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Connolly Demands Census Bureau Director’s Resignation

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, demanded the resignation of Census Bureau Director Dr. Steven Dillingham, following a Commerce Department Inspector General memo found he pressured employees to pursue a technical report on the number of undocumented individuals in the United States. Connolly released the following statement: “Ev... Read more »

Maloney and Connolly Urgently Request OMB Halt Any Further Efforts to Proceed with Schedule F Conversions

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Today, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, sent a letterto Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Russel T. Vought and Acting Deputy Director for Management Michael J. Rigas, urgently requesting that they not proceed with further plans to implement President... Read more »

Connolly-Fitzpatrick Introduce the Preventing A Patronage System Act

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Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, and Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) yesterday introduced the Preventing a Patronage System Act, legislation that would prevent any position in the federal competitive service from being reclassified outside of merit system principles without the express consent of Congress. “Congress has a responsi... Read more »

Connolly Statement in Support of Impeaching Donald Trump

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the Government Operations subcommittee, released the following statement in support of impeaching President Donald J. Trump after he incited an insurrection on the U.S. Capitol. We are tasked with the solemn duty to take the first step to right the wrongs we witnessed one week ago today. An act of terror was unleashed on our Capitol - the cradl... Read more »

House Passes Connolly FedRAMP Legislation

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In one of its first actions of the 117th Congress, today the House of Representatives passed Representative Gerald E. Connolly’s Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Authorization Act. The bipartisan legislation was cosponsored by Representatives James Comer (R-KY) and Jody Hice (R-GA). The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Authorization Act of 202... Read more »

Connolly Statement on GOP Refusal to Reverse Schedule F Executive Order

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, released the following statement on Republican refusal to reverse President Trump’s Schedule F executive order in the government funding/coronavirus relief package: “I am deeply disappointed Republicans were unwilling to stand up for our federal employees and reject President Trump’s Schedule F e... Read more »

Connolly Releases Climate Report On Benefits to Virginians if America Rejoins Paris Climate Agreement

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Today, Representative Gerald E. Connolly, Chairman of the Government Operations subcommittee and co-chair of the House Green Dogs, released a new House Committee on Oversight and Reform staff report on the health and economic effects of climate action. “From sea level rise in Hampton Roads to increased extreme weather events in Northern Virginia, Virginians see the effects of climate change right ... Read more »

Connolly Statement on COVID Vaccine

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, released the following statement on the Capitol Physician’s guidance that members of Congress get the covid-19 vaccine. “Following Capitol Physician guidance, today I took the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine. I want the American people to know this vaccine is safe, and I am confident in its efficacy. We ... Read more »

Connolly Condemns Controversial Korean Legislation to Suppress Free Speech

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Congressman Gerald E. Connolly, co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Korea and senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement on controversial Korean legislation that would criminalize the sending of leaflets, printed materials, auxiliary storage devices, money or other monetary benefits through the inter-Korea border and through third countries to North ... Read more »

Pressley, Connolly, 40 Members Call on President-Elect Biden to End Death Penalty on First Day in Office

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (VA-11) joined Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) and 40 of their House colleagues and three Representatives-Elect on a letter calling on President-Elect Joe Biden to end the use of the federal death penalty on his first day in office. The Congresswoman’s letter comes as the Trump Administration continues its killing spree, executing more people in six months ... Read more »

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