Today's Opinions

  • April monthly video address

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    Communicating with the people of Virginia’s 5th District and hearing your feedback is very important to us. In order to ensure that we keep you up to date on what is going on from month to month, we record a monthly video address. You may watch the video address on our website at hurt.house.gov, and you may read the address below:


  • Seeking answers on Benghazi

    Congressional efforts to uncover more details about the terrorist attack on September 11, 2012 in, Libya continue.  Just a few days ago, I released a report on the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi.  This report is part of an ongoing review of the events that led to the death of four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens.


  • House GOP candidates a scary bunch

    Surveying the local Republican field that wants to replace Del. Lacey Putney leaves me wondering whether I should laugh or cry.
        Putney wasn’t even much of a moderate, but listening to the extremist remarks of the “gang of four” that want his job, well, let’s just say we’re all going to have our own reasons for missing him.

  • Pin the blame tail on the donkey

        Rick Howell doesn’t have to worry about me going soft on Barack Obama, a concern he expressed in last week’s Liberal Agenda. I still think President Obama is a disaster. I also remain convinced that Barack Obama hates America, that is, he believes the United States has been a force for evil in the world and he wants to dismantle our global influence.

  • Appreciating teachers

    Many schools will be celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week this week or next and hopefully students and parents will take that opportunity to let Bedford County’s teachers know they are, indeed, appreciated.
        Unfortunately that sentiment didn’t come out from last week’s Board of Supervisors meeting.

  • Letters 04/24/13

    Inspired by book

        I have just finished reading “The Bedford Boys” by Alex Kershaw after it was recommended by a good friend of mine to read.

  • Praying for Boston

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those in Boston as we mourn the loss of innocent lives, pray for recovery for those injured, and come together as a nation determined to bring those guilty to justice.  The terror we saw in Boston is a stark reminder of how precious the freedoms are that we hold so dear and how lucky we are to live in a country that does not tolerate such terror and hate.


  • Holding government officials accountable to the American people

    Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez will face a number of questions over the next several days during his confirmation hearings in the Senate.  Many of those questions will revolve around recent reports of Mr. Perez’s mismanagement at the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ), as well as a secret backroom deal he made that cost American taxpayers millions of dollars. The laundry list of his questionable actions continues to grow.