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House Adopts Connolly Amendment to VAWA Reauthorization Act

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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 how their ki... Read more »

Connolly, Davis, Lee, Roybal-Allard Lead Effort to Cut Child Poverty in Half in 10 Years

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On March 9, 2021, as the House prepares to pass the American Rescue Plan that includes policies to reduce child poverty, Congressman Danny K. Davis (D-IL), Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA), Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA), and Congressman Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA) introduced the Child Poverty Reduction Act of 2021 to commit the nation to cutting child poverty by half in 10 years and to ... Read more »

Pressley, Connolly, 40 Members Call on President-Elect Biden to End Death Penalty on First Day in Office

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (VA-11) joined Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) and 40 of their House colleagues and three Representatives-Elect on a letter calling on President-Elect Joe Biden to end the use of the federal death penalty on his first day in office. The Congresswoman’s letter comes as the Trump Administration continues its killing spree, executing more people in six months ... Read more »

Connolly, Brown, Speier Call for Action to Address Racism at the Virginia Military Institute

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House Oversight Subcommittee on Government Operations Chair Gerry Connolly (VA-11), House Armed Services Committee Vice Chair Anthony G. Brown (MD-04), and House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel Chair Jackie Speier (CA-14) wrote a letter to Virginia Governor Ralph Northam calling for additional action to address persistent threats, hostility directed toward Black cadets at the Vir... Read more »

Virginia Members Request Commitment That Ballots Will be Postmarked

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Today, Representative Gerry Connolly, chairman of the Government Operations subcommittee, and Representatives Scott, Beyer, McEachin, and Wexton sent letters to Virginia USPS postal managers on the frontlines of election mail operations to ensure all ballots their facilities receive through November 3, 2020 are properly postmarked. The United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General recen... Read more »

Connolly Joins Jayapal, 172 Members of Congress to Introduce House Resolution Condemning Forced Unnecessary Medical Procedures—Including Hysterectomies—Performed on Women in Irwin County, Georgia

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United States Representative Gerry Connolly (VA-11) joined Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Annie Kuster (NH-02), Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18), Sylvia Garcia (TX-29) and Lois Frankel (FL-21) and 172 members of Congress in introducing a House Resolution today that urgently responds to numerous reports of unnecessary medical procedures—including hysterectomies—being performed on immigrant women without their ... Read more »

Members of Congress Urge DOJ Inspector General to Include Virginia Correctional Facilities in Ongoing Remote COVID-19 Inspections

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Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA), U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA), and Reps. A. Donald McEachin (D-VA), Morgan Griffith (R-VA), Bobby Scott (D-VA), Don Beyer (D-VA), Elaine Luria (D-VA), and Jennifer Wexton (D-VA), sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General (OIG) urging the agency to include Federal Correctional Complex (FCC) Petersburg and United... Read more »

145 Members Send Bicameral Response To Trump Administration's Anti-Trans Equal Access Rule Change

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Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) today joined Representatives Jennifer Wexton (D-VA), Frank Pallone (D-NJ), and Joe Kennedy III (D-MA) and Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) in submitting a public comment letter signed by 145 members of the House and Senate to Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson urging him to rescind the proposed rule change to the Equal Access Rule that would allo... Read more »

Connolly, Speier Introduce Bill to Address Intimate Partner Violence in the Military

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Congressman Gerry Connolly (VA-11), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, and Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14), Chair of the House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee, introduced legislation today that would better address domestic violence in the U.S. military. The provisions included in the legislation were also included in the House-passed version of the Fis... Read more »

Connolly Reiterates Demand for Release of ICE Detainees

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Yesterday, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, sent a letter to the Acting Director of U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement to request specific information on the health and safety protocols practiced at the Farmville Detention Center, and again demand the release of all detainees in ICE custody for the duration of the pandemic. Yesterday’s... Read more »

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