“It’s great to be here,” commented Congressman Robert Hurt in a phone interview last week.
Hurt had just completed his first week representing Virginia’s 5th Congressional District in the House of Representatives as part of the 112th Congress. The new Congress was sworn in on Jan. 5.
He sees getting spending under control as a critical issue for the new Congress, as well as a daunting task. Part of what makes it daunting is what the previous Congress did, or rather, didn’t do, he said.