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  • Metro wants to rebuild 20 station platforms over three years, creating SafeTrack-like disruptions
    Posted in News on May 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Federal Employees, Transportation

    Faiz Siddique There will be no service on Metro’s Blue and Yellow lines south of Reagan National Airport for 98 days beginning in May 2019, as the transit agency embarks on a platform rebuilding project spanning six stations, part of an effort to refurbish 20 station platforms over three years. The work, which will at times target the Red, Blue, Yellow, Green and Orange lines, will focus on rebuilding crumbling station platforms that the agency says pose a safety risk to riders, and will mark M... Read more

  • OPM submits 4 familiar retirement proposals to the House for consideration
    Posted in News on May 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Federal Employees

    Nicole Ogrysko The Office of Personnel Management has submitted several proposals that would significantly change the existing retirement system for current and future federal employees. In a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), OPM Director Jeff Pon outlined four major recommendations. Ultimately, the proposals would require current and future federal employees to contribute more to their retirement. The legislative proposals would have the deepest impacts on Federal Employees’ Retireme... Read more

  • 149 Members Send Letter to Speaker Ryan Requesting Information on His Decision to Remove House Chaplain
    Posted in News on April 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees

    Today, 149 members sent a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan requesting information on his decision to remove the House chaplain. The letter was led by Representatives Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Walter Jones (R-NC), Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), and Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH). “We are seeking additional information regarding your decision to request the resignation of Reverend Patrick J. Conroy, the 60th Chaplain of the House of Representatives,” the members wrote. “The sensitive nature of this situation requires a d... Read more

  • Beyer-Connolly Request Investigation of Pruitt Ally, Banned Banker Albert Kelly
    Posted in News on April 25, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees, Environment/Energy

    Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA) and Gerry Connolly (D-VA) today sent a letter to the Inspector General of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) seeking an investigation of EPA Senior Adviser to the Administrator Albert Kelly. Kelly was appointed to oversee the Superfund program without qualifications in environmental protection. It has recently been reported that Kelly had previously provided EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt a series of bank loans for business deals in Oklahoma and was perman... Read more

  • All Oversight Democrats Urge Gowdy to Subpoena Documents on Census Bureau’s Concerns About Citizenship Question
    Posted in News on April 24, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees, Technology, Equality

    Today, all Democratic Members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform sent a letter asking Chairman Trey Gowdy to issue a subpoena to compel the Department of Commerce and the Census Bureau to produce documents they have been withholding for nearly three weeks relating to concerns raised by the Census Bureau itself about the Trump Administration’s sudden decision to add an untested new citizenship question to the 2020 census. The Democrats asked Gowdy to issue the subpoena this... Read more

  • Top Senate, House Democrats Send New Documents to Chairman Gowdy Regarding Pruitt’s Office Security Sweep
    Posted in News on April 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees, Environment/Energy

    Today, U.S. Senators Tom Carper (D-Del.), top Democrat on the Environment and Public Works Committee, and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Representatives Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) and Don Beyer (D-Va.) sent a letter to Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) transmitting new documents that they have obtained regarding the security sweep of his office performed prior to construction. The lawmake... Read more

  • House Republicans Turn Up the Heat on Pruitt
    Posted in News on April 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees, Environment/Energy

    Brian Dabbs House Republican power brokers are zeroing in on Scott Pruitt—and they’re predicting a rocky road ahead for the controversy-laden Environmental Protection Agency administrator. Democrats have long maligned Pruitt for, among other things, his spending habits, rental of a condo from a juggernaut lobbyist couple, and endorsement of dramatic raises for two top political staffers. And Republicans have largely brushed off the accusations, choosing instead to champion Pruitt’s deregulatory... Read more

  • Dem lawmaker calls on Fox News to fire Hannity
    Posted in News on April 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees

    Brett Samuels Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) said Monday that Fox News should fire Sean Hannity in the wake of the revelation that he is a client of President Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen. Hannity has frequently covered stories about Cohen — including the FBI raids on the New York lawyer's home and office last week — without revealing his own connection. “I think he is so into this like a pig in the mud he can’t get out of it. And I think he deserves to be fired. His word can never aga... Read more

  • Connolly Statement on President Trump’s Pardon of Scooter Libby
    Posted in News on April 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Health Care, Federal Employees, Transportation, Veterans, Foreign Policy, Seniors, Immigration

    Congressman Gerald E. Connolly, Vice Ranking Member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, released the following statement on President Trump’s decision to pardon Scooter Libby: “First, Sheriff Arpaio. Now, President Trump pardons Scooter Libby. This is a perversion of the pardon power and an instrument for obstruction of justice. The President is sending a clear signal to others that he will reward obstruction of justice. This is a sad moment for our democracy and justice syst... Read more

  • Trump Pardons Former Cheney Aide ‘Scooter’ Libby
    Posted in News on April 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees, Foreign Policy

    Louise Radnofsky and Peter Nicholas President Donald Trump said Friday he has pardoned a former top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney, I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby. “I don’t know Mr. Libby,” said Mr. Trump, “but for years I have heard that he has been treated unfairly. Hopefully, this full pardon will help rectify a very sad portion of his life.” Mr. Libby, now 67 years old, was convicted in 2007 of lying to a grand jury and obstructing justice in a case that involved the leaking of the identity o... Read more

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