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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.…

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…

America's Postal Service is made up of real heroes. This is no time to let it die

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America's Postal Service is made up of real heroes. This is no time to let it die By Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations The United States Postal Service is in crisis, and one person is standing in the way of its salvation: President Donald J. Trump. President Trump, who seems to be driven by his animus for Amazon founder Jeff…

Bipartisan Lawmakers Introduce “Postal Preservation Act” to Save the Postal Service from Closing Its Doors

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Today, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, and Rep. Peter King introduced the Postal Preservation Act. The coronavirus crisis is wreaking havoc on the U.S. Postal Service.  Without immediate help from Congress and the Administration, the Postal Service—a…

Connolly Leads Virginia Members in Urging Leadership to Save the Postal Service

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, led fellow members of the Virginia delegation in sending a letter to House and Senate leadership urging the inclusion of provisions that will ensure the solvency and continuation of the U.S. Postal Service in the next coronavirus recovery package. The Postal Service projects a possible 50%…

Connolly Statement on Governor Northam’s Delay of Phase One for Northern Virginia Localities

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Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Government Operations subcommittee, released the following statement on Governor Ralph Northam’s announcement that he will delay Phase One for Northern Virginia localities until May 28th. “I thank the Governor for his flexibility and recognition that Northern Virginia is still not ready to reopen. While we have seen improvement in…

Connolly Statement on Postal Provisions Included in the Heroes Act

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Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Government Operations subcommittee, released the following statement on USPS provisions included in the Heroes Act.   The Heroes Act includes $25 billion to save the United States Postal Service and ends Treasury's blockade of the $10 billion loan authorized in the CARES Act. An additional $25 billion for capital…

Heroes Act Includes Connolly Provisions

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Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Government Operations subcommittee, released the following statement on the introduction of The Heroes Act. The legislation includes provisions introduced by Connolly to save the Postal Service, increase funding and flexibility for state and local governments, expand telework, invest in IT modernization, provide clarity for…

Top Republican fundraiser and Trump ally named postmaster general, giving president new influence over Postal Service

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Josh Dawsey, Lisa Rein and Jacob Bogage A top donor to President Trump and the Republican National Committee will be named the new head of the Postal Service, putting a top ally of the president in charge of an agency where Trump has long pressed for major changes in how it handles its business. The Postal Service’s board of…

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