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  • Connolly to Hold Health Plan Open Season Workshop for Federal Employees/Retirees on November 18
    Posted in News on August 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Federal Employees

    Congressman Gerry Connolly will hold his annual Open Season Workshop on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at the Fairfax County Government Center to assist federal employees and retirees in navigating through the many changes in the 2018 Federal Employees Health Benefits Plans (FEHBP), dental and vision insurance programs. The federal government’s Open Season for federal employees and retirees to change their health plans runs from November 13, 2017 through December 11, 2017. Connolly’s Open Season Wo... Read more

  • Oversight Dems Launch Investigation of Taxpayer-Funded Expenditures to Trump Businesses
    Posted in News on August 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Federal Employees, Transportation, Environment/Energy, Technology

    Today, all Democratic Members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform sent letters to all Cabinet Secretaries and other federal agency heads requesting documents about how their Departments are spending federal taxpayer funds on products or services provided by businesses owned by or affiliated with the Trump Organization. “The American people deserve to know how their tax dollars are spent, including the amount of federal funds that are being provided to private businesses own... Read more

  • Cummings, Conyers, Connolly, Cicilline Request Documents about President Trump’s Regulatory Task Forces’ Secret Meetings and Conflicts of Interest
    Posted in News on August 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees

    Today, Reps. Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, John Conyers, Jr., Ranking Member of the House Committee on the Judiciary, Gerry Connolly, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, and David Cicilline, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law, sent a letter to Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney and Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs Administrato... Read more

  • Republicans Take First Shots at Slashing Individual Federal Employees’ Salaries
    Posted in News on July 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees

    Eric Katz House Republicans made their first use of a revived rule allowing them to target the salaries of individual employees, using the appropriations process to go after employees conducting work the lawmakers believe is obsolete. Conservative lawmakers initially targeted 89 employees at the Congressional Budget Office through an amendment to an appropriations bill that would fund a handful of federal agencies. That amendment failed Wednesday night by a 116-309 vote. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla... Read more

  • Connolly Sends Letter to Boy Scouts Condemning POTUS Remarks
    Posted in News on July 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees, Veterans, Education

    Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) sent a letter the Boy Scouts of America condemning President Trump’s remarks at this week’s quadrennial Boy Scout Jamboree. Connolly called on Randall Stephenson, National President for the Boy Scouts of America, to respond to the President’s remarks in a way that teaches Scouts the valuable lesson that all of us are created equal…and that even the President of the United States, when he does something wrong – something that contradicts not only the princ... Read more

  • House Passes Knight-Connolly SECRET Act
    Posted in News on July 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees, Technology

    Today, the House passed unanimously the SECRET Act, legislation introduced by Representatives Steve Knight (R-CA) and Gerry Connolly (D-VA), which will help reduce the current security background check backlog. The legislation requires a quarterly report on the size of the security clearance investigation backlog and the average length of time it takes to carry out security clearance investigations. The information gathered on the average time for investigations to be completed will be separated... Read more

  • National Capital Region Members of Congress Blast Attack On Congressional Budget Office
    Posted in News on July 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees

    Members of Congress from Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia today excoriated a newly-filed amendment to the “Minibus” appropriations bills. The amendment would use the Holman Rule to target federal employees in the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO), which delivers projections on proposed legislation. In a joint statement, Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA), Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD), Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Anthon... Read more

  • Connolly Predicts Congressional Pressure on White House Tech Positions
    Posted in News on July 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees, Technology

    Jessie Bur Congress will likely be putting bipartisan pressure on the White House to fill critical IT positions in Federal agencies and prioritize modernization efforts, Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., predicted at the ServiceNow Town Hall on July 24. “We have worked so hard to try to elevate these issues in priority lists for senior management,” said Connolly. “If you have a White House that’s not even barely talking about this subject, it automatically starts to fall down again in the list of prio... Read more

  • Knight-Connolly Security Clearance Backlog Legislation Passes Oversight Committee
    Posted in News on July 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees

    Yesterday, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee advanced the Securely Expediting Clearances through Reporting Transparency (SECRET) Act. The legislation, introduced by Congressman Steve Knight (R-CA) and Congressman Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA), requires a quarterly report on the size of the security clearance investigation backlog and the average length of time it takes to carry out security clearance investigations. The information gathered on the average time for investigations to... Read more

  • Bill to expedite security clearances clears committee
    Posted in News on July 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees, Technology

    Chase Gunter The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on July 19 passed a bipartisan bill aimed at expediting the security clearance approval process. The Securely Expediting Clearance through Reporting Transparency (SECRET) Act, introduced by Reps. Steve Knight (R-Calif.) and Gerry Connolly (D-Va.), would require the National Background Investigations Bureau to submit a quarterly report on the size of the security clearance backlog. The report also would include the average time to c... Read more

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