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Connolly Applauds Inclusion of $1B for TMF in American Rescue Plan

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Congressman Gerry Connolly, Chairman of the House Government Operations subcommittee, released the following statement on the inclusion of $1 billion for the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF) in the American Rescue Plan. The legislation now heads to President Biden to be signed into law. “Throughout this global health crisis, millions of Americans facing illness, unemployment, food insecurity, a... Read more »

Connolly, Maloney Urge House Leadership To Provide $9 Billion Investment in Technology Modernization Fund

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Today, Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, and Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Chairwoman of the House Committee in Oversight and Reform, led six fellow committee members in sending a letter to House leadership requesting that the next emergency legislative relief package include a $9 billion investment into the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF).... Read more »

House Passes Connolly FedRAMP Legislation

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In one of its first actions of the 117th Congress, today the House of Representatives passed Representative Gerald E. Connolly’s Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Authorization Act. The bipartisan legislation was cosponsored by Representatives James Comer (R-KY) and Jody Hice (R-GA). The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Authorization Act of 202... Read more »

Connolly Requests Update on Delay in IRS Tax Refunds

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, sent a letter to IRS Commissioner Charles P. Rettig requesting an update on the current backlog in processing IRS tax refunds. “The delays in processing income tax returns and issuing refunds is adding to the financial hardship being experienced by countless taxpayers throughout our nation,” Conn... Read more »

Connolly Amendments Included in House-Passed FY2021 NDAA

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Today, the House of Representatives passed the FY21 National Defense Authorization Act, which included amendments offered by Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Government Operations Subcommittee. Connolly’s provisions included the FedRamp Authorization Act, Global Health Security Act, Safe Homefront Act, and protections for whistleblowers and expansion of telework. “I thank t... Read more »

Connolly to Hold Hearing on Urgent Need to Modernize Federal IT Systems

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On Monday, July 20, 2020, at 1:30 p.m., Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, will hold a hearing to examine the longstanding issue of legacy information technology (IT) systems, the challenges they present to federal agencies, and the urgent need to modernize federal IT systems, especially in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Currently, the federal g... Read more »

Connolly Priorities Included in Moving Forward Act

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Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, released the following statement on the passage of the Moving Forward Act (H.R. 2) by the House of Representatives. The legislation includes provisions championed by Connolly to reauthorize federal funding for WMATA and reinstate the Build America Bonds program. “The Moving Forward Act includes many of the re... Read more »

Connolly, MeriTalk to Host Virtual Federal Workforce and IT Modernization Update

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On Thursday, April 23 at 11:00 AM, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, will join MeriTalk for a virtual update on COVID-19’s impact on the federal workforce and federal IT modernization efforts. Congressman Connolly will discuss: Issues facing the Federal workforce including Telework and Weather and Safety Leave Federal IT modernization and fun... Read more »

Connolly, Sarbanes, Wexton Introduce Telework Metrics and Cost Savings Act

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly, Chairman of the Government Operations subcommittee, and Representatives John Sarbanes (D-MD) and Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) introduced the Telework Metrics and Cost Savings Act, legislation to expand federal telework. “In the face of the coronavirus threat, federal agencies are expected to have a robust continuity of operations plan ready for immediate activation sho... Read more »

Connolly to Host Security Clearance Roundtable At George Mason University

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On Monday, February 24, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, will host a roundtable discussion on the challenges private sector companies may face when seeking federal security clearances for prospective and current employees. Roundtable participants will discuss the background investigation and adjudication backlog and evaluate proposals to ref... Read more »

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