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  • Rep Forbes (R VA) to Pentagon: Don’t Give ‘Beijing a Veto’ on Discussion about China

    06/26/2014 10:07:56 AM PDT · by robowombat
    USNI News ^ | June 26, 2014 12:45 PM | Sam LaGrone
    Forbes to Pentagon: Don’t Give ‘Beijing a Veto’ on Discussion about China By: Sam LaGrone Published: June 26, 2014 12:44 PM Updated: June 26, 2014 12:45 PM Members of a special battle force stand on China's missile destroyer Haikou at a naval port in Sanya, south China's Hainan Province, June 9, 2014. Xinhua Photo Members of a special battle force stand on China’s missile destroyer Haikou at a naval port in Sanya, south China’s Hainan Province, June 9, 2014. Xinhua Photo A senior member of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) has called on the Navy and the Pentagon to...
  • Government Shutdown

    10/01/2013 11:20:22 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 16 replies
    http://forbes.house.gov ^ | Congressman Randy Forbes
    Sometimes the morning after the game, it becomes clear that neither team played well the night before. That’s the way many Americans must feel as they review the actions of Congress. Unfortunately, this is not a game and the poor play of both political parties is impacting the lives of hundreds of thousands of Americans. Last night I voted to support the third measure in 11 days to provide stopgap funding for the federal government. This measure required the President, Vice President, and political appointees to join Members of Congress and all congressional staff in obtaining health insurance through the...
  • GOP lawmakers fight to save cross at California war memorial

    08/25/2013 4:52:35 PM PDT · by Innovative · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | Aug 24, 2013 | FoxNews
    Several Republican lawmakers are urging a federal district court in California to block the removal of a war memorial cross in a San Diego public park that was declared unconstitutional in 2011. "We're urging the court to permit a private organization to obtain and operate the war memorial – a remedy that would remove any constitutional questions and protect this longstanding tribute to our men and women in uniform," Sekulow said in a statement. The legal fight over the Mount Soledad cross began in 1989 when atheist Philip Paulson sued the city of San Diego.
  • See Which Congressmen Voted Against 'In God We Trust'

    11/03/2011 2:06:19 PM PDT · by opentalk · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 1, 2011 | Todd Starnes
    The House of Representatives passed a bi-partisan resolution Tuesday night reaffirming “In God We Trust” as the official motto of the United States. The 396-9 vote came at the request of Rep. Randy Forbes (R-VA) – in part over President Obama’s refusal to correct remarks he made that misstated the motto as “E pluribus unum” instead of “In God We Trust.”Lawmakers voting against “In God We Trust” include Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-NY), Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich), Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA), Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), Rep. Mike Honda (D-CA), Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA), Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA),...
  • Congress is battleground over carrier move to Mayport

    02/15/2010 12:19:48 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 8 replies · 585+ views
    Virginia Pilot ^ | 1/15/2010 | Bill Bartel
    Now that the Department of Defense has made clear its intent to move a Norfolk-based aircraft carrier to Mayport, Fla., the battle between Florida and Virginia shifts to Congress. Members of the Hampton Roads congressional delegation have pledged to fight tooth and nail to block any more money for the project. They’re taking on Florida’s congressional delegation, who outnumber the Virginians by more than two to one and are already claiming victory. Hampton Roads representatives said they are not ready to talk about what might happen if the carrier battle is lost. “We have to continue to have a united...
  • God returns to the Capitol Visitors Center

    10/06/2009 5:37:17 PM PDT · by Bulldawg Fan · 3 replies · 447+ views
    email ^ | 10/6/09 | American Family Association
    Please help us get this information into the hands of as many people as possible by forwarding it to your entire e-mail list of family and friends. God returns to the Capitol Visitors Center Congressman says YOU and your AFA made the difference! October 6, 2009 When the $621 million Capitol Visitors Center opened last year, somebody was conspicuously absent at the opening ceremony: God. Virtually all references to the role that faith in God played in the founding and development of the United States had been scrubbed from displays. The secular fundamentalists who designed the exhibits even mistakenly said...
  • Missing national motto restored in Washington

