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Connolly Statement on Metro IG Report on WMATA-WMSC Operations

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), the Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, released the following statement regarding the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Inspector General’s report on the working relationship between WMATA and the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission (WMSC). The report follows Chairman…

Connolly Statement on Silver Line Extension

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), the Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, released the following statement regarding the potential opening of Metro's Silver Line extension to Dulles Airport Station: Completing the Silver Line has been my top priority since coming into public office and the rail connection to Dulles has been part of our regional transit…

Connolly Statement on USPS Decision to Accelerate and Increase EV Purchases

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, released the following statement regarding the U.S. Postal Service's announcement on its electric vehicle fleet. “Today’s USPS announcement that it will accelerate and increase its purchase of electric vehicles for its aging fleet is important progress. Investing in an outdated…

Connolly Statement on WMATA Announcement that Nearly Half of Train Operators Have Lapsed Recertification

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Congressman Gerry Connolly, Chairman of the House Government Operations subcommittee, released the following statement after WMATA announced nearly half of Metro’s train operators have lapsed recertification, resulting in temporary reductions in service. “Train operators are fundamental to Metro safety. Training lapses for operators are deadly serious. This is yet another preventable…

National Capital Region Delegation Joint Statement On WMATA Board’s Selection Of New GM

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May 11, 2021 (Washington, DC) – Today, Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD), and Representatives Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA), Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), John Sarbanes (D-MD), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Anthony Brown (D-MD), Jennifer Wexton (D-VA), and David Trone (D-MD), who represent the National Capital Region in the House of Representatives, issued the following…

Congressman Connolly to Kickoff Infrastructure Week Across NoVa

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On Tuesday, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Government Operations subcommittee, will kick off his “Infrastructure Week,” a series of events demonstrating the critical investments the bipartisan infrastructure law will support throughout Northern Virginia. Connolly’s first event will be a roads and bridges roundtable at the Stringfellow Park and Ride Station 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…

Connolly Statement on Senate Passage of the Postal Service Reform Act

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, released the following statement after the Senate passed the bipartisan Postal Service Reform Act. "After more than a decade of hard work and negotiations, the Postal Service Reform Act is finally on its way to the president's desk. This will save the Post Office from financial ruin,…

Connolly Statement on Finalization of USPS’s Shortsighted Contract for New Gas-Powered Vehicles

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, released the following statement regarding finalization of the U.S. Postal Service’s contract to replace its fleet of mail carriers with almost all gasoline-powered vehicles, despite President Biden’s clear and stated goal of electrifying the federal fleet.    “This is yet…

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