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How the Port of Virginia Works: An Explainer
April 13, 2015  - 67 million tons. That is the total amount of cargo that the Port of Virginia moved in 2014 at a value of roughly $71.4 billion. The incredible thing about those impressive numbers is that they provide only a small glimpse into the value that our ports provide to the Fourth District, the Commonwealth...More


Forbes Releases Statement on ONI Report on Chinese Navy
April 13, 2015  - Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04), Chairman of the House Armed Services Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee and Co-Chairman of the Congressional China Caucus, released the following statement on the Office of Naval Intelligence’s recent report on the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN): ...More


Forbes Releases Statement on New 30-Year Shipbuilding Plan
April 6, 2015  - Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04), Chairman of the House Armed Services Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, released the following statement on the Navy’s new 30-Year Shipbuilding Plan: “The Navy’s updated shipbuilding plan presumes that the next Administration will significantly increas...More


Beware of these Scams
April 3, 2015  - Your phone rings. The caller ID reads “Internal Revenue Service.” It’s the IRS calling to tell you that you owe taxes. The agent on the phone provides their name and badge number, and the agent provides the last four digits of your Social Security number as verification. The agent tells you the amou...More


Why National Defense is more than a line in the budget
March 31, 2015  - Recently, I attended a briefing in which military officers and intelligence experts sought to explain the various national security crises confronting the United States. The information itself was not particularly new- the brutality of ISIS, Russia’s adventurism in Eastern Europe, and China’s contin...More


Press Release: Forbes Leads Letter to Navy on Religious Protections for Military Chaplains
March 30, 2015  - Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04), Founder and Co-Chairman of the Congressional Prayer Caucus, led over 30 Members of Congress in sending a letter to Ray Mabus, Secretary of the Navy, and Rear Admiral Margaret Kibben, Chief of Chaplains for the Navy, urging the Navy to reinforce policies currently...More


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