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Connolly, Maloney, Krishnamoorthi, Speier Introduce Legislation to Provide Oversight of “Midnight Regulations” Enacted During Presidential Transitions

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Today, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy, and Committee Member Rep. Jackie Speier introduced theMidnight Regulations Review Act (H.R. 8956), to provide oversight of midnight reg... Read more »

Oversight Chairs Seek Member Briefing Related to Executive Order Canceling Diversity, Anti-Racism Training

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Today, Committee on Oversight and Reform Chairs and senior Members sent a letter to Director Russell Vought, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), demanding a member briefing and documents about the Trump Administration’s cancellation of diversity and anti-racism training in the federal government and organizations that receive federal funds. Chairwoman Carolyn B. Maloney; Government Operations ... Read more »

Connolly Amendments Included in House-Passed FY2021 NDAA Conference Report

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Today, the House of Representatives passed the FY21 National Defense Authorization Act, which included several amendments offered by Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations. Connolly’s provisions addressed the expansion of telework, and the inclusion of the Safe Homefront Act. “This overwhelmingly bipartisan effort represents a thoughtful comp... Read more »

Northern Virginia Delegation, Norton Hail Full Reopening Of Memorial Bridge

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Over five years after corrosion and structural weakness led to lane closures and the imposition of a weight limit, Memorial Bridge fully reopened today with all lanes open to traffic. The historic bridge, which connects Arlington National Cemetery in Northern Virginia and the Lincoln Memorial in the District of Columbia, was repaired with a $227 million rehabilitation project secured after a multi... Read more »

Connolly Urges FLRA to Overturn Radical Anti-Worker Decisions

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, sent a letter to Colleen Duffy Kiko, Chairman of the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA), objecting to three recent decisions that would severely limit the collective bargaining rights of federal employees. “I write to strongly object to three radical policy decisions released by the Federal... Read more »

House Chairs Seek Accounting of Political Appointees Burrowing into Career Positions at Dozens of Agencies

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Today, House Committee Chairs sent a letter to 61 federal agencies requesting information on conversions of political appointees to civil service positions during the Trump Administration. “Protecting the nonpartisan expertise of the career civil service is essential to the safety and security of the American people,” the Chairs wrote. “The merit system principles of the federal workforce put in p... Read more »

Connolly, Hoyer Lead Letter Urging Appropriators to Block Trump’s Schedule F Order in Upcoming Spending Bill

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD), and 11 Members of Congress sent a letter to the Chairs and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees to request that the forthcoming government funding bill include language that reverses President Trump’s harmful Schedule F Execut... Read more »

Connolly Statement on GSA Ascertainment

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Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, released the following statement after GSA Administrator Murphy announced the Biden transition can now access GSA resources. “It should not have taken the ire of Congress and the American public to convince Administrator Murphy to do the right thing. Her actions were dangerous and Congress must ensure it never happens... Read more »

Connolly elected NATO PA President, vows to champion values

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US Congressman Gerald E. Connolly vowed on Monday to champion NATO values at a critical moment in the Alliance’s history as he was named President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (NATO PA) for the next year. Connolly, head of the US delegation to the Assembly, was elected by electronic acclamation at the NATO PA’s 66th Annual Session; the first time the organiation has ever gathered virtually f... Read more »

Connolly Statement on Report OMB Has Finalized Schedule F Changes

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Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, released the following statement on a published report that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has completed its assessment of staff to begin its implementation of the Schedule F executive order: “This is a shameful and vindictive action from a President who was just fired by the American people. I look forward ... Read more »

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