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Washington Update, Congressman Forbes' weekly publication, serves as a resource to learn about major developments, important votes and pertinent information on the work of Congressman Forbes. It is published weekly while Congress is in session.  Sign up for weekly updates to have the Washington Update delivered directly to your email box.

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2014

July 7 - 18, 2014 -Prohibited taxes on Internet access, Protected taxpayer dollars, Opposed federal overreach 
June 9 - 20, 2014 -Prevented taxes on Internet access, Called for a special counsel in the IRS case, Demanded answers on the immigration crisis
May 19 - 30, 2014 -Combating Human Trafficking
April 29 - May 9,2014 -Holding the Administration Accountable
March 10 - April 10, 2014 -Questioned the Attorney General, Defended free speech for students, Protected children from trafficking
February 24 - March 7, 2014 -Holding the IRS Accountable
February 3-14, 2014 -Honored promise to military retirees, supported Israel, called for transparency and oversight
January 2014 -Supported commissaries, protected individuals' personal information, reduced burdens on small businesses


2013

December 21, 2013 - Supported the annual defense bill, prioritized pediatric research, provided capital for small businesses

November 27, 2013 -Enhancing accountability in federal spending, Ensuring knowledge of the impact of sequestration, Supporting our veterans

November 7, 2013 -Fighting for Our Nation's Veterans

October 21, 2013 - Fighting for a way forward, not just a way out

August 5, 2013 - Continued oversight of the Department of Justice, Held the IRS accountable for targeting particular groups, Reduced burdensome regulations

July 28, 2013 - Continued fight against sequestration and furloughs, Conducted oversight of NSA programs, Protected families and businesses from penalties in the healthcare law

July 2, 2013 - Called for oversight of Smithfield-Shuanghui merger, Urged greater transparency of attack in Benghazi, Recognized the importance of fathers

June 22, 2013 - Blocked Increases to TRICARE Co-Pays and Military Pay Caps, Supported the Passage of the FY14 NDAA, Questioned FBI Director

June 1, 2013 - Ensuring Continued Oversight of the Executive Branch

May 4, 2013 - Championed a bill providing near-term benefits for patients, Questioned Secretary of Defense on religious freedom in the military, Opposed change in broadcast decency standards

March 29, 2013 - Urged support for Israel, Opposed the UN Arms Trade Treaty, Opposed a tax on health insurance

March 15, 2013 -  Opposed release of criminal illegal immigrants, Called for transparency in use of taxpayer funds, Protected religious freedom for service members and chaplains

February 25, 2013 - Working to Prevent Sequestration and Protect Our Military

February 1, 2013 - Called for personal accountability of Members of Congress, Names Chairman of Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, Reduced burdensome regulations. 


2012

Discussing options to Avert the Fiscal Cliff, Honoring WWI Veterans, Opposing UN Control over the Internet - (December 3 - December 7 & December 10 - 14) 
Demanded answers on attacks in the Middle East, Protected Second Amendment rights & Supported Veterans in Need - (November 26-30)
 
Calling for replacement of sequestration, Supporting a manufacturing strategy, Protecting voting rights for servicemembers - (September 10 - September 14)
 
Extending current tax rates, Opposing UN control of the Internet, Supporting U.S. Olympians - (July 30 - August 3)
 
Auditing the Federal Reserve, Reducing burdens on small businesses, Opposing new interstate tolls - (July 23 - July 27)
 
Supporting Israel, Urging repeal of Death Tax, Investigating National Security Links - (July 16- July 20)
 
Upholding the Second Amendment, Standing Up for Veterans, Calling for Transparency at Defense Department - (June 25-29 and July 9-13)
   
Hostility Towards Faith in Air Force, Strong Future for our Naval Strike Power, American Energy Resources - (June 18-June 22)
 
Holding the Justice Department Accountable, Reducing Funding for Operation of the House of Representatives and Calling on Secretary of Veterans Affairs to Address Severe Claims Backlogs - (June4-June8)
 
Funding for the Military, Access to Flood Insurance and Drug Shortage Solution - (May 28-June 1)
 
Defending our Defenders, Supporting Increased Protection for Law Enforcement and Strengthening Border Laws on Drug Smuggling - (May 14-May 18)
 
Preventing Devastating Cuts to National Defense, Calling for Affordability in Higher Education and Opposing Discrimination against Student Religious Groups - (April 30-May 11)
 
Supports Tax Cuts for Small Businesses, Introduces Strategic Framework for US-China Relations and Co-Sponsors Bill to Tighten Immigration Laws (April 16- April 20)
 
Supporting Small Businesses and Questioning Defense Priorities - (March 26- March 30)
 
