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SEEC Leadership decries SCOTUS ruling in West Virginia v. EPA

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The leaders of the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC), including Co-Chairs Reps. Gerry Connolly, Doris Matsui, and Paul Tonko and Vice-Chairs Reps. Matt Cartwright, Alan Lowenthal, A. Donald McEachin, Chellie Pingree, and Mike Quigley, released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court released its opinion in West Virginia v. EPA. “Despite the signs and consequenc...

SEEC, New Democrat Coalition, Congressional Progressive Caucus Call on President Biden to Reach a Deal on Legislation to Tackle Climate Change, Lower Energy Costs, and Ensure U.S. Energy Independence

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The Co-Chairs of the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC), Reps. Gerry Connolly, Doris Matsui, and Paul Tonko, along with the Chair of the New Democrat Coalition (NDC), Rep. Suzan DelBene and the Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC), Rep. Pramila Jayapal, sent a letter to President Biden urging him to do everything in his power to reach a deal and sign into law ...

SEEC Leadership Statement on Earth Day

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Today, SEEC Co-Chairs Reps. Paul Tonko, Doris Matsui and Gerry Connolly and Vice-Chairs Reps A. Donald McEachin, Chellie Pingree, Matt Cartwright, Mike Quigley, and Alan Lowenthal released the following statement in recognition of Earth Day: “This Earth Day provides us with an opportunity to celebrate the historic climate and clean energy accomplishments of the 117th Congress so far. These include...

Connolly Statement on Finalization of USPS’s Shortsighted Contract for New Gas-Powered Vehicles

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, released the following statement regarding finalization of the U.S. Postal Service’s contract to replace its fleet of mail carriers with almost all gasoline-powered vehicles, despite President Biden’s clear and stated goal of electrifying the federal fleet. “This is yet another willfully shortsig...

The Post Office Is Buying Gas-Powered Trucks, Despite Biden Climate Order

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A senior House Democrat called on Wednesday for the resignation of Louis DeJoy, the postmaster general, saying he flouted President Biden’s plan to electrify the federal fleet by placing a multibillion dollar order for mostly gasoline-powered vehicles. Representative Gerald Connolly, the Virginia Democrat who leads the House subcommittee overseeing the United States Postal Service, called the move...

Connolly Joins Jayapal, Lawmakers in Introducing the Climate Resilience Workforce Act

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United States Representative Gerry Connolly (D-VA) joined Rep. Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) and other lawmakers today in introducing legislation to make bold investments in a workforce capable of preparing for and responding to climate change. The Climate Resilience Workforce Act builds the skilled, equitable, and necessary workforce that America needs to achieve climate resilience while creating milli...

Connolly Lauds Inclusion of $13.5 Billion in Government Operations Investments in Build Back Better Act

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, released the following statement in support of the more than $13 billion in investments included in the Build Back Better Act, which will fall under the jurisdiction of the Subcommittee on Government Operations. “As Chairman of the subcommittee with jurisdiction over the General Services Administration...

Connolly Lauds Biden Plan to Combat PFAS Pollution

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Co-Chair of the House Green Dogs, issued a statement on the Biden Administration's new plan to combat PFAS pollution. "PFAS contamination is an urgent public health threat, especially in Northern Virginia. The EPA’s PFAS Roadmap is an important step towards cleaning up these forever chemicals and holding polluters accountable. Thank you, President Biden, f...

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...

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