Tag: national debt

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Better on national debt: Clinton or Trump?

You’re not surprised to hear that Hillary Clinton would increase the national debt by $200 billion over the next decade.


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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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Warner recognized as Fiscal Hero by Campaign to Fix the Debt

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) has been honored by the nonpartisan Campaign to Fix the Debt as a ‘Fiscal Hero’ for his leadership in Congress.


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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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Randy Forbes: Three lessons for the new Congress

In the New Year, a new Congress will be sworn in to the 114th Congress. Five hundred thirty-five members will stand with their right hands raised, as mandated by Article VI of the Constitution, to pledge by oath to uphold our Constitution.


Sen. Warner campaign ad emphasizes record of bipartisanship

The Senator Mark Warner re-election campaign today released an ad, “Stronger”, in which Sen. Warner emphasizes his efforts to reach across the aisle and find common ground.


Warner TV ad highlights record of getting things done

The campaign of Senator Mark Warner today launched a new ad, “Problem Solver”, which highlights his proven record of working across party lines to do what’s best for Virginia.


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New Mark Warner Senate TV ad pushes bipartisan solutions on debt

The Mark Warner re-election campaign today launched a television ad, “Next Generation,” to emphasize his continued bipartisan efforts to find solutions that reduce our national debt and provide the next generation of Americans with a fair shot at success.


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Bob Goodlatte: Renewed push for a balanced budget amendment

March 2, 1995, was a pivotal day in the history of our country. On that day, the U.S. Senate failed by one vote to pass a balanced budget amendment to the United States Constitution.


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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.


Warner campaign memo on Greenbrier Senate debate

In tomorrow’s debate between Senator Mark Warner and Ed Gillespie, Virginians will see a stark contrast between two candidates with different histories in Virginia.


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Robert Hurt statement on Federal Reserve chair testimony

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after a Financial Services Committee hearing with Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen entitled, “Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy.”


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Robert Hurt votes to reform federal workforce training programs

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 803, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, which modernizes and streamlines our federal workforce development programs to help jobseekers, employers, and workers alike.


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Mark Warner Senate campaign launches first TV ad

Senator Mark R. Warner’s re-election campaign today launched its first television ad, “Working Together,” which emphasizes his consistent focus, as Governor and Senator, on working across the aisle to give everyone a fair shot at success.


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Report: Virginians lose money due to offshore tax havens

As the May 1 Virginia state tax filing deadline approaches, the United States Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG) released the 2014 “Picking up the Tab” report that shows the cost to individuals and small businesses for big corporations’ use of offshore tax havens.


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Robert Hurt: House plan to balance budget, grow economy, protect taxpayers

Just as we have done each of the last four years, the House of Representatives approved an annual budget focused on setting a course for our nation and its future. The Path to Prosperity budget puts us on a path to fiscal sustainability so we can preserve the promise of this great country for our children and grandchildren.


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Bob Goodlatte: Budgeting for the future

This week, the House of Representatives acted on a budget plan for Fiscal Year 2015, which begins on October 1, 2014. In addition to laying out a blueprint for federal spending, the budget process is also an opportunity to strengthen programs like Medicare and Social Security and expand pro-growth economic reforms like tax reform, domestic energy production, and regulatory reform.


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Robert Hurt statement on President Obama budget

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Va.) released a statement in response to the release of President Obama’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 budget plan.


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Robert Hurt: Budget report paints disturbing picture

Last week, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report containing a number of troubling findings for our economy, our government’s finances, and, ultimately, our children and grandchildren.


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Randy Forbes: Sand castles

Years ago, I was with my family at the beach sitting several yards back from the water. Ahead of us near the shoreline, two small boys knelt down playing in the sand just inches from where the foamy cusp of the waves rescinded back into the ocean.


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Ed Gillespie announces U.S. Senate bid

Alexandria communications consultant and former White House aide Ed Gillespie today announced his campaign for U.S. Senate.


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Randy Forbes: Seven warnings on the national debt for 2014

National debt has been a subject of discussion since our nation’s founding. Even in the midst of debate over the details of a national debt, our Founding Fathers found unity in this truth: that our government is obligated to repay debts.


