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Connolly Statement on Shalanda Young's Nomination to Serve as OMB Director

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, released the following statement in support of President Biden's decision to nominate Shalanda Young to serve as Director of the Office of Management and Budget. "As anyone who's worked with her will tell you, Shalanda Young is the best of the best. She is among the most dedicated public servants I've ...

Connolly Introduces Legislation Strengthening the Office of Personnel Management Act

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Today, Congressman Gerald E. Connolly, Chairman of the Government Operations Subcommittee, introduced the bipartisan Strengthening the Office of Personnel Management Act. The bill grows out of years of bipartisan efforts to rebuild the struggling Office of Personnel Management, which serves as the federal government’s central hub of human resources policy. “We successfully stopped the previous adm...

Connolly Statement on Federal Employee Vaccination Rates

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Congressman Gerry Connolly, Chairman of the House Government Operations subcommittee, released the following statement on federal employee vaccination rates: “Federal employees remain ready to serve—with public health at the forefront. Already, 95% of feds are in compliance with vaccine mandates that go into effect today. Some agencies are near 100% compliance. Thank you, President Biden!”

Connolly Lauds Inclusion of $13.5 Billion in Government Operations Investments in Build Back Better Act

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, released the following statement in support of the more than $13 billion in investments included in the Build Back Better Act, which will fall under the jurisdiction of the Subcommittee on Government Operations. “As Chairman of the subcommittee with jurisdiction over the General Services Administration...

Connolly Statement on President Biden's Decision to Replace Bloom and Barger from USPS Board of Governors

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Congressman Gerry Connolly, Chairman of the House Government Operations subcommittee, released the following statement after President Biden announced he will not re-nominate USPS Board of Governor Chairman Ron Bloom and Governor John Barger. “I am tickled pink that two DeJoy enablers have been replaced and thank President Biden for his leadership. This action is a good thing for the Postal Servic...

After Oversight Committee Call for Investigation Into 2020 RNC Convention, Special Counsel Finds Trump Administration Officials Showed “Willful Disregard” for Hatch Act

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Today, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, the Chairwoman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, issued the following statement after the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) found 13 senior Trump Administration officials, including top White House aides and cabinet members, violated the Hatch Act. This included violations committed by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Acting Secretary of Homeland Secur...

Connolly Statement on House Passage of Bipartisan Infrastructure Legislation

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, released the following statement after the House passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, formally sending the legislation to President Biden for his signature. “Here in Virginia, we have 577 bridges and over 2,124 miles of highway in poor condition and in need of repair. 473,000 Virginians l...

Connolly Statement on Silver Line Phase 2 Major Milestone

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Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Government Operations subcommittee, released the following statement after Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority officials declared substantial completion on Phase 2 of the Metrorail Silver Line extension project. “As one of the earliest and strongest proponents of the Silver line, this is a welcome step towards fully operational Metro ...

Connolly Submits Testimony in Support of DC Council's Jamal Khashoggi Way Designation Act of 2021

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, submitted testimony in support of the Council of the District of Columbia's proposed legislation to rename the street in front of the Saudi Arabian embassy after Jamal Khashoggi, a journalist and Northern Virginia resident who was murdered at the direction of Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman. Connolly's f...

Connolly to Host 13th Annual Open Season Workshop

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Congressman Gerry Connolly, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, will hold his 13th annual Open Season Workshop on Saturday, November 20, 2021 to assist federal employees, retirees, service members, and veterans in navigating changes to the 2020 Federal Employees Health Benefits Plans (FEHBP), and dental and vision insurance programs. The program will feature a panel of experts, ...

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