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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...

Silver Line extension takes a large step forward with completion of rail yard at Dulles Airport

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Contractors have finished work on the last major element of the multibillion Silver Line rail project, officials said Wednesday, a milestone in the decades-long effort to extend Metrorail service to Dulles International Airport and into Loudoun County. The rail yard was the last major hurdle for a project that has been plagued by delays. The announcement from the Metropolitan Washington Airports A...

Connolly Lauds Inclusion of $13.5 Billion in Government Operations Investments in Build Back Better Act

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, released the following statement in support of the more than $13 billion in investments included in the Build Back Better Act, which will fall under the jurisdiction of the Subcommittee on Government Operations. “As Chairman of the subcommittee with jurisdiction over the General Services Administration...

Connolly Statement on Silver Line Phase 2 Major Milestone

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Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Government Operations subcommittee, released the following statement after Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority officials declared substantial completion on Phase 2 of the Metrorail Silver Line extension project. “As one of the earliest and strongest proponents of the Silver line, this is a welcome step towards fully operational Metro ...

Connolly Statement on WMATA Incident

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, released the following statement regarding the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission's decision to remove all 7000 series cars from service due to critical safety concerns. “When Congress enacted legislation to create the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission, we did so to create a rigorous safety ov...

House Advances Metro Accountability and Investment Act

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Today, the House of Representatives advanced the Metro Accountability and Investment Act, legislation authored by Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) that would reauthorize the Passenger Rail Investment Improvement Act (PRIIA) Funding, adopt Metro reforms, and support Inspector General autonomy. The legislation was included in the INVEST Act, and is cosponsored by Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-M...

Maloney, Comer, Connolly, Foxx Applaud Senators Peters and Portman for Introducing Bipartisan Senate Companion to Postal Service Reform Act

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Today, Oversight and Reform Committee Chairwoman Carolyn B. Maloney, Ranking Member James Comer, Government Operations Subcommittee Chairman Gerald E. Connolly, and Committee Member Virginia Foxx issued the following statements: “I would like to congratulate and thank Chairman Peters and Ranking Member Portman for introducing the bipartisan Senate companion to our Postal Service Reform Act,” said ...

Maloney, DeFazio, Connolly, and Huffman Lead 50+ Dems Asking President Biden and Speaker Pelosi to Support All-Electric Fleet for Postal Service

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Today, Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform Carolyn B. Maloney, Chairman of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio, Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations Chairman Gerald E. Connolly, and Representative Jared Huffman led a group of more than 50 House Democrats sending letters to President Biden and Speaker Pelosi requesting support to en...

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...

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