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  • Oversight Dems Launch Investigation of Taxpayer-Funded Expenditures to Trump Businesses
    Posted in News on August 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Federal Employees, Transportation, Environment/Energy, Technology

    Today, all Democratic Members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform sent letters to all Cabinet Secretaries and other federal agency heads requesting documents about how their Departments are spending federal taxpayer funds on products or services provided by businesses owned by or affiliated with the Trump Organization. “The American people deserve to know how their tax dollars are spent, including the amount of federal funds that are being provided to private businesses own... Read more

  • House Approves Delay of Obama-era Smog Reductions
    Posted in News on July 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment/Energy

    Michael Biesecker The House voted Tuesday to pass a Republican-backed bill delaying implementation of Obama-era reductions in smog-causing air pollutants. Congress voted 229 to 199 to approve the Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017. The measure delays by eight more years the implementation of 2015 air pollution standards issued by the Environmental Protection Agency under the prior administration. The bill also makes key technical changes that environmentalists say will weaken the Clean ... Read more

  • A Misguided War On The United Nations
    Posted in News on July 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Foreign Policy, Environment/Energy, Immigration

    Rep. Gerald E. Connolly (D-Va) In the wake of World War II, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt took noble action to ensure that the unrelenting conflicts that had defined the early 20th century wouldn’t doom future generations. His vision was clear: “to defend life, liberty, independence and religious freedom, and to preserve human rights and justice” in their own lands, the global community would need to come together and create a post-war organization that would protect the sovereignty of all... Read more

  • Connolly Statement on EPA Administrator Pruitt’s Move to Rescind Clean Water Rule
    Posted in News on June 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment/Energy

    Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), co-chair of the House Green Dogs, released the following statement on EPA Administrator Pruitt’s decision to roll back the Waters of the U.S. safeguards: “Administrator Pruitt has once again substituted his political ideology over overwhelming scientific evidence and years of stakeholder collaboration and compromise. This dirty water giveaway will have real consequences. 117 million Americans rely on these environmental safeguards for safe drinking water. 28,00... Read more

  • Schneider, Connolly and House Green Dogs Introduce Resolution Condemning Paris Withdrawal
    Posted in News on June 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment/Energy

    Today, U.S. Representatives Brad Schneider (D-IL), Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA) and 170 Democratic colleagues introduced a resolution condemning President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement and urging the Administration to reverse course and maintain U.S. participation. H.Res.390 emphasizes the dire consequences of global climate change for our national security, public health, economy, and the legacy we will leave to our children, and makes clear that withdrawal from the interna... Read more

  • Connolly Announces Town Hall
    Posted in News on June 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Health Care, Federal Employees, Transportation, Veterans, Foreign Policy, Seniors, Environment/Energy, Education, Technology, Animal Welfare, Gun Safety, Criminal Justice Reform, Equality, Immigration

    On Monday, June 19th at 7:00 PM Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) will host a town hall meeting at the Sunset Hills Montessori School in Reston, VA. Connolly will provide a congressional update and then take audience questions. Due to space constraints, RSVPs are required. You can RSVP here. For additional information please contact our office at: 703-256-3071. When: June 19, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Where: Sunset Hills Montessori School 11180 Ridge Heights Rd. Reston, VA 20191 Read more

  • Unmasking the Trump Doctrine
    Posted in News on June 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Veterans, Foreign Policy, Environment/Energy, Immigration

    Rep. Gerald E. Connolly (D-Va.) Secretary of State Rex Tillerson heads to Capitol Hill this week with the impossible task of illuminating for Congress the Trump Doctrine, defined by a unilateral retreat from the global community. In his first five months in office, President Trump has inexplicably heaped praise on strongmen including Vladimir Putin, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, and Rodrigo Duterte, while dismissing some of our closest allies. In Brussels for his first foreign trip, the president adaman... Read more

  • Leaving Paris climate agreement cools Trump's relationship with tech
    Posted in News on June 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Environment/Energy, Technology

    Melissa Quinn President Trump's relationship with Silicon Valley may have reached a crossroads following his decision to leave the Paris Agreement, as giants of the technology industry prepare to gather at the White House while bucking the administration's position on the deal. Trump announced he will withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Agreement in a speech in the Rose Garden in early June. In exiting the climate accord, the president followed through on a campaign promise and rallied his base. Th... Read more

  • Rep. Connolly predicts dire outcomes from Trump budget proposals
    Posted in News on June 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Health Care, Federal Employees, Foreign Policy, Environment/Energy, Education, Technology

    Brian Trompeter President Trump’s proposed budget would undermine key environmental programs and cost Northern Virginia tens of thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in economic activity, U.S. Rep. Gerald Connolly (D-11th) said June 8. “It’s probably one of the most radical documents that any president has submitted to any Congress,” Connolly told Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce members during a legislative update at the Tower Club in Tysons. “It slashes domestic investment profoundly an... Read more

  • Connolly Statement on Reports Trump Will Withdraw From Paris Climate Agreement
    Posted in News on May 31, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment/Energy

    Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) released the following statement on reports that President Trump will withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement: "Reports that the Trump Administration will withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement constitute a tragic retreat. You don't make America Great Again by retreating. Essentially we now stand with two countries, Nicaragua and Syria, in pulling out of the Paris Agreement. This jeopardizes our relations with our allies, and the consequences that ... Read more

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