Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) reintroduced the Administrative Law Judges Competitive Service Restoration Act, bipartisan legislation to reestablish Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) as members of the competitive civil service.
Approximately 2,000 Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) currently serve in agencies across the Executive Branch,… Read more »
Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) reintroduced the Federal Adjustment of Income Rates (FAIR) Act, a bill that would provide federal employees with a 7.4 percent pay increase in calendar year 2025. Connolly and Schatz previously introduced similar legislation in the 115th, 116th, and 117th Congresses.
The federal government has a history of chronic… Read more »
A central part of Donald Trump’s plan should he return to the White House is to dismantle the “deep state,” getting rid of the federal government workers who might stand in the way of his broader agenda.
Allies of those civil servants are already gearing up for a fight.
With nearly a year left until next fall’s election, President Joe Biden’s administration, lawmakers and advocacy… Read more »
Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) will hold his 15th annual Open Season Workshop on November 18, 2023 to assist federal employees, retirees, servicemembers, and veterans in navigating changes to the Federal Employees Health Benefits Plans (FEHBP) and dental and vision insurance programs. The program will feature a panel of experts, including representatives from the various health care… Read more »
Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Information Technology, and Government Innovation, released the following statement in support of the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) expansion of infertility coverage benefits for Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB) program enrollees.
“As a longtime proponent of better, more… Read more »
Today, U.S. Representatives Gerry Connolly (VA-11), Derek Kilmer (WA-06), Don Bacon (NE-02), and David Valadao (CA-22) reintroduced the Federal Retirement Fairness Act (FRFA), legislation to address a gap for federal employees who began their careers as temporary workers and were thus unable to make retirement contributions. The FRFA will allow these workers to make catch-up… Read more »
Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) introduced the Honoring Civil Servants Killed in the Line of Duty Act, bipartisan legislation to provide death benefits to the families of civil servants who are killed while on official duty. Senator Kyrsten Sinema introduced companion legislation in the Senate.
“For too long, families of… Read more »
Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Information Technology, and Government Innovation, released the following statement after President Biden announced a 5.2 percent average pay raise for federal employees in 2024.
“Today’s announcement is great news. While not quite what Senator Schatz and I called for in our FAIR Act, a 5.2… Read more »
Following the release of a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) legal review of the previous administration’s relocation of two U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) research agencies, U.S. Representatives Jennifer Wexton, Gerry Connolly, and Don Beyer (all D-VA) released the following statement emphasizing the need for Congress to take up the Conducting Oversight to Secure… Read more »
Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Information Technology, and Government Innovation, introduced a bipartisan resolution to honor America’s public servants during Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW), which is celebrated during the first week in May. The resolution is co-led in the House by Congressman Jamie Raskin… Read more »