Gerry (Gerry) Connolly (D-USH11)
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Capitol: 202.225.1492
FAX: 202.225.3071
District: 703.256.3071
Representative
Room 2238 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-4611

Residence: Fairfax, VA
Elected: 2008    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Cathy   DOB: 3/30/1950
Committee Assignments
Co-ChairCongressional Taiwan Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Georgia Caucus
FC MemberFragile X Caucus
Co-ChairSustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC)
Co-ChairSmart Contracting Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Public Service Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Nepal Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Invisible Wounds Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Youth Drug Prevention Caucus
Co-ChairGovernment Efficiency Caucus
FC MemberNational Archives Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Morocco Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on Public-Private Partnerships (P3)
Co-ChairCongressional Cloud Computing Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkish Relations and Turkish Americans
Co-ChairCongressional Korea Caucus
Co-ChairPostal Preservation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Defense Energy Security Caucus
FC MemberCivility Caucus
FC MemberCongressional National Landscape Conservation System Caucus [NLCS Caucus]
FC MemberCongressional Nuclear Security Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Azerbaijan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Unmanned Systems (UAV)
FC MemberHouse Trails Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Navy and Marine Corps Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Research and Development Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Postal Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Quality Care Coalition
FC MemberMitochondrial Disease Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Army Aviation Caucus
FC MemberHouse Democracy Partnership
FC MemberCongressional Kids Safety Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Friends of the Irish National Caucus
FC MemberMunicipal Finance Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus to Cure Blood Cancers and Other Blood Disorders
FC MemberCongressional Responsible Hospitality Caucus
FC MemberJoint Congressional Arctic Working Group
FC MemberCongressional Public Transportation Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Finland Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Bosnia
FC MemberCongressional Land Conservation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Watchdog Caucus
FC MemberNational Heritage Area Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Anti-Bullying Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Adult Literacy Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Ireland Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Allergy and Asthma Caucus
FC MemberHouse Livable Communities Task Force
FC MemberU.S.-Mexico Friendship Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans
FC MemberCongressional Neuroscience Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Oral Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Prevention Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Shipbuilding Caucus
FC MemberHouse Impact Aid Coalition
FC MemberHouse Caucus on International Religious Freedom
FC MemberCongressional Men's Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Military Families Caucus
FC MemberCongressional JOBS NOW! Caucus
FC MemberHouse Hunger Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Library of Congress Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Children's Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Army Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cement Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Norway
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Vietnam
FC MemberCongressional Vision Caucus
FC MemberArthritis Caucus
FC MemberAmerican Sikh Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lupus Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wildlife Refuge Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Hellenic-Israel Alliance Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-China Working Group
FC MemberCongressional Ukraine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Down Syndrome Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Dyslexia Caucus
FC MemberCongressional State Medicaid Expansion Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Skin Cancer Caucus
FC MemberHouse Cancer Caucus
FC MemberAmericans Abroad Caucus
FC MemberCongressional French Caucus
FC MemberHouse Baltic Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Kidney Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Human Trafficking
FC MemberCongressional Wine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Automotive Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Caucus (COPD)
FC MemberBipartisan Disabilities Caucus (BDC)
FC MemberCongressional International Creativity and Theft-Prevention Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Soils Caucus
FC MemberCrohn's and Colitis Caucus
FC MemberThe Law Enforcement Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Victims' Rights Caucus
FC MemberGreen Schools Caucus
FC MemberMilitary Sexual Assault Prevention Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Friends of the National Park Service Centennial
FC MemberHouse Congressional Veterans Jobs Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Social Work Caucus
FC MemberCongressional STEAM Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-Japan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Brain Injury Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Cybersecurity Caucus
FC MemberMilitary Veterans Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cut Flower Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Bicameral High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Childhood Cancer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rare and Neglected Diseases Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus (ATR)
FC MemberNational Guard and Reserve Components Caucus
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Competitiveness in Entertainment Technology (E-Tech Caucus)
FC MemberUSO Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Travel and Tourism Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberCongressional Bike Caucus
FC MemberCommunity College Caucus
FC MemberTom Lantos Human Rights Commission
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Heart and Stroke Coalition
FC MemberBicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC)
FC MemberNew Democrat Coalition (NDC)
Counties Representing
Fairfax City / Fairfax / Prince William

