Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Congressman Robert Hurt's Round-Up: House Passes Bipartisan Bill To Create Jobs


February 9, 2016

Last week, Charlottesville was recognized as one of the nation's fastest growing markets for venture capital investment. In the last five years, the amount of capital invested in the Charlottesville market has grown 157 percent. This type of investment has profound impacts for the community, making it more attractive to other start-up companies and ultimately producing significant job growth.

Job creation remains one of my top priorities and is one of the five priorities House Republicans outlined in our agenda for the coming year. Wasting no time, this past week, the House of Representatives passed the Capital Markets Improvement Act, which would help increase small businesses' access to capital so they may better grow the economy and create jobs.

As Fifth District Virginians well know, small businesses are our most dynamic job creators, but far too often, the federal government stands in their way. Nationwide, businesses with fewer than 20 employees spend 45 percent more than bigger businesses per employee in order to comply with federal regulations. Think about that for a moment – our most dynamic job creators squander away significantly more money than large companies in order to comply with bureaucratic red tape.

The bipartisan legislative package we passed last week includes two bills I introduced: the Small Company Disclosure Simplification Act and the Streamlining Excessive and Costly Regulations Review Act. These measures, and the others included in the Capital Markets Improvement Act, are important steps in removing burdensome regulation and enhancing access to our capital markets, so that small businesses in places like Charlottesville and localities across the Commonwealth can flourish.

The Small Company Disclosure Simplification Act is a commonsense solution that will ease the regulatory burden for smaller public companies and require the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to perform a cost-benefit analysis on the regulations' impact on these companies. This bill would streamline regulations for small public companies, removing disincentives for companies to access capital in the public markets and allowing them to grow more efficiently.

We worked with a number of Virginia companies to ensure this legislation would actually spur job creation. John Williamson, the Chairman RGC Resources, Director of Optical Cable Corporation and Luna Innovations Incorporated, all of which are based out of Roanoke, was vital to this process. Speaking about the legislation, he said, "I am delighted with the House passage of Congressman Hurt's bills. The excessive regulation for small publicly traded companies has been a major operating cost while providing no benefit to shareholders or the public. The now infamous and burdensome XBRL duplicative reporting requirement for all SEC reporting companies is an absolute waste of time and expense for smaller companies creating burdensome quarterly filings at the SEC which no one uses. Congressman Hurt is to be applauded for recognizing both the vast waste of time and talent and the impediment to smaller companies ability to raise capital and create jobs."

In a similar vein, the Streamlining Excessive and Costly Regulations Review Act requires the SEC to comprehensively review its major regulations every ten years – a process that other financial regulatory bodies already perform – to streamline their rules and ensure they are all up-to-date. This good government measure will ensure that businesses are not forced to comply with archaic, unnecessary regulations, and instead, it allows them to focus their resources on expanding and creating jobs.

January's jobs report indicated the U.S economy added just 151,000 jobs, which is lower than many estimates. Despite the President's claim last week that, "we have recovered from the worst economic crisis since the 1930s," our economy is not nearly as strong as it should be. The labor-force participation remains virtually unchanged from December, which is essentially a 40-year low. There is no doubt that we must do more to get government out of the way of job creation, and in the House, we are committed to this end.

We will continue to advance bipartisan solutions like the Capital Markets Improvement Act, which remove Washington as a barrier to job creation and allow our small businesses and family farms to focus on succeeding and creating good-paying jobs. It is my hope that our colleagues in the Senate will now take up this bill and join us in advancing policies that will spur job creation and economic recovery.

If you need any additional information or if we may be of assistance to you, please visit my website at hurt.house.gov or call my Washington office: (202) 225-4711, Charlottesville office: (434) 973-9631, Danville office: (434) 791-2596, or Farmville office: (434) 395-0120.


