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  • NSA Boss Seems to Hit Trump on Russia: Putin Believes ‘Little Price to Pay’ for Messing With U.S.
    Posted in News on February 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Foreign Policy

    Andrew Desiderio Adm. Mike Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command, told a Senate panel Tuesday that the Trump administration is not doing enough to counter Russia’s attempts to meddle in future U.S. elections through the use of cyberattacks. “Clearly, what we’ve done hasn’t been enough,” Rogers bluntly declared during a Senate armed services committee hearing. In particular, Rogers said the administration’s decision to not immediately implement congressional... Read more

  • Democrats Try to Outflank Donald Trump After He Failed to Implement Russia Sanctions
    Posted in News on February 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Foreign Policy

    Andrew Desiderio House and Senate Democrats are teaming up in an attempt to increase pressure on the Trump administration in the coming days over its controversial decision to not immediately implement sanctions against Russia last month, as mandated under legislation that Congress pass overwhelmingly. This week, House Democrats are filing a resolution aimed at compelling the administration to implement those sanctions under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA). A... Read more

  • GSA chief slammed for FBI building pivot
    Posted in News on February 15, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Federal Employees, Technology

    Mark Rockwell Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle lit into new General Services Administration head Emily Murphy for abandoning a plan to consolidate FBI headquarters in a new campus. For the bulk of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee's Feb. 15 Government Operations Subcommittee hearing, Murphy faced a withering fusillade of bipartisan questioning about her agency's controversial announcement a few days earlier to keep the FBI headquarters building in downtown Washington. The ... Read more

  • New plan for FBI headquarters gets cold shoulder on Capitol Hill
    Posted in News on February 15, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Federal Employees, Technology

    Jason Miller House Oversight and Government Reform Committee members are frustrated and disappointed with the General Services Administration’s explanation about why it decided to reverse six years of effort and build the FBI’s new headquarters on its existing site. Reps. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) and Eleanor Holmes-Norton (D-D.C.) told GSA Administrator Emily Murphy and Public Building Service Commissioner Dan Mathews today that they want a full briefing and to see all the ... Read more

  • House lawmakers demand answers on FBI headquarters reversal
    Posted in News on February 15, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Federal Employees, Technology

    Daniel J. Sernovitz House lawmakers on both sides of the aisle pushed back Thursday morning against the federal government's surprise recommendation to abandon a yearslong effort to shift the FBI's headquarters from downtown D.C. in favor of building a new home for the agency on the site of its current one. In a sometimes heated subcommittee hearing, Reps. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., and Gerald Connolly, D-Va., promised to press the General Services Administration to disclose documents and a fuller ex... Read more

  • Federal workers rally against Trump's proposal to change how employees receive pay raises
    Posted in News on February 15, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Federal Employees

    Tom Fitzgerald Some of the largest federal worker unions say they will fight President Donald Trump's efforts to reform the federal workforce. During a massive rally on Capitol Hill Wednesday, government workers demanded a raise and said Trump’s budget proposal demonizes them. This is partially about pay and partially about politics. Democrats have long enjoyed support and financial backing of government unions. While Democrats have pledged to fight for a pay raise for government workers, the u... Read more

  • Connolly and Krishnamoorthi Demand Answers from CFPB on the Reported Slowdown of the Investigation into the 2017 Equifax Data Breach
    Posted in News on February 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Federal Employees, Seniors, Technology

    Today, Reps. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) sent a letter to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Acting Director Mick Mulvaney requesting his response to recent reports that the Bureau is slowing down or ending its investigation into the September 2017 data breach of Equifax, one of the nation’s largest consumer credit reporting agencies. The breach exposed the personal information of 143 million Americans, and its existence was shamefully kept secret from the American pub... Read more

  • Connolly Statement on FBI Headquarters Report
    Posted in News on February 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Federal Employees, Technology

    Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) released the following statement after the General Services Administration (GSA) and FBI released a report recommending that the FBI headquarters remain at their current site: “What an immense waste of time and resources. The only thing missing from this announcement was an apology. An apology to Virginia and Maryland for the time they spent developing site proposals. An apology to the FBI employees who will continue to work in the crumbling Hoover Building. And... Read more

  • Top Democrats Request Identities of Regulatory Reform Task Force Members
    Posted in News on February 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Federal Employees, Environment/Energy, Technology

    Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, the Ranking Member of the House Committee on the Judiciary, Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, the Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, and Rep. David N. Cicilline, the Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law, sent letters requesting that multiple agencies provide the identities of their Regulato... Read more

  • Korea Caucus Co-Chairs Introduce Resolution Recognizing the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea
    Posted in News on January 29, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Foreign Policy

    Today, Representatives Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Peter Roskam (R-IL), Ami Bera (D-CA) and Mike Kelly (R-PA), co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Korea, introduced a resolution recognizing and supporting the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. “The 2018 Winter Olympics will serve as an international symbol of sportsmanship and fair play, and we hope will provide a real contribution to peace and prosperity on the Korean Peninsula, in Northeast Asia, and beyond,” said the Repre... Read more

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