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  • Connolly, Senior House Democrats Call on Secretary Ross to Immediately Withdraw Unprecedented Political Appointees at Census Bureau
    Posted in News on July 14, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees, Good Government

    Today, senior Democrats sent a letter calling on Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to immediately withdraw two recent political appointments to the Census Bureau, Nathaniel Cogley and Adam Korzeniewski. Today’s letter is signed by Subcommittee on Government Operations Chairman Rep. Gerald E. Connolly; Oversight and Reform Committee Chairwoman Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney; Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Chairman Rep. Jamie Raskin; Vice Chair Rep. Jimmy Gomez; and Rep. Yvet... Read more

  • Connolly Calls on Secretary DeVos to Resign
    Posted in News on July 13, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Education, Good Government

    Today, Congressman Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations and former Chairman of Fairfax County, Virginia, released the following statement calling on Education Secretary DeVos to resign. “Secretary Betsy DeVos is a political zealot whose inexperience is matched only by her ineptitude. If she actually cared about our Fairfax County students, she'd do the one thing parents and educators have been begging her to do from the start: resign.” Read more

  • Connolly Leads Bipartisan Letter in Support of Pay Parity for Federal Employees
    Posted in News on July 10, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees, Good Government

    Today, Congressman Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, led nine bipartisan Members of Congress in sending a letter to House Appropriators urging them to match the 2021 pay increase for civilian federal employees to the raise given to service men and women proposed in the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act. Currently, members of the military are set to receive a 3.0% pay increase, compared to the 1.0% increase for civilian fede... Read more

  • Connolly Leads Letter Requesting Federal Support for Assisted Living Facilities
    Posted in News on July 10, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Seniors, Good Government

    Today, Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, and Reps. A. Donald McEachin (D-VA), Jennifer Wexton (D-VA), Abigail Spanberger (D-VA), and Elaine Luria (D-VA) sent a letter to the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requesting federal support for assisted living facilities (ALFs) who have been hard-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. “We must rally around assisted living facilit... Read more

  • Connolly Statement on Vance and Mazars SCOTUS Decisions
    Posted in News on July 9, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Good Government

    Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court of the United States decisions on Trump v. Vance, and Trump v. Mazars USA, LLP. “Today's decisions eviscerate Trump's claim to categorical immunity. No one is above the law. But the fact remains that Donald Trump has had four years to release his taxes, and the Supreme Court just bought him more time to hide.” Read more

  • Federal workers are returning to the office. Some members of Congress say they shouldn’t be.
    Posted in News on July 9, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Federal Employees, Good Government

    Eric Yoder With the number of coronavirus cases increasing across much of the country, leading members of Congress on civil service issues are challenging orders by federal agencies for teleworking federal employees to return to their regular worksites. “I think we have to press the pause button immediately,” Rep. Gerald E. Connolly (D-Va.), chairman of the House Government Operations subcommittee, said in an interview. “There is no data that could make one comfortable that it is safe to return... Read more

  • Connolly, 100+ Lawmakers Call for End to Transgender Military Service Ban
    Posted in News on July 9, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans, Foreign Policy, Equality

    Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) joined Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA) and 115 Members of Congress in sending a letter to Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Attorney General William Barr, calling on the agencies to eliminate the ban on open transgender military service. This follows the June 15, 2020 Supreme Court ruling that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects LGBTQ people from workplace discrimination. On April 12, 2019, the Trump administration banned transgender individ... Read more

  • Connolly Statement on OPM IG's Review of Agency Re-entry Plan
    Posted in News on July 7, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Federal Employees, Good Government

    Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, released the following statement in response to the Inspector General for the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) decision to review the agency’s plan to return employees to their offices. “In response to my request, the OPM Inspector General will review the agency’s plan to return employees to their offices. Now, Inspectors General across government must do the same. Nothing less than the health ... Read more

  • Connolly Statement on SCOTUS Delaying House's Access to Mueller Documents
    Posted in News on July 2, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Good Government

    Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, released the following statement regarding today's Supreme Court ruling that delays the House's access to Grand Jury material from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation: "Today’s ruling weakens the oversight role of the legislative branch for nakedly partisan reasons. Congress must restore its inherent contempt powers and sweep aside the judiciary in carrying out its constitutional responsibilities... Read more

  • America's Postal Service is made up of real heroes. This is no time to let it die
    Posted in News on July 2, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Federal Employees, Seniors, Good Government

    America's Postal Service is made up of real heroes. This is no time to let it die By Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations The United States Postal Service is in crisis, and one person is standing in the way of its salvation: President Donald J. Trump. President Trump, who seems to be driven by his animus for Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, continues to blame Amazon's deliveries for the financial decline of our Postal Service. His mistaken solution has been... Read more

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