Congressan Robert Hurt's Statement On The President’s Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Request


Tuesday, February 9, 2016


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) today released the following statement in response to President Obama's Fiscal Year 2017 budget request:

 

"The people of Central and Southside Virginia know that if we are truly serious about revitalizing our economy and building a stronger America for our children and grandchildren, we must put an end to Washington's out-of-control spending.  A budget represents a vision that demonstrates our priorities for the nation and sets forth the choices that need to be made to responsibly allocate our limited resources to achieve that vision.  Once again, the President's budget proposal indicates his priorities are not in line with the American people's priorities.  Under his proposal, the national debt would more than double what it was when he took office.  It would also increase spending by $2.5 trillion and raise taxes by $3.4 trillion over the next ten years.  This budget, like others the President has proposed, will never balance -- ever. 

 

"In response to the President's proposal, it is my hope that the House of Representatives and the Senate will work together to adopt a sensible budget that will promote robust job growth, eliminate reckless deficit spending, and guarantee our national security.  It is further my hope that the President will reevaluate the consequences of his proposal and join our effort to get our fiscal house in order.  Together, we can grow our economy and build a stronger America for our children and grandchildren."

 

Friday, February 5, 2016

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: House Approves Two Hurt Bills To Help Growing Companies Create Jobs

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This afternoon, the House of Representative passed the Capital Markets Improvement Act by a vote of 265-159.  This legislation will help increase small businesses' access to capital so they may better grow the economy and create jobs; it includes the Small Company Disclosure Simplification Act and the Streamlining Excessive and Costly Regulations Review Act -- both introduced by Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia).  After the House vote today, Congressman Hurt released the following statement:

"Making sure that hardworking Virginians and Americans have access to our capital markets is imperative to sustained economic growth and job creation across the nation, and I remain committed to removing overregulation of small businesses that far too often stands in the way of this vital objective.  The Small Company Disclosure Simplification Act is a commonsense solution that will ease the regulatory burden for smaller public companies and require the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to perform a cost-benefit analysis on the regulations' impact on these companies.  The Streamlining Excessive and Costly Regulations Review Act is a pragmatic bill requiring the SEC to comprehensively review its major regulations every ten years – a process that other financial regulatory bodies already perform – to streamline their rules and ensure they are all up-to-date.  These measures, and the others included in the Capital Markets Improvement Act, are important steps in removing burdensome regulation and enhancing access to our capital markets.

"I was pleased the House approved these two bills with bipartisan support as a part of the Capital Markets Improvement Act.  This legislative package of bipartisan bills will help improve small businesses' access capital, allowing them to create jobs.  I urge our colleagues in the Senate to consider this legislation expeditiously to send it to the President.  I remain committed to removing unnecessary, bureaucratic red tape to make it easier for small businesses to strengthen our economy."

 

Congressman Hurt spoke on the House floor in favor of the Capital Markets Improvement Act.  You may view the video by clicking the image above or by clicking here.

 



·         The Small Company Disclosure Simplification Act, H.R. 1965, would streamline regulations for small public companies, removing disincentives for companies to access capital in the public markets.

·         The Streamlining Excessive and Costly Regulations Review Act, H.R. 2354, would require the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to review its significant regulations to determine if they are necessary in the public interest or should be amended or rescinded.

 

 

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Family Research Council Releases Issue Analysis of Planned Parenthood and Biotech Industry Use of Ab


February 3, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Family Research Council's Center for Human Dignity has published a new Issue Analysis titled "Investigating Planned Parenthood and Research Using Aborted Babies." Authored by Center Director Arina Grossu, the purpose of this study is to investigate Planned Parenthood's abortion practices and its harvesting of aborted babies' organs. These findings synthesize what is publically known about Planned Parenthood, its harvesting of aborted baby parts, the operations of biotech companies involved in this industry, and its end-use consumers, including National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) taxpayer-funded programs.

Planned Parenthood performs about 30 percent of all abortions in the United States.

