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  • Connolly Statement on GOP Tax Plan
    Posted in News on December 19, 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

    Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) released the following statement on the GOP tax plan: “The tax plan before us today would be a disaster for Northern Virginia. The GOP plan caps the state and local income deduction. It caps the mortgage interest deduction. And it phases out the medical cost deduction. Our district, where 50 percent of tax filers claim a SALT deduction, is one of the top congressional districts in the nation affected by this change, and 75 percent of our district’s SALT claimant... Read more

  • Connolly Statement Opposing Republican Tax Plan
    Posted in News on November 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Health Care, Federal Employees, Environment/Energy

    Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) released the following statement in opposition to the Republican tax plan: "Congress had a real opportunity to pursue revenue neutral tax reform that would lower corporate rates and benefit the middle class. That is why I am deeply disappointed that the majority has instead elected to pursue a partisan tax plan that asks working families, veterans, and low-income seniors to pay higher tax rates than the wealthiest Americans and largest corporations. As a leader ... Read more

  • Connolly and Green Dog Co-Chairs Condemn Repeal of the Clean Power Plan
    Posted in News on October 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment/Energy

    Today Representatives Gerald E. Connolly, Doris Matsui (D-CA), and Paul Tonko (D-NY), co-chairs of the House Green Dogs, released the following statement in response to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s announcement that the Trump Administration intends to repeal the Clean Power Plan (CPP). “While increasingly violent storms hammer communities in the South and wildfires force evacuations in the West, the Trump Administration continues to unwind federal action on climate change — putting the costs... Read more

  • EPA staff headed for lowest levels in 30 years as environmental disasters pile up
    Posted in News on September 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans, Environment/Energy

    Mark Hand Hundreds of Environmental Protection Agency employees are leaving as the Trump administration works to reduce the federal government’s role in protecting Americans from toxic air and water. The staff reductions are occurring at a time when the EPA’s work is proving more valuable than ever. Storms, floods, and deteriorating infrastructure are forcing communities across the country to turn to the federal government for help protect their health and environment. A shrinking EPA will like... Read more

  • Connolly and SEEC Members Lead Opposition to Pruitt’s Repeal of Clean Water Protections
    Posted in News on August 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment/Energy

    Today Congressman Gerry Connolly and 101 members in the U.S. House of Representatives called on Secretary Pruitt to stop and consider the dangers of repealing the Clean Water Rule. This rule helps protect the drinking water of 117 million Americans and safeguards waters critical to America’s outdoor heritage where we hunt, fish, and swim. This letter was led by SEEC Member Rep. Don Beyer, SEEC Co-Chairs Gerry Connolly, Reps. Paul Tonko, and Doris Matsui, and SEEC Vice-Chairs Reps. Matt Cartwrigh... Read more

  • Connolly, Pallone, LoBiondo, Sanford, Price Lead Bipartisan Letter Opposing Atlantic Offshore Drilling
    Posted in News on August 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment/Energy

    Representatives Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Frank A. LoBiondo (R-NJ), Mark Sanford (R-SC) and David Price (D-NC) led a bipartisan group of 66 members of the House of Representatives in sending a letter to Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, opposing any effort to allow oil and gas leasing in the Atlantic Ocean and Eastern Gulf of Mexico. This letter was sent in response to a July 3rd Request for Information on the preparation of a new five-year National Outer Continental ... Read more

  • 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

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