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Connolly Statement at Oversight Committee Hearing on Support for HBCUs

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HBCUs at Risk: Examining Federal Support for Historically Black Colleges and Universities Committee on Oversight and Reform 9:00 AM, Thursday, March 17, 2022 Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA) Thank you, Chairwoman Maloney and Chairman Raskin for calling this important hearing to ensure the safety and support of our Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Since January, the FBI has documented...

Connolly Constituent Survey: 73% Support Masks in Schools

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Tags: Education

Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) announced the results of his constituent survey on Governor Glenn Youngkin’s recent Executive Order aimed at repealing the statewide school mask mandate. The survey was sent via email and completed by more than 25,000 Northern Virginia residents. Question: Should masks be required in Virginia schools? YES: 18,569 (73.2%) NO: 6,793 (26.8%) In response to the...

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, 60+ Members Call on President Biden to Extend Pause on Student Loan Payments

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Tags: Education

Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) joined Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), and Congressman Joe Courtney (D-Conn.) in sending a bicameral letter to President Biden calling on him to extend the pause on federal student loan payments until at least March 31, 2022. During the coronavirus pandemic, executive actio...

Connolly to Host Roundtable on Affordable Childcare and Education

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On Thursday, June 10, Congressman Gerry Connolly will host a roundtable discussion on affordable childcare and education during the pandemic. The event will feature conversation from public officials, experts, educators, students, and childcare providers, and will focus on how the COVID-19 crisis has affected childcare providers and educators, a workforce largely consisting of women and in particu...

Dems Demand OMB Stop Targeted and Political Defunding of Communities

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Today, Representative Gerry Connolly, chairman of the Government Operations subcommittee, and Representatives Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), Beyer (D-VA), and Trone (D-MD) sent a letter to Office of Management and Budget Director Russell T. Vought demanding he cease and desist all efforts to strip federal funding from Democratic-led communities. “By implementing this Presidential memorandum, which seeks ...

Connolly Calls on Secretary DeVos to Resign

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Today, Congressman Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations and former Chairman of Fairfax County, Virginia, released the following statement calling on Education Secretary DeVos to resign. “Secretary Betsy DeVos is a political zealot whose inexperience is matched only by her ineptitude. If she actually cared about our Fairfax County students, she'd do...

Reps. Connolly, Pressley, McGovern, Fudge, and DeLauro Urge Congress to Prioritize Anti-Hunger Efforts in Next Relief Package

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Today, Representative Gerry Connolly (D-VA) joined Reps. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), James P. McGovern (D-MA), Marcia Fudge (D-OH), and Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) in sending a letter signed by 135 of their colleagues urging House and Senate leaders to prioritize assistance for hungry and food insecure families in upcoming COVID-19 emergency relief packages. “SNAP is one of our country’s most vital social sa...

Connolly and Porter Seek Answers on Trump Administration’s 99% Denial Rate for Public Service Loan Forgiveness Applications

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Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, and Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-CA) today demanded answers from Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos following a recent report that the Department, under her leadership, has denied 99 percent of public service workers the debt relief that they earned. Porter was joined in her request by 46 House colleagues. “...

Connolly to Host Community Opioid Town Hall in Prince William County

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On Saturday, June 8th at 11:00 AM Congressman Gerry Connolly, Chairman of the House subcommittee on Government Operations, will host a community town hall in Prince William County on the ongoing opioid epidemic. The town hall is open to the public and will include a discussion looking at what can be done at the federal, state, and local level of government in response to this public health crisis....

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