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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 »

100 Lawmakers Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Restore Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Protections

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) joined Reps. Jared Huffman (D-CA), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and a bipartisan group of 100 Members of Congress in introducing the Arctic Cultural and Coastal Plain Protection Act, bipartisan legislation to halt the oil and gas drilling exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge currently being pursued by the Trump administration. The Arctic Cultural... Read more »

Connolly joins McEachin, Virginia Democrats in Opposing Seismic Airgun Blasting and Offshore Drilling

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly joined a letter led by Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) and signed by every Democratic member of the Virginia Congressional Delegation, expressing opposition to the five Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) permits issued by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) last November, and requesting the Trump Administration revoke these IHA... Read more »

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... Read more »

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... Read more »

Democrats’ takeover of House could yield big benefits for Washington region

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Robert McCartney Democrats’ takeover of the U.S. House in Tuesday’s election instantly strengthened the Washington region’s deep blue congressional delegation, a change that may advance local goals such as Metro funding, statehood for the District, and protecting federal workers and the Chesapeake Bay. “It’s the difference between being in the back seat and being the driver,” said Rep. Jamie B. R... Read more »

National Capital Region Democrats To Zinke: Extend Comment Period For Rule Limiting Free Speech On The National Mall

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Today, Reps. Don Beyer (VA-08), Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05), Gerald E. Connolly (VA-11), Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC-AL), Anthony G. Brown (MD-04), and Jamie Raskin (MD-08) sent a letter to Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke urging him to extend the public comment period for the National Parks Service’s proposal to modify the types of demonstration activities allowed on the National Mall. The propo... Read more »

Scott Pruitt’s toxic legacy comes to a backyard near you

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Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) With a stroke of a pen, acting Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler helped cement the toxic legacy of Scott Pruitt’s reign over the EPA by rolling back federal coal ash standards. For many Northern Virginia residents, Pruitt’s ethical scandals were proximate sources of outrage. But his coal ash rule will hit even closer to home: their back... Read more »

Winter Weather Information

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A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for our area this evening into tomorrow. Here is some helpful information from Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and Fairfax and Prince William counties. VDOT is responsible for plowing most roads in Northern Virginia. To report a road problem, call 1-800-367-7623 (1-800-FOR ROAD). VDOT has a new web tool that shows the status of plowing in northern Vir... Read more »

Connolly Statement on Trump Administration's Regulation Rollback

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Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Vice Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, released the following statement on the Trump Administration's regulatory rollback: House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform 10:00 AM, Wednesday, March 13, 2018 Rayburn 2154 Rep. Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA) Thank you, Mr. Chairman for holding this hearing on federal agency rule... Read more »

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