Spurring International Investment in the U.S. and Creating Jobs - (March 19-March 23)
 
Relieving Regulatory Burdens; Supporting Iranian Pastor Nadarkhani - (February 27-March 2)
  
Listening to the Citizens of Virginia's Fourth Congressional District - (February 14-February 17)
     
Protecting Jobs in Chesterfield and Keeping a Carrier in Virginia - (February 6-Febraury 9) 
Fostering an Environment for Job Creation and Providing Job Training Assistance - (January 30-February 3)
 
Opposing Insider Trading in Congress - (January 17-25)


2011

Demanding a Full Year Extension of Middle Class Tax Relief - (December 12-20) 
Reforming the Federal Rule-Making Process - (December 5-8) 
Standing Up to Big Government on Behalf of Small Businesses - (November 29-December 2)
Voting for a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution - (November 14-18) 
Reaffirming Our National Motto and Encouraging its Proud Display - (November 1-4) 
Saving Virginia Jobs - (October 24-27, 2011)
Supporting a Job Creating Environment, Relieving Government Regulation - (October 11-14)
Launching the Strong Defense, Strong America Initiative - (October 3-6)
414 Plan: A Strategy to Create Jobs and Build Roads & Bridges - (September 12-23)
 
Protecting Jobs from Government Overreach - (September 7-9)
 
Working to Stop Spending, Reduce the Deficit, and Protect our National Security - (July 25 - August 1)

Cutting Spending and Balancing the Budget - (July 18 - 22)

Protecting Social Security for Seniors - (July 11 - 15)

Preventing 'Back-door' Attempts by the Administration to Grant Amnesty - (July 6 - 8)

Eliminating Wasteful Stimulus Spending - (June 21 - 24)

Approving a Balanced Budget Amendment - (June 13 - 16)

Voting Against Raising the Debt Limit Without Spending Cuts - (May 31 - June 3)

Providing Funding and Setting Key Policies for U.S. Armed Forces - (May 10 - 13)

Lowering Energy Costs and Creating Jobs for Virginia - (May 2 - 5)

Cutting Government Spending by $6.2 Trillion - (April 11 - 15)

Supporting Pay for Our Military - (April 4 - 8)

Supporting Real Solutions for Tax Reform - (March 29 - April 1)

Hearing from General Petraeus on on Afghanistan, Eliminating Housing Bailout Programs - (March 14-17)

Opposing the Use of Foreign Law in U.S. Court - (March 7 - 11)

Protecting Small Businesses, Opposing Government Intrusion - (February 28 - March 3)

Reducing Federal Spending by $61.5 Billion - (February 14-18)

Instructing the UN to Return Funds to Taxpayers - (February 8-11)

Preventing the Expansion of the IRS; Eliminating Wasteful Spending in Congress - (January 17-28)

Requiring Statements of Constitutional Authority on Bills, Cutting Congressional Budgets - (January 3-7)


2010

Preventing Tax Increases, Calling on Higher Ethical Stands for Members of Congress - (November 15-18 and November 29 - December 2)
Supporting Traditional Marriage, Creating Job Opportunities for Veternas - (September 13-17)

Championing the Benefits of Military Modeling and Simulation - (July 19 - 23)

Opposing Permanent Bailouts and Burdensome Rules for Businesses - (June 28 - July 2)

Protecting Small Businesses from Onerous Provisions of Government-Run Healthcare - (June 21 - 25)

Opposing New Government Bailouts - (June 14-18)

Supporting Israel's Right to Self Defense - (May 24 - June 11)

Fighting for a Balanced Budget, Guarding the Right to Fly the American Flag - (May 10-21)

Showing Support for Our Nation's POW/MIA Veterans - (May 3-7)

Voting Against an Automatic Pay Raise for Members of Congress - (April 26-30)

Supporting Education for Military Dependents, Investigating U.S. Cyberwarfare Preparedness - (April 19-23)

Examining US Cybersecurity, Prohibiting a Dramatic Expansion of the IRS - (April 12-16)

Improving Patient Safety and Reducing Medical Errors - (March 22-26)

Voting Against a Government Overhaul of Healthcare, Eliminating the Marriage Tax Penalty - (March 8-21)

Empowering Local Charities to Meet Community Need - (March 1-5

Ending monopoly protections for insurance companies, Keeping America's homeland safe - (February 22-26

Cutting government spending by 40%, Opposing an increase in the debt limit - (January 18-February 5
)
Demanding Transparency in Healthcare Reform, Calling for a Freeze in Member Salaries  - (January 11-15
)


