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Connolly Reiterates Demand for Release of ICE Detainees

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Yesterday, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, sent a letter to the Acting Director of U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement to request specific information on the health and safety protocols practiced at the Farmville Detention Center, and again demand the release of all detainees in ICE custody for the duration of the pandemic. Yesterday’s... Read more »

Connolly, Maloney, Burchett Introduce Passport Backlog Elimination Act

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Today, Rep. Gerry Connolly, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Rep. Tim Burchett introduced the bipartisan Passport Backlog Elimination Act. The legislation would require the State Department to submit a plan to Congress to eliminate the passport processing backlog created by the coronavir... Read more »

Connolly to Hold Hearing on Urgent Need to Modernize Federal IT Systems

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On Monday, July 20, 2020, at 1:30 p.m., Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, will hold a hearing to examine the longstanding issue of legacy information technology (IT) systems, the challenges they present to federal agencies, and the urgent need to modernize federal IT systems, especially in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Currently, the federal g... Read more »

Connolly, Senior House Democrats Call on Secretary Ross to Immediately Withdraw Unprecedented Political Appointees at Census Bureau

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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 Civ... Read more »

Connolly Calls on Secretary DeVos to Resign

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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... Read more »

Connolly Leads Bipartisan Letter in Support of Pay Parity for Federal Employees

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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 ... Read more »

Connolly Leads Letter Requesting Federal Support for Assisted Living Facilities

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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 (... Read more »

Connolly Statement on Vance and Mazars SCOTUS Decisions

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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 r... Read more »

Federal workers are returning to the office. Some members of Congress say they shouldn’t be.

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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 subcommitte... Read more »

Connolly, 100+ Lawmakers Call for End to Transgender Military Service Ban

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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 f... Read more »

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