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Connolly Amendments Included in House-Passed FY20 NDAA Conference Report

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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 been convi... Read more »

Oversight Subcommittees Refer NRA Leadership’s Alleged Financial Fraud for Investigation

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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 of self-deali... Read more »

Connolly, King, Turner Introduce the Safe Homefront Act

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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 convictions and... Read more »

Connolly, 213 Members Urge McConnell to Hold a Vote on Bipartisan Gun Violence Prevention Legislation Immediately

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Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) joined Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chairman Mike Thompson (D-CA) and 213 Members of the House Democratic Caucus in writing to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to demand he immediately call the Senate back into session to pass H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act, and H.R. 1112, the Enhanced Background Checks Act. Both these bipartisan bills we... Read more »

House Adopts Connolly Amendment To Protect Domestic Violence Survivors from Gun Violence

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Last night, the House of Representatives adopted a bipartisan amendment offered by Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and Congressman Peter King (R-NY) that would ensure the FBI has the information it needs to keep firearms out of the hands of domestic abusers. Specifically, the amendment would codify and strengthen the Department of Defense’s (DOD) policies regarding the reporting of domestic viol... 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 »

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 »

Democrats Are Going To Investigate Trump’s Corruption And His Nativist Immigration Policies

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Paul Blumenthal and Chris D'Angelo After Democrats won control of the House of Representatives on Tuesday, President Donald Trump will face actual oversight from Congress for the first time. His most controversial policies will immediately come under investigation ― as will the scandals that circled the first two years of his presidency. Trump’s family separation policy, efforts to sabotage the A... Read more »

Commentary: Preventing Gang Violence

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Gerald E. Connolly, U.S. Representative (VA-11) Families throughout our community have been shaken by the recent rise in gang activity across the Washington region. This is a serious issue that must be addressed with collaboration and cooperation from all levels of government. We know the problem, and now we must find the right solution. Fairfax County offers a model for what our country can do t... Read more »

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