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Connolly, Schatz Reintroduce FAIR Act to Give Feds a 5.1% Pay Raise in 2023

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, and Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) reintroduced the Federal Adjustment of Income Rates (FAIR) Act, a bill that would provide federal employees with a 5.1 percent pay increase in calendar year 2023. Connolly and Schatz previously introduced similar legislation in the 115th and 116th Congresses, as we...

Chairman Connolly, Rep. Porter Urge IRS to Clear Tax Return Backlog, Prioritize Low Income Families

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Today, Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, and Rep. Katie Porter, the Subcommittee’s Vice Chairwoman, sent a letter to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) urging the agency to eliminate the massive backlog of approximately six million tax returns ahead of the 2022 tax season. In their letter, the Members implored the IRS to prioritize the returns of indiv...

Chairman Connolly, Ranking Member Hice Seek Information from Agencies to Streamline How Government Serves Constituents

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Today, Rep. Gerald E. Connolly and Rep. Jody Hice, Chairman and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, sent letters to several federal agencies requesting information about the implementation of the Creating Advanced Streamlined Electronic (CASES) for Constituents Act of 2019, which requires agencies to accept digital signatures on privacy forms that enable members of Congres...

Connolly, Quigley Request Details from Circuit Courts on Livestreaming of Oral Arguments

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, and Congressman Mike Quigley (D-IL), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, sent letters to the Circuit Executives of each of the 13 federal Circuit Courts requesting information on the Courts’ livestreaming of oral arguments and their plans to continue the us live v...

Connolly Opposes National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022

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Congressman Gerry Connolly, Chairman of the House Government Operations subcommittee, released the following statement in opposition to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022. “The NDAA before us today falls far short of the House-passed bill that I was proud to support and constitutes an unfortunate missed opportunity to respond to many of the pressing issues facing our count...

Chairman Connolly Introduces Bill to Recruit Next Generation of the Federal Workforce During Subcommittee Hearing

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Today, Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, held a hearing to examine actions the federal government must take to recruit and retain the next generation of public servants. During his opening statement, Chairman Connolly announced the introduction of the Building the Next Generation of Federal Employees Act (NextGenFeds Act), which would establish a compr...

Connolly presses for legislation on telework, internships and OPM

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Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) is hoping to pass a raft of new legislation governing the federal workforce and the operations of the Office of Personnel Management. Connolly, who chairs the Government Operations Subcommittee of the House Committee of Oversight and Reform introduced a bill on Wednesday to “promote federal internships and fellowships to prepare the next generation of federal employees,...

Connolly Statement on President Biden's Decision to Replace Bloom and Barger from USPS Board of Governors

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Congressman Gerry Connolly, Chairman of the House Government Operations subcommittee, released the following statement after President Biden announced he will not re-nominate USPS Board of Governor Chairman Ron Bloom and Governor John Barger. “I am tickled pink that two DeJoy enablers have been replaced and thank President Biden for his leadership. This action is a good thing for the Postal Servic...

After Oversight Committee Call for Investigation Into 2020 RNC Convention, Special Counsel Finds Trump Administration Officials Showed “Willful Disregard” for Hatch Act

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Today, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, the Chairwoman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, issued the following statement after the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) found 13 senior Trump Administration officials, including top White House aides and cabinet members, violated the Hatch Act. This included violations committed by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Acting Secretary of Homeland Secur...

Connolly to Hold Field Hearing in Chicago on Declining Postal Service Performance

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On Friday, October 15, 2021 at 11 a.m. CT / 12 p.m. ET, Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, will hold a field hearing in Chicago, Illinois to examine dramatic reductions in the U.S. Postal Service’s delivery performance in the city and nationally. Since Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s tenure began in June 2020, the Postal Service’s on-time delivery perf...

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