U.S. Sens. Jim Webb (D-VA) and Mark R. Warner (D-VA) are urging Majority Leader Harry Reid to “reject any proposals that call for pay freezes or other forms of compensation reduction for federal workers, or significant reductions in the federal workforce” to offset the tax extenders that need to be passed by the end of [...]
A measure proposed by Sixth District Congressman Bob Goodlatte that would set into motion a process to amend the United States Constitution to require that Congress pass a balanced budget fell short today of the two-thirds majority needed for passage. “It is a simple concept – you can’t spend more than you take in,” Goodlatte [...]
The oldest child is set to leave for college in 32 days – *sniff* My academic recollection from the freshman fall of 1983 is the Monty Python classic movie “The Holy Grail”. Ah, memories. *sniff* One does not develop a working knowledge of such a piece of cinematic brilliance by watching it in a single [...]
After sitting in the stands for a doubleheader between the Pirates and the Nationals, one becomes keenly aware that the only thing that works in DC is professional baseball. Everything pretty much to the west of the functionally unimpressive Nationals stadium can be summed up by the scene in Bull Durham where veteran minor leaguer [...]
Sixth District independent congressional candidate Jeff Vanke has hit the air with two spots that are running in cable markets across the district. The spots tout Vanke’s push for a balanced federal budget and his pledge to serve only six terms if elected – a dig at nine-term incumbent Republican Congressman Bob Goodlatte’s 1992 pledge [...]
Column by Bob Goodlatte www.house.gov/goodlatte It is no secret that the American people are facing a very tough economic climate. Families and small businesses are cutting back on expenses. As economic uncertainty continues, many across our nation are looking to the government for leadership during this difficult time.
Story by Chris Graham email@example.com (Third and final installment in a series.) Are we ever going to be able to balance the federal budget again? That’s the question that has fiscal conservatives like me picking through the fiscal proposals of John McCain and Barack Obama searching for needles in the haystack. The bad news: Neither [...]