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  • NoVa Delegation & D.C. Congresswoman Announce Long Awaited Breakthrough To Repair Arlington Memorial
    Posted in News on December 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Transportation

    Virginia’s two Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine, along with U.S. Reps. Don Beyer and Gerry Connolly and Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) , today announced that after years of effort by the Senators and House members, the National Park Service (NPS) has approved $227 million to initiate a long-awaited contract to fully repair and rehabilitate Arlington Memorial Bridge. The 85-year-old bridge, owned and maintained by NPS, is a vital daily route connecting Arlington, Virginia and the District of C... Read more

  • ‘A Disaster for Northern Virginia’
    Posted in News on November 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Health Care, Education

    Andrea Worker U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-11) says that he and his Democratic colleagues are more than willing to work in a bipartisan effort on meaningful tax form. “As a leader of the New Democrat Coalition, a group of pro-business Democrats, I have written on several occasions to Speaker Paul Ryan and Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady asking them to partner with us … to simplify the tax code, create revenue … and provide middle class tax relief.” Speaking at a roundtable gathering that the... Read more

  • Connolly Statement Opposing Republican Tax Plan
    Posted in News on November 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Health Care, Federal Employees, Environment/Energy

    Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) released the following statement in opposition to the Republican tax plan: "Congress had a real opportunity to pursue revenue neutral tax reform that would lower corporate rates and benefit the middle class. That is why I am deeply disappointed that the majority has instead elected to pursue a partisan tax plan that asks working families, veterans, and low-income seniors to pay higher tax rates than the wealthiest Americans and largest corporations. As a leader ... Read more

  • Connolly, Scott, Beyer and McEachin Call on House Republicans to Protect the State and Local Tax Deduction
    Posted in News on October 31, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy

    Today, Virginia Representatives Gerry Connolly, Robert C. “Bobby” Scott, Donald S. Beyer, Jr., and A. Donald McEachin called on House Republicans to protect the state and local tax deduction. In Virginia, 1.5 million households claim $16.5 billion in SALT deductions for an average deduction of $11,288 per household. Virginia has the nation’s 4th highest percentage of tax filers claiming a SALT deduction (37%). “This is a bad deal for Virginians who are being asked to pay even more just so House ... Read more

  • Connolly, Scott, Beyer and McEachin Send Letter in Support of State and Local Tax Deduction
    Posted in News on October 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy

    Today, Virginia Representatives Gerald E. Connolly, Robert C. “Bobby” Scott, Donald S. Beyer, Jr., and A. Donald McEachin sent a letter to House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady in support the state and local tax deduction. In the letter the members wrote, “We are committed to the state and local tax deduction and will oppose tax reform legislation that repeals this important part of the United States tax code and harms the family budgets of middle income households.” “In the Common... Read more

  • Connolly Statement on House GOP Budget’s Attack on Federal Employees
    Posted in News on October 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Federal Employees

    Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Vice Ranking Member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, delivered the following remarks on the House floor in opposition to the House Republican budget that unfairly targets federal employees. The full video is available here. “Ugly is ugly. This is an ugly budget, and it exists primarily to be a vehicle for tax cuts for the already fortunate - the top 1% or 2% in America - at the expense of everybody else and it will hemorrhage red ink for ... Read more

  • Connolly and Democratic Vice Ranking Members Call for Bipartisan, Bicameral Investigation into the Equifax Data Breach
    Posted in News on October 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Technology

    Today, Representative Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and nine other Democratic Vice Ranking Members sent a letter to House and Senate leadership urging them to pursue a bipartisan and bicameral investigation into the recent data breach at Equifax that exposed the personal information of 143 million Americans. “It is unacceptable for Equifax, an organization entrusted with the personal and financial information of hundreds of millions of Americans, to be so negligent with its cybersecurity practices,” sai... Read more

  • House members on both sides seek focus on middle class in tax reform
    Posted in News on September 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy

    Stephen Loiaconi As Republicans unveiled the blueprint of their plans for tax reform Wednesday, Democrats on Capitol Hill indicated they may support some provisions, but they suggested a wide gap remains on tax cuts that would benefit top earners. “I think there is bipartisan support for tax relief for middle income Americans and for small businesses,” Rep. Jim Costa, D-Calif., said. “I think that if we stick with that and we focus on making our tax system simpler and fairer…this is a real oppo... Read more

  • Connolly Announces HUD Grant Funding for Fairfax and Prince William Counties
    Posted in News on September 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy

    Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) announced the following HUD grants for Fairfax and Prince William counties. “I am pleased to announce today that HUD has awarded almost $10 million in Community Development Block Grants and HOME grants for Fairfax and Prince William counties,” said Congressman Gerry Connolly. “This funding is critical in helping our local governments provide housing assistance and advancing homelessness prevention efforts. Very simply, these programs save lives. If the Tr... Read more

  • Congressman Connolly’s Statement on DACA and DREAMers
    Posted in News on August 31, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Immigration

    Congressman Gerry Connolly issued the following statement today on DACA and the contributions of DREAMers to Virginia in response to troubling reports that President Trump may end the DACA program: “Since its creation in 2012, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has given nearly 800,000 DREAMers the opportunity to work and attend school. In Virginia, we have more than 12,000 DREAMers and they have contributed more than $711.4 million to our annual GDP. These young, hardwork... Read more

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