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House Passes Bipartisan Protect Democracy in Burma Act

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Today, the House of Representatives passed the Protect Democracy in Burma Act of 2021, bipartisan legislation introduced by Representative Gerry Connolly (D-VA), President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, Representative David Price (D-NC), Chairman of the House Democracy Partnership Majority, and Representative Vern Buchanan (R-FL), Co-Chairman of the House Democracy Partnership Minority. The l... Read more »

Korea Caucus Co-Chairs Statement on Blinken, Austin South Korea Visit

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Today, Representatives Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Joe Wilson(R-SC), Ami Bera (D-CA) and Mike Kelly (R-PA), co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Korea, released the following statement on Secretary of State Blinken and Secretary of Defense Austin’s trip to the Republic of Korea. “As co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Korea, we welcome Secretary of State Blinken and Secretary of Defense Austin... Read more »

Connolly, Blumenauer, Pascrell Lead 50 Members in Urging President Biden to Remove and Replace Entire Postal Board of Governors

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Today, Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Chairman of the House Ways & Means Subcommittee on Trade, and Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ), Chairman of the House Ways & Means Subcommittee on Oversight, led 50 of their colleagues in writing to President Joe Biden to urge him to immediately remove and replace the six curr... Read more »

House Adopts Connolly Amendment to VAWA Reauthorization Act

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Today, the House adopted an amendment offered by Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) to the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2021. The amendment would strengthen the 2016 Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights by providing survivors the right to be informed of the status and location of sexual assault evidence collection kits. Survivors are empowered by greater transparency into how their ki... Read more »

Connolly Statement on NAPA Study Release

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Congressman Gerry Connolly, Chairman of the House Government Operations subcommittee, released the following statement on the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) study release on the Trump administration’s proposed OPM-GSA merger. “This report clearly and definitively rejects the Trump administration’s half-baked plan to abolish the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). It was a plan ... Read more »

Chairman Connolly Requests Briefing on National Finance Center Delays in Annuity Payments to New Federal Retirees

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Today, Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, sent a letter to Anita Adkins, Acting Director of the National Finance Center (NFC), requesting a briefing and information about their responsibility in delaying annuity payments to new federal retirees. “One report found that the NFC normally transmitted service history records within 30 days of an agency reque... Read more »

Connolly Re-Elected Co-Chair of House Green Dogs

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Yesterday, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) was unanimously re-elected to another term as Co-Chair of the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition, also known as the House Green Dogs. “I thank my colleagues for their trust and confidence to serve another term as Co-Chair of the House Green Dogs,” Connolly said. “We have important and urgent work to do in the next two years. Across our c... Read more »

Connolly Applauds Inclusion of $1B for TMF in American Rescue Plan

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Congressman Gerry Connolly, Chairman of the House Government Operations subcommittee, released the following statement on the inclusion of $1 billion for the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF) in the American Rescue Plan. The legislation now heads to President Biden to be signed into law. “Throughout this global health crisis, millions of Americans facing illness, unemployment, food insecurity, a... Read more »

Connolly Joins Wexton, 8 Dems in Introducing Bill Empowering Local Law Enforcement to Deny Sale of Dangerous Firearms

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) joined Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) in introducing the Empowering Law Enforcement for Safer Firearm Transfers Act. The legislation would enable local law enforcement to block the sale or transfer of any weapon regulated under the National Firearms Act (NFA) if law enforcement determines that an individual poses a danger to themselves or others, or i... Read more »

Connolly, Davis, Lee, Roybal-Allard Lead Effort to Cut Child Poverty in Half in 10 Years

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On March 9, 2021, as the House prepares to pass the American Rescue Plan that includes policies to reduce child poverty, Congressman Danny K. Davis (D-IL), Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA), Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA), and Congressman Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA) introduced the Child Poverty Reduction Act of 2021 to commit the nation to cutting child poverty by half in 10 years and to ... Read more »

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