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Connolly Slams GOP Contempt Resolution

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Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), a senior member of the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability, released the following statement in advance of today’s GOP contempt resolution markup: Today’s markup is the definition of chutzpah. Three members of this panel, Jim Jordan, Scott Perry, and Andy Biggs, all defied legitimate Congressional subpoenas related to their involvement in…

The fight to stop a cornerstone of Trump's 'retribution' agenda is underway

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A central part of Donald Trump’s plan should he return to the White House is to dismantle the “deep state,” getting rid of the federal government workers who might stand in the way of his broader agenda. Allies of those civil servants are already gearing up for a fight. With nearly a year left until next fall’s election, President Joe Biden’s administration, lawmakers and advocacy…

Connolly, Johnson, Colleagues Urge Justice Thomas To Recuse In Trump Immunity Case

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Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA-11) joined Congressman Hank Johnson (D-GA-04), the top Democrat on the Judiciary Subcommittee overseeing the courts, and six House colleagues in sending a letter to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas this weekend urging him to recuse himself in the Trump immunity case. The letter highlights his wife’s “intimate involvement in the effort to overturn…

Connolly, Comer Request GSA IG Investigate FBI Headquarters Site Selection Process

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Today, House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) and Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) called on General Services Administration (GSA) Acting Inspector General Robert Erickson to investigate potential political influence in the site selection process for the new Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) headquarters. “GSA must be fair and transparent in its…

In Light of Inspector General Probe, Virginia Leaders Push for Pause on FBI Relocation

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U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA), and Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA), Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Morgan Griffith (R-VA), Jen Kiggans (R-VA), Jennifer McClellan (D-VA), Bobby Scott (D-VA), Abigail Spanberger (D-VA), Jennifer Wexton (D-VA), and Rob Wittman (R-VA) have sent a letter to the U.S. Office of Management and Budget requesting that the FBI headquarters relocation process be…

Virginia Leaders Welcome IG Investigation into FBI Site Selection Process

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Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA), and Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA), Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Morgan Griffith (R-VA), Jen Kiggans (R-VA), Jennifer McClellan (D-VA), Bobby Scott (D-VA), Abigail Spanberger (D-VA), Jennifer Wexton (D-VA), and Rob Wittman (R-VA) today welcomed the news that the Inspector General (IG) of the General Services Administration (GSA) will initiate an…

Connolly Statement on Ethics Committee Report on Rep. George Santos

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Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) released the following statement regarding the Ethics Committee’s newly released report on the misconduct of Rep. George Santos (R-NY): “The Ethics Committee report is damning and makes official what has long been clear – George Santos is a crook, a liar, and a stain on the US House of Representatives. He has consistently proven himself to be…

Statement of Virginia Leaders on Selection Process for New FBI HQ

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Today, Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA), Governor Glenn Youngkin, and Reps. Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Don Beyer (D-VA), Jen Kiggans (R-VA), Jennifer McClellan (D-VA), Bobby Scott (D-VA), Abigail Spanberger (D-VA), Jennifer Wexton (D-VA), and Rob Wittman (R-VA) issued a statement following new reports regarding the selection process run by the General Services Administration…

Virginia Congressional Democrats Push DOJ Again to Investigate Youngkin Administration’s Purging of Voter Rolls

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On Monday, October 30, 2023, Virginia’s Democratic Congressional delegation sent a follow-up letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland calling on the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate the Youngkin Administration’s improper removal of nearly 3,400 eligible voters from the rolls. The letter was signed by U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (Both D-VA), and Representatives…

Virginia’s Democratic Congressional Delegation Calls on Justice Department to Investigate Youngkin Administration’s Purging of Voter Rolls

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On Friday, October 6, 2023 Virginia’s Democratic Congressional delegation sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland calling on the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate reports that the Youngkin Administration has removed eligible Virginia voters from the voter rolls and whether any violations of the Voting Rights Act or other federal laws were committed. The letter was signed…

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