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Connolly Demands Census Bureau Director’s Resignation

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, demanded the resignation of Census Bureau Director Dr. Steven Dillingham, following a Commerce Department Inspector General memo found he pressured employees to pursue a technical report on the number of undocumented individuals in the United States. Connolly released the following statement: “Ev... Read more »

Maloney and Connolly Urgently Request OMB Halt Any Further Efforts to Proceed with Schedule F Conversions

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Today, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, sent a letterto Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Russel T. Vought and Acting Deputy Director for Management Michael J. Rigas, urgently requesting that they not proceed with further plans to implement President... Read more »

Connolly-Fitzpatrick Introduce the Preventing A Patronage System Act

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Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, and Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) yesterday introduced the Preventing a Patronage System Act, legislation that would prevent any position in the federal competitive service from being reclassified outside of merit system principles without the express consent of Congress. “Congress has a responsi... Read more »

Connolly Statement in Support of Impeaching Donald Trump

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the Government Operations subcommittee, released the following statement in support of impeaching President Donald J. Trump after he incited an insurrection on the U.S. Capitol. We are tasked with the solemn duty to take the first step to right the wrongs we witnessed one week ago today. An act of terror was unleashed on our Capitol - the cradl... Read more »

House Passes Connolly FedRAMP Legislation

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In one of its first actions of the 117th Congress, today the House of Representatives passed Representative Gerald E. Connolly’s Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Authorization Act. The bipartisan legislation was cosponsored by Representatives James Comer (R-KY) and Jody Hice (R-GA). The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Authorization Act of 202... Read more »

Connolly Statement on GOP Refusal to Reverse Schedule F Executive Order

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, released the following statement on Republican refusal to reverse President Trump’s Schedule F executive order in the government funding/coronavirus relief package: “I am deeply disappointed Republicans were unwilling to stand up for our federal employees and reject President Trump’s Schedule F e... 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, Maloney, Krishnamoorthi, Speier Introduce Legislation to Provide Oversight of “Midnight Regulations” Enacted During Presidential Transitions

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Today, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy, and Committee Member Rep. Jackie Speier introduced theMidnight Regulations Review Act (H.R. 8956), to provide oversight of midnight reg... Read more »

Oversight Chairs Seek Member Briefing Related to Executive Order Canceling Diversity, Anti-Racism Training

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Today, Committee on Oversight and Reform Chairs and senior Members sent a letter to Director Russell Vought, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), demanding a member briefing and documents about the Trump Administration’s cancellation of diversity and anti-racism training in the federal government and organizations that receive federal funds. Chairwoman Carolyn B. Maloney; Government Operations ... Read more »

Connolly Urges FLRA to Overturn Radical Anti-Worker Decisions

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, sent a letter to Colleen Duffy Kiko, Chairman of the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA), objecting to three recent decisions that would severely limit the collective bargaining rights of federal employees. “I write to strongly object to three radical policy decisions released by the Federal... Read more »

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