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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 service and s...

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 statement on ...

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 Centreville,...

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 punch list i...

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 million for Fairfax an...

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, and ensure o...

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 another willfully shortsig...

Connolly Statement on Retirement of Metro GM Paul Weidefeld

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Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) released the following statement today regarding the announced retirement of Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld: “I thank Paul Wiedefeld for his leadership, his willingness to make tough decisions, and the improvements he undertook, including the system-wide Safetrack project and securing dedicated funding for long term capital investments, that are going to hel...

Connolly Announces $107.4 Million in Infrastructure Law Funding to Fix Virginia Bridges in FY2022

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Today, Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) announced the first round of investments in repairing Virginia bridges under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Law he helped pass. Connolly helped deliver $107.4 million for Virginia to fix bridges this year in FY 2022, part of a total $536.8 million investment over the next five years. Currently, Virginia is home to 577 bridges in poor condition and in need ...

Connolly Announces New Funding for Northern Virginia Airports from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

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Today, Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) announced that $76,967,453 in new federal funding under the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is headed to Virginia to make much-needed improvements to airports, including $22,844,908 for Dulles International and $22,144,350 for Washington National. “Thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, these new grants will deliver new good-paying jobs for...

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