Bio

Congressman Gerald E. "Gerry" Connolly is serving his sixth term in the U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia's 11th District, which includes Fairfax County, Prince William County, and the City of Fairfax in Northern Virginia. Prior to his election to Congress, he served 14 years on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, including five years as Chairman. Throughout his career, protecting and growing Northern Virginia's economy has been his top priority.

In Congress, he has played a key role in securing federal dollars for transportation improvements in Northern Virginia, including completion of the Fairfax County Parkway, widening the Prince William County Parkway, providing ongoing support for Rail to Dulles, and securing the annual federal commitment of $150 million for the regional Metro system. Congressman Connolly is a senior member of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform and serves as the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations. In this role, he is responsible for shaping government-wide policy for a broad range of issues, including federal workforce and federal agency oversight, federal procurement and information policy, national drug policy, regulatory reform, the United States Postal Service, the United States Census Bureau, and the District of Columbia.

Congressman Connolly also serves on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. Using his extensive background in foreign policy, including as a senior staff member on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, he has become a leading voice on foreign assistance reform, war powers, embassy security, and democracy promotion abroad.

Congressman Connolly co-authored the bipartisan Issa-Connolly Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA), which was signed into law in 2014, and represents the first major overhaul of the federal laws governing IT management since enactment of the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996. In 2016, Connolly passed the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act, which allows temporary employees of land management agencies to now be eligible for civil servant positions. He also helped pass the Telework Enhancement Act, which requires the federal government to increase the use of telework by federal employees to ensure continuity of operations by federal agencies during emergency situations, enhance recruitment of a quality federal workforce, reduce traffic congestion, and improve the region's air quality.

For his efforts, he has twice been recognized as a Federal Computer Week Fed 100 winner, was named the 2013 FedScoop Tech Champion of the Year, the 2015 FCW Eagle Award recipient, and received the AFFIRM Award for Leadership in the IT community.

He has also introduced important legislation to streamline and improve our election system, find savings in federal IT procurement and data center consolidation, and reform U.S. Foreign Aid.

In addition to his Committee assignments, Congressman Connolly is a member of the New Democrat Coalition, chair of the Smart Contracting Caucus, co-chair of the Sustainable Energy and Environment Caucus, co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkey Relations and Turkish Americans, co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Korea, co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Georgia and co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Taiwan.

Congressman Gerry Connolly currently serves as the Chairman of the U.S. Delegation to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Parliamentary Assembly (NATO PA). The NATO PA is an affiliate organization of NATO and is comprised of more than two hundred and fifty delegates from the parliaments and legislative bodies of the Alliance's 29 member states. As head of the United States delegation, Mr. Connolly sets the agenda for interaction with the Assembly on behalf of the U.S. Congress. He works in a bipartisan manner to support the values of the Transatlantic Alliance and strengthen Congressional commitment to NATO. Prior to his election to Congress, Congressman Connolly served as Chairman of the Board of Supervisors in Fairfax County, the largest jurisdiction in the Washington, D.C. metro area with more than 1.1 million residents. He earned a reputation as a pragmatic leader for his initiatives to expand affordable housing opportunities, reduce gang violence, promote reusable energy, and advance critical transportation improvements. During his tenure on the Board, Fairfax was recognized as a Best Managed County.

Congressman Connolly received an M.A. in Public Administration from Harvard University in 1979. He received a B.A. in Literature from Maryknoll College in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. Congressman Connolly has worked in the non-profit sector, primarily advocating for hunger aid and international assistance. He also has strong ties to the business community having spent two decades working for organizations and companies involved in international trade, regulatory matters, technology, and research.

He resides in Fairfax with his wife Smitty and has a daughter Caitlin.