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  • Dem rep: Trump threatened Mueller by trying to set limits for Russia probe
    Posted in News on July 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Policy

    Max Greenwood Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) accused President Trump on Thursday of threatening special counsel Robert Mueller by saying that the former FBI director would cross a line if his investigation into Russian election meddling delves into the Trump family's finances. "He was basically saying, 'I'll fire you if you go beyond this limit,' and he has no legal right to set that limit," Connolly told CNN's Jake Tapper. "Yes, it's within his constitutional purview to fire the special counsel, ... Read more

  • Connolly Calls on Pence to Rescind Directive For Sensitive Voter Data
    Posted in News on July 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Policy, Technology, Equality

    Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) sent a letter to Vice President Pence urging he rescind the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity’s directive for sensitive voter data. Connolly said the directive “is a thinly veiled effort to carry out voter suppression on a national scale. States should not comply.” The Vice President serves as chair of the Commission. On June 28, Vice Chair of the Commission Kris Kobach sent letters to all 50 states and the District of Columbia direct... Read more

  • Connolly Leads Bipartisan Letter to Trump on Crimea Human Rights in Advance of G20 Visit
    Posted in News on July 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Policy

    In advance of President Trump’s G20 visit, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) led a bipartisan letter urging the Trump administration to review a list of judges for human rights violations and possible sanctions. The letter was signed by Representatives Chabot, Deutch, Engel, Harris, Kaptur, Kelly, Meeks and Sires. In their letter the Members wrote that, “Over the past three years, Russian officials have executed a brutal crackdown on basic liberties in Crimea. Russia has subjected Crimeans who r... Read more

  • A Misguided War On The United Nations
    Posted in News on July 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Foreign Policy, Environment/Energy, Immigration

    Rep. Gerald E. Connolly (D-Va) In the wake of World War II, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt took noble action to ensure that the unrelenting conflicts that had defined the early 20th century wouldn’t doom future generations. His vision was clear: “to defend life, liberty, independence and religious freedom, and to preserve human rights and justice” in their own lands, the global community would need to come together and create a post-war organization that would protect the sovereignty of all... Read more

  • Beyer, Connolly Call On Department of Homeland Security To Grant Asylum To Syrian Human Rights Advocate Dr. Radwan Ziadeh
    Posted in News on June 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Policy, Immigration

    Virginia Representatives Don Beyer and Gerry Connolly issued the following statement today on the case of Dr. Radwan Ziadeh, currently under consideration by the Department of Homeland Security: “The Department of Homeland Security's announcement that it intends to deny asylum to Virginia resident Dr. Radwan Ziadeh, a Syrian legal scholar and human rights advocate, is completely nonsensical. Dr. Ziadeh was accused of engaging in terrorist activity after helping arrange peace conferences that wer... Read more

  • Democrats fear slowdown of Russia sanctions bill in House
    Posted in News on June 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Foreign Policy

    Richard Lardner Legislation that would hit Russia with economic sanctions and limit President Donald Trump's authority to lift the penalties faces an uncertain future in the House despite the bill's heavily bipartisan backing in the Senate. Instead of moving for a quick vote to build on the burst of momentum created in the Senate, where the measure won 98 votes last week, the Republican leadership in the House has sent the sweeping sanctions package to the Foreign Affairs Committee for a review.... 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

  • University of Virginia student Otto Warmbier, said to be in a coma, released from North Korea
    Posted in News on June 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Policy

    Anna Fifield University of Virginia student Otto Warmbier has been medically evacuated from North Korea in a coma after being detained for 17 months, his parents told The Washington Post on Tuesday. Warmbier, 22, is due to arrive home in Cincinnati on Tuesday evening, after a stop at a U.S. military facility in Sapporo, Japan. The family said they were told by North Korean officials — through contacts with American envoys — that Warmbier fell ill from botulism sometime after his March trial and ... Read more

  • Rep. Connolly predicts dire outcomes from Trump budget proposals
    Posted in News on June 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Health Care, Federal Employees, Foreign Policy, Environment/Energy, Education, Technology

    Brian Trompeter President Trump’s proposed budget would undermine key environmental programs and cost Northern Virginia tens of thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in economic activity, U.S. Rep. Gerald Connolly (D-11th) said June 8. “It’s probably one of the most radical documents that any president has submitted to any Congress,” Connolly told Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce members during a legislative update at the Tower Club in Tysons. “It slashes domestic investment profoundly an... Read more

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