Gerry Connolly’s top priority is creating good-paying jobs and a vibrant economy for Northern Virginia. He has always been a strong supporter of our local technology industry and has helped attract Fortune 500 companies to our region. By creating a pro-business environment, attracting federal investment, and developing our local technology industry, Northern Virginia has maintained one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation.
Recently, Connolly joined Senator Mark Warner and a bi-partisan coalition to sponsor the Startup 2.0 Act. This bill will expand access to credit for small businesses in Virginia, allowing them to grow and create more jobs.
As a local government leader, Connolly lowered the property tax rate by 21% and eliminated the auto decal fee. In Congress, he supported President Obama’s Recovery Act that created 25 separate tax cuts for families and small businesses, totaling nearly $300 billion and benefiting 95% of all Americans. He also supported the HIRE Act, legislation to provide small businesses with tax credits when they hire new employees. Gerry Connolly has a record of getting things done to grow our economy.