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  • GSA's inspector general evaluating Trump Hotel lease
    Posted in News on August 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees

    Meredith Somers The General Services Administration’s Office of Inspector General is reviewing the lease between the agency and the Trump organization. “GSA’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) is evaluating GSA’s management and administration of the ground lease for the Old Post Office Building,” a GSA spokesperson said in an Aug. 29 email to Federal News Radio.. “GSA welcomes the oversight of the OIG and will continue to work with it on its evaluation.” In a statement from Rep. Gerry Connolly,... Read more

  • Connolly Statement on Reports GSA IG Is Reviewing Trump Hotel Lease
    Posted in News on August 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees

    Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Vice Ranking Member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, released the following statement on reports the GSA's Office of Inspector General is reviewing the Trump organization's lease at the Trump International Hotel: “As soon as the President was sworn in the Trump Organization was in violation of its lease. The language in the lease makes absolutely clear that no elected official can benefit from the contract. GSA’s determination otherwise i... Read more

  • Feds on Trump’s shutdown threat: ‘It’s blackmail’
    Posted in News on August 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Federal Employees, Immigration

    Joe Davidson President Trump’s latest threat to shut the government is just the most recent indication that he is unfit and unprepared for the office. The notion that the president of the United States would purposefully imperil services to taxpayers if Congress doesn’t approve $1.6 billion for his Mexico border wall would be far-fetched, if a credible person occupied the White House. “Build that wall,” he said in Phoenix this week. “Now the obstructionist Democrats would like us not to do it. ... Read more

  • Connolly Statement on Trump’s Threat of a Government Shutdown
    Posted in News on August 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Federal Employees, Immigration

    Congressman Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA) released the following statement today in response to President Trump’s reckless threat to shut down the federal government unless American taxpayers foot the bill for his ill-conceived border wall. “The President promised that Mexico was going to pay for his wall. That was a lie. Now, he is willing to threaten another Republican shutdown that will hurt millions of Americans who rely on the federal government for everything from social security and veterans ... Read more

  • Connolly to Hold Health Plan Open Season Workshop for Federal Employees/Retirees on November 18
    Posted in News on August 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Federal Employees

    Congressman Gerry Connolly will hold his annual Open Season Workshop on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at the Fairfax County Government Center to assist federal employees and retirees in navigating through the many changes in the 2018 Federal Employees Health Benefits Plans (FEHBP), dental and vision insurance programs. The federal government’s Open Season for federal employees and retirees to change their health plans runs from November 13, 2017 through December 11, 2017. Connolly’s Open Season Wo... Read more

  • Oversight Dems Launch Investigation of Taxpayer-Funded Expenditures to Trump Businesses
    Posted in News on August 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Federal Employees, Transportation, Environment/Energy, Technology

    Today, all Democratic Members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform sent letters to all Cabinet Secretaries and other federal agency heads requesting documents about how their Departments are spending federal taxpayer funds on products or services provided by businesses owned by or affiliated with the Trump Organization. “The American people deserve to know how their tax dollars are spent, including the amount of federal funds that are being provided to private businesses own... Read more

  • Cummings, Conyers, Connolly, Cicilline Request Documents about President Trump’s Regulatory Task Forces’ Secret Meetings and Conflicts of Interest
    Posted in News on August 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees

    Today, Reps. Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, John Conyers, Jr., Ranking Member of the House Committee on the Judiciary, Gerry Connolly, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, and David Cicilline, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law, sent a letter to Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney and Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs Administrato... Read more

  • Republicans Take First Shots at Slashing Individual Federal Employees’ Salaries
    Posted in News on July 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees

    Eric Katz House Republicans made their first use of a revived rule allowing them to target the salaries of individual employees, using the appropriations process to go after employees conducting work the lawmakers believe is obsolete. Conservative lawmakers initially targeted 89 employees at the Congressional Budget Office through an amendment to an appropriations bill that would fund a handful of federal agencies. That amendment failed Wednesday night by a 116-309 vote. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fl... Read more

  • Connolly Sends Letter to Boy Scouts Condemning POTUS Remarks
    Posted in News on July 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees, Veterans, Education

    Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) sent a letter the Boy Scouts of America condemning President Trump’s remarks at this week’s quadrennial Boy Scout Jamboree. Connolly called on Randall Stephenson, National President for the Boy Scouts of America, to respond to the President’s remarks in a way that teaches Scouts the valuable lesson that all of us are created equal…and that even the President of the United States, when he does something wrong – something that contradicts not only the princ... Read more

  • House Passes Knight-Connolly SECRET Act
    Posted in News on July 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees, Technology

    Today, the House passed unanimously the SECRET Act, legislation introduced by Representatives Steve Knight (R-CA) and Gerry Connolly (D-VA), which will help reduce the current security background check backlog. The legislation requires a quarterly report on the size of the security clearance investigation backlog and the average length of time it takes to carry out security clearance investigations. The information gathered on the average time for investigations to be completed will be separated... Read more

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