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    Washington, D.C. – This week, the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce and Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce held local award ceremonies on June 1, 2016 honoring Congressman Forbes for his unwavering support of job growth and free enterprise. Congressman Forbes was awarded the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s “Spirit of Enterprise Award” for his work to promote and pass pro-jobs and pro-business policies, as reflected by his voting record during the first legislative session of the 114th Congress. “Throughout our country’s history, it has been the...

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04), Chairman of the House Armed Services Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, released the following statement in response to the U.S. State Department’s admission that Administration officials deleted footage from a 2013 press briefing that undermined the Administration's narrative about the Iran nuclear deal: “The State Department’s stunning admission provides further evidence of how far this Administration is willing to go to sell its policies to the American people. Coming after Be...

    Washington, D.C. – Today Congressman J. Randy Forbes announced that he has been named “Hero of Main Street” by the National Retail Federation (NRF), in recognition of his unwavering dedication to the small business community and American entrepreneurs across Virginia and the United States. “Congressman Randy Forbes has shown through his support that he cares about retailers big and small, and values the role these businesses play in communities across the country,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said. “Congressman Forbes is an advocate for ...

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman J. Randy Forbes is pleased to announce that this year’s Congressional Arts Competition winner, representing Virginia’s Fourth Congressional District, is Heather Danet. Heather, currently a junior, attends Colonial Heights High School in Colonial Heights, Virginia. Heather chose to create her incredibly detailed piece of art by only using a pencil. Her work depicts a globe, book, and a set of keys. “Talented high school students from across the district submitted artwork for this year’s Congressional Arts Competit...

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04), Chairman of the House Armed Services Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, will chair a bipartisan, joint hearing with the Subcommittee on Readiness entitled “Navy Force Structure and Readiness: Perspectives from the Fleet” on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 10:00 AM. The hearing follows a Monday listening session onboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower and will be attended by House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry. WHAT: Joint Seapower-Readiness hearing on “Navy Force Struc...

    Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Judiciary Committee approved H.R. 5203, the Visa Integrity & Security Act of 2016 (VISA Act). The VISA Act, authored by Congressman Randy Forbes, would strengthen the United States’ visa screening process to combat immigration fraud, utilize social media to detect threat indicators, and better identify terrorists who may be plotting attacks such as the one that occurred in San Bernardino, California last December. “Over 10 million immigrant and non-immigrant visas were issued in Fiscal Year 2015 alone. In the...

    Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 10:00 a.m., the House Judiciary Committee, chaired by Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), will markup the Visa Integrity & Security Act of 2016, (H.R. 5203), which was introduced by Congressman J. Randy Forbes on May 12, 2016. The VISA Act seeks to strengthen the United States’ visa application screening process by combating immigration fraud, utilizing social media to detect threat indicators, and adding additional security vetting for countries of concern, such as Iran, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen...

    Washington, D.C. –Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04), Chairman of the House Armed Services Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, released the following statement on the House of Representatives’ passage of the annual defense policy bill, the FY17 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): “There is no higher Constitutional obligation than to provide for our national security, and the defense policy bill just passed by the House does that. My legislation to increase shipbuilding to the highest level since the Reagan-era, included in thi...

    Washington, D.C. –Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04), Chairman of the House Armed Services Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, led a bipartisan, bicameral letter to the Secretary of the Navy and the Chief of Naval Operations urging the use of Wallops Island, Virginia as the permanent East Coast base for the MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft. The letter was signed by 18 members of the House and Senate from Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware. “Wallops is an ideal site for basing unmanned aircraft…,” the letter said. “Despite its central loc...

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman J. Randy Forbes was selected by the Navy League of the United States as the 2016 recipient of the Robert M. Thompson Award for Outstanding Civilian Leadership. Forbes received this award in recognition of his unwavering support of our men and women in uniform and his significant contributions towards strengthening the U.S. Navy through his work as Chairman of the House Armed Services Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee. The certificate of recognition, which was presented to Congressman Forbes today by the ...

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