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Connolly Opposes National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022

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Congressman Gerry Connolly, Chairman of the House Government Operations subcommittee, released the following statement in opposition to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022. “The NDAA before us today falls far short of the House-passed bill that I was proud to support and constitutes an unfortunate missed opportunity to respond to many of the pressing issues facing…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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