    10/03/2009 6:24:32 AM PDT · by opentalk · 2 replies · 508+ views
    WND ^ | October 2, 2009 | Bob Unruh
    'In God We Trust' conspicuously absent at launch of Capitol Visitor Center,Yesterday, individuals across the country who were willing to stand up on behalf of our nation's religious heritage saw a major victory," announced U.S. Rep. Randy Forbes, R-Va., in a website statement this week. Last year, WND reported Forbes responded to concerns the Christian heritage of the United States had been scrubbed from the 580,000-square-foot facility. He worked with other members of Congress until the Committee on House Administration and the Senate Rules and Administration Committee agreed to include references to the nation's
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    09/25/2009 9:07:55 AM PDT · by Hiskid · 9 replies · 595+ views
    9/25/09 | Hiskid
    O Lord, give victory; let the King answer us when we call. (Psalm 20:9)
  • After visit, Forbes says he's convinced Gitmo shouldn't close

    07/21/2009 4:07:23 PM PDT · by csvset · 3 replies · 469+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | July 21, 2009 | Bill Sizemore
    U.S. Rep. Randy Forbes, just back from a fact-finding trip to the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, says the visit reinforced his opposition to closing the facility and moving the detainees held there to the United States. President Barack Obama has pledged to close the prison by January, pleasing human rights advocates who said reports of inhumane treatment there stained the nation’s reputation. But the White House said Monday that a task force studying how to do that has been given another six months to deliver its recommendations. That delay poses a “huge difficulty” for prosecutors building cases...
  • Our Judeo-Christian Nation

    06/18/2009 10:14:14 AM PDT · by NCjim · 7 replies · 595+ views
    Congressman Forbes asks the questions "Did America ever consider itself a Judeo-Christian nation?" and "If America was once a Judeo-Christian nation, when did it cease to be?" on the floor of the US House.
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    06/17/2009 9:19:22 AM PDT · by Hiskid · 12 replies · 392+ views
    6/17/09 | Hiskid
    The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore. Psalm 121:7,8
  • Judeo-Christian Heritage Bill Challenges Obama~Video

    06/14/2009 9:14:02 AM PDT · by Islaminaction · 4 replies · 397+ views
    Islam in Action ^ | June 14Th, 2009 | Christopher Logan
    While our current president says that we are not a Christian nation, and that we can be seen as Muslim country, million of Christians completely disagree with him. One of those Christians is Rep.Randy Forbes (R-Va.), who will challenge President Obama with this bill.
  • Our Judeo-Christian Nation

    06/14/2009 8:43:19 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 8 replies · 797+ views
    America's Independent Party ^ | June 14, 2009 | Congressman Randy Forbes
    Congressman Randy Forbes of Virginia asks the questions "Did America ever consider itself a Judeo-Christian nation?" and "If America was once a Judeo-Christian nation, when did it cease to be?" on the floor of the US House. MUST SEE VIDEO!
  • Judeo-Christian Heritage Bill Challenges Obama’s Claim That U.S. Is A Secular Nation

    06/14/2009 4:16:06 AM PDT · by Man50D · 11 replies · 866+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | June 12, 2009 | Penny Starr and Monica Gabriel
    Rep. Randy Forbes (R-Va.) believes that the United States is a nation founded on Judeo-Christian principles, and hopes that his sponsorship of a bill designating the first week in May as “America’s Spiritual Heritage Week” will make that belief official. “Our Founding Fathers unanimously said we have a Creator who gave us those rights,” Forbes told CNSNews.com, referring to the Declaration of Independence, which says, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” “If...
  • Whaddya mean, 'America is not a Christian nation'?

