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Chairman Connolly to Hold Hearing on IRS Operations Amid Expectedly Challenging Tax Season

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On Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. ET, Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, will hold a virtual hearing to examine the operations and financial condition of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), specifically how the agency will fare this tax season. Every year, the IRS processes more than 150 million individual and business tax returns. But as it hea...

Virginia Delegation Urges Placement of Future National Semi-Conductor Sites & Investments in Virginia

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U.S. Representative Gerry Connolly (D-VA-11) joined Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-07), U.S. Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), and the rest of the Virginia congressional delegation in calling on the U.S. Department of Commerce to consider Virginia for future locations of major semiconductor production and research facilities — as efforts to fund the CHIPS for America Act continue. In a letter sent to U.S...

Connolly Community Project Funding Requests Included in FY22 Appropriations Package

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, announced the inclusion of nine of his Community Project Funding (CPF) requests in the FY 2022 omnibus appropriations package, which passed the House last night and now heads to the Senate. “I was proud to secure the funding for these community projects, totaling nearly $12 million for Fairfax an...

Chairman Connolly, Rep. Porter Urge IRS to Clear Tax Return Backlog, Prioritize Low Income Families

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Today, Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, and Rep. Katie Porter, the Subcommittee’s Vice Chairwoman, sent a letter to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) urging the agency to eliminate the massive backlog of approximately six million tax returns ahead of the 2022 tax season. In their letter, the Members implored the IRS to prioritize the returns of indiv...

A competitive America must invest in R&D

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It is often said that budgets are values-based documents. If we value the future competitiveness of the United States, there are three critical priorities that must be reflected in federal spending: education, infrastructure, and research & development (R&D). While much attention is given to investments in education and infrastructure, these components are three legs of the same stool. R&D funding...

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

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Tags: Economy

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 to Host Roundtable on Affordable Childcare and Education

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On Thursday, June 10, Congressman Gerry Connolly will host a roundtable discussion on affordable childcare and education during the pandemic. The event will feature conversation from public officials, experts, educators, students, and childcare providers, and will focus on how the COVID-19 crisis has affected childcare providers and educators, a workforce largely consisting of women and in particu...

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 ...

Progressives Urge Biden Administration to Overrule Senate Parliamentarian

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Today, Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) joined Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17) and 22 of their colleagues in sending a letter to President Joe Biden & Vice President Kamala Harris urging them to overrule the Senate parliamentarian’s decision not to include a $15 minimum wage in the Budget Reconciliation package. Citing both concrete precedent and the severity of the economic crisis, their letter requests that th...

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...

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