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  • House has taken action on an energy plan

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

     

    This past week, I spent time touring the district in order to talk with 5th District Virginians about the most pressing issues facing our country. We made nearly 20 stops across the district and visited with local businesses, families, and individuals to listen to their concerns.

     

  • A Constitutional review: The President’s health care law goes to the Supreme Court

    Two years ago, thousands of Americans came to Washington to protest the passage of President Obama’s health care law. Despite serious concerns regarding the true impact of the legislation and my vote in opposition, this government takeover of health care was signed into law.

     

  • Town Meeting

        I will be having my quarterly Town Meeting on Saturday, April 14 at the Moneta Library from 10 to 11:30 a.m.  I’ll be very glad to have you stop by with any questions or comments you may have.

  • Politics amidst all the pollen

    Spring has sprung, as they say, and most of us are swimming through a veritable ocean of pollen. But it’s a small price to pay for lots of warm sunshine and the birth of new green grass.
        This time of year means baseball. Those of us who follow the Chicago Cubs can again feel hope that this just might be the year for a team that hasn’t won a World Series since 1908, and hasn’t played in one since 1945.
        That hope generally lasts until about mid-May or early June. But we’ll see…

  • An appalling world view

      
        Rick Howell certainly did an outstanding job, in last week’s The Liberal Agenda, of proving my contention that liberals loath our armed forces.
        Apparently, in Liberal World, American soldiers don’t have legal rights. Mr. Howell is quite perturbed that Staff Sergeant Robert Bales’ trial on multiple murder charges is going to take a long time.
        “We’re just not in a rush to convict American soldiers of much of anything, are we?” Mr. Howell wrote.

  • Announcing our new monthly video address

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    In order to update the 5th District on my work in Washington and in the district, I will now be filming a monthly video address. The first such address was filmed in March and you may read it below. Please visit our YouTube page at youtube.com/reproberthurt in order to view our first monthly video address and to stay in touch with our office.

     

  • Growing the economy by cutting spending

  • Veterans can prevent overpayment

        In the past year, a number of veterans or widows residing in the area served by this newspaper and receiving VA pensions were notified their benefits were to be stopped until an over payment they received had been paid.

  • Volunteers receive training

    By Marci L. Stone, MBA, EFO
    Deputy Chief
    Bedford County Department of Fire & Rescue

        On Saturday March 24, 2012, Bedford County Department of Fire & Rescue hosted a Leadership Roundtable at the Bedford Columns. 

  • Yes, a U.S. atrocity, like it or not

    Since the massacre of 17 Afghan civilians, Army sergeant Robert Bales has now “lawyered up” and said he doesn’t remember anything. How convenient.
        News reports have indicated that his trial on those charges will likely take a long time. We’re just not in a rush to convict American soldiers of much of anything, are we?