Thursday, February 7, 2013
Connolly writes letter to Postmaster General, asking for legal justification; cites study that says reducing mail volume will lead to revenue loss of $5.2 billion in first year.
Stopping the mail on Saturdays? Not so fast say two members of the Northern Virginia congressional delegation. Northern Virginia's U.S. Rep. James P. Moran (D-8th) and U.S. Rep Gerald Connolly (D-11th) expressed concern Wednesday afternoon about the U.S. Postal Service's announcement that it plans to suspend delivery of first-class mail service on Saturdays beginning in August. The USPS released a fact sheet Wednesday. “I have great concerns about eliminating Saturday mail delivery," Moran wrote in an email to Patch. "The Postal Service is grappling with major forces outside of its control: an economy increasingly relying on email and the Internet for communication, and a Congress that refuses to address the redundant pension pre-funding …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Congressman calling 11th-District residents to hear what is on their minds.
Rep Gerry Connolly (D- Virginia 11th) may be calling you Tuesday to hear what is on your mind as part of his 17th telephone town hall. If the phone rings at 8 p.m., stay on the line to talk to the congressman. Want to ensure that you get called? Click here to sign up ahead of time. Connolly told constituents in an email that more than 200,000 11th District residents have participated in one of these calls since 2009. He said that residents have told him they like the format since they can participate from home. Those who are unable to pose their question on the call will have the option of leaving a message and receiving a subsequent response, said Connolly.
Friday, March 18, 2011
Politicians, county residents attend annual holiday party, fundraiser
More than 1,000 people showed up Thursday night to celebrate what U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly calls "the holiest day of the year" — and to donate to his 2012 campaign. Connolly (D-11th District), boasting a "100% Irish" button on his lapel, was pleased to find that when he arrived to Kena Temple for his 17th annual St. Patrick's Day Fete, he could not find a parking space for himself. "This is the biggest ballroom in Northern Virginia, and it was full," he said. "So that's very gratifying for a public official, that people want to come out and see each other and mingle and network and just have a good time." Terry McAuliffe, former Democratic National Committee chairman and Virginia gubernatorial candidate, showed up in support of Connolly, …
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Howell, Connolly, Keam will not ask for extra security
The shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords at a constituent event in Arizona on Saturday was not “unforeseeable,” said Virginia State Sen. Janet Howell. “As the decibel level of political discourse has risen, so does the risk to elected officials,” said Howell (D-32) of Reston. Giffords is in critical condition at an Arizona hospital. The shooting spree killed six and wounded 14, according to CNN. Speaking to the country’s political discourse, Del. Mark Keam said “there's absolutely nothing good about what happened today in [Arizona] on so many fronts.” “Public service should not have to cost lives,” Keam said on Saturday via Twitter. In an email, Howell said she received several threats because of her support for gun control. She…