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Connolly, Fitzpatrick Lead Bipartisan Coalition of 119 Members in Urging President Biden to Pledge $2 Billion in Global Health Security Funding

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Today, Congressman Gerald E. Connolly, President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, and Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Europe, Energy, the Environment, & Cyber, led 119 members of Congress in sending a letter to President Biden, urging him to establish a new Fund for Global Health Security and Pandemic Preparedness and provide at least $2 billion in funding. ... Read more »

Connolly, Pocan, Levin, Schakowsky, & Colleagues Demand Justice for Burmese Workers

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Today, Representatives Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA), Mark Pocan (D-WI), Andy Levin (D-MI), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Bill Pascrell, Jr., (D-NJ), Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ), and James P. McGovern (D-MA) released the following statement in response to recent reports of increased violence against Burmese trade unions and workers by the Burmese military. “We stand with the workers of Burma who, despite the imm... Read more »

House Passes Connolly's Saudi Dissidents Act

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Today, the House of Representatives passed the Protection of Saudi Dissidents Act, legislation authored by Congressman Gerald E. Connolly, president of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly. Connolly’s bill is aimed at holding Saudi Arabia accountable for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and Connolly’s constituent, that was adopted on a bipartisan basis by the House. This bill ... Read more »

Connolly, Curtis, Bipartisan Coalition Introduce Legislation To Protect Taiwan From Foreign Interference

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, and John Curtis (R-UT) introduced the bipartisan Taiwan Solidarity with the Co-Chairs of the Taiwan Caucus, and the Chair and Ranking Member of the Asia Subcommittee: Albio Sires (D-NJ), Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), Ami Bera (D-CA), and Steve Chabot (R-OH). “For too long, Beijing has distorted policies and procedu... Read more »

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... Read more »

Connolly, Chabot Global Health Security Act Passes Committee

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Yesterday, the House Foreign Affairs Committee passed the Global Health Security Act, bipartisan legislation offered by Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, and Congressman Steve Chabot (R-OH), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, Central Asia, and Nonproliferation. The legislation, which previously passed the House in September 2020,... Read more »

Foreign Affairs Committee Advances Connolly's Saudi Dissidents Act

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Today, the House Foreign Affairs advanced the Protection of Saudi Dissidents Act, legislation authored by Congressman Gerald E. Connolly, president of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly. Connolly’s bill would hold Saudi Arabia accountable for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and Connolly’s constituent, and impose a cost to Saudi Arabia for continuing to engage in such acts o... Read more »

House Passes Bipartisan Protect Democracy in Burma Act

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Today, the House of Representatives passed the Protect Democracy in Burma Act of 2021, bipartisan legislation introduced by Representative Gerry Connolly (D-VA), President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, Representative David Price (D-NC), Chairman of the House Democracy Partnership Majority, and Representative Vern Buchanan (R-FL), Co-Chairman of the House Democracy Partnership Minority. The l... Read more »

Korea Caucus Co-Chairs Statement on Blinken, Austin South Korea Visit

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Today, Representatives Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Joe Wilson(R-SC), Ami Bera (D-CA) and Mike Kelly (R-PA), co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Korea, released the following statement on Secretary of State Blinken and Secretary of Defense Austin’s trip to the Republic of Korea. “As co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Korea, we welcome Secretary of State Blinken and Secretary of Defense Austin... Read more »

Connolly Statement on Khashoggi Report

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Congressman Gerry Connolly, President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly and a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement after President Biden released today’s report on the murder of Connolly’s constituent, Jamal Khashoggi: “This report lays the blame for the brutal murder of Jamal Khashoggi, my constituent, directly at the feet of the Crown Prince. Sa... Read more »

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