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Northern Virginia Delegation Statement on Future Location of FBI Headquarters

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Today, Representatives Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Don Beyer (D-VA), and Jennifer Wexton (D-VA), and Senators Mark Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) released a statement following a briefing from the General Services Administration (GSA) on the future location of a new headquarters for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI): “This morning, the Virginia congressional delegation received a briefing f...

Connolly, Sarbanes Introduce Telework Metrics and Cost Savings Act

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, and Congressman John Sarbanes (D-MD) reintroduced the Telework Metrics and Cost Savings Act, which seeks to strengthen and expand the federal government’s telework programs by capitalizing on lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic. “As we emerge from the pandemic, federal agencies must cont...

Connolly Leads 60+ Members in Urging 5.1% Pay Raise for Feds in FY23 Appropriations Legislation

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, led 62 members of Congress in urging the House Committee on Appropriations to include a 5.1 percent pay raise for federal employees in the FY2023 Financial Services and General Government appropriations bill. The increase is in line with Connolly’s FAIR Act, which he introduced in January of this...

Connolly, Wexton, Beyer Send Letter to MWAA Requesting Update on Issues Impeding Silver Line Phase 2 Operational Readiness and Urging Accountability for Delays

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Today, U.S. Representatives Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Jennifer Wexton (D-VA), and Don Beyer (D-VA) wrote to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) emphasizing their concerns over delays of the completion of the Silver Line Phase 2 extension and requesting an update on outstanding issues that are impeding the declaration of operational readiness. “We understand that several punch list i...

Connolly Community Project Funding Requests Included in FY22 Appropriations Package

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, announced the inclusion of nine of his Community Project Funding (CPF) requests in the FY 2022 omnibus appropriations package, which passed the House last night and now heads to the Senate. “I was proud to secure the funding for these community projects, totaling nearly $12 million for Fairfax an...

Connolly Leads 68 Members in Introducing Legislation to Stop DeJoy’s Purchase of Gas Guzzling Vehicle Fleet

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations and co-Chair of the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition, led 68 Members of Congress in introducing the Green Postal Service Fleet Act, legislation that would prohibit the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) from carrying out any purchase of a new fleet of delivery vehicles unless 75 percent ...

Connolly Statement on Senate Passage of the Postal Service Reform Act

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, released the following statement after the Senate passed the bipartisan Postal Service Reform Act. "After more than a decade of hard work and negotiations, the Postal Service Reform Act is finally on its way to the president's desk. This will save the Post Office from financial ruin, and ensure o...

Opinion: The government has a talent problem. This bill could help change that

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Our workforce is the lifeblood of the US federal government. Without individuals committed to public service, taxpayers, vulnerable populations and small businesses would not have access to critical resources and services. If the federal government fails to attract and hire the best and the brightest into service, the nation and the people it serves suffer. Unfortunately, we're already starting to...

Connolly, Schatz Reintroduce FAIR Act to Give Feds a 5.1% Pay Raise in 2023

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, and Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) reintroduced the Federal Adjustment of Income Rates (FAIR) Act, a bill that would provide federal employees with a 5.1 percent pay increase in calendar year 2023. Connolly and Schatz previously introduced similar legislation in the 115th and 116th Congresses, as we...

Chairman Connolly Introduces Bill to Recruit Next Generation of the Federal Workforce During Subcommittee Hearing

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Today, Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, held a hearing to examine actions the federal government must take to recruit and retain the next generation of public servants. During his opening statement, Chairman Connolly announced the introduction of the Building the Next Generation of Federal Employees Act (NextGenFeds Act), which would establish a compr...

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