Tag: Fifth District

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Fifth: Huffstetler raises $335,000 in first filing period

In his first 70 days as a candidate, Roger Dean Huffstetler raised over $335,000 in his bid to defeat Congressman Tom Garrett next November.

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Huffstetler launches four-day tour of Fifth District

The Roger Dean Huffstetler congressional campaign announced a seven-stop listening tour of the Fifth District.

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Huffstetler announces candidacy for Fifth District Congress seat

Roger Dean Huffstetler announced his candidacy for Virginia’s Fifth District seat in the United States Congress.

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Epilepsy Foundation of Virginia supports Garrett bill to decriminalize marijuana

Epilepsy Foundation of Virginia supports Fifth District Congressman Tom Garrett’s legislation aimed at federally decriminalizing marijuana.

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Garrett takes first step toward repealing Obamacare

After an evening of debate in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, a budget resolution for Fiscal Year 2017 passed along party lines.

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Poll: Tom Garrett has lead in Fifth District race

The campaign of presumptive Fifth District favorite Tom Garrett is citing new polling to claim a lead that is smaller than you’d expect.

UVA Batten School hosts Fifth District debate

The UVA Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy will host a nonpartisan debate for the Fifth District congressional candidates.

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Tom Garrett: Latest terror attacks evidence of inability to vet refugees

The Department of Homeland Security admitted to mistakenly granting citizenship to 858 immigrants who had previously received orders for deportation.

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Fifth District race: Tom Garrett promises to fight for manufacturers

Fifth District Republican congressional nominee Tom Garrett toured the American Buildings Company, a Nucor steel facility located in LaCrosse.

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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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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: 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.

Andrew Griffin suspends Fifth District GOP campaign

Andrew Griffin issued the following statement announcing the suspension of his campaign for the Fifth District Republican nomination.

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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.

Andrew Griffin: Why millennials are vital to the survival of the GOP

Last week I had the opportunity to speak to the Appomattox County Republicans. One of my opponents’ representatives used his platform to take a personal swipe at my age.

Fifth District candidate forum at UVA

The University of Virginia Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy will host the first moderated debate for candidates running in the Fifth District Congressional race on Wednesday.

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Robert Hurt votes to block EPA rule

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting in favor of the Blocking Regulatory Interference from Closing Kilns (BRICK) Act.

Andrew Griffin: Why I voted for Ted Cruz

There is more at stake in this year’s election than has been the case in decades which is why we must unite under the only proven conservative, Senator Ted Cruz.

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Robert Hurt: Rebuilding from the storm’s destruction

On Wednesday, a deadly storm tore through Virginia’s Fifth District and across a broad swath of the Commonwealth.

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Robert Hurt: The president still fails to deliver plan to defeat ISIS

Last Monday, another important deadline in the fight to defeat the Islamic State came and went with little attention from the media.

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Harry Griego: Comments on Pope’s statements on immigration

As a Catholic, I have several concerns about the Holy Father’s criticism of the United States immigration policy.

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Robert Hurt statement Obama’s fiscal year 2017 budget request

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) today released the following statement in response to President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget request.

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Robert Hurt: House passes bipartisan bill to create jobs

Earlier this week, Charlottesville was recognized as one of the nation’s fastest growing markets for venture capital investment.


Republicans decide to go convention route in Fifth District

The Fifth District Republican Committee voted 19-16 on Saturday in favor of a convention method to nominate the Republican congressional candidate.

Andrew Griffin announces candidacy for Fifth District congressional seat

Republican Andrew Griffin announced his candidacy for the Fifth District congressional seat in Virginia on Wednesday.

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House approves two Robert Hurt jobs bills

The House of Representative passed the Capital Markets Improvement Act by a vote of 265-159 on Wednesday.

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Robert Hurt: Budget report paints grim outlook

President Obama has painted a rosy picture of our nation’s economic future, claiming that we have created jobs while cutting deficits.

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Robert Hurt: House Republicans set pro-growth agenda

Earlier this month, Republicans in the House of Representatives met to establish our priorities for the coming year.

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Robert Hurt votes to strengthen sanctions against North Korea

Congressman Robert Hurt released the following statement after voting in favor of the North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act.

