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My dad taught me these 3 valuable things
September 15, 2014
Sometimes the best advice doesn't come from a book, from a microphone, from behind a desk in Washington, or even from people who are leaders in their field. Sometimes the best life lessons are found deep in the roots of where we came from. My dad passed away years ago, but I carry with me the lessons he taught me. Three in particular shape my perspective day after day: Little things make big things happen. Back when I was young, I remember we needed to build a new shed. Those were the days befor... More
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It Keeps Going
September 2, 2014
The school buses pull away, the squeaking sound of rubber soles on hallway tile fades to quiet, the fluorescent lights flicker off, and the parking lot empties. But their work doesn’t stop. It keeps going. It keeps going into the afternoon when they stop by the supply store to pick up die-cuts for the new science unit on insects. It keeps going when they attend a faculty and staff meeting on the protocol for emergency evacuation procedures. It keeps going when, after eating dinner and putting th... More
Press Release
Forbes Leads Members in Urging Navy to Keep Bibles in Lodging Facilities
August 27, 2014
Washington, DC - Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04), led 25 Members of Congress in a bipartisan letter to the Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus, urging that donated religious materials remain in the guest rooms at Navy Lodge facilities. Last week, it came to light at the Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) had issued a memo for the removal of Bibles currently in Navy Lodge guest rooms after NEXCOM received a complaint. After significant pushback, however, the Navy announced that the decision... More
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Forbes Releases Statement on Fort Lee Shooting
August 25, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04) released the following statement on the shooting at Fort Lee, Virginia: “This morning we were saddened by the frightening news out of Fort Lee but relieved that the perpetrator has been disarmed and there were no additional injuries. I commend Fort Lee leadership, the workforce and law enforcement for their effective response to this incident. My office is in close communication with Fort Lee and I stand ready to assist the leadership of Fo... More
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Forbes to Tour Manufacturing Plants in the Fourth District
August 13, 2014
Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04) announced today that he will be conducting a tour of manufacturing companies in the Tri-Cities/Richmond area on Wednesday and Thursday, August 20-21, 2014, to meet with the employees and business leaders who serve as the engine behind this key industry in the Fourth District. “Reinvigorating American manufacturing and strengthening the companies that are in the U.S. and the Fourth District by creating a national manufacturing strategy, reducing burdensome reg... More
China Caucus Blog
Caucus Brief: China to build lighthouses on five isles in defiance of U.S. call
August 7, 2014
China to build lighthouses on five isles in defiance of U.S. call. China plans to build lighthouses on five islands in the South China Sea, state media reported on Thursday, in defiance of calls from the United States and the Philippines for a freeze on such activity to ease tension over rival claims. At least two of the islands upon which China said it will put up lighthouses appear to be in waters also claimed by Vietnam. Overlapping claims in the South China Sea have fueled confrontation in r... More
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