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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


Forbes: Will Administration Risk American Lives Against Terrorists Exchanged for Bergdahl?
March 25, 2015  - Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04), Chairman of the House Armed Services Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, released the following statement on the desertion charges filed against Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl: “As the charges against Sgt. Bergdahl move forward in our military justice system, ...More


Press Release: Forbes Announces 2015 Congressional Art Competition
March 24, 2015  - Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04) invites all interested high school students to participate in the 2015 Congressional Art Competition. According to a tradition which began in 1982, this annual art competition offers high school students from the Fourth Congressional District of Virginia, and acr...More


Today: Forbes to Chair Seapower Hearing on New Maritime Strategy
March 18, 2015  - Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04), Chairman of the House Armed Services Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, will chair a hearing on the “Naval Cooperative Strategy” on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 2:00 PM. “The new Maritime Strategy is a unique opportunity to speak holistically about U.S...More


Forbes to Carter: Administration Putting IRS, EPA Above National Security
March 18, 2015  - Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04), Chairman of the House Armed Services Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, today questioned Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter on the President’s threat to veto legislation that removes defense spending from sequestration. “Secretary Carter has admitted t...More


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