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Robert Hurt: The House sends healthcare repeal to the president

The policies put forth in Washington have real, and sometimes painful, effects on Fifth District Virginians, and the implementation of the President’s healthcare law is a prime example.

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Robert Hurt: A message to Fifth District Virginians

For the past five years I have had the rare privilege of serving as the representative in the U.S. Congress for Virginia’s Fifth District.

House Speaker Bill Howell comments on Robert Hurt retirement

Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) issued the following statement on the retirement of Congressman Robert Hurt.

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Robert Hurt announces retirement from Congress

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released a statement Wednesday announcing his intention to not seek re-election in 2016.

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Sabato: Fifth District Congressman Robert Hurt to retire

UVA politics professor Larry Sabato tweeted Tuesday that Fifth District Republican Congressman Robert Hurt will be retiring from Congress.

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Robert Hurt: Local Vietnam veterans receive long-overdue recognition

Upon returning home, our Vietnam veterans were not always welcomed in the manner they should have been – and that is a dark mark on our nation’s history.

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Robert Hurt: Sanctuary cities violate the law, endanger public safety

We are a nation founded on the rule of law. The rule of law centers on the premise that in our democratic republic, the laws of the land reflect the will of the people. The rule of law also requires that it be faithfully applied to everyone – regardless of who they are.

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Robert Hurt introduces bill to give private property owners a voice in shoreline development

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) recently introduced the Supporting Home Owners Rights Enforcement (SHORE) Act, H.R. 2929, along with Congressman G.K. Butterfield (D-North Carolina), Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Virginia), Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-Virginia), and Congressman Markwayne Mullin (R-Oklahoma).

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Robert Hurt: Observing the birth of our nation

As we celebrate the birth of our great nation, we remember all of those who have sacrificed so much so that we may be free and those who continue to defend our American way of life for future generations.

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Robert Hurt: Fifth District veterans deserve better

I traveled across the Fifth District and met with many veterans from Henry County to Brunswick County and from Fauquier County to Danville.

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Robert Hurt: Thanking those who served on Memorial Day

As we observe Memorial Day, we remember with gratitude all of those brave men and women who have defended our great nation, and we pay tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. To all of those who are and have been members of our armed forces – thank you for all that you do in the name of American liberty.

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Robert Hurt: Washington should follow the example of local governments

Last week, I had the opportunity to meet with nearly 300 local elected officials who join me in representing the two cities, 21 counties, and 39 towns that make up Virginia’s Fifth District.

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Robert Hurt: Balancing the budget for a stronger America

Last week, the House passed its annual budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year. A budget is a vision that demonstrates our priorities for the nation and illustrates what choices need to be made to responsibly allocate our limited resources to fulfill those priorities.

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Robert Hurt statement on Obama State of the Union address

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) tonight released the following statement in response to President Obama’s annual State of the Union Address.

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Robert Hurt: The House continues to work for Fifth District priorities

This week, we in the House continued to address two of the most urgent priorities I hear about from Fifth District Virginians.

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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: Advancing solutions for a stronger America

It is my hope that our colleagues in the Senate will take up the good bills coming out of the House and join us in advancing policies to build a stronger America for our children and grandchildren.

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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: A sensible domestic energy policy will make life easier for Virginia families

As I travel across the Fifth District, I consistently hear about the numerous negative impacts high fuel costs create. High gas prices hurt families trying to pay their bills, making it more expensive to fill their tanks and increasing the price of groceries and other goods.

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Robert Hurt: A New Year, a new Congress

As this year comes to a close, so too does the 113th Congress. I believe that we as a country have much to look forward to as a new year and a new 114th Congress begin.

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Robert Hurt: Ensuring an open and transparent legislative process

Congress failed, once again, to follow an open and transparent legislative process and, instead, waited until the last minute to cobble together a massive 1600-page $1.1 trillion spending omnibus for the U.S. government.

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Robert Hurt: Reform the tax code to stimulate growth

Our nation’s outdated and complicated tax code is a perfect example of the federal government standing in the way of strengthening our economy for our nation’s families and small businesses.