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Forbes Reacts to Military Compensation Report
January 29, 2015
Washington, D.C. – Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04) released the following statement on the release of the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission’s final report: “How we treat those who have worn our nation’s uniform defines us as a country. The compensation and benefits that our servicemen and women have earned, whether competitive pay, a strong military commissary system, robust healthcare options, or the promise of a dignified retirement, are essential to retaining ... More
China Caucus Blog
Caucus Brief: China Exerts Pressure on Foreign News Outlets
January 28, 2015
China Exerts Pressure on Foreign News Outlets. “China pressured international media outlets to censor their news coverage last year in addition to cracking down on domestic journalists, according to a new report. Conditions for both domestic journalists and foreign correspondents in China have worsened considerably under President Xi Jinping. Journalists surveyed last year said they were increasingly subjected to harassment by authorities, sometimes violent in nature, as well as to visa delays a... More
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Forbes Receives Association of the United States Navy’s
January 28, 2015
Washington, D.C. – Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04), Chairman of the House Armed Services Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, was honored with the Association of the United States Navy (AUSN) Legislative Advocacy Award, for his forceful advocacy and tireless work on behalf of a strong Navy. “For the past six years, the U.S. military has faced devastating cuts, leaving us with a Navy among the smallest since World War I,” said Congressman Forbes. “This shrinking fleet and decreased c... More
China Caucus Blog
Caucus Brief: Communist Leadership Approves Security Goals for China
January 26, 2015
Communist Leadership Approves Security Goals for China. “China’s Communist Party leadership approved a blueprint on Friday setting out national security priorities and warning that the country faced daunting domestic and external dangers. It was ratified by the Politburo, a council of 25 senior officials, and signaled President Xi Jinping’s latest step to put security at the heart of his agenda. The official announcement of the decision from Xinhua, the state news agency, did not disclose the pr... More
Editorial
The Remarkable Collapse of our Trust in Government
January 23, 2015
Do you trust the federal government? …an overwhelming majority of America doesn’t. That widely accepted belief hasn’t always been the case. In fact, throughout our nation’s history, Americans have generally trusted government all the time or most of the time, according to historical research from Pew Research Center. Americans – for the most part – generally thought the government was there to create positive outcomes for our nation. Until a certain point. Last month, the Washington Post featur... More
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Bipartisan Virginia Delegation Expresses Support For 11 Aircraft Carrier Fleet
January 21, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner and U.S. Representatives Bob Goodlatte, Bobby Scott, Randy Forbes, Rob Wittman, Gerry Connolly, Morgan Griffith, Robert Hurt, Scott Rigell, Dave Brat, Don Beyer, and Barbara Comstock wrote a letter to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel expressing their continued support for the 11 aircraft carrier fleet in advance of the release of the President’s Fiscal Year 2016 budget proposal. In 2014, the House and Senate Armed Services Committ... More
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