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Senate Passes 9/11 National Memorial Trail Legislation

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Last night, the Senate passed H.R. 2278, bipartisan legislation to designate the “September 11th National Memorial Trail,” a trail route linking the National September 11th Memorial and Museum in New York City, the Pentagon Memorial in Arlington, Virginia, and the Flight 93 National Memorial in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. Introduced by Reps. Representatives Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA), Brian Fitz...

Connolly, Thompson Introduce Resolution Keeping The POW/MIA Promise

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Today, U.S. Representatives Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and Glenn "GT" Thompson (R-PA) introduced a bipartisan Resolution ensuring the commitment to the research and recovery efforts of our nation's missing service members. “We have a sacred compact with the men and women who serve our nation in uniform. They make untold sacrifices on behalf of the safety and security of the United States, and we vow to...

Connolly, Lynch, Porter Urge Defense Department to Recommit to Public Transparency and Accountability

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Today, Rep. Stephen F. Lynch, Chairman of the Subcommittee on National Security; Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations; and Committee Member Rep. Katie Porter sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III urging the Department of Defense (DOD) to build upon his previous commitments to transparency and expand public and Congressional access to in...

Connolly, Fitzpatrick, Beyer Introduce September 11th National Memorial Trail Legislation

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Today, Representatives Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Don Beyer (D-VA) introduced legislation to designate the “September 11th National Memorial Trail.” The Secretary of Interior would be authorized to designate a tour route to link the National September 11th Memorial and Museum in New York City, the Pentagon Memorial in Arlington, Virginia, and the Flight 93 National Me...

Connolly, Brown, Speier Call for Action to Address Racism at the Virginia Military Institute

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House Oversight Subcommittee on Government Operations Chair Gerry Connolly (VA-11), House Armed Services Committee Vice Chair Anthony G. Brown (MD-04), and House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel Chair Jackie Speier (CA-14) wrote a letter to Virginia Governor Ralph Northam calling for additional action to address persistent threats, hostility directed toward Black cadets at the Vir...

Connolly, Kilmer, Fitzpatrick Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Support Disabled Veterans

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Today, U.S. Representative Gerry Connolly (VA-11) joined Representative Derek Kilmer (WA-06) and Representative Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), in introducing new bipartisan legislation to help ensure disabled veterans are able to fully utilize their benefits amid disruptions in veterans’ health care during the COVID-19 pandemic. In March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic caused many Veterans Affairs (VA) he...

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...

Beware the Ides of August: This year it’s the postal service

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Chad Pergram Beware the “Ides of August.” That’s what we often write in this space when the eighth month on the Gregorian calendar comes round. Shakespeare warned “Beware the Ides of March” in Julius Caesar. But anyone who’s ever spent any time on Capitol Hill knows “Beware the Ides of August.” August is the most volatile month of the 12. And sure enough, the Ides of August – Aug. 15th - disrupte...

Connolly Statement on Today's Postmaster General Announcement

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly, Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, released the following statement after Postmaster General Louis DeJoy announced suspension of his operational changes. “Postmaster General DeJoy cannot put the genie back in the bottle. Sunshine in the form of public pressure has forced Mr. DeJoy to completely reverse himself. While this is a victory fo...

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