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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 »

Members of Congress Urge DOJ Inspector General to Include Virginia Correctional Facilities in Ongoing Remote COVID-19 Inspections

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Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA), U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA), and Reps. A. Donald McEachin (D-VA), Morgan Griffith (R-VA), Bobby Scott (D-VA), Don Beyer (D-VA), Elaine Luria (D-VA), and Jennifer Wexton (D-VA), sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General (OIG) urging the agency to include Federal Correctional Complex (FCC) Petersburg and United... Read more »

Bipartisan Global Health Security Act Passes House

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Today, the House of Representatives passed the Global Health Security Act, legislation authored by Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and Congressman Steve Chabot (R-OH) that reaffirms the United States’ commitment to promoting global health security. “Rep. Steve Chabot and I first introduced this legislation nearly two years ago, when we identified a dearth of leadership and strategy around U.S. p... Read more »

173 Members of Congress Urge DHS Inspector General to Immediately Open Investigation Into Startling Whistleblower Allegations Regarding High Rates of Hysterectomies Being Performed on Immigrant Women in Irwin County, Georgia

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Congressman Gerry Connolly (VA-11) joined Reps. Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Judy Chu (CA-27), Jerrold Nadler (NY-10), Zoe Lofgen (CA-19), and 173 members of Congress today in urging the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Inspector General Joseph Cuffari to open an immediate investigation into new whistleblower allegations of mass hysterectomies being performed on women detained at the privately-... Read more »

Oversight Committee Advances Chai Suthammanont Remembrance Act

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Today, the House Oversight and Reform Committee advanced H.R. 7340, the Chai Suthammanont Remembrance Act, legislation authored by Chairman Gerry Connolly to protect federal employees from the coronavirus. Chai Suthammanont was a federal employee who lost his life after contracting the coronavirus while working as part of the kitchen staff at a Quantico daycare center. He is one of many frontline ... Read more »

Experts Agree DeJoy’s Conflicts of Interest Should Have Disqualified Him from Consideration for Postmaster General

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On Monday, Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, held a hearing to examine Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s potential conflicts of interest and evaluate how his continued leadership could jeopardize the Postal Service and the mail-in voting process for the 2020 election. The hearing also discussed his potentially criminal campaign finance violations, a... Read more »

Subcommittee to Hold Hearing on Postmaster General’s Leadership and Conflicts of Interest

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On Monday, September 14, 2020, at 12:00 p.m. E.T, Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, will hold a hearing to examine Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s potential conflicts of interest and evaluate how his continued leadership could jeopardize the Postal Service and the mail-in voting process for the 2020 election. DeJoy’s short tenure has been marked b... Read more »

Connolly Releases Federal Agency Reopening IG Investigation Tracker

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, released the correspondence he has received from 24 federal agency Inspectors General (IGs) in response to his June 15, 2020 letter requesting the IGs oversee agency plans to return employees to federal office buildings. “Whether it is rushing to reopen schools or federal offices, the Trump admin... Read more »

Connolly Statement on GSA IG Alert Memorandum on COVID Exposures

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Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, released the following statement on the U.S. General Services Administration’s Office of Inspector General “Alert Memorandum: Concerns Regarding PBS’s Communication and Cleaning Procedures for Coronavirus Disease.” “It is unconscionable that more than two weeks could pass between learning of a positive ... Read more »

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