Findings in the Issue Analysis include:

  • Data on how many Planned Parenthood facilities perform medication and surgical abortion.
  • Data on how many Planned Parenthood facilities perform surgical abortions up to a certain period of pregnancy.
  • Synthesized data on state abortion limits.
  • Analysis on Planned Parenthood's 20 affiliates that have participated in harvesting programs in the past five years using aborted babies. Where available, primary source documents are linked that tie specific Planned Parenthood affiliates with biotech companies and end-use consumers.
  • A listing of states where Planned Parenthood investigations have occurred and states where defunding efforts are taking place.
  • A listing of all of the congressional investigations of Planned Parenthood.
  • A listing of biotech companies that act as middlemen in the sale of procured baby parts, linking them to end consumers.

Commenting on the study, Grossu said:

"This issue analysis is a must-have resource for every American concerned about Planned Parenthood's blatant disregard for human life and its corporate partners that benefit off the sale of aborted babies' organs. We are shedding light not just on Planned Parenthood's appalling business practices, but also on their corporate and academic allies which benefit from baby organ harvesting.

"This research is a starting point in the investigation of Planned Parenthood's activities and the involvement of taxpayer funds. Involved parties must be investigated, and wherever violations of the law are found, they must be prosecuted to the full extent of all applicable federal and state laws. The investigation must look into possible violations of current laws against the sale of baby parts, performing partial birth abortions, and killing babies born alive after abortion. This is especially true of Planned Parenthood affiliates that are or were involved in the harvesting and sale of baby parts, biotech companies which sell aborted baby parts, and end consumers which are often funded with taxpayer money to do research for federal entities such as the NIH and FDA," concluded Grossu.

The full issue analysis can be found here: http://www.frc.org/plannedparenthoodinvestigation


Family Research Council Statement in Support of David Daleiden



February 4, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- This morning, the Center for Medical Progress's David Daleiden went to the Harris County court house in Houston, Texas to post bail on the charges brought against him. The Harris County grand jury recently indicted David Daleiden and his colleague Sandra Merritt on charges of tampering with a governmental record, considered a second-degree felony with a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.

The grand jury also charged Daleiden with a misdemeanor for the alleged purchase of human organs, claiming that in doing undercover investigative journalism work concerning Planned Parenthood, he himself was actually trying to buy baby parts.

Arina Grossu, Director of FRC's Center for Human Dignity, released the following statement:

"This is a sad day in America. First, it is Planned Parenthood which we should consider indicting for its sale of baby organs. There are invoices between University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston and Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast now part of the public record showing how Planned Parenthood possibly illegally profited from the sale of baby organs.

"Earlier this week, Family Research Council released information on each of the 20 Planned Parenthood affiliates that have participated in the harvesting of aborted baby organs in the last five years, as well as the biotech companies involved in this industry and its end consumers, including NIH and FDA taxpayer-funded programs. It is Planned Parenthood that must be investigated, and wherever violations of the law are found, prosecuted according to the full extent of all applicable federal and state laws.

"Second, the Texas grand jury egregiously trampled upon Daleiden's First Amendment right to freedom of the press. As a journalist, Daleiden has the constitutional right to report on Planned Parenthood's practices and demonstrate its willingness to barter for the organs of unborn children. Planned Parenthood and its allies have tried to bully Daleiden and others into silence. Planned Parenthood wants to hide the ugly truth of what it does, namely killing thousands of precious unborn children annually and then harvesting their organs for its own gain.

"We stand with David Daleiden and the unborn. We will stand with David Daleiden and every unborn baby until each and every last one of Planned Parenthood's operations is uncovered and revealed in the light of truth. We thank Daleiden for his courage and his role in revealing the true face of Planned Parenthood to the country and to the world,'" Grossu concluded.


Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Staff Members from Congressman Robert Hurt's Office to Hold Local Office Hours in Mecklenburg and Rappahannock Counties


Monday, February 1, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Staff members from Congressman Robert Hurt's (R-Virginia) office will hold Local Office Hours in Mecklenburg and Rappahannock Counties on Friday, February 5 to meet with constituents who need assistance with federal agencies. For more information, please visit our Local Office Hours Interactive Map.  In the event of inclement weather, please contact our Danville office at (434) 791-2596 to confirm Local Office Hours will be held as scheduled.

Friday, February 5, 2016

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Local Office Hours in Mecklenburg County

Mecklenburg Administration Building, Conference Room

350 Washington Street

Boydton, VA

 

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Local Office Hours in Rappahannock County

Rappahannock County Library, Jamieson Room

4 Library Road

Washington, VA

 

Congressman Robert Hurt Votes To Enhance Iran Sanctions


 

Tuesday, February 2, 2016


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting in favor of the Iran Terror Finance Transparency Act, which would provide for enhanced Congressional oversight over United States economic and trade sanctions, particularly over Iranian terrorism financiers:

"Over six months ago, the world watched as the Obama Administration and the nations of China, France, Germany, Russia, and the United Kingdom reached a dangerous nuclear deal with Iran – an agreement that includes more than $100 billion of sanctions relief.  In December, Iran fired rockets into the Strait of Hormuz only 1,500 yards from United States Navy ships, giving them just minutes of warning.  Just last month, ten United States Navy sailors were taken into Iranian custody after they mistakenly entered Iranian waters.  We live in a dangerous world, and this Administration is far too trusting in those who seek power through aggression. 

"Though this Administration fails to stand up to the world's largest state sponsor of terror, the House will continue to do everything within our power to protect our national security.  Issues of national security are too important to leave to idealism and wishful thinking.  Today, we passed the Iran Terror Finance Transparency Act to prevent the Administration from offering sanctions relief to any bank or individual unless we can prove with absolute certainty they do not support Iran's terrorism, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, Iran's ballistic missile program, or even its conventional weapons program.  In the House, we remain committed to providing for our national defense – Congress' greatest responsibility under Article One of the Constitution -- and I urge our colleagues in the Senate and the President to join us in this vital effort."

 

Congressman Robert Hurt's Round-Up: Budget Report Paints Grim Outlook


Earlier this month in his State of the Union Address, the President painted a rosy picture of our nation's economic future, claiming that we have created jobs while cutting deficits. The President seems to believe that we have done enough to reduce our massive spending deficits, but I believe – and most Americans believe – that the future fiscal health of our nation remains one of the most serious problems facing our children and grandchildren.

Last week, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its budget projections for 2016. These projections paint a daunting picture that centers around the fact that, according to their findings, the budget deficit for the upcoming year will increase for the first time since 2009. The CBO's estimation of a deficit of $544 billion is over $100 billion more than last year. This is another stark reminder of how important it is for us to get our fiscal house in order.

A significant portion of this deficit increase is due to growing mandatory spending programs – namely Medicare, Medicaid – and the ever-increasing taxes and subsidies created by the President's healthcare law. The CBO estimates that spending increases for these programs will increase by $104 billion, and there is no indication they will slow down in the foreseeable future.

Furthermore, the CBO warned that these increasing deficits mean the federal debt held by the public will increase to nearly $14 trillion – that will be 76 percent of Gross Domestic Product. To put that in perspective, that is the highest it has been since the years immediately following World War II. There is no doubt we must get our fiscal house in order and stop spending money we simply do not have.

There was some good news in the CBO's report. It forecasts an expanding workforce and job market, which are critical to growing our economy. This is an encouraging indicator, and the Congress must continue to make this one of our top priorities, so that this becomes a reality, not just a prediction.

We also must continue to focus on policies that address the need for more jobs and more growth, including mitigating the harmful impacts of the President's healthcare law. Our increasing deficits and irresponsible spending must be put to a stop before it is too late. We have taken some positive steps in recent years to cut spending and reform unsustainable government programs, but we must take further action to rein in the programs that represent trillions of dollars in unfunded liabilities for future generations because this burden will bankrupt our country if we do not act.

