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Today's News

  • The American Chestnut returns

    There was once a time, a century ago, when the mountainsides in Bedford County were home to large numbers of American Chestnut trees. Local residents cut them and sold the logs for cash. They also used the logs for building materials. The wood was straight-grained, easy to work with and rot-resistant. The nuts also provided food for people and wildlife.
        “They were a very reliable mast crop,” said John Scrivani, president of the American Chestnut Foundation’s Virginia chapter.

  • Community events and Calendar (week of Feb. 23, 2011)

    Sign-ups and notices

        For information of events and activities at area churches, see the church news section in this week's paper.

    Opportunity to Comment

  • Church News (week of Feb. 23, 2011)

    Notices

    Halesford Easter drama

  • The urgent need to cut government spending and reduce government debt

    This past week, the House debated HR 1, the Full Year Continuing Appropriations Act. This bill would fund the government through September 30th of this year at $100 billion less than the amount President Obama requested in his Fiscal Year 2011 budget.


    Given the current fiscal crisis that faces the 5th District and the nation, I delivered the following remarks on the House floor to discuss the urgent need to cut government spending and reduce government debt:

  • The urgent need to cut government spending and reduce government debt

    This past week, the House debated HR 1, the Full Year Continuing Appropriations Act. This bill would fund the government through September 30th of this year at $100 billion less than the amount President Obama requested in his Fiscal Year 2011 budget.


    Given the current fiscal crisis that faces the 5th District and the nation, I delivered the following remarks on the House floor to discuss the urgent need to cut government spending and reduce government debt:

  • The urgent need to cut government spending and reduce government debt

    This past week, the House debated HR 1, the Full Year Continuing Appropriations Act. This bill would fund the government through September 30th of this year at $100 billion less than the amount President Obama requested in his Fiscal Year 2011 budget.


    Given the current fiscal crisis that faces the 5th District and the nation, I delivered the following remarks on the House floor to discuss the urgent need to cut government spending and reduce government debt:

  • Spends too much, taxes too much and borrows too much

    This past week, President Obama sent his budget proposal for fiscal year 2012 to Congress.  A budget proposal that quite simply spends too much, taxes too much and borrows way too much.  This proposal continues to lead our nation down the same unsustainable path by growing government, further weakening the economy and increasing our national debt.

  • Spends too much, taxes too much and borrows too much

    This past week, President Obama sent his budget proposal for fiscal year 2012 to Congress.  A budget proposal that quite simply spends too much, taxes too much and borrows way too much.  This proposal continues to lead our nation down the same unsustainable path by growing government, further weakening the economy and increasing our national debt.

  • Swift action

        The second-to-last week before the General Assembly adjourns for the year on February 28 brought swift action on legislation.  For me, those actions were both gratifying and frustrating.

  • Delayed filing results in loss of VA benefits