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Connolly Lauds Inclusion of $13.5 Billion in Government Operations Investments in Build Back Better Act

Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, released the following statement in support of the more than $13 billion in investments included in the Build Back Better Act, which will fall under the jurisdiction of the Subcommittee on Government Operations.

“As Chairman of the subcommittee with jurisdiction over the General Services Administration, IT modernization, US Postal Service, and Offices of Inspector General, I look  forward to conducting robust oversight of the more than $13 billion in subcommittee funding included in the Build Back Better Act, particularly the provisions dedicated to improving the federal IT infrastructure. I thank our Leadership for recognizing that If we don’t get the IT right, it will be nearly impossible to implement this transformative legislation. As we embark on the implementation of this once in a generation legislation, I remain committed to ensuring these investments  are truly transformative and make government work better.”

The Build Back Better investments that fall under the jurisdiction of the Subcommittee on Government Operations include the following:


  • Technology Modernization Fund
    • $250 million
  • Federal Citizens Services Fund
    • $250 million
  • Information Technology Oversight and Reform Fund
    • $50 million
  • General Services Administration Clean Fleet
    • Sec. 80001: $3 billion for GSA fleet electrification
  • US Postal Service Clean Fleet
    • Sec. 80003: $6 billion for USPS fleet electrification
  • Inspectors General Funding
    • Sec. 80002: $5 million for GSA Inspector General
    • Sec. 80004: $15 million for USPS Inspector General
  • Government Accountability Office
    • Sec. 80005: $25 million
  • Office of Management and Budget
    • Sec. 80006: $25 million
  • General Services Administration Procurement
    • Sec. 80007: $975 million: emerging and sustainable technologies
    • Sec. 80008: $3.25 billion: goods and services to improve energy efficiency, promote lower-carbon materials, and reduce carbon footprint
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