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Connolly Statement on Vaccines and the Federal Workforce

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Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, released the following statement regarding President Biden’s announcement on vaccines and the federal workforce: “The only way to end this pandemic is for people to continue to get vaccinated. Federal employees serve on the frontlines of this pandemic and we must ensure their safety and the safety of those th...

House Passes Connolly Bill to Establish 9/11 National Memorial Trail

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Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2278, bipartisan legislation to designate the “September 11th National Memorial Trail.” The legislation, introduced by Reps. Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Don Beyer (D-VA), would designate a trail route linking the National September 11th Memorial and Museum in New York City, the Pentagon Memorial in Arlington, Virginia, and th...

Connolly, Kinzinger on Latest Developments in Georgia

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Today, Congressmen Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and Adam Kinzinger, Co-Chairs of the House Georgia Caucus, released the following joint statement on the latest political developments in the nation of Georgia: “Today’s news that Georgian Dream will walk away from the April 19th parliamentary deal sadly highlights the ongoing challenges to Georgia’s democracy. We are disappointed by this development and by...

Connolly Holds Biannual Hearing on Agency Compliance with FITARA and the Administration’s Federal IT Priorities

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Yesterday, Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, held a biannual hearing to assess implementation of the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) and hear from the Federal Chief Information Officer about the Biden Administration’s federal information technology (IT) priorities. The Subcommittee discussed the twelfth iteration of the F...

Connolly, Fitzpatrick Reintroduce Legislation to Improve Government’s Customer Service

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Today, Reps. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) reintroduced the Federal Agency Customer Experience (FACE) Act to improve the efficiency and favorability of government services. “Improving customer service at federal agencies is not a partisan issue. Federal employees are dedicated civil servants who want to deliver services to taxpayers as best they can,” said Connolly. “The FACE ...

Chairman Connolly to Hold Biannual Hearing on Agency Compliance with FITARA

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On Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. E.T., Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, will hold the Subcommittee’s biannual hearing to assess implementation of the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) and hear from the Federal Chief Information Officer about the Biden Administration’s federal information technology (IT) priorit...

Connolly to Host Roundtable Discussion on Mental Health

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On Friday, July 23, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) will host a roundtable discussion on mental health during the pandemic. The event will feature conversation from public officials, mental health experts, and representatives from local mental health organizations and non-profits. WHEN: Friday, July 23 at 1:00 PM. WHERE: Kings Park Community Library, 9000 Burke Lake Rd, Burke, VA 22015 WHO: Rach...

Connolly, Maloney, Kinzinger, Burchett Reintroduce Bipartisan Passport Backlog Elimination Act

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Today, Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA), the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), and Rep. Tim Burchett (R-TN) reintroduced the Passport Backlog Elimination Act, bipartisan legislation to eliminate the passport processing backlog created by the coronavirus pandemic. The ...

80+ House and Senate Democrats Urge Inclusion of Civilian Climate Corps in Final Reconciliation Deal

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Today, Rep. Gerry Connolly joined Reps. Joe Neguse, Alexandria-Ocasio Cortez, Judy Chu, Marcy Kaptur, Bobby Rush and Senators Ron Wyden, Chris Coons, and Ed Markey in sending a letter signed by over 80 lawmakers urging inclusion of the Civilian Climate Corps in the final budget reconciliation deal. Initial reporting of the Senate’s framework for a deal notes general support for the concept, but th...

Connolly Joins Bowman, 30+ House Democrats to Introduce Green New Deal for Public Schools

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Today, Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) joined Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) and 30+ of their colleagues in introducing the Green New Deal for Public Schools Act. The ambitious new legislation — which aims to invest $1.43 trillion over 10 years in public schools and infrastructure to combat climate change — would make a transformative and unprecedented investment in public school infrastructure by upgrading...

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