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  • Connolly Statement on GOP Tax Plan
    Posted in News on December 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Health Care, Federal Employees, Transportation, Veterans, Foreign Policy, Seniors, Environment/Energy, Education, Technology, Animal Welfare, Gun Safety, Criminal Justice Reform, Equality, Immigration

    Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) released the following statement on the GOP tax plan: “The tax plan before us today would be a disaster for Northern Virginia. The GOP plan caps the state and local income deduction. It caps the mortgage interest deduction. And it phases out the medical cost deduction. Our district, where 50 percent of tax filers claim a SALT deduction, is one of the top congressional districts in the nation affected by this change, and 75 percent of our district’s SALT claimant... Read more

  • Connolly, Scott, Beyer and McEachin Urge Congressional Leadership to Reauthorize CHIP
    Posted in News on December 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Today, Virginia Congressmen Gerry Connolly, Bobby Scott, Don Beyer and A. Donald McEachin sent a letter to congressional leadership urging them to immediately bring up bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The CHIP program, which historically has been a bipartisan effort, provides insurance to more than 66,000 children and 1,100 pregnant women in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Earlier this week, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffee began to notify fam... Read more

  • Virginia Delegation Demands Trump Administration Extend Open Enrollment
    Posted in News on December 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (VA-11) joined Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner, Congressman Tom Garrett (VA-5), and other bipartisan members of the Virginia delegation in sending a letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Acting Secretary Eric Hargan asking him to extend the open enrollment period for consumers buying health insurance through the Affordable Care Act individual market in light of premium increases in Charlottesville and across Virginia. Earlier this year, the Trump Administ... Read more

  • ‘A Disaster for Northern Virginia’
    Posted in News on November 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Health Care, Education

    Andrea Worker U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-11) says that he and his Democratic colleagues are more than willing to work in a bipartisan effort on meaningful tax form. “As a leader of the New Democrat Coalition, a group of pro-business Democrats, I have written on several occasions to Speaker Paul Ryan and Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady asking them to partner with us … to simplify the tax code, create revenue … and provide middle class tax relief.” Speaking at a roundtable gathering that the... Read more

  • Connolly Statement Opposing Republican Tax Plan
    Posted in News on November 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Health Care, Federal Employees, Environment/Energy

    Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) released the following statement in opposition to the Republican tax plan: "Congress had a real opportunity to pursue revenue neutral tax reform that would lower corporate rates and benefit the middle class. That is why I am deeply disappointed that the majority has instead elected to pursue a partisan tax plan that asks working families, veterans, and low-income seniors to pay higher tax rates than the wealthiest Americans and largest corporations. As a leader ... Read more

  • Fairfax Co. board tackles lingering opioid crisis
    Posted in News on October 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Criminal Justice Reform

    Kathy Stewart The opioid crisis is not going away any time soon; in fact, it’s only getting worse. Since 2000, the heroin and opioid epidemic has killed more than 200,000 Americans, according to Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.). “Every day 91 fellow Americans succumb, lose their lives to the opioid problem,” said Connolly, who teamed up with Fairfax County board of supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova to hold a town hall on the opioid crisis Saturday. The town hall included a panel of experts. “I hope... Read more

  • Connolly Introduces Opioid Immediate Suspension Order Act
    Posted in News on October 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Criminal Justice Reform

    Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) introduced the Opioid Immediate Suspension Order Act, legislation that would help restore the ability of the Department of Justice to respond to the growing opioid crisis. “Nearly 200,000 people have died from opioid prescription overdoses since 2000,” said Congressman Gerry Connolly. “This crisis demands immediate action. The Opioid Immediate Suspension Order Act will help restore one of the most effective tools the Department of Justice had in stemming ... Read more

  • Trump promises to ‘look into’ report on drug czar nominee Marino in wake of Post/‘60 Minutes’ probe
    Posted in News on October 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Ed Okeefe President Trump said “we’re going to be looking into” a report about Rep. Tom Marino (R-Pa.), his drug czar nominee, in the wake of the Washington Post/“60 Minutes” investigation that found the lawmaker helped steer legislation that made it harder for the government to take some enforcement actions against giant drug companies. The president’s comments came as congressional Democrats reacted sharply to the report that Marino helped guide the legislation that sailed through Congress la... Read more

  • Connolly-Bulova To Host Opioid Roundtable
    Posted in News on October 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congressman Gerry Connolly and Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova will host a community roundtable on the opioid crisis next Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 2:00 PM at the Fairfax County Government Center. The roundtable will include health and addiction experts including Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Resources William A. Hazel Jr., as well as representatives from the Fairfax County Department of Health, Fairfax County Community Services Board, Inova hospital, loca... Read more

  • Connolly Statement on Trump Executive Order Attack on ACA
    Posted in News on October 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) released the following statement on President Trump's health care executive order that would sabotage the Affordable Care Act: "The Trumpcare executive order is the latest act of sabotage on the Affordable Care Act that will threaten coverage of pre-existing conditions and increase costs. Americans have repeatedly rejected Trumpcare. Let’s improve the Affordable Care Act, not leave millions of people more vulnerable." Read more

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