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Connolly, Matsui, Barragan, Clarke Lead Effort to Secure Robust Funding for Electric Vehicles

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (VA-11) and Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06), as well as Reps. Nanette Diaz Barragán (CA-44), Yvette Clarke (NY-9), and 25 House colleagues, wrote to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, urging them to include robust funding for electric vehicles (EVs) in any forthcoming infrastructure or investment package. “Robust funding for transportation ...

80+ House and Senate Democrats Urge Inclusion of Civilian Climate Corps in Final Reconciliation Deal

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Today, Rep. Gerry Connolly joined Reps. Joe Neguse, Alexandria-Ocasio Cortez, Judy Chu, Marcy Kaptur, Bobby Rush and Senators Ron Wyden, Chris Coons, and Ed Markey in sending a letter signed by over 80 lawmakers urging inclusion of the Civilian Climate Corps in the final budget reconciliation deal. Initial reporting of the Senate’s framework for a deal notes general support for the concept, but th...

Connolly Joins Bowman, 30+ House Democrats to Introduce Green New Deal for Public Schools

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Today, Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) joined Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) and 30+ of their colleagues in introducing the Green New Deal for Public Schools Act. The ambitious new legislation — which aims to invest $1.43 trillion over 10 years in public schools and infrastructure to combat climate change — would make a transformative and unprecedented investment in public school infrastructure by upgrading...

Connolly Joins Bush, Ocasio-Cortez in Introducing the Green New Deal for Cities, Counties, States, Tribes, and Territories

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (VA-11) joined Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) and Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14) in announcing the introduction of the Green New Deal for Cities Act of 2021, legislation that would federally fund city, state, local, tribal, and territorial governments to respond to the climate crisis, creating hundreds of thousands of jobs in the process. “From se...

Connolly, SEEC Urge Elimination Of Federal Tax Breaks For Oil And Gas Companies

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This week, Co-Chair Rep. Gerry Connolly joined Vice-Chair Rep. A. Donald McEachin and fellow leaders of the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC), including Co-Chairs Reps. Doris Matsui and Paul Tonko, and SEEC Vice-Chairs Reps. Chellie Pingree, Alan Lowenthal, Mike Quigley, and Matt Cartwright submitted testimony to the Ways and Means Committee for its Member Day hearing. The ...

Connolly Re-Elected Co-Chair of House Green Dogs

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Yesterday, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) was unanimously re-elected to another term as Co-Chair of the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition, also known as the House Green Dogs. “I thank my colleagues for their trust and confidence to serve another term as Co-Chair of the House Green Dogs,” Connolly said. “We have important and urgent work to do in the next two years. Across our c...

Norton, Connolly, Beyer, Raskin, Brown, Trone Announce Legislation to Implement Recommendation from GAO Report on Helicopter Noise in the National Capital Region

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Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) and Representatives Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Don Beyer (D-VA), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Anthony Brown (D-MD), and David Trone (D-MD) today announced that they would introduce legislation to implement the recommendation from the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) recently released report on helicopter noise in the National Capital Region (NCR). In January ...

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 ...

Connolly, Tonko Support Haaland for Interior Secretary

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Today, Reps. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and Paul Tonko (D-NY), Co-Chairs of the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC), wrote to President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris to express their support for the nomination of fellow SEEC member Rep. Deb Haaland (D-NM) to serve as the Secretary of the Interior in the incoming Biden-Harris Administration. “Since joining Congress an...

Connolly, McGovern Urge Trump Administration to Assist in Stabilizing Venezuelan Oil Tanker

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), co-Chair of the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC), and SEEC Member Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), wrote to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin to express grave concern regarding the looming environmental disaster posed by the sinking Venezuelan oil tanker Nabarima in the Gulf of Paria, and t...

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