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Randy Forbes: A constitutional command

In commitment to our Constitution, our nation has placed great priority on a dedication to this well-guarded peace. Similarly, over the past fifty years, Department of Defense innovation and technology has made our military the most technologically advanced in the world.


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Robert Hurt: Putting in place meaningful reforms to Washington’s spending culture

I am very grateful for the many Fifth District Virginians who contacted our offices over the course of the last several weeks as Washington once again proved that it is completely out of touch with the American people.


A. Scott Berg to speak at Wilson Library Annual Luncheon

Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner A. Scott Berg will be the 2013 Annual Luncheon Speaker at the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum on Friday, Nov. 8 at noon at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel and Conference Center in Staunton.


McDonnell issues terse statement on end to shutdown

Bob McDonnell, liberated from having to be careful about what he says because his political career is winding down post-scandal, offered choice words for lawmakers in Washington at the end to the inane 16-day government shutdown.


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House passes budget compromise; Goodlatte, Hurt vote no

The House voted 285-144 late Wednesday to pass the Senate budget compromise. President Barack Obama signaled that he would sign the legislation, which also includes an increase in the federal debt ceiling.


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Bob Goodlatte: Starting a dialogue on entitlement reform, debt

The discussion in Congress has once again turned to the debt limit. Unfortunately, because of continued out-of-control spending, we are facing a situation where Congress is being asked to increase the amount of debt the federal government can incur in order to avoid default.


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Chris Graham: Negotiate, or else

We’ve got your daughter. We don’t want anything bad to happen. But you want to negotiate, we’re ready to negotiate. Isn’t that what it feels like Republicans are doing in this increasingly insane government shutdown fiasco?


Goodlatte introduces balanced-budget amendments

Sixth District Republican Congressman Bob Goodlatte is continuing on his quest to get Congress to do its part to amend the Constitution to require a balanced federal budget.


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Bob Goodlatte: Ensuring a better America for future generations

If you’ve been watching the news lately, you’ve likely heard about the impending “fiscal cliff.” The so-called fiscal cliff is Washington-speak for significant tax increases and automatic spending cuts set to go into effect in 2013 if no other action is taken. As negotiations between Congress and the White House continue, it is clear that we cannot address the fiscal crisis and looming tax hikes without addressing the root of the problem – spending and debt.


Robert Hurt: Federal government overreach

During one of our district tours last year, a concerned constituent told me that federal government regulations are “taking the breath” away from small businesses and family farms in the Fifth District. And as I make visits with Central and Southside Virginians across our district, I am constantly reminded of those words as I see […]


Warner: We all need ‘skin in the game’ to solve debt, budget issues

Mark Warner might be in D.C., but he’s definitely not of D.C. “No matter how many challenges you’ve got in the Valley or on City Council or others, they are not as wacky as the people that I work with up in D.C.,” Sen. Warner, D-Va., said during a visit to Waynesboro on March 2. […]


Riane Eisler and Kimberly Otis: The debt, women and our future

What do women really want from our President? This is a question President Obama should be asking if he wants to keep his job for another term — which hinges on the women’s vote. His campaign emphasizes the appointments of very talented women: Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court, Elizabeth Warren to […]


Vanke fights Capitol Hill convention

A question for Jeff Vanke. You’re an independent candidate for Congress. Let’s say you’re elected. Who do you caucus with? The answer will surprise you. “I wouldn’t caucus with either party. I would have a vote on the House floor,” said Vanke, a self-described “independent centrist” from Roanoke who is challenging Republican incumbent Bob Goodlatte […]


Vanke: ‘Both parties’ part of the problem in Washington

Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net   Republicans are talking tough on federal spending and the national debt right now, but where we they just a few years ago when they had control of Congress and the White House? “Both parties, Republicans and Democrats, have left these issues unaddressed,” said Jeff Vanke, an independent on the […]


McKelvey campaign on the air in the Fifth

Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net   The Jim McKelvey for Congress campaign is on the air with two TV commercials on stations across Virginia’s Fifth District that debuted today.


Worse than last year, but …

  Column by David Reynolds Columns, letters: freepress2@ntelos.net Back during the dark ages of the 1960s, the days after Thanksgiving did not mark the beginning of the holiday season. Rather it was the start of the “Budget Season.” At the old Bureau of the Budget in the old Executive Office Building (everything was old then), […]