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Connolly Applauds Senate Passage of First Responder Fair RETIRE Act

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The U.S. Senate passed the First Responder Fair RETIRE Act, bipartisan legislation to ensure federal firefighters, law enforcement officers, and other federal first responders qualify for full retirement benefits if they are injured on the job and return to the federal workforce. The House passed the legislation unanimously in July, 2022. The legislation was introduced in the House…

Chairs Maloney, Connolly Issue Statements on Revised Agreement Between the National Archives and George W. Bush Foundation

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Today, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Rep. Gerry Connolly, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, issued the following statement in response to the  revised agreement between the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and George W. Bush Foundation regarding the proposal to privatize the George…

Connolly, Porter Introduce Trust in Government Act

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-CA), the Chairman and Vice Chair of the House Oversight Subcommittee on Government Operations, introduced legislation that would strengthen how the federal government interacts with the American public. The Trust in Government Act details specific requirements for federal agencies to improve their…

Chairman Connolly Applauds Bipartisan House Passage of Bills to Prioritize Health of Federal Employees, Improve Government Cybersecurity

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Today, Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the  Chai Suthammanont Healthy Federal Workplaces Act of 2022 and the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Authorization Act of 2022 with bipartisan support. “Both of…

Chairman Connolly Applauds Bipartisan Committee Passage of Bill to Prioritize Health and Safety of Federal Employees

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Today, Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, released the following statement after the Committee on Oversight and Reform voted favorably—with bipartisan support—to approve the Chai Suthammanont Healthy Federal Workplaces Act of 2022. Chai Suthammanont was a federal employee who lost his life after contracting the coronavirus while…

Chairman Connolly Celebrates House Passage of Bill to Protect the Civil Service

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Today, Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 302, the Preventing a Patronage System Act:  “The civil servants who make up our federal workforce are the engine that keep our federal government running,” said Chairman Connolly.  “We rely on…

Connolly, Johnson Statement on GAO Report on IT Acquisition in U.S. Courts

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, and Congressman Hank Johnson (D-GA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet, released the following statement in response to the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO)  report on the status of IT acquisition and management…

Connolly Statement on USPS Decision to Accelerate and Increase EV Purchases

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, released the following statement regarding the U.S. Postal Service's announcement on its electric vehicle fleet. “Today’s USPS announcement that it will accelerate and increase its purchase of electric vehicles for its aging fleet is important progress. Investing in an outdated…

Chairs Maloney and Connolly Urge National Archives to Pause Effort to Privatize the George W. Bush Presidential Library

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Today, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, sent a letter to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) requesting a pause on its proposal to revert ownership and control of the Bush Presidential Museum and educational spaces within the George…

Northern Virginia Delegation Statement on Future Location of FBI Headquarters

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Today, Representatives Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Don Beyer (D-VA), and Jennifer Wexton (D-VA), and Senators Mark Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) released a statement following a briefing from the General Services Administration (GSA) on the future location of a new headquarters for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI): “This morning, the Virginia congressional delegation received…

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