This past week during our first district work week of the 113th Congress, we had the opportunity to visit Danville and Blairs, and to make our first official visits in Warrenton. Many miles may separate Danville and Warrenton, but it is clear that those all across our district share a common concern with our nation’s unsustainable debt.
As you may know, on New Year’s Day, the House of Representatives received a proposal from the United States Senate regarding the actions it wished to take to address the fiscal cliff. While I was pleased that the Senate finally offered a proposal of its own to address this crisis, I was disappointed that our colleagues in the Senate waited until the last minute and sent us a proposal that does not address our spending problem.
As 2012 comes to an end, we have much to look forward to as a new year begins, and with it a new Congress. Though much uncertainty surrounds us, I remain confident that our best days are still ahead.
The situation in the Middle East is exceedingly complex and instability continues to pose a threat to our security and the security of the entire global community. With an enhanced security threat from Iran, escalating violence in Syria and the Palestinian government’s alliance with the terrorist group Hamas, it is increasingly important that the United States stand firmly with our ally Israel.
As I recall, the Republicans had a primary election a couple of weeks ago. A Sixth Congressional District and the statewide Senatorial Republican Primary were held on June 12 – and it is not over! We may have to wait until November of this year and the spring of 2014 for the final results. Will Karen Kwaitkowski run again? Will Bob Goodlatte ever retire? And will George Allen get back to the U. S. Senate, or will Jamie Radtke steal enough votes to allow Tim Kaine to make a permanent move up I-95? Stay tuned
Our long-awaited primary race is over. I am so proud of all of you! We did what no one ever expected, and what no other group of people could do! The ramifications of our primary challenge to Bob Goodlatte’s ten-term reign of timidity have not gone unnoticed in Washington, in Richmond, or in Roanoke
Bob Goodlatte, Republican candidate and current representative for Virginia’s Sixth Congressional District, received the endorsement from American Conservative Union Political Action Committee