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Virginia Delegation Secures $729 Million for Transforming Rail in Virginia Phase 2 Projects

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Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine, Governor Glenn Youngkin, and U.S. Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA-08), Gerry Connolly (D-VA-11), Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-07), and Jennifer McClellan (D-VA-04) held an event in Arlington to announce $729,000,000 in federal funding they secured for the Transforming Rail in Virginia…

Connolly Statement on Accountability at WMATA

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Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) released the following statement: “The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act reauthorized the federal government’s annual dedicated funding commitment to WMATA. The historic legislation included my bill, the Metro Accountability and Investment Act, which conditioned continued federal funding on WMATA making reforms to strengthen the independence of…

Connolly to Oppose Amendment Forcing More Flights Out of DCA

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Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) released the following statement in opposition to the proposed amendment to the FAA reauthorization bill that would force National Airport to accommodate more flights: “One of my first local government appointments was to the Fairfax County Airports Advisory Committee. I subsequently spent 14 years in local government helping maintain the delicate…

Oversight Committee Democrats Press Norfolk Southern for Answers After Prioritizing Profits Over Safety

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Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and Democrats on the Committee on Oversight and Accountability in sending a letter to Alan Shaw, CEO of Norfolk Southern, the owner and operator of the derailed train in East Palestine, Ohio, demanding answers and information on its role in, and response to, the February 3, 2023, train derailment and calling on him to make the victims of the…

Connolly Applauds USPS Decision to Electrify Delivery Vehicle Fleet

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Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, released the following statement after President Biden and the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) announced it would purchase 66,000 electric vehicles (EVs) to replace its aging fleet of gas-powered delivery vehicles. The USPS investment includes electrifying 75% of its new purpose-built Next…

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…

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