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Robert Hurt votes to block funding for Obama executive order on immigration

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after the House passage of H.R. 240, the Fiscal Year 2015 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act.


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Robert Hurt bill to encourage small public company growth passes House

Congressman Robert Hurt released a statement after the House passage of H.R. 37, Promoting Job Creation and Reducing Small Business Burdens Act, which removes unnecessary federal regulations hindering job growth.


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Robert Hurt votes for House transparency legislation

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 185, the Regulatory Accountability Act.


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Robert Hurt votes to exempt volunteer firefighters, EMTs from healthcare law

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 33, the Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act.


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Robert Hurt votes for bill restoring 40-hour work week requirement to ObamaCare

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) voted in favor of two bills that Republicans are touting as protecting American workers from President Obama’s healthcare law.


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Robert Hurt explains no vote on budget bill

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting against the government spending omnibus legislation adopted by the U.S. House of Representatives.


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Robert Hurt votes to prevent executive overreach on immigration

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 5759, the Preventing Executive Overreach on Immigration Act.


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Robert Hurt votes to strengthen U.S.-Israel Alliance

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after the House unanimously passed S. 2673, the United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act of 2014.


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Roundup of Republican responses to Obama immigration policy

Republican leaders are doing their best to sell the notion that President Obama has usurped the Constitution in his move to issue an executive order on immigration policy granting legal status to nearly 5 million undocumented immigrants.


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Robert Hurt votes for EPA reform bill

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released a statement after voting in favor of three bills to reform the EPA.


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Congressman Robert Hurt statement on flood insurance hearing

Congressman Robert Hurt released a statement after attending a hearing held by the Financial Services’ Housing and Insurance Subcommittee on the flood insurance market.


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Robert Hurt statement on Financial Services hearing on terrorist financing

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after attending a hearing held by the Financial Service Committee entitled, “Terrorist Financing and the Islamic State.”


Robert Hurt statement on Hannah Graham passing

Congressman Robert Hurt released the following statement after the news that the remains found in Albemarle County on Saturday have been identified as missing UVA student Hannah Graham.


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Robert Hurt introduces bill to protect privacy on Healthcare.gov

Congressman Robert Hurt has introduced H.R. 5610, the Healthcare Consumer Privacy Act, which will enable individuals to remove their profiles from the federal healthcare website, HealthCare.gov.


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House passes Robert Hurt small business bill

The House voted Thursday to pass the Jobs for America Act from Rep. Robert Hurt (R-Va.), which combines the text of 15 bipartisan bills to improve conditions necessary for economic growth and job creation.


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Robert Hurt votes no on President Obama’s proposal to train Syrian rebels

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting against an amendment that would authorize training and arming Syrian rebels.


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House passes Robert Hurt bill to help small companies access capital

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released a statement after the House passage of H.R. 5405, Promoting Job Creation and Reducing Small Business Burdens Act, which combines the text of 11 bills to remove unnecessary federal regulations hindering job growth.


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Robert Hurt staff office hours this week in Cumberland, Nelson

Staff members from Congressman Robert Hurt’s office will hold Local Office Hours in Cumberland and Nelson Counties on Friday, September 19 to meet with constituents who need assistance with federal agencies.


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Robert Hurt votes to allow Americans to keep their healthcare plans

Congressman Robert Hurt’s (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 3522, the Employee Healthcare Protection Act of 2014, which would allow health insurance plans that were on the group market during the 2013 year be offered through 2018.


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Robert Hurt votes to protect farmers, small businesses from regulatory overreach

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 5078, the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act of 2014.


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Robert Hurt votes for resolution challenging prisoner exchange

Congressman Robert Hurt’s released a statement after voting in favor of a resolution of disapproval of the Obama administration’s failure to comply with the lawful statutory requirement of notifying Congress 30 days prior to the release of detainees from the United States Naval Station at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.


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Robert Hurt statement on House bill addressing border crisis

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 5230 and H.R. 5272, which address the current immigration crisis at our southern border:


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Robert Hurt on House vote to file suit against President Obama

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting in favor of H. Res. 676, a resolution to allow the U.S. House of Representatives to initiate litigation against the Executive Branch for failure to take care that the laws be faithfully executed.


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Robert Hurt statement on House VA bill

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 3230, the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014, which addresses the excessively long wait times and unacceptable mismanagement within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).


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Robert Hurt on Dodd-Frank Act

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after attending a hearing held by the Financial Service Committee entitled, “Assessing the Impact of the Dodd-Frank Act Four Years Later.”


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Robert Hurt statement on Federal Reserve chair testimony

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after a Financial Services Committee hearing with Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen entitled, “Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy.”


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Robert Hurt votes to reform federal workforce training programs

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 803, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, which modernizes and streamlines our federal workforce development programs to help jobseekers, employers, and workers alike.


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Hurt introduces private landowners protection bill

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after introducing H.R. 4976, the Supporting Home Owners Rights Enforcement (SHORE) Act, along with Congressman G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), which requires that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) take into consideration private property ownership rights when exercising its authority over hydro-power projects at Smith Mountain Lake and other similar areas throughout the country.


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Robert Hurt touts House GOP energy bill

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 4899, the Lowering Gasoline Prices to Fuel an America that Works Act of 2014, which expands onshore energy production, streamlines permitting processes and reduces unnecessary red tape.


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Robert Hurt on withdrawal of immigrant facility plans

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement following the news that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is withdrawing its plan to use the campus of St. Paul’s College in Lawrenceville, VA as a detention center for juvenile illegal immigrants.


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Robert Hurt statement on proposed illegal immigrant facility

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement following tonight’s public hearing at Brunswick High School on the plans to use the campus of St. Paul’s College in Lawrenceville as a detention center for juvenile illegal immigrants.


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Hurt comments on Consumer Financial Protection Bureau report

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after a House Financial Services Committee hearing to review and discuss the semi-annual report from Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray.


McAuliffe announces first shipment of poultry to China from Virginia in seven years

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that after almost seven years Virginia poultry exports resumed to the People’s Republic of China, with the first shipment leaving Perdue Foods Incorporated’s cold-storage export facility in Norfolk.


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Hurt asks HHS to halt plans for juvenile immigrant facility

Congressman Robert Hurt released a statement in response to recent reports that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is considering using the campus of St. Paul’s College in Lawrenceville, VA as a detention center for juvenile illegal immigrants.


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Robert Hurt votes for small business tax relief bill

Fifth District Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) voted today in favor of H.R. 4457, America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act, which would make permanent a tax provision that allows small businesses to expense certain investments in new equipment and property each year.


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Robert Hurt: On the FSOC designation process

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after attending a Financial Services Committee hearing entitled, examining the Dangers of the FSOC’s Designation Process and Its Impact on the U.S. Financial System.


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Robert Hurt statement on new Benghazi committee

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting in favor of H. Res. 567, which will establish a Select Committee to investigate the events surrounding the September 11, 2012, terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi.


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Tim Kaine visits Foreign Affairs Security Training Center at Fort Pickett

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine visited Fort Pickettand Nottoway County’s Pickett Park, which was recently selected as the site for a new Foreign Affairs Security Training Center to train U.S. diplomatic and government personnel assigned to high-threat posts around the world.