Tag: Randy Forbes
When I first came to Washington, I kept finding myself getting turned around while driving my car through the unfamiliar city.
Sixth District Congressman Bob Goodlatte easily won renomination in Tuesday’s Republican Party primary.
82,000. That’s the number of military personnel – from all military services – who call the Hampton Roads region home.
Our Founding Fathers rejected political correctness, and they rejected the notion that the government had the right to tell the people what religion was acceptable.
Randy Forbes released a statement on news regarding deleted footage from a 2013 press briefing on the Iran nuclear deal.
A power struggle. That’s what our Founding Fathers foresaw between states and our federal government. So in 1787, they penned the Tenth Amendment.
This tradition called “Flags In” has been conducted every year since 1948. The flags add color and a sort of hope to the otherwise subdued white grave markers.
The House Judiciary Committee approved H.R. 5203, the Visa Integrity & Security Act of 2016 (VISA Act).
Congressman Randy Forbes released the following statement on the House passage of the annual defense policy bill.
Congressman Randy Forbes led a letter to the Secretary of the Navy and the Chief of Naval Operations urging the use of Wallops Island.
Over the years, I’ve had the distinct privilege of visiting the nation of Israel multiple times. It is a beautiful place – words can hardly do it justice.
Family-based immigration visas, fiancé visas, and other documents required for entry into our nation can be used as the Trojan horses.
Randy Forbes introduced legislation to address critical vulnerabilities in the United States’ current visa application screening process.
Along the Virginia Beach oceanfront, visitors and residents find their way to the sandy beaches and activities by street number.
Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04) announced the launch of the brand new Congressional NASA Caucus.
Here’s a question for you to consider: Do you know what your taxpayer dollars are funding at the United Nations (UN)?
Years ago, I was with my family at the beach sitting several yards back from the water.
Congressman J. Randy Forbes released the following statement on Russian aircraft provocations against the USS Donald Cook in the Baltic Sea.
Congressman J. Randy Forbes visited Wallops Island on Tuesday to tour space facilities and meet with the Wallops Island Regional Alliance.
It struck the heart of Christians in Lahore, Pakistan and reverberated across the world into the hearts of their fellow man.
Ten days ago, our nation lost a hero. Staff Sgt. Louis F. Cardin was killed in a rocket attack by the Islamic State as he served with the 2nd Battalion.
Congressman J. Randy Forbes released a statement today on the submission of an Obama administration report on countering ISIS.
Congressmen Randy Forbes (VA-04) and Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statements after introducing H.R. 4856,
Grab a pencil. Here’s a quiz. How many types of taxes can you list that most Americans pay? Two? Five?
Randy Forbes met Thursday with Jose L. Cuisia, Jr., Philippines Ambassador to the U.S., to discuss the contribution of Filipino veterans to U.S. security.
Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04) used a recent hearing to ask the head of Air Force Space Command about the value of Wallops Island.
Randy Forbes (VA-04) released the following statement in response to President Obama’s announcement of his nomination to the United States Supreme Court.
I remember when the TV repair man used to come to our house. Daddy would answer the door, greet him by name and escort him to the family room where the wooden-encased television sat.
Seven former Secretaries of the Navy have endorsed Congressman Randy Forbes in his campaign in the Second District.
While I worked a number of summer jobs over the years, I still smile when I remember my early days of glass bottle recycling entrepreneurship.
By today’s standards, the original Erie Canal was only a tiny ditch. It was about 40′ wide and 4′ deep, dug almost completely by hand over eight years in the early 19th century.
Randy Forbes is urging the Senate to only consider Supreme Court nominees with a record of adhering to the restraints placed on the judiciary by the Constitution.
Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04), issued the following statement today on the Administration’s plan to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility.
Congressman Randy Forbes announced today that over 30 of the region’s most well-respected public servants have endorsed his campaign.
As a young boy, I remember looking up to see a pair of daddy’s boots that sat on the shelf in his closet.
What do you do when your family is over budget? Most of us first sit down and review our family’s spending habits.
The Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Access, and Research (STAR) Act, which I’ve cosponsored, expands opportunities for childhood cancer research.
Have we fought for this? Did our Founding Fathers bravely struggle for the torch of freedom so that we might let it flicker?
This holiday season is an opportunity for us to look around and see the wins that are happening all around us.
Senators used to come into the chamber early just to hear Peter Marshall pray.
Remembering anniversaries like Pearl Harbor is important not just to our history, but to our national identity
Congressmen Randy Forbes (R-VA) and Jim Langevin (D-RI) today applauded passage of the bipartisan Cybercrime Anti-Resale Deterrent and Extraterritoriality Revision (CARDER) Act by the House Judiciary Committee.
“Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America better learn baseball.” The late cultural historian Jacques Barzun penned these words in a tribute to the great American pastime.
I have two very special jobs on Thanksgiving. First of all, I wash all of the dishes once the meal is over – a task that sometimes spans over a several day period, depending on how many family members joined us for the meal. My other designated task is to cook the turkey.
Friday night brought back vivid memories of 9/11. I closed my eyes and saw the T.V. screen flashing with images now seared into our national memory. I remembered the horror and shock of struggling to grasp the reality of what was happening before our eyes.
It was one of those days where the heat takes your breath away. It was mid-summer in our nation’s capital and the sun beat down on the marble monuments and city sidewalks. I squinted my eyes and stood shoulder to shoulder with members of my staff handing out water bottles as our guests filed off of the buses, slowly but determined, one by one. They were eager. And so were we.
And now the government is cracking down on bake sales. A couple years ago, First Lady Michelle Obama launched her Let’s Move campaign. Along with it, the President signed into law the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. Both are targeted at reducing childhood obesity, a laudable goal indeed.
Think about how you use the Internet every day. You probably use it to check your emails, and to shop for the upcoming holidays. You use it to pay bills, to look up restaurant reviews, or to book flights. Maybe you use it to connect with friends via social media.
When President Lincoln was assassinated, it took nearly 12 days for the news to travel from North America to Europe. That was the fastest means possible, as messages were passed from overland cables to steamship and back to overland cables. That is until a revolutionary invention: the transatlantic cable.
The Pledge gives us a succinct definition of the fundamental principles of American democracy, and there is much we can be reminded of when we recite or hear it.