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Columns

  • Call Obama’s bluff this time

  • Keeping in touch – Our monthly video address

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    Keeping in touch with the people of Virginia’s 5th District is very important to us and one of the ways in which we stay in touch is by filming a video address at the end of each month. Please visit our website at hurt.house.gov to view our November Monthly Video Address and you may read the address below: 

     

  • Leading the House Judiciary Committee

    Earlier this week I was selected by my colleagues in the House of Representatives to serve as the 52nd Chairman of the House Committee on the Judiciary. It will be an honor to serve as Chairman of this Committee that will play a critical role in advancing pro-growth policies to create jobs and restore economic prosperity for families and businesses in the Sixth District of Virginia and across the nation.

     

  • Help available for homeless Veterans

    By Bob Kibler
        
        Being homeless, or at risk for homelessness, is one of the most difficult things a person can face.
        Lacking the security of knowing where you’ll sleep at night, having no place to keep your belongings, and not having the ability to care for yourself and possibly your family can lead to stress, anger, a sense of shame, depression and physical discomfort. It can be hard to find employment, live a satisfying life, or do the things you want to do when you are homeless.

  • Reverse 911 upgraded to include cell phones

    By Sheriff Mike Brown

        Bedford County initiated the “Reverse 911 System” back in 2006 with, what was at the time, the most sophisticated system available, to send out emergency messages via telephone, advising citizens of potential dangers.

  • ‘Lincoln’ film reminds us of great truths

        Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” is an event that everyone should experience during the holiday season, mainly as a lesson in great truths about the American experience.
    The movie deals with the events in the life of the president and the nation in the year 1865, when the South has mostly been defeated and, unbeknownest to all, Lincoln only has a few months to live.

  • Wrestling with the budget bear


        I hope the folks on the Bedford County School Board and the Bedford County Board of Supervisors have a great Christmas, because they are going to have some very tense times after the first of the year. That’s because it will once again be time to climb down into the pit and wrestle with the budget bear.

  • Remembering The Gettysburg Address

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

     

    At this pivotal time in our nation’s history, we face a great challenge of putting an end to unacceptably high unemployment and getting the American people back to work. And for the future of this country, we face an even greater challenge of getting back on sustainable fiscal footing so that we may preserve the American way for our children and grandchildren.

     

  • Fixing a badly broken ethanol policy

  • Support growing for military spending cuts

    Lost in the hubbub of the presidential campaign was a brilliant op-ed in the New York Times that made a very convincing argument for finally reducing excessive military spending.
        There’s a specific type of American, a product of our militaristic culture, that supports any and every war no matter what, always believes that America is morally correct in an automatic way once we start dropping bombs or landing troops somewhere.