    05/17/2009 3:59:16 AM PDT · by Man50D · 34 replies · 1,219+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | May 16, 2009 | Drew Zahn
    While Barack Obama has repeatedly claimed that the U.S. is "no longer a Christian nation," several members of Congress have taken a stand to boldly disagree. A bipartisan group of 25 members of the House of Representatives earlier this month submitted H.Res. 397, which calls on Congress to affirm "the rich spiritual and religious history of our nation's founding and subsequent history" and to designate the first week of May as America's Spiritual Heritage Week for "the appreciation of and education on America's history of religious faith." Rep. Randy Forbes, R-Va., specifically challenged the president's claims that America is not...
  • No Event at White House for Nat'l Day of Prayer.....

    05/06/2009 3:26:34 PM PDT · by TaraP · 23 replies · 760+ views
    CBN News ^ | May 6th, 2009
    Thursday is the National Day of Prayer and major events are planned at the U.S. Capitol. But unlike the last eight years of the Bush administration, the White House will not hold a big event. The Bible reading has begun from Genesis to Revelation as hundreds have come to the U.S. Capitol this week to read the Bible cover to cover in honor of Thursday's National Day of Prayer. The event became law back in 1952. Rep. Randy Forbes, R-Va. is leading events this week on Capitol Hill. How would this nation be different? How would we have weathered those...
  • God References Added to Capitol Visitor Center (

    12/13/2008 4:53:14 AM PST · by GonzoII · 9 replies · 500+ views
    ChristianPost.Com ^ | Wed, Dec. 10 2008 | By Katherine T. Phan
    Congressional committees have agreed to include references to "In God We Trust" and the Pledge of Allegiance to the newly opened Capitol Visitor Center thanks in part to efforts from the Congressional Prayer Caucus and Virginian Senator J. Randy Forbes...
  • Local House Reps unanimously opposed to bailout bill

    10/03/2008 9:38:07 PM PDT · by csvset · 8 replies · 464+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | October 4, 2008 | Dale Eisman
    WASHINGTON While dozens of their colleagues in both parties switched their votes from "no" on Monday to "yes" on Friday to help pass a $700 billion financial system rescue plan, local representatives remained unanimously opposed. Here's some of what members had to say after the 263-171 vote. U.S. Rep. Thelma Drake, R-Norfolk"I came to the conclusion that this bill is at its foundation fatally flawed. The bill pledges $700 billion of taxpayer dollars with no guarantee this will correct the underlying problem and stabilize the markets."Now that the vote is behind us, we all should agree that the next step is...
  • Christian heritage a no-show in new $600M visitors center

    09/29/2008 2:25:25 AM PDT · by Man50D · 6 replies · 746+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | September 28, 2008 | Bob Unruh
    American taxpayers have spent more than $600 million on a new visitors' center at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., and it will have acres of marble floors and walls, photographs of Earth Day, information about an AIDS rally and details about the nation's industrial sector. What it will not include is America's Christian heritage, raising objections from members of Congress and drawing an inquiry from Chuck Norris about whether he can help fix it. The new 580,000-square-foot center, mostly built underneath the grounds just east of the U.S. Capitol to protect the scenic views of the historic building, is about...
  • Oil Woes Fail to Stir Leadership

    06/23/2008 10:07:38 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 21 replies · 562+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 2008-06-24 | Gerald F. Seib
    Why is Rep. Randy Forbes all alone out there? Rep. Forbes is an earnest Republican congressman from Virginia who has distinguished himself by calling for a "Manhattan Project" to fully end the U.S.'s dependence on foreign energy within 20 years. The Manhattan Project label harks back to the government's crash project to develop and field a nuclear weapon within just a few years to prevail in World War II.
  • Chinese espionage

    03/18/2008 11:33:18 AM PDT · by JZelle · 25 replies · 526+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 3-18-08 | J. Randy Forbes
    On Feb. 11, the United States announced that four individuals were arrested on charges of conducting espionage operations for the Chinese against American interests. One employee, who worked for the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, was hours from meeting his Chinese intelligence service contact when he was arrested. I could not disagree more. While there is little broad agreement about U.S. defense and trade policy toward China, there is widespread agreement among security experts that China is systematically seeking classified information about the United States. These arrests were not isolated incidents, but rather just public examples of a long string of...
  • Wounded Troop Care Must Be ‘Cutting Edge,’ Vice Chairman Says

