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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

SEEC Co-Chairs Applaud Pelosi for Naming Coalition Members to the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis

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Today, SEEC Co-Chairs Reps. Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Doris Matsui (D-CA), and Paul Tonko (D-NY) released the following statement applauding Speaker Pelosi’s selection of nine Democratic members, including seven members of SEEC, to serve on the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis: “We are thrilled that SEEC will be so strongly represented on the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis,” said the Co...

Connolly Bill to Give Feds a 2.6% Pay Increase Passes House

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Today, legislation offered by Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, to give federal employees a 2.6% pay increase passed the House of the Representatives. H.R. 790, the Federal Civilian Workforce Pay Raise Fairness Act of 2019, would bring the 2019 pay increase for civilian federal employees in line with the raise given to members of the military...

Federal Shutdown Information and Resources

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I have heard from many federal employees who are either furloughed or working without pay since the shutdown began. The current situation is a true hardship on our dedicated civil servants and their families and I will continue to support legislation and actions that will bring do everything possible to fund and reopen the government. To date, I have supported numerous bills that together would fu...

Connolly Named Chairman of Powerful Oversight Reform Government Operations Subcommittee

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), was named Chairman of the powerful House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations. The Subcommittee will conduct oversight of the federal civil service, whistleblower protections, the Postal Service, government management and accounting measures, the economy, efficiency and management of government operations and activities, government re...

Connolly, Beyer, Wexton Send Letter To Protect Northern Virginia HIV/AIDS Funding

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Virginia Representatives Gerry Connolly, Don Beyer and Jennifer Wexton sent a letter to Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser today opposing a plan by the D.C. Health Department to unilaterally end a 28-year agreement for the administration of HIV/AIDS funding. Pursuant to the agreement, the Northern Virginia Regional Commission (NVRC) has administered Part A funding from the Ryan White Comprehensiv...

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