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  • House Chairs Seek Accounting of Political Appointees Burrowing into Career Positions at Dozens of Agencies
    Posted in News on November 25, 2020 | Preview rr

    Today, House Committee Chairs sent a letter to 61 federal agencies requesting information on conversions of political appointees to civil service positions during the Trump Administration. “Protecting the nonpartisan expertise of the career civil service is essential to the safety and security of the American people,” the Chairs wrote. “The merit system principles of the federal workforce put in place guardrails to ensure that competitive service requirements are not bypassed to inappropriately ... Read more

  • Connolly, Hoyer Lead Letter Urging Appropriators to Block Trump’s Schedule F Order in Upcoming Spending Bill
    Posted in News on November 24, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees, Good Government

    Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD), and 11 Members of Congress sent a letter to the Chairs and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees to request that the forthcoming government funding bill include language that reverses President Trump’s harmful Schedule F Executive Order. The executive order, issued on October 21, 2020, would create a new Schedule F class of f... Read more

  • Connolly Statement on GSA Ascertainment
    Posted in News on November 23, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Good Government

    Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, released the following statement after GSA Administrator Murphy announced the Biden transition can now access GSA resources. “It should not have taken the ire of Congress and the American public to convince Administrator Murphy to do the right thing. Her actions were dangerous and Congress must ensure it never happens again. Now that she has belatedly begun the transition, I urge GSA to work expeditiously to make su... Read more

  • Connolly elected NATO PA President, vows to champion values
    Posted in News on November 23, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Policy

    US Congressman Gerald E. Connolly vowed on Monday to champion NATO values at a critical moment in the Alliance’s history as he was named President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (NATO PA) for the next year. Connolly, head of the US delegation to the Assembly, was elected by electronic acclamation at the NATO PA’s 66th Annual Session; the first time the organiation has ever gathered virtually for an Annual Session due to coronavirus travel restrictions. Connolly’s tenure at the helm comes as ... Read more

  • Connolly Statement on Report OMB Has Finalized Schedule F Changes
    Posted in News on November 21, 2020 | Preview rr

    Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, released the following statement on a published report that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has completed its assessment of staff to begin its implementation of the Schedule F executive order: “This is a shameful and vindictive action from a President who was just fired by the American people. I look forward to working with the incoming Biden administration to reverse this executive order and rebuild the ci... Read more

  • Connolly, Tonko Support Haaland for Interior Secretary
    Posted in News on November 20, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment/Energy, Good Government

    Today, Reps. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and Paul Tonko (D-NY), Co-Chairs of the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC), wrote to President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris to express their support for the nomination of fellow SEEC member Rep. Deb Haaland (D-NM) to serve as the Secretary of the Interior in the incoming Biden-Harris Administration. “Since joining Congress and our coalition, Congresswoman Haaland has demonstrated unwavering commitment to protecting public l... Read more

  • Committee Chairs Summon GSA Head On Refusal to Grant Biden-Harris Team Access to Transition Resources
    Posted in News on November 19, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Good Government

    This evening, Oversight and Reform Committee Chairwoman Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Rep. Nita M. Lowey, Oversight and Reform Committee’s Government Operations Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, and Appropriations Committee’s Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Mike Quigley sent a letter demanding that General Services Administration (GSA) Administrator Emily Murphy personally brief the Chairs and their Ranking Members ... Read more

  • Connolly, Pascrell, Titus Blast Trump Administration Blocking Presidential Transition
    Posted in News on November 9, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Good Government

    Reacting to reports that the General Services Administration (GSA) is blocking the commencement of the presidential transition process, three House of Representatives chairs are demanding urgent answers. U.S. Reps. Gerry Connolly (D-VA-11), the Chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations, Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight, and Dina Titus (D-NV-01), the Chairwoman of the House Transportation and In... Read more

  • Connolly Statement on the Election of President-Elect Joe Biden
    Posted in News on November 7, 2020 | Preview rr

    Today, Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, released the following statement on the election of President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris: “Congratulations to President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris. Now we get on to the awesome tasks of reconstructing our battered democracy and healing our beleaguered, beloved nation.” Read more

  • Rep. Connolly to Hold 12th Annual Open Season Workshop
    Posted in News on November 6, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Federal Employees

    Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, will hold his 12th annual Open Season Workshop on Saturday, November 14th to assist federal employees, retirees, service members, and veterans in navigating changes to the 2020 Federal Employees Health Benefits Plans (FEHBP), and dental and vision insurance programs. The program will feature a panel of experts, including representatives from the various health care plans, to answer questions and provide inf... Read more

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