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House Republicans outline business growth agenda

Republican members of the Virginia House of Delegates on Tuesday outlined their legislative agenda to foster job creation.


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Robert Hurt bill to encourage small public company growth passes House

Congressman Robert Hurt released a statement after the House passage of H.R. 37, Promoting Job Creation and Reducing Small Business Burdens Act, which removes unnecessary federal regulations hindering job growth.


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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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Virginia Tech training strengthens universities in Iraqi Kurdistan

When a university group from Iraq’s northern Kurdish region traveled to study at Virginia Tech this past summer, their home was at peace.


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Governor McAuliffe announces Virginia Enterprise Zone designations

Governor Terry McAuliffe on Thursday announced new and renewed Virginia Enterprise Zone (VEZ) designations. Five new zones were designated in the Commonwealth, including two regional zones.


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Air Force Office of Scientific Research funds Virginia Tech research into advanced materials

Giti Khodaparast, a professor at Virginia Tech, has been awarded $1,199,998 by the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research to probe “Nonlinear and Terahertz Studies of Electro-Optic and Magneto-Electric Materials.”


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Work begins on the Virginia Tech Marching Virginians’ new facility

Construction of the Marching Virginians’ new $4.75 million practice and storage facility is underway and scheduled to be completed in 2015.


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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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Bob Goodlatte: The war on affordable energy

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the average residential electricity rate in the United States is 12.39 cents per kilowatt-hour. In Virginia, it is slightly lower at 10.91 cents per kilowatt-hour.


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House passes Robert Hurt small business bill

The House voted Thursday to pass the Jobs for America Act from Rep. Robert Hurt (R-Va.), which combines the text of 15 bipartisan bills to improve conditions necessary for economic growth and job creation.


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House passes Robert Hurt bill to help small companies access capital

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released a statement after the House passage of H.R. 5405, Promoting Job Creation and Reducing Small Business Burdens Act, which combines the text of 11 bills to remove unnecessary federal regulations hindering job growth.


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Virginia Organizing Rrsponds to Governor McAuliffe’s healthcare plan

Virginia Organizing Board Chairperson Sandra A. Cook responded to Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe’s “A Healthy Virginia” plan released today.


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McAuliffe on the launch of Capital Region’s 2024 Olympic bid

Governor McAuliffe issued the following statement voicing his support for the National Capital Region’ bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic games.


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Robert Hurt: Senate inaction prevents strong economic recovery

As I spoke with constituents throughout the district this month, the most common theme, as I have heard so many times before, is the need for Congress to pass jobs bills that will promote economic growth in our communities.


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Randy Forbes: Innovation hubs

All across Virginia’s Fourth District sit small hubs of creativity and innovation. The average person probably knows little about the nuances that go on inside their doors. From the outside, the buildings look quiet, a few shrubs surrounding the company signs and the walkways leading up to the entrances.


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

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.


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Randy Forbes: Your first job and American employment

Remember with me back to the first day of your very first job. Perhaps you remember the excited and nervous pit that sat heavy in your stomach as you put on your most confident smile and walked inside.


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Robert Hurt: Senate should join House jobs effort

My top priority in Congress has always been adopting policies that will lead to the creation of private sector jobs for the hardworking individuals and families of Virginia’s Fifth District.


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Robert Hurt: A bipartisan effort to protect private property rights

The lack of private property rights protections has led to increased costs and complications for landowners when attempting to build docks or other structures on their land and also impacts property values.


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Robert Hurt: Energy independence will reduce gas prices, create jobs

It is hard to believe that only five short years ago, the national average price for a gallon of gas was $2.35 compared to $3.68 today.


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Robert Hurt touts House GOP energy bill

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 4899, the Lowering Gasoline Prices to Fuel an America that Works Act of 2014, which expands onshore energy production, streamlines permitting processes and reduces unnecessary red tape.


White House issues energy report

Today, the White House released a report, “An All-of-the-Above Energy Strategy as a Path to Sustainable Economic Growth,” detailing the President’s all-of-the-above energy strategy.


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Tim Kaine comments on GOP move to block minimum wage vote

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine released the following statement after the Senate failed to advance legislation that would raise the minimum wage.


Derek Hyra announces release of policy papers

Today Derek Hyra, Democratic nomination candidate for Virginia’s Eighth Congressional District, announced the release of a number of policy white papers proposing substantive ideas to strengthen Northern Virginia communities and our country.


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Robert Hurt: A victory for job creation in Virginia’s Fifth District

Last week’s March Jobs Report once again demonstrated that this administration’s policies are hindering the dynamic economic and job growth we so desperately need.


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Robert Hurt bill to help small business access to capital approved by committee

A billintroduced on March 6 by Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Va.) and Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-Ala.) would streamline regulations for small business, removing a disincentive for them to access capital in the public markets.


Gov. McAuliffe announces revenue decline

Gov. Terry McAuliffe today announced that state general fund revenue collections declined 3.4% in February. There was a solid gain in individual income tax withholding but that was offset by declines in retail sales, insurance premiums tax and recordation taxes.


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Robert Hurt introduces legislation to help small companies access capital

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) today introduced the Small Company Disclosure Simplification Act, along with Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-Alabama).


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Robert Hurt: Expanding American Opportunity in 2014

Last week, America watched as President Barack Obama delivered his annual State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress.


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Bob Goodlatte: The state of our opportunity

For generations of Americans, a sense of opportunity has long defined the promise of our nation. This opportunity to succeed embodies the American Dream. However, in recent years, a growing federal government and weak economy has threatened this opportunity.


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Whit Babcock named Virginia Tech athletics director

Virginia Tech President Charles Steger announced today that Whit Babcock will become the university’s next athletic director. Babcock has served as athletic director at the University of Cincinnati since 2011.


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Robert Hurt: Economic freedom generates growth and prosperity

In today’s global economy, it is critical that we adopt policies to enhance, not degrade, our country’s competitiveness so we can continue to be the leading economic force in the world.


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Robert Hurt: Reflecting back on 2013 and looking toward the year ahead

Since coming to Congress, my top priority has been promoting job growth. As we look back at 2013 and we begin the New Year and the second session of the 113th Congress, I am encouraged by the progress my colleagues in the House and I have made in this effort.


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Virginia posts 5.4 percent revenue growth in October

October revenue collections for state government in Virginia decreased by 5.4 percent from October of last year. October is not a significant month for revenue collections. On a year-to-date basis, total revenue collections rose 0.6 percent through October, trailing the annual forecast of 1.5 percent growth.


Carded Graphics in Staunton to announce manufacturing expansion ahead of schedule

Carded Graphics, one of America’s leading manufacturers of paperboard packaging, will announce faster than expected company growth at an expansion dedication ceremony for new investment and job creation at the company’s Staunton facility.