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Dems Demand OMB Stop Targeted and Political Defunding of Communities

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Today, Representative Gerry Connolly, chairman of the Government Operations subcommittee, and Representatives Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), Beyer (D-VA), and Trone (D-MD) sent a letter to Office of Management and Budget Director Russell T. Vought demanding he cease and desist all efforts to strip federal funding from Democratic-led communities. “By implementing this Presidential memorandum, which seeks ... Read more »

National Capital Region Delegation Statement On White House Coronavirus Outbreak

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Today, Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) joined Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD), Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), and Reps. John Sarbanes (D-MD), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Anthony Brown (D-MD), Jennifer Wexton (D-VA), and David Trone (D-MD) in issuing the following statement: “We represent the people of the National Capital Region. We are alarmed and dismayed by the casual... Read more »

Connolly Statement on President Trump Abandoning COVID-19 Relief Negotiations

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Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, released the following statement today in response to President Trump’s decision to walk away from the negotiating table and leave the American people without another COVID-19 relief package: “Mark it down: On October 6, 2020, the president walked away from ongoing negotiations on a desperately-needed C... Read more »

Experts Agree DeJoy’s Conflicts of Interest Should Have Disqualified Him from Consideration for Postmaster General

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On Monday, Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, held a hearing to examine Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s potential conflicts of interest and evaluate how his continued leadership could jeopardize the Postal Service and the mail-in voting process for the 2020 election. The hearing also discussed his potentially criminal campaign finance violations, a... Read more »

Subcommittee to Hold Hearing on Postmaster General’s Leadership and Conflicts of Interest

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On Monday, September 14, 2020, at 12:00 p.m. E.T, Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, will hold a hearing to examine Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s potential conflicts of interest and evaluate how his continued leadership could jeopardize the Postal Service and the mail-in voting process for the 2020 election. DeJoy’s short tenure has been marked b... Read more »

The Postmaster General just backed down, but Democrats must keep up pressure

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Opinion by Greg Sargent Because the crush of President Trump’s corruption and wrongdoing has been so relentless, it often can seem like media scrutiny and congressional oversight have been reduced to nothing more than dead letters. But in the case of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s operational changes to the U.S. Postal Service, the scrutiny might actually be having a real impact: The U.S. Posta... Read more »

Beware the Ides of August: This year it’s the postal service

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Chad Pergram Beware the “Ides of August.” That’s what we often write in this space when the eighth month on the Gregorian calendar comes round. Shakespeare warned “Beware the Ides of March” in Julius Caesar. But anyone who’s ever spent any time on Capitol Hill knows “Beware the Ides of August.” August is the most volatile month of the 12. And sure enough, the Ides of August – Aug. 15th - disrupte... Read more »

Connolly Statement on Today's Postmaster General Announcement

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly, Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, released the following statement after Postmaster General Louis DeJoy announced suspension of his operational changes. “Postmaster General DeJoy cannot put the genie back in the bottle. Sunshine in the form of public pressure has forced Mr. DeJoy to completely reverse himself. While this is a victory fo... Read more »

Connolly, Senior Democrats Request Information on Postal Service’s Operational Changes

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Today, senior Democrats on the Committee on Oversight and Reform sent a letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy requesting information on two documents that appear to outline drastic changes to United States Postal Service operations. Today’s letter was signed by Subcommittee on Government Operations Chairman Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, Chairwoman Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, Subcommittee on National Se... Read more »

Connolly Leads Letter Requesting Federal Support for Assisted Living Facilities

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Today, Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, and Reps. A. Donald McEachin (D-VA), Jennifer Wexton (D-VA), Abigail Spanberger (D-VA), and Elaine Luria (D-VA) sent a letter to the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requesting federal support for assisted living facilities (... Read more »

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