Though there are some troubling findings in this week's CBO report, it should be seen as a renewed call to promote the policies we need to deliver a brighter future to our children and grandchildren. I am confident the combination of growth and responsible reforms will steer our country away from the dangerous path we are on and place our great nation on a path to opportunity, prosperity, and success for all.

If you need any additional information or if we may be of assistance to you, please visit my website at hurt.house.gov or call my Washington office: (202) 225-4711, Charlottesville office: (434) 973-9631, Danville office: (434) 791-2596, or Farmville office: (434) 395-0120.


Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Congressman Robert's Round-Up: House Republicans Set Pro-Growth Agenda


January 26, 2016

Earlier this month, Republicans in the House of Representatives met to establish our priorities for the coming year. We realize that we have a tremendous opportunity to change the path our nation is on, and we will use this year to advance a pro-growth agenda that represents the American people's priorities. This year we will focus on five major issues: national security, jobs and economic growth, opportunity, healthcare, and constitutional authority.

As our national security remains one of our top priorities, it goes without saying that we must recommit ourselves to exerting our constitutional power to ensure those who seek to perpetuate evil against our nation and our allies are eliminated before they further advance their hatred. In the coming weeks, the House will vote on a bill to prevent terrorist cells in Iran from obtaining financial assistance, but this is just one of many actions the House will take to protect our national security.

Since being elected to Congress, jobs and economic growth in Virginia's Fifth District and our nation has consistently been one of my top priorities. Earlier this month, I introduced bipartisan legislation aimed at spurring the development of I-73, which has the potential to boost economic growth in a region of Virginia that has suffered the highest unemployment rates in Virginia. We must continue to relentlessly pursue policies that encourage job creation to leave our country a better place for our future generations. I understand this and the House understands this. We have been and will remain committed to this goal.

For the past six years, the President's healthcare law has continued to wreak havoc on businesses, healthcare providers, doctors, and patients. A couple of weeks ago, the House and Senate sent a repeal of the President's healthcare law to his desk. He vetoed it, but soon, the House will vote to override his veto. We are listening to the American people and showing a clear path for the next President to fully repeal this harmful legislation. House Republicans remain committed to repealing this damaging legislation and replacing it with market oriented solutions.

Finally, time and again we have seen President Obama push his agenda via executive action rather than engaging the Congress. His lack of engaging leadership has done immeasurable damage to our system of government and has compromised the constitutional bounds our Founders envisioned. We must reinstate the principles of our Constitution to ensure and enable the voice of the American people. Under the leadership of Speaker Ryan, I am confident that we will continue to fight for the American people's priorities and present a robust and dynamic alternative to the President; one that is built on constitutional principles, not executive fiat.

I am looking forward to this new year and getting to work on the agenda we have outlined. Of course, House Republicans cannot accomplish these goals alone; we will do everything we can to work across the aisle and with the Senate and the President to make our agenda a reality. I believe we will make America safer, stronger, and more prosperous, and I am looking forward to the work we will do in this coming year.

If you need any additional information or if we may be of assistance to you, please visit my website at hurt.house.gov or call my Washington office: (202) 225-4711, Charlottesville office: (434) 973-9631, Danville office: (434) 791-2596, or Farmville office: (434) 395-0120.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Staff Members from Congressman Robert Hurt's Office to Hold Local Office Hours in Franklin County


Monday, January 25, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Staff members from Congressman Robert Hurt's (R-Virginia) office will hold Local Office Hours in Franklin County on Friday, January 29 to meet with constituents who need assistance with federal agencies. For more information, please visit our Local Office Hours Interactive Map.  In the event of inclement weather, please contact our Danville office at (434) 791-2596 to confirm Local Office Hours will be held as scheduled.

