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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...

Chairman Connolly’s Statement on IG Report on OPM’s COVID-19 Response

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Congressman Gerry Connolly, Chairman of the House Government Operations subcommittee, released the following statement on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management Office of the Inspector General’s report on the federal government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic. “This report is a stunning indictment of the Trump administration’s reckless, rushed, and ultimately dangerous plans to return federal...

Connolly, Fitzpatrick Lead Bipartisan Coalition of 119 Members in Urging President Biden to Pledge $2 Billion in Global Health Security Funding

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Today, Congressman Gerald E. Connolly, President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, and Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Europe, Energy, the Environment, & Cyber, led 119 members of Congress in sending a letter to President Biden, urging him to establish a new Fund for Global Health Security and Pandemic Preparedness and provide at least $2 billion in funding. ...

Connolly, Chabot Global Health Security Act Passes Committee

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Yesterday, the House Foreign Affairs Committee passed the Global Health Security Act, bipartisan legislation offered by Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, and Congressman Steve Chabot (R-OH), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, Central Asia, and Nonproliferation. The legislation, which previously passed the House in September 2020,...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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