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  • GSA chief slammed for FBI building pivot
    Posted in News on February 15, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Federal Employees, Technology

    Mark Rockwell Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle lit into new General Services Administration head Emily Murphy for abandoning a plan to consolidate FBI headquarters in a new campus. For the bulk of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee's Feb. 15 Government Operations Subcommittee hearing, Murphy faced a withering fusillade of bipartisan questioning about her agency's controversial announcement a few days earlier to keep the FBI headquarters building in downtown Washington. The ... Read more

  • New plan for FBI headquarters gets cold shoulder on Capitol Hill
    Posted in News on February 15, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Federal Employees, Technology

    Jason Miller House Oversight and Government Reform Committee members are frustrated and disappointed with the General Services Administration’s explanation about why it decided to reverse six years of effort and build the FBI’s new headquarters on its existing site. Reps. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) and Eleanor Holmes-Norton (D-D.C.) told GSA Administrator Emily Murphy and Public Building Service Commissioner Dan Mathews today that they want a full briefing and to see all the ... Read more

  • House lawmakers demand answers on FBI headquarters reversal
    Posted in News on February 15, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Federal Employees, Technology

    Daniel J. Sernovitz House lawmakers on both sides of the aisle pushed back Thursday morning against the federal government's surprise recommendation to abandon a yearslong effort to shift the FBI's headquarters from downtown D.C. in favor of building a new home for the agency on the site of its current one. In a sometimes heated subcommittee hearing, Reps. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., and Gerald Connolly, D-Va., promised to press the General Services Administration to disclose documents and a fuller ex... Read more

  • Federal workers rally against Trump's proposal to change how employees receive pay raises
    Posted in News on February 15, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Federal Employees

    Tom Fitzgerald Some of the largest federal worker unions say they will fight President Donald Trump's efforts to reform the federal workforce. During a massive rally on Capitol Hill Wednesday, government workers demanded a raise and said Trump’s budget proposal demonizes them. This is partially about pay and partially about politics. Democrats have long enjoyed support and financial backing of government unions. While Democrats have pledged to fight for a pay raise for government workers, the u... Read more

  • Democratic Rep. Gerry Connolly Weighs In On Investigation Into Rob Porter
    Posted in News on February 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees

    NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Congressman Gerry Connolly, D-Va., about his committee's investigation into Rob Porter, the former White House staff secretary who resigned over accusations of domestic violence. https://www.npr.org/2018/02/14/585841133/democratic-rep-gerry-connolly-weighs-in-on-investigation-into-rob-porter Read more

  • Connolly and Krishnamoorthi Demand Answers from CFPB on the Reported Slowdown of the Investigation into the 2017 Equifax Data Breach
    Posted in News on February 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Federal Employees, Seniors, Technology

    Today, Reps. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) sent a letter to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Acting Director Mick Mulvaney requesting his response to recent reports that the Bureau is slowing down or ending its investigation into the September 2017 data breach of Equifax, one of the nation’s largest consumer credit reporting agencies. The breach exposed the personal information of 143 million Americans, and its existence was shamefully kept secret from the American pub... Read more

  • Connolly Statement on Trump Budget Proposal To Cut Metro Funding
    Posted in News on February 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees, Transportation

    Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) released the following statement on the Trump administration’s budget proposal that would cut the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act (PRIIA) funding from $150 million to $120 million: “I am beyond disappointed that the Trump administration chose to cut funding for Metro in its FY2019 budget. Especially, at a time when most of our area delegation is fighting for the federal government to double its contribution and pay its fair share for the transit sy... Read more

  • Top Democrats Request Identities of Regulatory Reform Task Force Members
    Posted in News on February 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Federal Employees, Environment/Energy, Technology

    Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, the Ranking Member of the House Committee on the Judiciary, Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, the Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, and Rep. David N. Cicilline, the Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law, sent letters requesting that multiple agencies provide the identities of their Regulato... Read more

  • GOP Blocks 13 More Subpoena Motions For a Total of 19 Subpoenas Rejected By Oversight Committee
    Posted in News on February 6, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees, Technology

    Today, during a business meeting of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Republican Committee Members blocked all consideration of requests to debate and vote on 13 motions for subpoenas for critical documents that are currently being withheld by the White House, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the Federal Deposit Insurance Company (FDIC), a... Read more

  • Democrats Seek Votes on 13 Subpoena Motions at Tuesday’s Oversight Committee Markup
    Posted in News on February 2, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees, Technology

    Today, Rep. Elijah. E. Cummings and Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, the Ranking Member and Vice Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, sent a letter requesting that Chairman Trey Gowdy place 13 motions for subpoenas on the agenda for the Committee’s upcoming business meeting on February 6, 2018. For each request, Cummings, Connolly, and other Committee Members previously sent Gowdy detailed letters setting forth the specific bases for the motions, but Gowdy declined t... Read more

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