Friday, January 29, 2016

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Local Office Hours in Franklin County

Franklin Government Center – B-75 Training Room

1255 Franklin Street

Rocky Mount, VA


Sunday, January 24, 2016

DELEGATE NICK FREITAS: Second Week of the 2016 General Assembly Session Wraps-Up


January 22, 2016

RICHMOND, VA - The Virginia House of Delegates has just completed its second week of the 2016 session. Over the past week, Delegate Nick Freitas (R-Culpeper) has filed three additional bills: HB1341, HB1349, HB1350, and HB1375.  Delegate Freitas was elected to his first term in November 2015, and currently represents the 30th District in the House, comprising the counties of Madison, Orange, and parts of Culpeper. 

News from Richmond

Delegate Freitas' bills currently active in committees:

HB459 - Career Technical Education (CTE) Programs
Gives greater control to localities in selecting CTE teachers.

HB760 - Transparency in Government
Requires the Auditor of Public accounts to update the transparency website to provide more information on government spending and to make information easier to find. 

HB762 - Electric Transmission Line Planning Association
Allows localities to form associations so that they can more closely monitor transmission line planning and protect property rights

HB763 - 10th Amendment
 Prohibits the use of state and local law enforcement from assisting the federal government in the enforcement of regulations that haven't been properly voted on by congress, when there are active investigations of violent crimes within their jurisdictions 

HB1183 - Revocation of the "Incumbent Protection Act"
Removes the portion of election law which provides incumbents special privileges to select their method of nomination. 


District-Side News

Congratulations to Catherine Reames 
Eastern View High School  
 Virginia CTE Teacher of the Year!



As always, flee feel free to reach out to our office with any concerns, questions or comments you may have. We are here to serve.


Delegate Nick J. Freitas

30th House District

DelNFreitas@house.virginia.gov

Office: (808) 698-1030

Cell: (540) 222-7706






Friday, January 22, 2016

Congressman Robert Hurt's Round-Up: The House Continues To Fight For Our National Security


January 19, 2016

We live in a dangerous world, and the threats to the United States only continue to grow when we fail to lead on the world's stage. Time and time again, the Obama Administration has been far too trusting in those who seek power through aggression. In recent months, we have turned our attention to fighting the Islamic State and radical Islamic terrorists, but we must also be acutely aware of the nations who have recently become emboldened by this Administration's failure to address serious national security threats.

Two weeks ago, North Korea announced that it had successfully tested a hydrogen bomb. While there is reason to believe North Korea lacks the technology to actually carry out this test, there is no doubt it was intended to provoke the West. North Korea has watched while this Administration struck a dangerous nuclear agreement with Iran and continued to set dangerous precedents in international relations.

On Sunday, the Obama Administration began lifting economic sanctions on Iran, granting them access to billions of dollars, and participated in a prisoner swap, despite its recent acts of aggression. In December, Iran fired rockets into the Strait of Hormuz only 1,500 yards from United States Navy ships, giving them hardly any warning. Just last week, ten United States Navy sailors were forcefully taken into Iranian custody, while the President made no statement or mention of the incident during his State of the Union Address.

There is no doubt that this Administration's failure to stand up to, and its willingness to negotiate with, Iran – the world's largest state sponsor of terror – has emboldened those who seek to assert their violent agendas on the world's stage. Issues of national security are too important to leave to idealism and wishful thinking. With that at the forefront of our minds, the House will continue to do everything within our power to protect our national security.

This past week, the House passed the North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act with an overwhelming bipartisan majority of 418-2. This legislation will prevent North Korea's access to hard currency and seize assets related to its nuclear proliferation, illicit activities, and human rights violations, and it is my hope the Senate considers it expeditiously. And soon, the House will consider the Iran Terror Finance Transparency Act to prevent the Administration from offering sanctions relief to any bank or individual unless we can prove with absolute certainty they do not support Iran terrorist cells, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, Iran's ballistic missile program, or even its conventional weapons program.

