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  • Connolly Statement on GOP Tax Plan
    Posted in News on December 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Health Care, Federal Employees, Transportation, Veterans, Foreign Policy, Seniors, Environment/Energy, Education, Technology, Animal Welfare, Gun Safety, Criminal Justice Reform, Equality, Immigration

    Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) released the following statement on the GOP tax plan: “The tax plan before us today would be a disaster for Northern Virginia. The GOP plan caps the state and local income deduction. It caps the mortgage interest deduction. And it phases out the medical cost deduction. Our district, where 50 percent of tax filers claim a SALT deduction, is one of the top congressional districts in the nation affected by this change, and 75 percent of our district’s SALT claimant... Read more

  • Connolly-Katko Introduce EARNED Act
    Posted in News on December 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Today, Representatives Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and John Katko (R-NY) introduced the Education Assistance to Realign New Eligibilities for Dependents (EARNED) Act, bipartisan legislation that would add an additional category of servicemembers eligible to transfer entitlement to post-9/11 educational assistance. Currently, the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 allows certain servicemembers to transfer all or some of their unused education benefits to their spouse or dependent chi... Read more

  • A government shutdown could halt military death benefits again
    Posted in News on December 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees, Veterans

    Claudia Grisales As the threat of a federal government shutdown rises, Gold Star families could be among those who pay the price. During a shutdown, a death benefit program for servicemembers that includes an immediate $100,000 payment to each military family could come to a halt. Other payments also could stop in a shutdown: funds that cover funeral, burial and related travel expenses as well as a temporary housing allowance in cases involving active-duty servicemembers. It happened four years... Read more

  • VA Delegation Sends Letter to Sec. Shulkin on Late Choice Payments
    Posted in News on October 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees, Veterans

    Congressman Gerry Connolly (VA-11) joined Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1) and the rest of the Virginia delegation in sending a letter to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA), Dr. David Shulkin, regarding the VA’s late payment to Veterans Choice Program (VCP) providers. In August of 2014, Congress authorized veterans to access private health providers to assist the overwhelmed VA Health Care system. Congress continues to fund the program; however, the VA has repeatedly struggled to make prompt p... Read more

  • Senate Panel Passes FITARA Extension in Block of IT Bills
    Posted in News on October 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees, Veterans, Technology

    Jack Corrigan The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee approved legislation on Wednesday that would extend the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative and eliminate the sunset periods for a handful of key consolidation requirements. The committee forwarded the FITARA Enhancement Act to the Senate along with a handful of other bills relating to federal technology, including the Connected Government Act, SECRET Act and Hack the DHS Act. With the Government Accountability... Read more

  • EPA staff headed for lowest levels in 30 years as environmental disasters pile up
    Posted in News on September 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans, Environment/Energy

    Mark Hand Hundreds of Environmental Protection Agency employees are leaving as the Trump administration works to reduce the federal government’s role in protecting Americans from toxic air and water. The staff reductions are occurring at a time when the EPA’s work is proving more valuable than ever. Storms, floods, and deteriorating infrastructure are forcing communities across the country to turn to the federal government for help protect their health and environment. A shrinking EPA will like... Read more

  • Connolly Sends Letter to Boy Scouts Condemning POTUS Remarks
    Posted in News on July 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees, Veterans, Education

    Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) sent a letter the Boy Scouts of America condemning President Trump’s remarks at this week’s quadrennial Boy Scout Jamboree. Connolly called on Randall Stephenson, National President for the Boy Scouts of America, to respond to the President’s remarks in a way that teaches Scouts the valuable lesson that all of us are created equal…and that even the President of the United States, when he does something wrong – something that contradicts not only the princ... Read more

  • House Adopts Connolly Amendment Waiving Veteran ID Fee
    Posted in News on July 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Today, the House of Representatives adopted Congressman Gerry Connolly's (D-VA) amendment to the Minibus funding bill that would waive the fee for homeless veterans applying for a veteran identification card. The Veterans Identification Card Act of 2015 directs the Veterans Administration (VA) to produce universal identification cards. Connolly's amendment prohibits the VA from charging a homeless veteran a fee for this service. "We have a responsibility to take care of our veterans, especially ... Read more

  • Connolly Announces Town Hall
    Posted in News on June 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Health Care, Federal Employees, Transportation, Veterans, Foreign Policy, Seniors, Environment/Energy, Education, Technology, Animal Welfare, Gun Safety, Criminal Justice Reform, Equality, Immigration

    On Monday, June 19th at 7:00 PM Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) will host a town hall meeting at the Sunset Hills Montessori School in Reston, VA. Connolly will provide a congressional update and then take audience questions. Due to space constraints, RSVPs are required. You can RSVP here. For additional information please contact our office at: 703-256-3071. When: June 19, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Where: Sunset Hills Montessori School 11180 Ridge Heights Rd. Reston, VA 20191 Read more

  • Unmasking the Trump Doctrine
    Posted in News on June 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Veterans, Foreign Policy, Environment/Energy, Immigration

    Rep. Gerald E. Connolly (D-Va.) Secretary of State Rex Tillerson heads to Capitol Hill this week with the impossible task of illuminating for Congress the Trump Doctrine, defined by a unilateral retreat from the global community. In his first five months in office, President Trump has inexplicably heaped praise on strongmen including Vladimir Putin, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, and Rodrigo Duterte, while dismissing some of our closest allies. In Brussels for his first foreign trip, the president adaman... Read more

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