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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.


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Robert Hurt: Those who keep us safe are most deserving of our support

As we grieve the loss of police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge, our nation is reminded of the responsibility shouldered by police.


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Robert Hurt: What it means to be an American

I had the profound honor of attending the annual 4th of July celebration at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello.


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Robert Hurt: Honoring our nation’s independence

When the Founders signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, they risked all they had for this budding nation.


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Robert Hurt: Small business access to capital

As we well know, small businesses are the backbone of our economy, and the ability for these entities to access private capital is imperative.


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Robert Hurt: Taking decisive action to protect, defend our homeland

In the early morning hours on Sunday, June 12th, we were struck with the worst domestic terrorist attack since September 11, 2001.


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Robert Hurt bill to improve small business access to capital passes House committee

The House Financial Services Committee recently passed the Investment Advisers Modernization Act of 2016 with a bipartisan vote of 47-12.


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Robert Hurt: Encourage economic prosperity

This past week, Congressman Jeb Hensarling, Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, introduced a robust plan to replace the Dodd-Frank Act.


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Robert Hurt introduces bill to improve small business access to capital

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia has introduced the Investment Advisers Modernization Act of 2016 (H.R. 5424).


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Robert Hurt: Shifting the focus from permitting to progress

The Supreme Court unanimously ruled in favor of landowners, allowing challenges to federal regulatory decisions affecting personal property rights.


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Robert Hurt: Thanking our country’s heroes

As we observe Memorial Day, we remember with gratitude all of those brave men and women who have defended our great nation.


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Robert Hurt: House focused on national debt

When I came to Washington in 2011, we were in the midst of a historic level of fiscal irresponsibility that threatened to drive us into a borrowing crisis.


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Robert Hurt: We must remain committed to those serving our country

The House of Representatives will be considering the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for this year.


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Robert Hurt: First responders are a community’s greatest asset

Over the past week, I had the opportunity to meet with our local first responders throughout Central and Southside Virginia.


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Robert Hurt: Supporting small business is vital

At a time when our economy is struggling, Congress must do everything possible to help small business achieve success.


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Robert Hurt votes to protect retirement security

Rep. Robert Hurt voted in favor of a resolution to nullify a Department of Labor rule to amend the definition of the term “fiduciary.”


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House approves Robert Hurt bill to encourage investment in startups

The House voted to approve a bill that ensures startup companies can connect with angel investors without inadvertently violating SEC rules.


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Robert Hurt: National security calls for realism, not idealism

President Obama’s foreign policy fails to address the threats facing the United States and our allies.


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Robert Hurt: Bringing accountability to the IRS

Virginians remain troubled by the reports of IRS official’s misconduct, and the American people deserve accountability and answers.


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Robert Hurt: Federal, state, local cooperation is key

As has been the case for far too long, it is clear that Washington is still too often standing in the way of a robust economic recovery.


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Robert Hurt: We need a plan of action

On March 22, 2016, as hundreds of innocent travelers in Brussels, Belgium began their day, they unknowingly became victims of another unspeakable attack by ISIS.


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Robert Hurt: We are here to serve you

While people often associate the work of Congress with debates on legislation, our office provides a variety of additional services.


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Robert Hurt: The Islamic State is waging genocide

U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Louis F. Cardin, embedded with Iraqi forces engaged in the battle against the Islamic State, died from rocket fire.


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Robert Hurt votes to expand broadband access

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released a statement after voting in favor of the Small Business Broadband Deployment Act.


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Robert Hurt: Today’s students are tomorrow’s innovators

This past week, we had the opportunity to visit a number of schools across the Fifth District and learn about the curricula our students have been studying.


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Robert Hurt votes to condemn Islamic State

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting in favor of a House resolution condemning the Islamic State.