I was pleased that this weekend the Administration announced sanctions against 11 Iranian-linked companies for their roles in the ballistic missile program, but this comes too late after the Administration publicly wavered on whether to institute these sanctions. The House will continue to fight to enhance sanctions against North Korea, Iran, and any other nation who poses a threat to our national security.

Under Article One of the Constitution, Congress has no greater responsibility than to provide for the defense of our great country. In the House, national security remains a top priority, and I urge our colleagues in the Senate and the President to join us in this vital effort.

If you need any additional information or if we may be of assistance to you, please visit my website at hurt.house.gov or call my Washington office: (202) 225-4711, Charlottesville office: (434) 973-9631, Danville office: (434) 791-2596, or Farmville office: (434) 395-0120.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Staff Members from Congressman Robert Hurt's Office to Hold Local Office Hours in Brunswick, Campbell, Buckingham, and Charlotte Counties

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Staff members from Congressman Robert Hurt's (R-Virginia) office will hold Local Office Hours in Brunswick, Campbell, Buckingham, and Charlotte Counties on Friday, January 22 to meet with constituents who need assistance with federal agencies. For more information, please visit our Local Office Hours Interactive Map.  In the event of inclement weather, please contact our Danville office at (434) 791-2596 or our Charlottesville office at (434) 973-9631 to confirm Local Office Hours will be held as scheduled.

Friday, January 22, 2016

9:00 to 11:00 am

Local Office Hours in Brunswick County

Brunswick County Administration Building, 3rd Floor

228 North Main Street

Lawrenceville, VA

 

9:00 to 11:00 am

Local Office Hours in Campbell County

Campbell County Public Library- Rustburg Branch, Program Room

684 Village Highway

Rustburg, VA

 

1:00 to 3:00 pm

Local Office Hours in Buckingham County

Buckingham Administrative Building, Conference Room

13360 W James Anderson Hwy

Buckingham, VA

 

1:00 to 3:00 pm

Local Office Hours in Charlotte County

Charlotte County Administration Building, Conference Room

240 LeGrande Avenue, Suite A

Charlotte Court House, VA

 

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Congressman Robert Hurt Votes To Strengthen Sanctions Against North Korea


 

Tuesday, January 12, 2016


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting in favor of the North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act, which would strengthen sanctions against North Korea:

"Last Wednesday, North Korea announced that it had successfully tested a hydrogen bomb.  While there is reason to believe North Korea lacks the technology to actually carry out this test, there is no doubt it was intended to provoke the West.  North Korea has watched while this Administration struck a dangerous nuclear agreement with Iran and indefinitely delayed sanctions for illegally testing ballistic missiles.  The President's foreign policy has undoubtedly emboldened the North Korean regime.  As we know, when America fails to lead, there are grave consequences.

"Under Article One of the Constitution, Congress has no greater responsibility than to provide for the defense of our great country.  Today, the House acted to send a clear message that the United States will not stand idly by as North Korea improves its nuclear program.  The North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act will prevent North Korea's access to hard currency and seize assets related to its nuclear proliferation, illicit activities, and human rights violations.  I was pleased to see this legislation pass the House today with overwhelming bipartisan support, and I urge our colleagues in the Senate to consider this legislation expeditiously to send it to the President's desk.  I remain committed to working with my colleagues to enhance the necessary sanctions against North Korea and to do everything within our power to protect our national security."


Jan. 19TH - MCRW's 16th Annual Chili Festival


Former Delegate Mark J. Berg, M.D.   will be the Guest Speaker at the   January 19th   Madison County Republican Women's Meeting, 6:30-8:30 PM.     Beat the cold at MCRW's 16th Annual Chili Festival. Dinner: $8.     Everyone is invited to attend this informative meeting about Medicare and Medicaid.     Location: Madison Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 1236 Fishback Road, Rt. 722 at the north traffic light.   For more information, please call (540) 923-4300.