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Today's Opinions

  • Letters 04/06/11

    We did it! We lost more in Season 4


        Season 4 came and went with 26 participants, some of who were in previous “Biggest Loser in Bedford” sessions. It all is due to this wonderful idea of a healthier life style, versus just a “diet.” Diets come and go but those who attended this year’s “Biggest Loser” can attest to its success, especially those who have attended in the past three seasons.

  • The Financial Services Committee is focused on job creation

    In my first three months in Congress, our work on the Financial Services Committee, which has jurisdiction over all aspects of our nation’s financial and housing sectors, has been geared towards creating a better economic environment for job growth across the 5th District and the nation.

     

  • The Senate must act to cut spending

  • Politics on the Internet

        A central feature of the unfolding revolution in Egypt has been the use of the Internet, specifically, the use of “social media” outlets, such as Facebook, to organize meetings and protests.

        In our country, so far, the Internet is primarily used as a fundraising tool for candidates and campaigns. But if we ever had an upheaval such as the ones now circulating through the Arab world, the Internet would surely play a powerful role in organizing.

  • Obama is correct on Libya

        I wasn’t able to listen to President Barack Obama’s speech, last week, when he explained his Libya policy. I was at the regular board of supervisors meeting that night.

  • Obama is correct on Libya

        I wasn’t able to listen to President Barack Obama’s speech, last week, when he explained his Libya policy. I was at the regular board of supervisors meeting that night.

  • Letters 03/30/11

    Thanks BCSO


        I want to take a moment to thank the Bedford Country Sheriff’s Office for their handling of the recent wave of car break-ins in our neighborhood.  The Sheriff’s office used reverse 911 calls to alert us to the  problem, patrolled the area regularly,  and then called again to let us know that the person(s) they think are responsible have been apprehended.

  • Preserving and strengthening Virginia’s agricultural industry

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    During this past District work week, I traveled to Charlottesville, Danville, South Boston, Altavista, Chatham, Buckingham, and Nelson and talked with constituents there and in the surrounding areas.