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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…

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…

Chairs Maloney and Connolly Release Dismal Postal Data on National, Area, and District Delivery Rates for First Class Mail

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Today, Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, and Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, released national, area, and district-level data showing continued poor on-time delivery rates of First Class mail nationwide.   “With the election less than a week away, the American people deserve to know…

Connolly, Van Hollen Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Make Payroll Tax Deferral Optional, Including for Military Members and Federal Employees

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Representative Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) and U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) have formally introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to make the payroll tax deferral outlined by President Trump optional for any worker whose employer chooses to participate, including federal employees and service members. The legislation, which Senator Van Hollen announced in early…

Virginia Members Request Commitment That Ballots Will be Postmarked

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Today, Representative Gerry Connolly, chairman of the Government Operations subcommittee, and Representatives Scott, Beyer, McEachin, and Wexton sent letters to Virginia USPS postal managers on the frontlines of election mail operations to ensure all ballots their facilities receive through November 3, 2020 are properly postmarked. The United States Postal Service Office of…

Dems Demand OMB Stop Targeted and Political Defunding of Communities

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Today, Representative Gerry Connolly, chairman of the Government Operations subcommittee, and Representatives Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), Beyer (D-VA), and Trone (D-MD) sent a letter to Office of Management and Budget Director Russell T. Vought demanding he cease and desist all efforts to strip federal funding from Democratic-led communities. “By implementing this Presidential memorandum,…

Connolly Statement on President Trump Abandoning COVID-19 Relief Negotiations

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Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, released the following statement today in response to President Trump’s decision to walk away from the negotiating table and leave the American people without another COVID-19 relief package:   “Mark it down: On October 6, 2020, the president walked away from ongoing negotiations on a…

Connolly Requests Update on Delay in IRS Tax Refunds

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, sent a letter to IRS Commissioner Charles P. Rettig requesting an update on the current backlog in processing IRS tax refunds. “The delays in processing income tax returns and issuing refunds is adding to the financial hardship being experienced by countless taxpayers throughout our…

The Postmaster General just backed down, but Democrats must keep up pressure

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Opinion by Greg Sargent   Because the crush of President Trump’s corruption and wrongdoing has been so relentless, it often can seem like media scrutiny and congressional oversight have been reduced to nothing more than dead letters.   But in the case of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s operational changes to the U.S.…

Beware the Ides of August: This year it’s the postal service

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Chad Pergram Beware the “Ides of August.” That’s what we often write in this space when the eighth month on the Gregorian calendar comes round. Shakespeare warned “Beware the Ides of March” in Julius Caesar. But anyone who’s ever spent any time on Capitol Hill knows “Beware the Ides of August.” August is the most volatile month of…

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