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Forbes Statement on Administration’s Announcement of Executive Amnesty
November 21, 2014
Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04) issued the below statement following the President’s announcement tonight that he will take executive action on immigration: “We define ourselves as a nation of immigrants, but we also define ourselves as a nation built on the rule of law. The President’s announcement tonight not only bypasses Congress, it bypasses the Constitution of the United States. I stand in strong support of the House Judiciary Committee in its use of every tool at its disposal to fight... More
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Forbes Releases Statement on US-China Commission Report
November 20, 2014
Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04), Chairman of the House Armed Services Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee and Chairman of the Congressional China Caucus, issued the following statement in response to the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission’s 2014 Report to Congress: “The USCC report is unambiguous about China’s continued efforts to alter the military balance in the Asia-Pacific region in its favor,” Congressman Forbes said. “Whether advanced, long-range missiles, a so... More
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Caucus Brief: Hard Diplomacy Ahead Despite China Showing Its Softer Side
November 19, 2014
Hard Diplomacy Ahead Despite China Showing Its Softer Side. “From a military rules-of-the-road agreement with Washington to $20 billion in loans for Southeast Asia, Beijing has set aside the tensions of recent years to present a softer side to the world in the last week. But proof of whether President Xi Jinping is serious about narrowing differences that have marked his first two years in office will depend on how China's festering disputes are managed in the months ahead. The possibilities for... More
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Forbes Demands Administration Abandon Plans for Executive Amnesty
November 19, 2014
Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04) issued the following statement in response to the announcement that President Obama will take executive action on immigration: “The President’s intention to act unilaterally to change our immigration laws is not discretion, but a blatant disregard of the separation of powers as laid out in the Constitution. I strongly urge the President not to proceed with granting executive amnesty to millions of people in this country illegally, and not to diminish our inst... More
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Caucus Brief: China Caps Big Week of Diplomacy
November 18, 2014
China Caps Big Week of Diplomacy. “In completing a free-trade pact with Australia, President Xi Jinping capped a whirlwind week for Chinese diplomacy that showed a Beijing comfortable seeking middle ground with wary rivals and neighbors. In a diplomatic blitz to international summits in China, Myanmar and Australia, Mr. Xi and other Chinese leaders set a détente with Japan, reached climate-change and military accords with the U.S., secured several trade agreements, offered a “friendship” treaty ... More
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Forbes Congratulates Rep. Thornberry on Chairmanship Selection
November 18, 2014
Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04), Chairman of the House Armed Services Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, released the following statement on the selection of Rep. Mac Thornberry (TX-13) as the next Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee: “Mac Thornberry’s seniority and well-known expertise in areas like intelligence, cybersecurity and acquisition reform, as well as the long-time respect of his colleagues, make him an excellent choice to serve as the next Chairman of the Ar... More
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