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Connolly Named Chairman of Powerful Oversight Reform Government Operations Subcommittee

Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), was named Chairman of the powerful House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations. The Subcommittee will conduct oversight of the federal civil service, whistleblower protections, the Postal Service, government management and accounting measures, the economy, efficiency and management of government operations and activities, government reorganization, intergovernmental affairs, federal information technology security, acquisition policy and management, and federal property

“I am honored to be named Chairman of the Government Operations Subcommittee,” Connolly said. “The American people sent a clear message in November that they want a check on the Trump Administration and rigorous oversight. Our subcommittee’s work will be committed to fact-based investigations, but we will not abandon our responsibility to provide oversight of the Trump Administration. We have witnessed repeated attacks on federal employees and whistleblowers, a radical plan to overhaul the federal government, arbitrary attacks on telework, and a backslide on federal IT modernization. I am committed to shedding light on these policies and decisions, and holding the Administration accountable.”

“In midst of this record-long Trump Shutdown, I know the American public expect their government to work for them,” Connolly added.” Working with my colleagues, I am confident we will make sure it does again and that we restore dignity to public service.”

Connolly has served on the House of Representatives Oversight Committee since 2009. In the 115th Congress, Connolly served as Vice Ranking Member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
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