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Reps. Connolly, Lee, Pressley, Bush, Gomez, Ocasio-Cortez and Colleagues Call on Congress to Act on Eviction Moratorium

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Representative Gerry Connolly (VA-11) joined Representatives Barbara Lee (CA-13), Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Cori Bush (MO-01), Jimmy Gomez (CA-34), and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14), and 58 of their House colleagues in urging Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to pass legislation to extend the federal eviction moratorium for the duration of the pandemic. The lawmakers’...

Connolly Statement on President Biden's Pay Increase for Federal Workers

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Congressman Gerry Connolly, Chairman of the House Government Operations subcommittee, released the following statement on President Biden’s pay increase for federal workers. “It’s refreshing to work with a President who respects federal workers’ dedication and expertise, and fights to pay them accordingly. This action moves us much closer to pay equity for the public sector. After years of Trump’s...

Connolly Urges Flexibility on Final Departure Date from Afghanistan

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) sent a letter to President Biden urging him to remain flexible on the date of departure for the last American troops in Afghanistan, currently planned for August 31, and to commit to bringing as many at-risk individuals to safety as possible. “I was pleased to hear you say in your press conference on August 20th that you’re committed to evacuating every Ame...

Connolly, 47 Members Press White House for Answers on Afghanistan Evacuations

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA-11) joined Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (D-CA-53) and 47 members of Congress in sending a bipartisan letter to the White House, seeking answers on the Biden Administration’s plans to evacuate U.S. citizens, Afghan allies and their families, women, NGO employees, journalists, and others from Afghanistan. The letter states that “it is this Administration’s moral ...

Connolly Statement on Situation in Afghanistan

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly and a senior member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, released the following statement regarding the ongoing situation in Afghanistan. "What we are witnessing in Afghanistan is deeply concerning. As I said in May, the situation has an eerie resemblance to the end of the Vietnam war. The Biden administra...

Connolly, Matsui, Barragan, Clarke Lead Effort to Secure Robust Funding for Electric Vehicles

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (VA-11) and Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06), as well as Reps. Nanette Diaz Barragán (CA-44), Yvette Clarke (NY-9), and 25 House colleagues, wrote to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, urging them to include robust funding for electric vehicles (EVs) in any forthcoming infrastructure or investment package. “Robust funding for transportation ...

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...

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