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  • Connolly Statement on Florida Shooting
    Posted in News on February 14, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) released the following statement on today’s shooting in Florida: “My heart breaks for the families of those affected by today’s senseless gun violence in Florida. As a nation, how can we continue to allow this to happen? How many more moments of silence must we hold before Republicans in Congress act? We are not powerless. There are measures we can and must take to make our communities safer.” Read more

  • Democratic Rep. Gerry Connolly Weighs In On Investigation Into Rob Porter
    Posted in News on February 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees

    NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Congressman Gerry Connolly, D-Va., about his committee's investigation into Rob Porter, the former White House staff secretary who resigned over accusations of domestic violence. https://www.npr.org/2018/02/14/585841133/democratic-rep-gerry-connolly-weighs-in-on-investigation-into-rob-porter Read more

  • Connolly and Krishnamoorthi Demand Answers from CFPB on the Reported Slowdown of the Investigation into the 2017 Equifax Data Breach
    Posted in News on February 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Federal Employees, Seniors, Technology

    Today, Reps. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) sent a letter to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Acting Director Mick Mulvaney requesting his response to recent reports that the Bureau is slowing down or ending its investigation into the September 2017 data breach of Equifax, one of the nation’s largest consumer credit reporting agencies. The breach exposed the personal information of 143 million Americans, and its existence was shamefully kept secret from the American pub... Read more

  • Connolly Statement on Trump Budget Proposal To Cut Metro Funding
    Posted in News on February 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees, Transportation

    Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) released the following statement on the Trump administration’s budget proposal that would cut the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act (PRIIA) funding from $150 million to $120 million: “I am beyond disappointed that the Trump administration chose to cut funding for Metro in its FY2019 budget. Especially, at a time when most of our area delegation is fighting for the federal government to double its contribution and pay its fair share for the transit sy... Read more

  • Connolly Statement on FBI Headquarters Report
    Posted in News on February 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Federal Employees, Technology

    Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) released the following statement after the General Services Administration (GSA) and FBI released a report recommending that the FBI headquarters remain at their current site: “What an immense waste of time and resources. The only thing missing from this announcement was an apology. An apology to Virginia and Maryland for the time they spent developing site proposals. An apology to the FBI employees who will continue to work in the crumbling Hoover Building. And... Read more

  • Top Democrats Request Identities of Regulatory Reform Task Force Members
    Posted in News on February 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Federal Employees, Environment/Energy, Technology

    Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, the Ranking Member of the House Committee on the Judiciary, Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, the Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, and Rep. David N. Cicilline, the Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law, sent letters requesting that multiple agencies provide the identities of their Regulato... Read more

  • GOP Blocks 13 More Subpoena Motions For a Total of 19 Subpoenas Rejected By Oversight Committee
    Posted in News on February 6, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees, Technology

    Today, during a business meeting of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Republican Committee Members blocked all consideration of requests to debate and vote on 13 motions for subpoenas for critical documents that are currently being withheld by the White House, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the Federal Deposit Insurance Company (FDIC), a... Read more

  • Democrats Seek Votes on 13 Subpoena Motions at Tuesday’s Oversight Committee Markup
    Posted in News on February 2, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees, Technology

    Today, Rep. Elijah. E. Cummings and Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, the Ranking Member and Vice Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, sent a letter requesting that Chairman Trey Gowdy place 13 motions for subpoenas on the agenda for the Committee’s upcoming business meeting on February 6, 2018. For each request, Cummings, Connolly, and other Committee Members previously sent Gowdy detailed letters setting forth the specific bases for the motions, but Gowdy declined t... Read more

  • Oversight Democrats Seek Update on Administration’s Efforts to Combat Hate Groups
    Posted in News on January 31, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees, Criminal Justice Reform, Equality

    Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) led 16 Democratic Members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, including Ranking Member Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD), in sending a letter to White House Chief of Staff John Kelly requesting information on the Administration’s efforts to implement Senate Joint Resolution 49. The bipartisan law introduced by Representative Connolly condemned the acts of violence carried out by the KKK, white nationalists, white supremacists and neo-Nazis ... Read more

  • Connolly, Hoyer, Norton, Sarbanes, Beyer, Raskin, Brown Introduce Metro Accountability and Investment Act
    Posted in News on January 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) was joined by Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and Representatives Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), Sarbanes (D-MD) Beyer (D-VA), Raskin (D-MD) and Brown (D-MD), in introducing the Metro Accountability and Investment Act. The legislation reauthorizes an existing federal capital funding source for WMATA for ten years and provides new federal capital and operating funds contingent on the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) adopting specific Insp... Read more

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