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Maloney and Connolly Urgently Request OMB Halt Any Further Efforts to Proceed with Schedule F Conversions

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Today, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, sent a letterto Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Russel T. Vought and Acting Deputy Director for Management Michael J. Rigas, urgently requesting that they not proceed with further plans to implement President... Read more »

Connolly-Fitzpatrick Introduce the Preventing A Patronage System Act

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Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, and Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) yesterday introduced the Preventing a Patronage System Act, legislation that would prevent any position in the federal competitive service from being reclassified outside of merit system principles without the express consent of Congress. “Congress has a responsi... Read more »

House Passes Connolly FedRAMP Legislation

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In one of its first actions of the 117th Congress, today the House of Representatives passed Representative Gerald E. Connolly’s Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Authorization Act. The bipartisan legislation was cosponsored by Representatives James Comer (R-KY) and Jody Hice (R-GA). The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Authorization Act of 202... Read more »

Connolly Statement on GOP Refusal to Reverse Schedule F Executive Order

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, released the following statement on Republican refusal to reverse President Trump’s Schedule F executive order in the government funding/coronavirus relief package: “I am deeply disappointed Republicans were unwilling to stand up for our federal employees and reject President Trump’s Schedule F e... Read more »

Connolly, Maloney, Krishnamoorthi, Speier Introduce Legislation to Provide Oversight of “Midnight Regulations” Enacted During Presidential Transitions

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Today, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy, and Committee Member Rep. Jackie Speier introduced theMidnight Regulations Review Act (H.R. 8956), to provide oversight of midnight reg... Read more »

Oversight Chairs Seek Member Briefing Related to Executive Order Canceling Diversity, Anti-Racism Training

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Today, Committee on Oversight and Reform Chairs and senior Members sent a letter to Director Russell Vought, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), demanding a member briefing and documents about the Trump Administration’s cancellation of diversity and anti-racism training in the federal government and organizations that receive federal funds. Chairwoman Carolyn B. Maloney; Government Operations ... Read more »

Connolly Urges FLRA to Overturn Radical Anti-Worker Decisions

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, sent a letter to Colleen Duffy Kiko, Chairman of the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA), objecting to three recent decisions that would severely limit the collective bargaining rights of federal employees. “I write to strongly object to three radical policy decisions released by the Federal... Read more »

Connolly, Hoyer Lead Letter Urging Appropriators to Block Trump’s Schedule F Order in Upcoming Spending Bill

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD), and 11 Members of Congress sent a letter to the Chairs and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees to request that the forthcoming government funding bill include language that reverses President Trump’s harmful Schedule F Execut... 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 »

Chairs Call on USGS Director James Reilly to be Removed After IG Investigation Determines He Retaliated Against Whistleblower

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Today, Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Raúl M. Grijalva, the Chairman of the Committee on Natural Resources, called for the removal of James Reilly as Director of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) after the Department of the Interior Inspector General found that... Read more »

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