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Connolly Statement on WMATA IG MetroAccess Report

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Congressman Gerry Connolly, Chairman of the House Government Operations subcommittee, released the following statement on today’s WMATA Inspector Generalreportthat found that WMATA is not accurately and transparently reporting on-time performance for the MetroAccess Paratransit in a manner consistent with FTA guidance. The OIG also recommends that WMATA start using real-time traffic data to determ... Read more »

National Capital Region Congressional Delegation Reintroduces the Metro Accountability and Investment Act

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Today, the National Capital Region Congressional Delegation reintroduced the Metro Accountability and Investment Act. Sponsors include Representative Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA), Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD), and Representatives Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), John Sarbanes (D-MD), Don Beyer (D-VA), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Anthony Brown (D-MD), Jennifer Wexton (D-VA), and David Trone (D-MD). “Ev... Read more »

Norton, Connolly, Beyer, Raskin, Brown, Trone Announce Legislation to Implement Recommendation from GAO Report on Helicopter Noise in the National Capital Region

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Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) and Representatives Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Don Beyer (D-VA), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Anthony Brown (D-MD), and David Trone (D-MD) today announced that they would introduce legislation to implement the recommendation from the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) recently released report on helicopter noise in the National Capital Region (NCR). In January ... Read more »

Northern Virginia Delegation, Norton Hail Full Reopening Of Memorial Bridge

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Over five years after corrosion and structural weakness led to lane closures and the imposition of a weight limit, Memorial Bridge fully reopened today with all lanes open to traffic. The historic bridge, which connects Arlington National Cemetery in Northern Virginia and the Lincoln Memorial in the District of Columbia, was repaired with a $227 million rehabilitation project secured after a multi... Read more »

Dems Demand OMB Stop Targeted and Political Defunding of Communities

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Today, Representative Gerry Connolly, chairman of the Government Operations subcommittee, and Representatives Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), Beyer (D-VA), and Trone (D-MD) sent a letter to Office of Management and Budget Director Russell T. Vought demanding he cease and desist all efforts to strip federal funding from Democratic-led communities. “By implementing this Presidential memorandum, which seeks ... Read more »

Subcommittee to Hold Hearing on Postmaster General’s Leadership and Conflicts of Interest

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On Monday, September 14, 2020, at 12:00 p.m. E.T, Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, will hold a hearing to examine Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s potential conflicts of interest and evaluate how his continued leadership could jeopardize the Postal Service and the mail-in voting process for the 2020 election. DeJoy’s short tenure has been marked b... Read more »

The Postmaster General just backed down, but Democrats must keep up pressure

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Opinion by Greg Sargent Because the crush of President Trump’s corruption and wrongdoing has been so relentless, it often can seem like media scrutiny and congressional oversight have been reduced to nothing more than dead letters. But in the case of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s operational changes to the U.S. Postal Service, the scrutiny might actually be having a real impact: The U.S. Posta... Read more »

Beware the Ides of August: This year it’s the postal service

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Chad Pergram Beware the “Ides of August.” That’s what we often write in this space when the eighth month on the Gregorian calendar comes round. Shakespeare warned “Beware the Ides of March” in Julius Caesar. But anyone who’s ever spent any time on Capitol Hill knows “Beware the Ides of August.” August is the most volatile month of the 12. And sure enough, the Ides of August – Aug. 15th - disrupte... Read more »

Connolly, Adams, DeFazio, Maloney Lead Effort to Save the Postal Service

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Government Operations Subcommittee Chairman Gerald E. Connolly (VA-11), Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (NC-12), Rep. Peter A. DeFazio (OR-04), and Committee on Oversight and Reform Chairwoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) led 127 other Members of Congress in sending a letter to Speaker Pelosi requesting strong support for the United States Postal Service in forthcoming COVID-19 relief legislation. “The ... Read more »

Connolly Amendments Included in House-Passed FY2021 NDAA

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Today, the House of Representatives passed the FY21 National Defense Authorization Act, which included amendments offered by Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Government Operations Subcommittee. Connolly’s provisions included the FedRamp Authorization Act, Global Health Security Act, Safe Homefront Act, and protections for whistleblowers and expansion of telework. “I thank t... Read more »

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