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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 »

Connolly Reintroduces the Protection of Saudi Dissidents Act

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Today, Representative Gerry Connolly (D-VA), President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly and a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, reintroduced the Protection of Saudi Dissidents Act. The legislation 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 en... Read more »

Ahead of March 8 Trial, Connolly-Kaine Urge State Department to Press Saudi Arabia to Drop False Charges Against Virginians, End Persecution of Human Rights Advocates

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U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) and Congressman Gerry Connolly, a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, led their colleagues in a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken urging the State Department to press Saudi Arabia to drop false charges against two Virginians and other Americans in the Kingdom. In their letter, the lawmakers hi... Read more »

Connolly Reintroduces National Security Diversity and Inclusion Workforce Act

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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, reintroduced the National Security Diversity and Inclusion Workforce Act, legislation that would promote diversity in federal national security offices. Connolly was joined by Reps. Gregory Meeks (D-NY), Brad Sherman (D-CA), Stephen Lynch (D-MA), and Jo... Read more »

Connolly Writes to Secretary of State Blinken on the Nagorno-Karabakh Region

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly and senior member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, sent a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken regarding the territorial conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the Nagorno-Karabakh region. In his letter, Connolly called for the United States to help establish sustainable peace and lasting ... Read more »

House Foreign Affairs Committee and Georgia Caucus Call for Descalation of Political Situation in Republic of Georgia

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Today, Representatives Gregory W. Meeks, Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Michael McCaul, Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Gerry Connolly and Adam Kinzinger, Co-Chairmen of the House of Representatives Georgia Caucus, issued the following joint statement in response to developments in the Republic of Georgia: “As friends of Georgia who have long supported G... Read more »

Connolly Reintroduces the Lady Liberty Act

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Today, Representative Gerry Connolly (D-VA), a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and former Executive Director of the US Committee for Refugees, reintroduced the Lady Liberty Act to require the President to set a goal of admitting no less than 125,000 refugees annually. Connolly was joined by more than 50 members of Congress. “No one chooses to be a refugee, said Connolly. “In t... Read more »

Connolly, Kinzinger Reintroduce the Georgia Support Act

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Today, co-chairs of the Georgia Caucus Representatives Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), reintroduced the Georgia Support Act. The legislation asserts the United States of America’s continued support for the independence and sovereignty of Georgia, recognizes Georgia’s commitment to democratic values including free and fair elections, and affirms U.S. opposition to Russian aggressio... Read more »

Connolly, Chabot Reintroduce Crimea Annexation Non-recognition Act

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Today, Representative Gerry Connolly (D-VA), President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, and Representative Steve Chabot (R-OH), reintroduced the Crimea Annexation Non-recognition Act, bipartisan legislation that would prohibit federal agencies from taking any action that recognizes Russian sovereignty over Crimea. The legislation passed the House in March 2019, by a vote of 427-1. “Russia’s for... Read more »

Connolly Releases Climate Report On Benefits to Virginians if America Rejoins Paris Climate Agreement

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Today, Representative Gerald E. Connolly, Chairman of the Government Operations subcommittee and co-chair of the House Green Dogs, released a new House Committee on Oversight and Reform staff report on the health and economic effects of climate action. “From sea level rise in Hampton Roads to increased extreme weather events in Northern Virginia, Virginians see the effects of climate change right ... Read more »

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