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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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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