Robert Hurt: Our commonsense plan for a stronger economy and a brighter future

Robert_HurtNBC News and the Wall Street Journal recently revealed the results of a nationwide poll, which found that more than 70 percent of Americans believe we as a nation are headed in the wrong direction.  With the unemployment rate in many Fifth District localities remaining above the national average and a national debt exceeding $17 trillion, this comes as no surprise.  More than ever before, Americans need solutions.

Creating jobs, boosting our economy, and providing a foundation for a brighter tomorrow: these are the simple facets of House Republicans’ plan for expanding opportunity for all Americans.  We in the House have passed over 40 bills to create an economic environment that will lead to more jobs and better opportunities for Americans; however, our colleagues in the Senate have failed to follow through and take up our job creating legislation.

We must, first and foremost, eliminate unnecessary and burdensome bureaucratic red tape that is hindering growth by American small businesses, which are the backbone of our economy.  We must also make meaningful reforms to Washington’s current out-of-control spending culture that is stifling job creation across the nation.

One House-passed solution to the current roadblocks to job creation is a bill that I introduced, the Small Business Capital Access and Job Preservation Act.   This bill passed the House with bipartisan support because of its commonsense approach to reducing unnecessary regulations that inhibit investments in small businesses.  By reducing over-regulation, this bill will promote greater access to capital for small businesses, encouraging the creation of new jobs and economic stimulation across the country.  However, it remains stuck in the Senate.

We in the House have also advanced the most significant spending reductions in recent history and passed measures that would cut taxes for American families and small businesses.  We have put forth job training reforms that would help unemployed Americans gain the skills they need to acquire the jobs they want and we have adopted agriculture policies that support our family farms.  We have passed legislation to repeal the president’s health care law and replace it with real market-based healthcare reform.

It is time for the Senate to join the House in our efforts to spur economic growth and lay the groundwork for a brighter future for our children and grandchildren.  It is my hope that our House-passed bills will garner the Senate’s support in the very near future so we can begin to create the jobs Americans need and get America back to work.

If you need any additional information, please visit my website at hurt.house.gov or call my Washington office: (202) 225-4711, Charlottesville office: (434) 973-9631, Danville office: (434) 791-2596, or Farmville office: (434) 395-0120.



augusta free press
augusta free press news

UVA Basketball Fans!

uva basketball team of destiny
Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, by Jerry Ratcliffe and Chris Graham, is available for $25. The book, with additional reporting by Zach Pereles, Scott Ratcliffe, and Scott German, will take you from the aftermath of the stunning first-round loss to UMBC in 2018 through to the thrilling overtime win over Texas Tech to win the 2019 national title, the first in school history.

Dick Vitale on Team of Destiny: “This is a hoops story you will LOVE! Jerry and Chris capture the sensational and dramatic championship journey by Tony Bennett and his tenacious Cavalier team. UVA was Awesome Baby and so is this book!”

Ralph Sampson on Team of Destiny: “Jerry and Chris have lived and seen it all, even before my time. I highly recommend this book to every basketball fan across the globe. This story translates to all who know defeat and how to overcome it!”

Buy here.

AFP Business

As professional consultants, Augusta Free Press LLC provides clients in the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia and beyond with marketing and PR solutions including website design, SEO, TV/radio, video work, branding and logos, social media and overall marketing campaign design and implementation. Augusta Free Press LLC was founded in 2002.

Web Design

Augusta Free Press has designed more than 800 websites for clients in the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia. We take care of all facets of web design – visual design, layout design, content development and SEO. Short on staff? We’ll work with you to update your AFP-designed website in a timely manner or train your staff to make changes.

Marketing/Social Media Management

Augusta Free Press manages advertising campaigns for small- and medium-sized businesses across Virginia. You don’t need to hire a full-time marketing coordinator. Bring the experience of the Augusta Free Press team to work for you – for a fraction of the cost.

Graphic Design

Augusta Free Press will help you take your vision to the next level. From branding and logos to print materials, our team will work with you to develop products to showcase your business. From brochures and rack cards to full-color magazines or print/digital ads, we’ve got you covered.

Event Planning/Fundraising

Augusta Free Press will help you plan the best event for your organization. From an open house or anniversary to a 5K or Pay Per View, we can handle it all. Looking for training for your sales staff? We can help energize your employees or board. Need ideas to raise more money? Let us help you plan a successful event. Want to hold a news conference or need help with a press release? We can do that too.

Click here for more.