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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 ... Read more »

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 ... Read more »

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... Read more »

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... Read more »

Chairs Maloney, Connolly, and Rouda Issue Statement on Top Interior Department Official’s Ethics Violations

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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. Harley Rouda, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Environment, issued the following statement in response to a report by the Inspector General of the Department of the Interior which found that Douglas Domenech, the As... Read more »

Connolly Leads Letter Urging the Study of an Additional Slug Location at the Pentagon

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Today, Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), and Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) sent a letter urging the Washington Headquarters Services to study a potential slug pick up location at the Pentagon in anticipation of planned, but significant, disruptions to commuting patterns along the I-66 corridor. “There are significant disruptions on the horizon for ... Read more »

SEEC Leaders Applaud Climate Priorities in House Infrastructure Proposal

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SEEC Co-Chairs Reps. Gerry Connolly, Doris Matsui and Paul Tonko and Vice-Chairs Reps A. Donald McEachin, Chellie Pingree, Matt Cartwright, Mike Quigley and Alan Lowenthal made the following statement in response to the Moving Forward infrastructure investment framework released by Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chair DeFazio, Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Pallone, and Ways and ... Read more »

Chesapeake Bay Area Members Press EPA on Enforcement of TMDL Pollution Reduction Targets

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), and 18 of their colleagues sent a bicameral letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler urging the EPA to clarify its position on the enforcement of the Chesapeake Bay Agreement Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) pollution reduction targets. The Members write, “We were deeply disturbed by r... Read more »

More than 160 Members Urge House Democratic Leadership to Prioritize Clean Energy Tax Policies

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Today the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC), joined by the New Democrat Coalition and the Congressional Progressive Caucus, led 166 members in calling for the inclusion of clean energy tax policies in must-pass legislation this year—demonstrating broad Democratic support for the immediate passage of these policies. The urgency of the climate crisis requires the United State... Read more »

Metro’s IG finds new problems with Silver Line construction

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Lori Aratani Metro’s inspector general said problems with track work and concrete structures on the troubled Silver Line rail project could create significant cost and operational issues and is urging the transit agency not to accept control of the line until the issues are resolved. In management alerts issued Friday, Metro Inspector General Geoffrey A. Cherrington said a sealant being applied t... Read more »

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