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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
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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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Caucus Brief: Japan concerned Pacific security situation getting worse
August 6, 2014
Japan concerned Pacific security situation getting worse. Japan’s annual defense white paper says the country’s security environment is becoming increasingly severe amid challenges posed by China, North Korea and Russia. The report, released Tuesday, details national security developments in the past year such as moves to lift a ban on arms exports and expand the role of Japan’s Self Defense Forces. It also lays out plans to strengthen those forces by acquiring new equipment and creating an amph... More
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Caucus Brief: Chinese Assertiveness Has Asia on Edge: How to Respond
August 5, 2014
Editor’s note: Sorry for the lack of an update yesterday folks. Here is an extra-long brief today to make up for it. Chinese Assertiveness Has Asia on Edge: How to Respond. A recent Pew Research Poll made clear that publics in East Asia are increasingly uneasy about the destabilizing effects of China’s maritime assertiveness. Among the eight countries surveyed—including China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam—majorities in each country said they were concer... More
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