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  • Rep. Connolly to Hold 12th Annual Open Season Workshop
    Posted in News on November 6, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Federal Employees

    Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, will hold his 12th annual Open Season Workshop on Saturday, November 14th to assist federal employees, retirees, service members, and veterans in navigating changes to the 2020 Federal Employees Health Benefits Plans (FEHBP), and dental and vision insurance programs. The program will feature a panel of experts, including representatives from the various health care plans, to answer questions and provide inf… Read more

  • Connolly, Kilmer, Fitzpatrick Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Support Disabled Veterans
    Posted in News on October 8, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Veterans

    Today, U.S. Representative Gerry Connolly (VA-11) joined Representative Derek Kilmer (WA-06) and Representative Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), in introducing new bipartisan legislation to help ensure disabled veterans are able to fully utilize their benefits amid disruptions in veterans’ health care during the COVID-19 pandemic. In March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic caused many Veterans Affairs (VA) health care facilities to cancel or delay non-emergency in-person appointments, including a significan… Read more

  • Dems Demand OMB Stop Targeted and Political Defunding of Communities
    Posted in News on October 7, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Health Care, Transportation, Seniors, Education, Good Government

    Today, Representative Gerry Connolly, chairman of the Government Operations subcommittee, and Representatives Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), Beyer (D-VA), and Trone (D-MD) sent a letter to Office of Management and Budget Director Russell T. Vought demanding he cease and desist all efforts to strip federal funding from Democratic-led communities. “By implementing this Presidential memorandum, which seeks to punish jurisdictions by executive fiat and according to the political whims of the President, you… Read more

  • National Capital Region Delegation Statement On White House Coronavirus Outbreak
    Posted in News on October 6, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Federal Employees, Seniors, Good Government

    Today, Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) joined Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD), Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), and Reps. John Sarbanes (D-MD), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Anthony Brown (D-MD), Jennifer Wexton (D-VA), and David Trone (D-MD) in issuing the following statement: “We represent the people of the National Capital Region. We are alarmed and dismayed by the casual disregard for the health of our community, including constituents who work at the White House as st… Read more

  • Connolly Statement on President Trump Abandoning COVID-19 Relief Negotiations
    Posted in News on October 6, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Health Care, Federal Employees, Seniors, Good Government

    Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, released the following statement today in response to President Trump’s decision to walk away from the negotiating table and leave the American people without another COVID-19 relief package: “Mark it down: On October 6, 2020, the president walked away from ongoing negotiations on a desperately-needed COVID-19 relief package. He gets the best care in the world, then holds care for the rest of us hosta… Read more

  • Connolly Joins Jayapal, 172 Members of Congress to Introduce House Resolution Condemning Forced Unnecessary Medical Procedures—Including Hysterectomies—Performed on Women in Irwin County, Georgia
    Posted in News on September 25, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Equality, Immigration, Good Government

    United States Representative Gerry Connolly (VA-11) joined Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Annie Kuster (NH-02), Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18), Sylvia Garcia (TX-29) and Lois Frankel (FL-21) and 172 members of Congress in introducing a House Resolution today that urgently responds to numerous reports of unnecessary medical procedures—including hysterectomies—being performed on immigrant women without their consent at the Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Ga. “An initial review of available medical … Read more

  • Members of Congress Urge DOJ Inspector General to Include Virginia Correctional Facilities in Ongoing Remote COVID-19 Inspections
    Posted in News on September 25, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Criminal Justice Reform, Equality, Immigration, Good Government

    Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA), U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA), and Reps. A. Donald McEachin (D-VA), Morgan Griffith (R-VA), Bobby Scott (D-VA), Don Beyer (D-VA), Elaine Luria (D-VA), and Jennifer Wexton (D-VA), sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General (OIG) urging the agency to include Federal Correctional Complex (FCC) Petersburg and United States Penitentiary (USP) Lee on their list of ongoing remote inspections during the COVID-19 healt… Read more

  • Bipartisan Global Health Security Act Passes House
    Posted in News on September 22, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Foreign Policy

    Today, the House of Representatives passed the Global Health Security Act, legislation authored by Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and Congressman Steve Chabot (R-OH) that reaffirms the United States’ commitment to promoting global health security. “Rep. Steve Chabot and I first introduced this legislation nearly two years ago, when we identified a dearth of leadership and strategy around U.S. planning for a global health security emergency,” said Rep. Connolly. “Tragically, the global COVID-1… Read more

  • 173 Members of Congress Urge DHS Inspector General to Immediately Open Investigation Into Startling Whistleblower Allegations Regarding High Rates of Hysterectomies Being Performed on Immigrant Women in Irwin County, Georgia
    Posted in News on September 16, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Immigration, Good Government

    Congressman Gerry Connolly (VA-11) joined Reps. Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Judy Chu (CA-27), Jerrold Nadler (NY-10), Zoe Lofgen (CA-19), and 173 members of Congress today in urging the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Inspector General Joseph Cuffari to open an immediate investigation into new whistleblower allegations of mass hysterectomies being performed on women detained at the privately-run Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Ga. The lawmakers demanded an urgent response as well a… Read more

  • Oversight Committee Advances Chai Suthammanont Remembrance Act
    Posted in News on September 16, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Federal Employees, Good Government

    Today, the House Oversight and Reform Committee advanced H.R. 7340, the Chai Suthammanont Remembrance Act, legislation authored by Chairman Gerry Connolly to protect federal employees from the coronavirus. Chai Suthammanont was a federal employee who lost his life after contracting the coronavirus while working as part of the kitchen staff at a Quantico daycare center. He is one of many frontline federal employees whose jobs required them to continue working through the coronavirus pandemic. “Ch… Read more