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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.


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Robert Hurt votes for EPA reform bill

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released a statement after voting in favor of three bills to reform the EPA.


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Robert Hurt: Recognizing the sacrifice of our nation’s veterans

This past week, as our nation came together on Veterans Day to honor those who have served our country, I had the honor of traveling across the Fifth District and talking with many of Virginia’s brave veterans.


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Robert Hurt: A renewed opportunity to forge a brighter future

It is a great honor to represent Fifth District Virginians in Congress, and I am grateful for and humbled by the opportunity to continue serving you for the next two years.


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Robert Hurt: Constituent services are a top priority

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


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David Swanson: 57 candidates and nothing on

I was lucky to attend a debate among the candidates for Congress from Virginia’s Fifth District just before Game 7 of the World Series. This was the kind of event you can write about while drinking beer and yelling at a television with your family. In fact, I’m not sure there’s any other way you could write about it.


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Robert Hurt: We need to restore common sense to Washington

As I travel around Virginia’s Fifth District, I constantly hear from constituents who are astounded and upset by the manner in which the federal government operates at times.


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Robert Hurt: Protecting health, safety in face of Ebola crisis requires more action

Over the past several weeks, our office has received numerous calls and emails from constituents who are concerned about the growing threat of the spread of Ebola in the United States and abroad.


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Robert Hurt: President’s broken promises on healthcare continue to harm Virginians

The impacts of the President’s healthcare law were the top concern facing small businesses and their employees, as the law is hindering their ability to create more jobs and is harming their employees.


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Robert Hurt: Reforming the tax code and allowing small business to grow

As I traveled along Route 58 recently, touring a variety of manufacturing companies, I talked with small business owners and working Virginians about the biggest issues for success in their businesses.