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  • Connolly Statement on Trump Administration's Regulation Rollback
    Posted in News on March 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Health Care, Federal Employees, Transportation, Veterans, Foreign Policy, Seniors, Environment/Energy, Education, Technology, Animal Welfare, Gun Safety, Criminal Justice Reform, Equality, Immigration

    Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Vice Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, released the following statement on the Trump Administration's regulatory rollback: House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform 10:00 AM, Wednesday, March 13, 2018 Rayburn 2154 Rep. Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA) Thank you, Mr. Chairman for holding this hearing on federal agency rulemaking and guidance practices. At the end of last year, the President held an event to tout the Admi... Read more

  • HFAC Democrats Call on Secretary Tillerson to Stop Letting Russia off the Hook
    Posted in News on March 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Policy

    Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly joined Ranking Member Eliot L. Engel, and other Democratic members of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs in calling on Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson to confront the threat of Russian election interference and stop allowing Russian propaganda to go unanswered. In a letter to the Secretary, the lawmakers blasted the Department’s refusal to use $120 million provided to counter Russian propaganda and urged the Secretary to act against this threat to Americ... Read more

  • Connolly Requests Emergency Hearing on Kushner Trip To Mexico
    Posted in News on March 8, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA), Vice Ranking Member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, today requested that Chairman Trey Gowdy call an emergency hearing on White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner’s trip to Mexico. “I write to express my grave concerns regarding Jared Kushner, Senior Advisor to the President of the United States, and request that you convene an emergency hearing of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee on his inability to obtain a permanent s... Read more

  • Connolly Statement on Veterans Administration IG Report
    Posted in News on March 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Vice Ranking Member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, released the following statement on the Department of Veterans Affairs Inspector General's report on the D.C. VA Medical Center : “I am outraged by the critical deficiencies at the D.C. VA Medical Center. The Inspector General’s final report highlights that leadership failures and pervasive understaffing have underpinned widespread issues in inventory management, patient safety, and tra... Read more

  • Conaway and Connolly Introduce Resolution Condemning North Korea Labor Camps
    Posted in News on March 6, 2018 | Preview rr

    Yesterday, Representatives Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) and Gerry Connolly (VA- 11) introduced H.Res. 763, a resolution calling on North Korea to dismantle its labor camp system. “Congress must come together with one voice to condemn North Korea’s abhorrent labor camps,” said Congressman Gerry Connolly. “Our resolution sends a clear message to Pyongyang that we will not turn a blind eye to the atrocities and human rights abuses the regime has committed." “The deliberate, systemic human right... Read more

  • WaPo: The Retreat on the FBI Building Is A Farce Within A Farce
    Posted in News on March 1, 2018 | Preview rr

    The Retreat on the FBI Building Is A Farce Within A Farce By Gerry Connolly The Federal Bureau of Investigation needs a new headquarters. Virginia, Maryland, federal and local stakeholders agree the J. Edgar Hoover Building is crumbling and outdated and cannot meet the agency’s growing challenges. Unfortunately, and with many questions left unanswered, the process led by the General Services Administration to procure a new FBI headquarters has collapsed. The public deserves answers that can onl... Read more

  • Rep. Gerald Connolly On White House Security Clearances
    Posted in News on March 1, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees, Technology

    The White House had a deadline to provide information to the House Oversight Committee about its handling of security clearances. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Democratic Rep. Gerald Connolly. https://www.npr.org/2018/03/01/589802258/rep-gerald-connolly-on-white-house-security-clearances Read more

  • Top Democrats Request Subpoena for Documents Withheld by Sessions on Communications with White House About AT&T-Time Warner Merger
    Posted in News on March 1, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Federal Employees, Technology

    Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, sent a letter asking Chairman Gowdy to issue a subpoena to compel the Department of Justice to produce documents it is withholding from Congress regarding reports of interference by the White House in the decision to file a lawsuit to block the merger between AT&T and Time Warner. “Our concern r... Read more

  • Connolly Requests IG Investigation into GSA FBI Headquarters Decision
    Posted in News on February 28, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Ranking Member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Government Operations subcommittee, requested the General Services Administration (GSA) Inspector General Carol Ochoa investigate the agency’s abrupt decision to abandon longstanding plans to move the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) into a new consolidated headquarters. “I am writing to request that your office conduct an investigation into the abrupt decision by the General Services Admi... Read more

  • Connolly wants probe of FBI HQ decision
    Posted in News on February 28, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Federal Employees, Technology

    James R. Hood For years, Fairfax and other local jurisdictions have been jockeying for position as the federal government picks a new headquarters location for the FBI, which just about everyone agrees has outgrown its Pennsylvania Avenue digs in downtown D.C. Among the leading contenders was a Springfield-Franconia site in Northern Virginia, situated near a Metro station and major freeway interchanges. But all the studies, meetings and entreaties came to naught recently when the General Servic... Read more

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