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Connolly Requests Plan to Reduce Passport Processing Backlog

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Government Operations subcommittee, sent a letter to the State Department requesting a plan to reduce the current backlog processing passports. “I write to express deep concern that the Department of State has essentially halted all routine passport processing and that plans to address the growing backlog of passport applications are ... Read more »

Postmaster General Warns Committee of Dire Consequences Without Congressional Action

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Today, Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan provided a video briefing to Members of the Committee on Oversight and Reform and Reform on the devastating impact the coronavirus crisis has had on the finances of the Postal Service and the steps Congress and the President must take to ensure continued delivery of essential information, packages, and services. “The Postal Service is fighting for its sur... Read more »

Connolly Joins Bicameral Letter in Support of George Washington Memorial Parkway Rehabilitation Project

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Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) signed a bicameral letter, led by U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao in support of the National Park Service’s (NPS) grant application for $102 million in federal funds to reconstruct nearly eight miles of the northern section of the George Washington Memorial Parkway (GWMP). The George Washington Parkway serves as a major com... Read more »

Connolly, Sarbanes, Wexton Introduce Telework Metrics and Cost Savings Act

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly, Chairman of the Government Operations subcommittee, and Representatives John Sarbanes (D-MD) and Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) introduced the Telework Metrics and Cost Savings Act, legislation to expand federal telework. “In the face of the coronavirus threat, federal agencies are expected to have a robust continuity of operations plan ready for immediate activation sho... Read more »

Connolly Leads Letter Urging the Study of an Additional Slug Location at the Pentagon

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Today, Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), and Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) sent a letter urging the Washington Headquarters Services to study a potential slug pick up location at the Pentagon in anticipation of planned, but significant, disruptions to commuting patterns along the I-66 corridor. “There are significant disruptions on the horizon for ... Read more »

SEEC Leaders Applaud Climate Priorities in House Infrastructure Proposal

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SEEC Co-Chairs Reps. Gerry Connolly, Doris Matsui and Paul Tonko and Vice-Chairs Reps A. Donald McEachin, Chellie Pingree, Matt Cartwright, Mike Quigley and Alan Lowenthal made the following statement in response to the Moving Forward infrastructure investment framework released by Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chair DeFazio, Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Pallone, and Ways and ... Read more »

VA Delegation Pushes Army National Guard to Include New Richmond Aviation Facility in DoD Budget

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) joined Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA), and the entire Virginia congressional delegation in urging the U.S. Army National Guard to prioritize funding for a new aviation facility in Richmond, Va. as part of the Future Years Defense Program (FYDP). With the current facility already impacting mission execution, the funding will help complete ... Read more »

Connolly, Beyer, Wexton Press WMATA To Take Responsibility For Contracted Bus Operations Amid Lengthening Strike

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U.S. Representatives Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Don Beyer (D-VA), Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) today wrote to Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) General Manager Paul Wiedefeld and Board Chair Paul Smedberg expressing concerns regarding its partial privatization and subsequent lack of oversight to ensure fair treatment of workers employed by its contractors. Their letter came amid a lengt... Read more »

More than 160 Members Urge House Democratic Leadership to Prioritize Clean Energy Tax Policies

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Today the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC), joined by the New Democrat Coalition and the Congressional Progressive Caucus, led 166 members in calling for the inclusion of clean energy tax policies in must-pass legislation this year—demonstrating broad Democratic support for the immediate passage of these policies. The urgency of the climate crisis requires the United State... Read more »

Connolly Statement for Today’s House Oversight Hearing On DC Statehood

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Congressman Gerry Connolly, Chairman of the Government Operations subcommittee, released the following statement in advance of today’s House Oversight hearing on “H.R. 51: Making D.C. the 51st State.” Mr. Chairman, thank you for holding today’s hearing on H.R. 51, the Washington, D.C. Admission Act. As a longtime supporter of D.C. statehood, I commend Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton for introd... Read more »

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