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  • Dem: Trump's 'bromance' with Putin has clouded his views on Russia
    Posted in News on December 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Policy

    John Bowden Democratic Rep. Gerald Connolly (VA) on Tuesday accused President Trump of harboring a "bromance" with Russian President Vladimir Putin, which the lawmaker says has clouded Trump's vision on Russia. In an interview with "The Lead" on CNN, Connolly told host Jim Sciutto that a recent decision from the Trump administration to sell lethal weaponry to Ukraine amid the country's conflict with pro-Russian separatists came despite Trump's "inexplicable" soft spot for Putin. "I think that t... Read more

  • Connolly Leads Letter to Secretary Tillerson Raising Concerns About State Department's New Mission
    Posted in News on December 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees, Foreign Policy

    Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) led 15 members of Congress in sending a letter to Secretary Tillerson concerning his recent comments regarding a new mission statement for the State Department. The letter was signed by House Foreign Affairs Committee Ranking Member Eliot Engel, and Representatives Bera, Bass, Boyle, Castro, Cicilline, Deutch, Frankel, Keating, Kelly, Lieu, Meeks, Sires, Titus and Torres. “We write to express our profound concern regarding the State Department’s new missi... Read more

  • 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 Statement on President Trump’s Jerusalem Announcement
    Posted in News on December 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Policy

    Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement on President Trump’s Jerusalem announcement today: “When President Jimmy Carter sat down at the negotiating table with Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin at Camp David in 1978, he reiterated that Jerusalem’s final status would not be decided unilaterally. Every successive U.S. administration since then has upheld that approach. With Pre... Read more

  • Niger: The ghost of Benghazi and the danger of mission creep
    Posted in News on November 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Policy

    Special by Congressman Gerry Connolly Four brave American service members were killed in an ambush near the Niger-Mali border last month. The American people deserve to understand how this tragedy occurred, and the U.S. Government must ensure that we do not repeat the same mistakes going forward. Democrats should not, however, follow the example of those in Congress who cynically exploited the September 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya. We should not embark on a highly politicized inve... Read more

  • Countdown to zero: The case for the Iran deal
    Posted in News on October 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Policy

    Special for The Hill by Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) Wake up. We are sleepwalking into an armed conflict. The hidden scandal of the Iraq War — the manipulation of intelligence to support a predetermined outcome — is now an overt political strategy to undermine a multilateral nonproliferation agreement. At a time when Iran was hurtling toward a nuclear threshold not easily undone by force or persuasion, the United States struck an accord with allies and adversaries alike that averted the so... Read more

  • Connolly-Rooney Introduce Commission to Verify Iranian Nuclear Compliance Act
    Posted in News on September 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Policy

    Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and Francis Rooney (R-FL) have introduced the Commission to Verify Iranian Nuclear Compliance Act. The bipartisan legislation would establish a Congressional-Executive commission with bipartisan-appointed staff to oversee implementation of the Iran nuclear agreement. The Commission would include 16 Members of Congress (8 from the Senate and 8 from the House of Representatives) and 4 representatives from the Executive Branch (representing the Department of State,... Read more

  • Bipartisan pair wants commission to oversee Iran deal
    Posted in News on September 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Policy

    Rebecca Kheel A bipartisan pair of lawmakers has introduced legislation that would create a commission to oversee the Iran nuclear deal, as President Trump approaches a deadline to certify whether Tehran is in compliance. “Increasing public transparency surrounding the Iran deal’s implementation is a critical priority,” Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) said in a statement Wednesday. “Congress has a role to play in effective oversight of this agreement, and we must assert that role regardless of whet... Read more

  • Price-Connolly Call on Trump Administration to Stop Equivocating on Two-State Solution
    Posted in News on August 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Policy

    Today, Congressmen David Price (D-NC) and Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA) released the following statement after the Trump Administration refused this week to reaffirm the United States’ commitment to a two-state solution. In March, following the President’s remarks that, “I’m looking at two-state and one-state, and I like the one both parties like,” Connolly and Price sent a bipartisan letter signed by 191 members of Congress urging the President to clearly reaffirm the United States’ longstanding, b... Read more

  • Border Patrol Ordered To Block Congressmen During Travel Ban
    Posted in News on August 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Policy, Equality, Immigration

    Betsy Woodruff As chaos unfolded at the nation’s airports, Trump administration officials issued clear directives: treat lawyers’ calls like “protests” and keep duly elected representatives out. On the chaotic day the Trump administration’s travel ban went into effect, high-level Homeland Security officials directed their staff at airports around the country to stiff-arm members of Congress and treat lawyers with deep suspicion. Members of Congress say they’re shocked by the orders, uncovered i... Read more

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