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Connolly, Maloney Introduce the Merit Systems Protection Board Empowerment Act of 2020

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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, introduced the Merit Systems Protection Board Empowerment Act of 2020. This legislation would reauthorize the Merit Systems Protect Board (MSPB) for five years beginning in 2021. The MSPB is an independent entity within the federal... Read more »

Connolly, Maloney, Peters, and Carper Question Terms of Treasury Loan to Postal Service

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Today, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform; Senator Gary Peters, the Ranking Member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee; Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, the Chairman on the Subcommittee on Government Operations; and Senator Tom Carper issued the following joint statement after the Treasury Department and U.S. Postal Service announced an... Read more »

VA inspector general exposes breakdown at D.C. hospital that led to veteran’s suicide

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Lisa Rein A veteran, suffering in pain and out of medication, turned last year to the Veterans Affairs’ hospital in D.C. for help. Instead of receiving aid, a new report says, a cascade of failures by the medical staff resulted in him being forcibly expelled. The veteran shot and killed himself six days later. A VA inspector general’s report released Tuesday revealed not only poor communication a... Read more »

Democrats slam Trump push for new FBI building in virus bill

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Matthew Daly Democrats are accusing President Donald Trump of self-dealing as the White House pushes Senate Republicans to include nearly $1.8 billion to rebuild the FBI headquarters on its current site in downtown Washington as part of a new coronavirus aid package. Democrats have long accused Trump of a conflict of interest over the FBI building, which sits across the street from a downtown hot... Read more »

Connolly Statement on DC VA Medical Center IG Report

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Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, released the following statement on the Veterans Administration Office of Inspector General report on the Washington, D.C. VA Medical Center. “This is a very troubling report that describes a culture of indifference and callousness to patients experiencing mental health issues. Veterans must be treated ... Read more »

Connolly Slams Trump FBI HQ Provision in Senate COVID Legislation

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Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, released the following statement after the Senate coronavirus proposal included language reportedly requested by the President to keep the FBI Headquarters in downtown Washington, D.C. “More than 150,000 Americans have died from coronavirus, millions are unemployed, state and local governments are strug... Read more »

Connolly, Speier Introduce Bill to Address Intimate Partner Violence in the Military

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Congressman Gerry Connolly (VA-11), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, and Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14), Chair of the House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee, introduced legislation today that would better address domestic violence in the U.S. military. The provisions included in the legislation were also included in the House-passed version of the Fis... Read more »

Connolly Statement on Reports of Trump FBI HQ Demands in Coronavirus Package

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, released the following statement after the Washington Post reportedthat President Trump is demanding language to keep the FBI’s headquarters at its current location in the next coronavirus package. “Even in the midst of the worst pandemic in a hundred years, the President can’t help but try and b... Read more »

Connolly Demands OPM Turn Over Documents to IG Regarding Administration’s Hiring Practices

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, released the following statement in response to a letter from the Office of Personnel and Management (OPM) Inspector General to Congress concerning OPM’s refusal to share documents with an ongoing investigation related to the Trump administration’s questionable hiring practices and efforts to ins... Read more »

House Passes Connolly-Chabot Global Health Security Act in FY21 NDAA

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Today, the House of Representatives passed the FY21 National Defense Authorization Act, which included as an amendment the Global Health Security Act, legislation introduced by Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the U.S. Delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, and Congressman Steve Chabot (R-OH). The Global Health Security Act re-establishes the government-wide lead for pandemic... Read more »

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