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Whit Babcock named Virginia Tech athletics director

Virginia Tech President Charles Steger announced today that Whit Babcock will become the university’s next athletic director. Babcock has served as athletic director at the University of Cincinnati since 2011.

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Robert Hurt: Economic freedom generates growth and prosperity

In today’s global economy, it is critical that we adopt policies to enhance, not degrade, our country’s competitiveness so we can continue to be the leading economic force in the world.

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Robert Hurt: Reflecting back on 2013 and looking toward the year ahead

Since coming to Congress, my top priority has been promoting job growth. As we look back at 2013 and we begin the New Year and the second session of the 113th Congress, I am encouraged by the progress my colleagues in the House and I have made in this effort.


Virginia posts 5.4 percent revenue growth in October

October revenue collections for state government in Virginia decreased by 5.4 percent from October of last year. October is not a significant month for revenue collections. On a year-to-date basis, total revenue collections rose 0.6 percent through October, trailing the annual forecast of 1.5 percent growth.

Carded Graphics in Staunton to announce manufacturing expansion ahead of schedule

Carded Graphics, one of America’s leading manufacturers of paperboard packaging, will announce faster than expected company growth at an expansion dedication ceremony for new investment and job creation at the company’s Staunton facility.

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McAuliffe, Cuccinelli in spotlight over abortion

Ken Cuccinelli thinks God will punish America over a woman’s right to choose. Terry McAuliffe supports late-term abortion.

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Politics Notebook: Watch what you say!

The Terry McAuliffe gubernatorial campaign released a statement from former Republican State Del. Katherine Waddell on remarks made by Republican candidate Ken Cuccinelli last year at a forum suggesting that the U.S. will suffer God’s judgment over abortion.

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Bob Goodlatte: Starting a dialogue on entitlement reform, debt

The discussion in Congress has once again turned to the debt limit. Unfortunately, because of continued out-of-control spending, we are facing a situation where Congress is being asked to increase the amount of debt the federal government can incur in order to avoid default.

McAuliffe releases plan to support Virginia’s rural economy

Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe on Saturday released his plan to support Virginia’s rural communities, which close to one quarter of Virginians call home.

Democratic ticket united on job creation agenda

The newly-elected Democratic Ticket of Terry McAuliffe, Ralph Northam, and Mark Herring appeared at the Democratic Party of Virginia’s Unity Breakfast on Wednesday morning following Tuesday’s Democratic primary. Attendees heard from all three candidates on the ticket, who rallied Virginia Democrats to work as a united front toward victory in November and stressed how they are focused on driving a mainstream agenda of job creation and economic growth across the Commonwealth.

Inc. names Cadence to list of top manufacturers for job creation

Cadence Inc., a leading provider of medical device outsourcing solutions, announced today that they have been named one of the top ten manufacturers in the United States by Inc. Hire Power Awards. Inc. is the publisher of Inc. Magazine and Inc. 500 | 5000.

Administration details framework for business tax reform

The U.S. Department of the Treasury today released the president’s framework for reforming the U.S. business tax system, which would enhance American competitiveness by simplifying the tax code and eliminating dozens of tax loopholes and subsidies, incentivizing job creation and investment here at home and lowering the business rate while broadening the tax base. “In […]

Robert Hurt: American solutions for job creation

The recent December unemployment report provides welcome news that more jobs were created last month at a time when so many are struggling. And while signifying a step in the right direction nationally, the simple fact remains that there are still too many in Central and Southside Virginia out of work, and there is still […]

Warner introduces bills pushing tech start-ups

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) today introduced bipartisan legislation that would update regulatory and tax policies to encourage entrepreneurs and innovators to launch new companies, creating jobs and broadening economic opportunities. Today’s initiative builds upon bipartisan legislation Senator Warner introduced last week that is designed to make it easier for growing companies to access […]

Robert Hurt: We must put an end to Washington’s reckless spending

The current discussion in Washington regarding the President’s request to once again increase our nation’s debt limit is a timely reminder of the federal government’s consistent disregard for fiscal discipline. Given the importance of this issue, I spoke on the House floor this week about our debt crisis and the need to put an end […]

Robert Hurt: Protecting taxpayers

This past week the Department of Labor released a very disappointing jobs report for the month of June. Our national unemployment rate rose to an unacceptable 9.2 percent and only 18,000 jobs were created. The report makes it abundantly clear that the economic uncertainty caused by out of control government spending, excessive regulation, and the […]

Chris Graham: Boilerplate on jobs

Private-sector job growth is stalling, the government sector is shedding – and the economy is stagnant. And this is the fault of … ” … out of control government spending, excessive regulation, and the continued threat of tax hikes on small businesses …” That from Fifth District Congressman Robert Hurt, repeating GOP boilerplate in a […]

Robert Hurt: Protecting jobs by defending Virginia’s right to work status

Over the past two and a half years, the Administration has imposed several unnecessary government regulations and mandates on the private sector that have destroyed jobs, stifled innovation, and slowed our economic recovery. Despite the fact that unemployment still stands unacceptably high in the 5th District and across the nation, the Administration continues to overstep […]

Robert Hurt: Promoting a sustainable economic recovery

A year ago, in the midst of over nine percent unemployment and a quickly escalating 13 trillion dollar national debt, the White House launched its “Recovery Summer” tour in an effort to gain support for its failed trillion dollar stimulus plan. Since the stimulus was signed into law, what we have seen is anything but […]

Robert Hurt: A pro-growth plan to spur job creation in the Fifth District

Central and Southside Virginians have made it abundantly clear that the most important issue facing the people of the Fifth District is job creation, and the disappointing May unemployment report highlighted the critical need for real change in our nation’s Capitol. For over two years, Democrats in Washington have pursued a failed economic agenda based […]

Transcript: President Obama on job creation

  Speech at The Brookings Institution www.whitehouse.gov Almost exactly one year ago, on a frigid winter’s day, I met with my new economic team at the headquarters of my presidential transition offices in Chicago. And over the course of four hours, my advisors presented an analysis of where the economy at that time stood, accompanied […]