2009

Washington Update - Week of December 14 - 18, 2009 
Washington Update - Week of December 7 - 13, 2009

Washington Update - Week of November 31 - 4, 2009

Washington Update - Week of November 16 - 20, 2009

Washington Update - Week of November 2 - 9, 2009

Washington Update - Week of October 26 - 30, 2009

Washington Update - Week of October 19 - 23, 2009

Washington Update - Week of October 12 - 16, 2009

Washington Update - Weeks of September 28 - October 9, 2009

Washington Update - Week of September 21 - 25, 2009

Washington Update - Week of September 14-18, 2009

Washington Update - Week of September 7 - 11, 2009

Washington Update - Week of July 27 - 31, 2009

Washington Update - Week of July 20 - 24, 2009

Washington Update - Weeks of July 13 - 17, 2009

Washington Update - Weeks of June 29 - July 10, 2009

Washington Update - Week of June 22 - 26, 2009
Washingon Update - Weeks of June 8 - 19, 2009

Washington Update - Week of June 1 - 5, 2009

Washington Update - Weeks of May 11 - 22, 2009

Washington Update - Week of May 4 - 8, 2009

Washington Update - Week of April 27 - May 1, 2009

Washington Update - Week of April April 20-24, 2009

Washington Update - Week of March 30 - April 3, 2009

Washington Update - Week of March 23-27, 2009

Washington Update - Week of March 16-20, 2009

Washington Update - Week of March 9-13, 2009

Washington Update - Week of March 2-6, 2009

Washington Update - Week of February 23 - 27, 2009

Washington Update - Week of February 9-13, 2009

Washington Update - Week of February 2-6, 2009

Washington Update - Weeks of January 12-30, 2009

Washington Update - Week of January 5 - 9, 2009


2008

Washington Update - Week of December 8 - 12, 2008
Washington Update - Weeks of September 22 - October 3, 2008

Washington Update - Week of September 15 - 19, 2008

Washington Update - Week of September 8 -  12, 2008

Washington Update - Week of July 21 - 31, 2008

Washington Update - Week of July 7 - 11, 2008

Washington Update - Week of June 23 - 27, 2008

Washington Update - Week of June 16 - 20, 2008

Washington Update - Week of June 9 - 13, 2008

Washington Update - Week of June 2 - 6, 2008

Washington Update - Week of May 19 - 23, 2008

Washington Update - Week of May 12 - 16, 2008

Washington Update - Week of May 5 - May 9, 2008

Washington Update - Week of April 28 - May 2, 2008

Washington Update - Week of April 21 - 25, 2008
Washington Update - Week of April 14 - 18, 2008
Washington Update - Week of April 7 - 11, 2008

Washington Update - Week of March 31 - April 4, 2008

Washington Update - Week of March 10 - 14, 2008

Washington Update - Week of March 2 - 7, 2008

Washington Update - Week of February 25 - 29, 2008

Washington Update - Week of February 11 - 15, 2008

Washington Update - Week of February 4 - 8, 2008

Washington Update - Week of January 28 - February 1, 2008


2007

Washington Update - Weeks of December 10 - 21, 2007
Washington Update - Week of December 3 - 7, 2007

Washington Update - Weeks of October 29 - November 16, 2007

Washington Update - Week of October 22 - 26, 2007

Washington Update - Week of October 15 - 19, 2007

Washington Update - Week of October 1 - 12, 2007
Washington Update - Week of September 24 - 28, 2007
Washington Update - Weeks of September 10 - 21, 2007
Washington Update - Week of September 3 - 7, 2007

Washington Update - Weeks of July 9 - 30, 2007

Washington Update - Week of June 24 - 30, 2007

Washington Update - Week of June 17 - 23, 2007

Washington Update - Week of June 10 - 16, 2007
Washington Update - Week of June 3 - 9, 2007

Washington Update - Week of May 21 - 25, 2007

Washington Update - Week of May 14 - May 18, 2007

Washington Update - Week of May 7 - May 11, 2007

Washington Update - Week of April 30 - May 4, 2007

Washington Update - Week of April 23 - 27, 2007

Washington Update - Week of April 16 - 20, 2007

Washington Update - Week of March 26 - 30, 2007
Washington Update - Week of March 19 - 23, 2007
Washington Update - Week of March 12 - 16, 2007
Washington Update - Week of March 5 - 9, 2007
Washington Update - Week of February 26 - March 2, 2007
Washington Update - Week of February 12 - 16, 2007
Washington Update - Week of January 29 - February 2, 2007
Washington Update - Week of January 22 - 26, 2007
Washington Update - Week of January 15 - 19, 2007
Washington Update - Week of January 8 - 12, 2007