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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 ... Read more »

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... Read more »

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... Read more »

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. “... Read more »

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.... Read more »

Connolly, Cummings, Meadows and Price Introduce Legislation to Reauthorize the National Historical Publications and Records Commission

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Government Operations Subcommittee, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD), Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, Congressman Mark Meadows (R-NC), Ranking Member of the House Government Operations Committee, and Congressman David Price (D-NC), Co-Chair of the Congressional Humanities Caucus, introduced legislation to... Read more »

Oversight Democrats Urge House Appropriators To Deny Funds for Trump Government Reorganization

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Today, Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, and Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, led House Democrats in sending a letter urging the House Committee on Appropriations to deny funds for the implementation of President Trump’s government reorganization plan and the proposed merger of Office of Personnel Mana... Read more »

Connolly-Langevin Reintroduce FAST Voting ACT

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Today, Representatives Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA) and James Langevin (D-RI) reintroduced the FAST Voting Act. The legislation aims to enhance voting system security, improve voter participation, and encourage automatic voter registration. Modeled after the Department of Education’s successful Race to the Top program, the FAST Voting Act would allow states to apply for funding to implement innovativ... Read more »

Connolly-Kaine Urge Secretary Pompeo to Call for Aziza Al-Youssef's Immediate Release

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Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) sent a letter to Secretary of State Michael Pompeo urging him to call for the immediate release of Virginian Aziza Al-Youssef. Al-Youssef, a U.S. legal permanent resident and graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, has been detained in Saudi Arabia since May of 2018 with no access to legal representation. She is currently being h... Read more »

Connolly and Norton Express Serious Concern on New Quotas and Procedures for Administrative Judges in the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

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Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today sent a letter to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Chair Victoria Lipnic expressing “serious concerns” about unattainable performance standards as well as a new pilot program. Norton, a former chair of the EEOC, and Connolly said that high quotas could prevent administrative judges “from sp... Read more »

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