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Connolly Addresses NATO Madrid Summit, Stresses Importance of Defending Democracy

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NATO PA President Gerald E. Connolly (United States) addressed NATO’s Heads of State and Government on the final day of the NATO Summit in Madrid, Spain, stressing the importance of recommitting NATO to its democratic foundations. The Assembly’s President is traditionally invited to address NATO Summits to present the views of Allied legislators on the key issues affecting the Alliance. Welcoming ...

Connolly, Turner Lead 190 Members in Support of NATO Membership for Finland and Sweden

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, and Congressman Mike Turner (R-OH), Vice Chair of the U.S. Delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, led a bipartisan group of 190 Members of Congress in urging the Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense, and the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations to work together an...

House Passes Connolly-Kinzinger Georgia Support Act

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Today the House of Representatives passed the Georgia Support Act, legislation introduced in February by Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), the co-chairs of the House Georgia Caucus. The Georgia Support Act asserts the United States of America’s continued support for the independence and sovereignty of Georgia, recognizes Georgia’s commitment to democratic values including ...

Connolly, McGovern Lead 30 Members in Requesting Update on Administration Review of US-Saudi Relationship

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), a senior member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, and Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), Chairman of the House Committee on Rules and co-chair of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, led 30 Members of Congress in sending a letter requesting information from Secretary of State Antony Blinken on ...

House Passes Connolly-Turner Resolution in Support of Establishing a NATO Center for Democratic Resilience

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Today, the House passed H.Res. 831, a resolution in support of the establishment of a Center for Democratic Resilience within NATO to help member, partner, and aspirant states strengthen their democratic institutions and to preserve democracy around the globe. The resolution was introduced by Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, and Congressman Michael T...

Connolly, Scott Urge Strict Sanctions Enforcement on Russian Diamond Industry

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Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, and Congressman Austin Scott (R-GA), a member of the House Armed Services Committee and of the U.S. delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, led a bipartisan group of eight Members of Congress in writing to Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secre...

Connolly Joins Bipartisan Delegation to Ukrainian Border in Poland

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly and a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, joined Chairman Gregory W. Meeks (D-NY) on an oversight trip to Ukraine’s border in Poland. Also with Connolly and Meeks is Ranking Member Michael McCaul (R-TX) and Representatives Ann Wagner (R-MO), David Cicilline (D-RI), Brian Fitzpatrick, (R-PA), Dr...

Connolly Statement on Russia's Unprovoked Attack on Ukraine

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly and a senior member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, released the following statement regarding Russia's unprovoked and unjustified military assault on Ukraine. "This morning President Vladimir Putin has decided to jump off the precipice and start a war of choice. We condemn his actions and those of hi...

Connolly Joins Congressional Call for Action Against Philippines Human Rights Violations

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This week, Representative Gerry Connolly (D-VA) joined Rep. Susan Wild (D-PA) and a bipartisan group of lawmakers in sending a letter to Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and Secretery of Treasury Janet Yellen, urging them to seek targeted sanctions against members of the Duterte regime with documented records of grave human rights violations in the Philippines. Reports of widespread harassment ...

House Foreign Affairs Committee Advances Connolly, Turner Resolution in Support of Establishing a NATO Center for Democratic Resilience

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Today, the House Foreign Affairs Committee advanced legislation sponsored by Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, and Congressman Mike Turner (R-OH), a former NATO PA President, in support of the establishment of a Center for Democratic Resilience within NATO to help member, partner, and aspirant states strengthen their democratic institutions and to pre...

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