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  • Connolly – Walorski Introduce the Federal Firefighter Pay Equity Act
    Posted in News on September 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees

    Representatives Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA) and Jackie R. Walorski (R-IN) have introduced the Federal Firefighter Pay Equity Act, bipartisan legislation to ensure federal firefighters are eligible for the same full and fair retirement benefits as their state and local counterparts. Every day, more than 15,000 federal firefighters put their lives at risk to protect our nation’s most critical assets – including the families, homes, and infrastructure on military installations across the country. Yet... Read more

  • Connolly Announces HUD Grant Funding for Fairfax and Prince William Counties
    Posted in News on September 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy

    Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) announced the following HUD grants for Fairfax and Prince William counties. “I am pleased to announce today that HUD has awarded almost $10 million in Community Development Block Grants and HOME grants for Fairfax and Prince William counties,” said Congressman Gerry Connolly. “This funding is critical in helping our local governments provide housing assistance and advancing homelessness prevention efforts. Very simply, these programs save lives. If the Tr... Read more

  • Congress officially calls for Trump to condemn hate groups
    Posted in News on September 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equality

    Mark Moore Congress passed a resolution calling on President Trump to condemn hate groups after he blamed the deadly violence at a Virginia rally of white nationalist groups “on many sides.” “Tonight, the House of Representatives spoke in one unified voice to unequivocally condemn the shameful and hate-filled acts of violence carried out by the KKK (Ku Klux Klan), white nationalists, white supremacists and neo-Nazis in Charlottesville,” Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) said in a statement. The House... Read more

  • U.S. Congress votes to call on Trump to denounce hate groups
    Posted in News on September 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equality

    Alex Dobuzinskis The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously adopted the resolution, U.S. Representative Gerry Connolly, a Democrat from Virginia, said in a statement. The Senate approved the measure on Monday. "Tonight, the House of Representatives spoke in one unified voice to unequivocally condemn the shameful and hate-filled acts of violence carried out by the KKK (Ku Klux Klan), white nationalists, white supremacists and neo-Nazis in Charlottesville," Connolly said. The joint resolution,... Read more

  • Congress Sends Resolution Condemning White Supremacists To Trump’s Desk
    Posted in News on September 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equality

    Nicole Lafond Congress on Tuesday passed a bipartisan resolution condemning white supremacist and other hate and sent it to President Trump’s desk, Politico and The Hill reported. With the bill on its way to the White House, sponsors urged President Donald Trump to not hesitate in signing it. “Tonight the House passed my resolution condemning hate groups and the Charlottesville attack. POTUS should send a clear message and sign it ASAP,” Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), who co-sponsored the legislation... Read more

  • House Sends Charlottesville Resolution to President's Desk
    Posted in News on September 12, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), co-author of H.J.Res 117, released the following statement after the House unanimously adopted the Senate-passed bipartisan resolution condemning the acts of violence carried out by the KKK, white nationalists, white supremacists and neo-Nazis. The legislation now heads to the President’s desk. “Tonight, the House of Representatives spoke in one unified voice to unequivocally condemn the shameful and hate-filled acts of violence carried out by the KKK, white na... Read more

  • House resolution introduced to condemn Aug. 12 violence
    Posted in News on September 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Equality

    Ryan M. Kelly Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-11th, with support from Rep. Tom Garrett, R-5th, introduced a resolution Thursday night that condemns the “violent and hateful attacks carried out in Charlottesville.” The resolution specifically condemns the actions of white supremacists, white nationalists, neo-Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan. It also honors the lives of the three people who were killed on Aug. 12. “I am pleased to introduce this important resolution tonight with Congressman Tom Garrett that br... Read more

  • Connolly Statement on the House Introduction of Charlottesville Resolution
    Posted in News on September 7, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) released the following statement upon the House introduction of his legislation condemning the violent and hateful attacks carried out in Charlottesville, VA by white supremacists, white nationalists, neo-Nazis and the KKK: “I am pleased to introduce this important resolution tonight with Congressman Tom Garrett that brings the Virginia congressional delegation together with one voice in clearly and unequivocally condemning the hateful acts of violence carried o... Read more

  • Connolly Statement on GAO Data Center Optimization Report
    Posted in News on September 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees, Technology

    Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Vice Ranking Member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, released the following statement on GAO’s Data Center Optimization report released yesterday, which found that agencies are not planning to meet their data center consolidation goals required by FITARA. In the report, GAO recommends that Congress consider extending the time frame for the data center consolidation and optimization provisions of FITARA. “It is disappointing but not surpri... Read more

  • Fewer than 1/4 agencies will meet data center consolidation goals
    Posted in News on September 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees, Technology

    Joe Uchill Fewer than one in four agencies are on track to meet federally mandated data center efficiency, cost and security goals by the end of the program to update them, according to a new Government Accountability Office report. The report, released Wednesday, said 17 of the 22 agencies are not planning to meet their Office of Management and Budget target by the end of the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) in October, 2018. FITARA aims to consolidate and optimiz... Read more

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