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  • Bipartisan budget agreement

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    I am pleased to report that last week, for the first time in five years, Congress agreed upon a federal budget.  The House of Representatives passed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 by a vote count of 332-94.

     

  • Best wishes for a joyous Christmas

    Everywhere you look it is clear that Christmas is here. Christmas carols play on the radio, store windows are filled with elaborate displays, parades make their way down the street, and children line up to meet Santa Claus.

     

  • Christmas as I remember it

    By Steve Everett
    Forest

        With Thanksgiving  shortly behind and the constant and continual bombardment of “gotta do this, gotta do that,” I find comfort and joy that I can just pause and reflect a few moments on "Christmas As I Remember It.”
        Perhaps others of my generation who were privileged to grow up in the 1960s-70s era or maybe someone just a little bit older can relate to some of my memories.

  • 2013’s highlight: Painting Virginia Blue!

    Virginia is a blue state now
    It’s glorious for Democrats to be able to state that as simply as noting the color of the sky or the sea.
        Yes, with the Democratic sweep of the 2013 statewide elections, the “Old Dominion” is officially transformed. As I’ve said previously, this isn’t your grandaddy’s Virginia.

  • Polls deliver lumps of coal

        I don’t know what Santa Claus is bringing President Barack Obama for Christmas. Santa was here for the Elks National Home Christmas Lighting and stopped by the Bulletin to pick up some back issues. Our news stories have featured a few folks who I’m sure have made his “naughty” list. He did tell me that he isn’t bringing lumps of coal anymore, as coal is too expensive. This year, he’s bringing dirty socks.

  • Focusing on a pro-growth, pro-jobs agenda

    Throughout the first session of the 113th Congress, the House of Representatives has continued to pursue an agenda designed to create jobs, end economic uncertainty, and make America more competitive in the global economy.

  • My Christmas Story

    By Frank E. Landrey
    Forest

        What does December mean to you?
        December is a month of tremendous depression, tears and sadness. While being a month of multiple parties and loud music, the number of family fights in December tops all other months of the year.

  • Boehner fights back at ‘tea party’

        Just before the House of Representatives left for the holiday season, Speaker John Boehner engineered a bipartisan budget deal that was passed 332 to 94. Astounding, but true.
        The bill, not thought of as perfect by either side, was easily the most impressive act of the largest chamber of the Congress during a time when most people see it as a desperate failure.

  • Railroaded

  • House passes Robert Hurt's legislation to help small businesses

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    With unemployment remaining unacceptably high across the Fifth District, Congress must focus on passing legislation that will spur job creation for Americans. Fifth District Virginians know that the federal government’s role is to promote policies that create opportunities and increase access to capital for our entrepreneurs and small businesses to hire and expand.