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Congressional Delegation Seeks Mass Vaccination Site in Northern Virginia

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Today U.S. Representatives Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Don Beyer (D-VA), and Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) wrote to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requesting a community vaccination site for Northern Virginia. The Biden Administration’s plan to defeat COVID-19 includes a proposal for 100 community mass vaccination sites across the United States. In their letter, they wrote: “Northern Virginia ... Read more »

Connolly-Chabot Reintroduce Global Health Security Act

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, and Congressman Steve Chabot (R-OH), a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, reintroduced the Global Health Security Act. The legislation, which passed the House in September 2020, reaffirms the United States’ commitment to promoting global health security and is crucial to combatting the curre... Read more »

Connolly Statement on COVID Vaccine

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, released the following statement on the Capitol Physician’s guidance that members of Congress get the covid-19 vaccine. “Following Capitol Physician guidance, today I took the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine. I want the American people to know this vaccine is safe, and I am confident in its efficacy. We ... Read more »

The fight for empowerment: Women in the Middle East and North Africa

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By Rep. Gerry Connolly Gender equality, women’s rights, and women’s empowerment are fundamental to our cultural identity, national security, and economic prosperity. Countless Americans have fought hard to make sure of that. However, progress on gender equality and women and girls’ rights ha been uneven around the globe, especially in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The data speak... Read more »

Rep. Connolly to Hold 12th Annual Open Season Workshop

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Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, will hold his 12th annual Open Season Workshop on Saturday, November 14th 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 expert... Read more »

Connolly, Kilmer, Fitzpatrick Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Support Disabled Veterans

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Today, U.S. Representative Gerry Connolly (VA-11) joined Representative Derek Kilmer (WA-06) and Representative Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), in introducing new bipartisan legislation to help ensure disabled veterans are able to fully utilize their benefits amid disruptions in veterans’ health care during the COVID-19 pandemic. In March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic caused many Veterans Affairs (VA) he... Read more »

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, which seeks ... Read more »

National Capital Region Delegation Statement On White House Coronavirus Outbreak

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Today, Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) joined Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD), Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), and Reps. John Sarbanes (D-MD), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Anthony Brown (D-MD), Jennifer Wexton (D-VA), and David Trone (D-MD) in issuing the following statement: “We represent the people of the National Capital Region. We are alarmed and dismayed by the casual... Read more »

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 desperately-needed C... Read more »

Connolly Joins Jayapal, 172 Members of Congress to Introduce House Resolution Condemning Forced Unnecessary Medical Procedures—Including Hysterectomies—Performed on Women in Irwin County, Georgia

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United States Representative Gerry Connolly (VA-11) joined Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Annie Kuster (NH-02), Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18), Sylvia Garcia (TX-29) and Lois Frankel (FL-21) and 172 members of Congress in introducing a House Resolution today that urgently responds to numerous reports of unnecessary medical procedures—including hysterectomies—being performed on immigrant women without their ... Read more »

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