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Connolly Applauds Senate Passage of First Responder Fair RETIRE Act

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The U.S. Senate passed the First Responder Fair RETIRE Act, bipartisan legislation to ensure federal firefighters, law enforcement officers, and other federal first responders qualify for full retirement benefits if they are injured on the job and return to the federal workforce. The House passed the legislation unanimously in July, 2022. The legislation was introduced in the House…

Connolly to Host 14th Annual Open Season Workshop

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Congressman Gerry Connolly, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, will hold his 14th annual Open Season Workshop on December 3, 2022 to assist federal employees, retirees, service members, 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,…

Chairman Connolly Applauds Bipartisan House Passage of Bills to Prioritize Health of Federal Employees, Improve Government Cybersecurity

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Today, Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the  Chai Suthammanont Healthy Federal Workplaces Act of 2022 and the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Authorization Act of 2022 with bipartisan support. “Both of…

Chairman Connolly Applauds Bipartisan Committee Passage of Bill to Prioritize Health and Safety of Federal Employees

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Today, Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, released the following statement after the Committee on Oversight and Reform voted favorably—with bipartisan support—to approve the Chai Suthammanont Healthy Federal Workplaces Act of 2022. Chai Suthammanont was a federal employee who lost his life after contracting the coronavirus while…

House Passes Connolly Legislation to Guarantee Fair Retirement for Federal First Responders Injured on the Job

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Last night, the House unanimously passed the First Responder Fair RETIRE Act, bipartisan legislation to ensure federal firefighters, law enforcement officers, and other federal first responders qualify for full retirement benefits if they are injured on the job and return to the federal workforce. The legislation was introduced by Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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