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Robert Hurt to lead new Center for Law and Government at Liberty University

Former Fifth District Congressman Robert Hurt will lead the new Center for Law and Government at Liberty University.


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Robert Hurt: Best wishes for the New Year

Representing all Fifth District Virginians for the last six years has been a great honor and an opportunity for which I will always be grateful.


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Robert Hurt: With offshore energy ban, Obama cements legacy of overreach

President Obama once again made a sweeping policy change by executive decree, flying the face of our constitutional system of government.


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Robert Hurt: Maintaining pressure on the Iranian regime

Congress took a significant step to continue applying pressure to Iran by extending and reauthorizing the Iran Sanctions Act.


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Pearl Harbor: A solemn reminder of sacrifice

Last Wednesday, December 7th, marked the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The day following the bombing, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt addressed Congress with a speech that is still quoted today.


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Robert Hurt: House adopts landmark biomedical research bill

The U.S. has been a world leader in the scientific efforts to treat and cure diseases and conditions that harm millions of people.


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Robert Hurt: Checking the Obama administration’s final push at executive Overreach

President Obama’s tenure in office will long be remembered for his administration’s aggressive attempts to expand executive power.


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Robert Hurt: Giving thanks for our nation’s many blessings

Thanksgiving is the uniquely American holiday when we gather together with family and friends to reflect on our tremendous blessings.


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Robert Hurt: New administration, new start

Last Tuesday, more than 120 million Americans went to the polls to exercise their civic duty and right to vote.


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Robert Hurt: Our veterans deserve recognition befitting of their sacrifice

As we commemorate Veterans Day this Friday, we remember with gratitude all those brave service members who have fought to preserve our freedoms.


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Robert Hurt: Affordable Care Act more costly than ever?

Last week the Obama administration confirmed that the Affordable Care Act continues to break one of its signature promises.


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Robert Hurt: Agriculture critically important in Virginia

This past week, I had the privilege of joining the Pittsylvania County Farm Bureau for their annual meeting in Chatham.


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Robert Hurt: Reining in the CFPB’s unchecked authority

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was created by the Dodd-Frank Act with the intention of overseeing consumer protection.


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Robert Hurt: Separation of powers must be respected

Our Founders meticulously designed three branches of government so that too much power would not be concentrated in any one branch.


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Robert Hurt: Stop insurance company bailouts

The negative consequences and impacts of the President’s healthcare law continue to manifest themselves, with new and different problems.


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Robert Hurt: Our national security tactics must not undermine safety

As each day goes by, we continue to learn more about the Administration’s misleading details regarding its arrangement with the Iranian regime.


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Robert Hurt: Restoring transparency, accountability for our veterans

It has been more than two years since then Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki resigned amidst the height of an agency scandal.


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Robert Hurt names Denise Van Valkenburg district director

Congressman Robert Hurt released the following statement announcing that Denise Van Valkenburg will serve as District Director.


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Robert Hurt: Working to ease burdens placed on Main Street

This week, the House acted in an effort to alleviate burdens and cut through red tape standing in the way of our Main Street businesses’ access to capital.


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Robert Hurt bipartisan jobs bill passes House

The House passed HR 5424, the Investment Advisers Modernization Act of 2016, in a bipartisan 261-145 vote.


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Robert Hurt: Local leaders lead by example

We have seen time and time again how federal government overreach harms local governments and their communities.


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The Affordable Care Act: Unsustainable and unlawful

Washington policies have real and often painful effects on Fifth District Virginians, and the implementation of the President’s healthcare law is a prime example of such.


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Robert Hurt: Rampant regulations are not the answer

A new study released last week found that since the inception of the Obama administration, it has issued an average of 81 major regulations per year.


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Robert Hurt: Appeasement, half-measures make world more dangerous

News and developments both at home and abroad this week gave us further evidence demonstrating that a foreign and national security policy based on appeasement and half measures makes us less safe.


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Robert Hurt: Anemic economic reports demand new approach

Last month, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its long-term budget outlook report, which showed our national debt increasing to 141% of GDP by the year 2046.