    Today, the House of Representatives passed the Global Health Security Act, legislation authored by Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and Congressman Steve Chabot (R-OH) that reaffirms the United States’ commitment to promoting global health security. “Rep. Steve Chabot and I first introduced this legislation nearly two years ago, when we identified a dearth of leadership and strategy around U.S. planning for a global health security emergency,” said Rep. Connolly. “Tragically, the global COVID-1... Read more

  • Lawmakers Request Virginia Be Added to Offshore Drilling Ban
    Posted in News on September 21, 2020 | Preview rr

    Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine, along with U.S. Reps. Bobby Scott, Gerry Connolly, Don Beyer, A. Donald McEachin, Elaine Luria, Abigail Spanberger and Jennifer Wexton (all D-VA), wrote a letter to President Trump requesting that he extend a moratorium on offshore oil and gas drilling to the Commonwealth of Virginia. This letter follows the President’s decision to exempt three states led by Republican governors (Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina) from his Administration’s plan ... Read more

  • Statement on the Passing of Justice Ginsburg
    Posted in News on September 18, 2020 | Preview rr

    Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, released the following statement on the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: "Ruth Bader Ginsburg was an advocate for fairness and equality. An incredible intellectual. Her legacy demands we follow the McConnell rule. This seat must remain vacant until this election." Read more

  • Connolly Statement on Court Injunction On USPS Changes
    Posted in News on September 17, 2020 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, released the following statement on today’s court injunction on USPS changes. “To everyone except Postmaster DeJoy, the Postal Board Governors, and congressional Republicans, the changes at the USPS are evidence of deliberate, political sabotage, and massive voter suppression on the eve of the election. This court decision is a win for democracy and every American voter.” Read more

  • Connolly Requests Update on Delay in IRS Tax Refunds
    Posted in News on September 17, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Technology, Good Government

    Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, sent a letter to IRS Commissioner Charles P. Rettig requesting an update on the current backlog in processing IRS tax refunds. “The delays in processing income tax returns and issuing refunds is adding to the financial hardship being experienced by countless taxpayers throughout our nation,” Connolly wrote. “These hard-working individuals have already suffered significantly from lost wages and ... Read more

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