Fairfax Committee of 100
Where leaders meet since 1977
If you are interested in issues affecting Fairfax County and Virginia, we invite you to attend our next
FAIRFAX COMMITTEE OF 100
dinner on Monday, December 15, 2014
 
The 2014 Elections:  
America at a Crossroads

The voters changed the Senate’s leadership.  But will this reduce political gridlock, improve the economy, or reduce our diplomatic challenges?  Get an insider’s perspective.

Guest Speakers
The Honorable Gerald E. Connolly
and
The Honorable Thomas M. Davis

The votes have been counted!  With Republicans in the majority in both the House of Representatives and the Senate in January 2015, Congressional legislative priorities will change.


What will Congress do with this capability?  Will there now be substantive progress on significant issues?  Can Congress pass legislation that the President will sign?  Or will gridlock and inaction continue?  What should the Congress do?


An evening with Congressmen Connolly and Davis is always delightful, insightful,informative, and fun.  You don’t want to miss it!


 


Amphora Restaurant
377 Maple Avenue, West
Vienna, VA 22180

Dinner Cost:
Members - $39
Non-Members - $49

Seating can only be guaranteed with advanced reservations

Date: Monday, December 15, 2014
Pre-Meeting Festivities: 7 - 7:30 PM
Dinner and Program:  7:30-9:30 PM

RSVP by December 13 

by calling: 703-385-3753
or by sending an email to: wwhanks@cox.net

Please state your entrée preference:
Beef, Chicken, Fish, or Vegetarian

 

The Honorable Gerald Connolly

The Honorable Gerald E. Connolly


Democratic Congressman Gerald E. “Gerry” Connolly is currently serving his third term in the U.S. House of Representatives representing Virginia’s 11th District, which encompasses Fairfax County, Prince William County, and the City of Fairfax in Northern Virginia.


Congressman Connolly serves on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. He is the Ranking Member of the Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations, which covers many issues relating to Northern Virginia’s workforce and economy. Connolly also serves on the Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Job Creation, and Regulatory Affairs. He is a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa and also serves on the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific.


Mr. Connolly introduced and passed the bipartisan Telework Enhancement Act. He has 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. Mr. Connolly also has helped secure federal funding for transportation improvements in Northern Virginia, such as completing the Fairfax County Parkway, widening the Prince William County Parkway, providing ongoing support for the Metro Silver Line, and securing the federal commitment of $150 million annually for the regional Metro system. He is considered an expert on local and state government matters and issues affecting federal employees and federal contractors and has sponsored and supported a number of legislative initiatives on behalf of activeduty service members, military families, and veterans.


Before he was elected to Congress, Mr. Connolly served 14 years on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, first as the representative of the Providence District and then as Chairman of the Board of Supervisors. Fairfax County was rated a Best Managed County during his tenure as Chairman.


Prior to becoming a public official, Mr. Connolly spent 10 years on the staff of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, where numerous foreign policy issues including oversight of international economic issues and policies concerning the Middle East and the United Nations.He also worked in the nonprofit sector, primarily advocating for hunger aid and international assistance. In the business community, he spent two decades working for organizations and companies involved in international trade,regulatory matters, technology, and research.


Mr. Connolly received a bachelor’s degree from Mary Knoll College in Illinois in 1971 and a Master of Public Administration from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government in 1979.


 

The Honorable Tom Davis

The Honorable Thomas M. Davis


Former Virginia Republican Congressman Thomas M. Davis is currently the Director of Federal Government Affairs for Deloitte & Touche LLP.


Mr. Davis served seven terms in Congress as a Republican representing Virginia’s 11th congressional district. During his tenure in the House, he served as Chair of the House Government Reform and Oversight Committee and as the Chair of the subcommittee on Technology and Procurement Policy. Under his leadership, the House Government Reform and Oversight Committee investigated matters related to the effective administration of government programs of great public interest. These programs included government contracting in support of the war in Iraq, the Agriculture Department’s handling of the discovery of Mad Cow Disease in the United States, the flu vaccine shortage, the role of the National Guard in national security and homeland defense, and management of the Department of Homeland Security. Other notable accomplishments include significant contributions to the implementing recommendatons of the 9/11 Commission Act and the report on the federal response to Hurricane Katrina. He also provided sponsorship of legislation giving the Food and Drug Administration authority to regulate tobacco and to passing the National Capital Transportation Amendments Act, which authorizes capital reinvestment in the Washington Metro system.


Prior to serving as a Member of Congress, Davis was a member of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors from 1980 to 1994. He was elected chairman of the Board of Supervisors in 1991, serving until he was elected to the US House of Representatives. During his service as board chairman, Fairfax County was ranked first financially by City and State magazine in their list of Top 50 Counties.


Mr. Davis served on active duty as an officer in the U.S. Army and spent eight years with the Virginia National Guard and the Army Reserve.


Mr. Davis received his B.A., cum laude, from Amherst College in 1971 and his J.D. from the University of Virginia in 1975.


 
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