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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…

Connolly Statement on GOP Impeachment Distraction Before MAGA Shutdown

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Congressman Gerald E. Connolly, a senior member of the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability, released the following statement in advance of today’s Committee hearing on Republican’s baseless impeachment inquiry. Connolly says of the hearing: “This is an impeachment inquiry in search of a justification, and it is a particular waste of time while we sit at the precipice of a…

Connolly, Porter Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Transparency of Mail-in Ballots

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Today, Reps. Katie Porter (D-CA), Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Nancy Mace (R-SC), Kweisi Mfume (D-MD), Byron Donalds (R-FL), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), and Juan Ciscomani (R-AZ) introduced bipartisan legislation to increase transparency of mail-in ballots. The Vote By Mail Tracking Act would require ballots to include tracking barcodes and an official logo to…

Connolly, Kilmer Urge Biden Administration to Ensure Federal Childcare Centers Remain Open in a Republican Shutdown

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Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and Congressman Derek Kilmer (D-WA) sent a letter to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Shalanda Young urging the Administration to take every possible measure to ensure the continued operation of federal childcare centers in the event of a Republican shutdown. “These dedicated [federal employees] are also parents who rely on federal…

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