Fairfax, VA - Today, Congressman Gerald E. Connolly joined the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force and more than 100 members of Congress in calling on House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to schedule votes on gun violence prevention bills as soon as possible.
“Gun violence is the leading cause of death for American kids, but the House GOP refuses to take action,” Connolly said. “As a member of… Read more »
On Friday, June 9, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) hosted a community conversation at the Fairfax County Government Center to discuss gun violence prevention. He was joined by Chairman Jeff McKay of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and State Senator Jennifer Boysko to discuss the federal, state, and local initiatives being taken to reduce the frequency and severity of gun… Read more »
Faith leaders, activists and elected officials in Fairfax County, Virginia, took part in a community conversation Friday about how to reduce gun violence.
The discussion was hosted by U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jeffrey McKay, and state Sen. Jennifer Boysko.
According to Every Town For Gun Safety, nearly 1,000 people in Virginia and more… Read more »
“The Urgent Need to Address the Gun Violence Epidemic”
Committee on Oversight and Reform
10:00 AM, Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Statement for the Record
Rep. Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA)
Thank you, Chairwoman Maloney, for calling this hearing at a moment of peril and mourning for communities around the country. Today’s hearing is an important opportunity for this Committee—and the… Read more »
Today, U.S. Representatives Gerry Connolly (VA-11), Ted Deutch (FL-22), and Mike Quigley (IL-05) reintroduced the "Buyback Our Safety Act," legislation that would create a Department of Justice program to support local gun buyback initiatives.
This bill would authorize a new matching grant available for local law enforcement agencies to help offset costs of buyback programs. The bill… Read more »
Today, the House adopted an amendment offered by Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) to the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2021. The amendment would strengthen the 2016 Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights by providing survivors the right to be informed of the status and location of sexual assault evidence collection kits. Survivors are empowered by greater transparency into… Read more »
Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) joined Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) in introducing the Empowering Law Enforcement for Safer Firearm Transfers Act. The legislation would enable local law enforcement to block the sale or transfer of any weapon regulated under the National Firearms Act (NFA) if law enforcement determines that an individual poses a danger to themselves or… Read more »
Today, the House of Representatives adopted the conference report for the FY20 National Defense Authorization Act, which included amendments offered by Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) regarding the proposed elimination of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the government-wide backlog of security clearance adjudications, and the loopholes that still allow servicemembers who have… Read more »
Today, Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, and Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, sent letters to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) referring public reports of alleged financial wrongdoing by the National Rifle Association (NRA).
“Public reporting… Read more »
Reps. Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Peter King (R-NY), and Mike Turner (R-OH) introduced H.R. 4264, the Safe Homefront Act, to ensure that no U.S. servicemember with a felony-level domestic violence conviction is able to legally purchase firearms. This bipartisan legislation would codify and strengthen the Department of Defense’s (DOD) policies regarding the reporting of domestic violence… Read more »