    01/28/2008 3:40:23 PM PST · by SandRat · 107+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Tech. Sgt. Adam M. Stump, USAF
    RICHMOND, Va., Jan. 28, 2008 – Health care for wounded troops needs to remain on the cutting edge of technology, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said during a visit to a Department of Veterans Affairs medical facility here. Dr. David Cifu, McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center medical director, tells Marine Corps Gen. James E. Cartwright, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; U.S. Rep. Randy Forbes of Virginia; and Sandy Cartwright, the general’s wife, about treatment facilities at the center in Richmond, Va., Jan. 24, 2008. Cartwright and Forbes visited the center to learn...
  • Democrats' antiwar strategy suddenly falls flat in Senate

    09/22/2007 8:42:37 AM PDT · by Dems_R_Losers · 29 replies · 926+ views
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | September 22, 2007 | Anne Flaherty
    WASHINGTON - Democrats' momentum on their antiwar effort has stalled abruptly, ending weeks of hand-wringing by the White House. The reasons? A convincing four-star general, an activist group that overplayed its hand, and a plainspoken defense secretary who does not bother to defend the 2003 Iraq invasion. "I think it's better today," Sen. Lamar Alexander (R., Tenn.) said of the war. "I think we're on a better path than we were." While a longtime skeptic of President Bush's troop buildup in Iraq, Alexander joined his GOP colleagues in blocking each of the Democrats' three antiwar bills this week. The third...
  • Illegal Immigration: A Case Study by Congressman Randy Forbes (VA-4th District)

    06/01/2007 12:58:20 PM PDT · by freespirited · 11 replies · 542+ views
    Website of Congressman Forbes ^ | 5/07 | Rep. Randy Forbes
    The Problem of Illegal Immigration - There are anywhere from over 2,700 to 8,000 illegal immigrants arriving in the U.S. every day. (Read more: Overview of Annual Immigration FAIR) - Estimates of the net cost of immigration to taxpayers run from $30 billion to $50 billion a year. (Read more: Questions and Answers About Immigration FAIR) - The United States admits more legal immigrants every year than all the rest of the nations of the world combined. (Read more: Statement of Jan Ting to the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon The United States, December 8, 2003 National Commission on...
  • The True Source of Power: Legislators Bend the Knee

    08/02/2006 12:44:27 PM PDT · by Mr. Silverback · 1 replies · 402+ views
    Breakpoint with Chuck Colson ^ | 8/2/2006 | Mark Earley
    Note: This commentary was delivered by Prison Fellowship President Mark Earley. What is the most powerful room in the United States Capitol? Ask some members of Congress and you would probably hear this: Room 219. It’s the room closest to the House Chamber, and its walls have been privy to some of the most pivotal discussions of our history. Recently, however, Room 219 just got a whole lot more powerful. How so? You see, in Room 219 some of the highest elected officials of our land are bending their knees in weekly prayer gatherings—openly declaring, not their power, but their...
  • Forbes targets immigrants in gangs (MS-13 in Va.)

    09/15/2005 11:55:01 AM PDT · by JZelle · 26 replies · 5,413+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 9-15-05 | Gary Emerling
    U.S. Rep. J. Randy Forbes said gang-related violence, such as the 2002 rapes of two deaf teenagers by MS-13 members, has spurred him to combat such activity with legislation that would crack down on immigrants involved in criminal gangs. "We heard of kids coming home from school and they can't even go outside; they have to stay hunkered down because of the gang activity out there," the Virginia Republican said. "As we saw that we realized we had to do something or it was going to be totally out of control." Mr. Forbes has introduced a bill that would allow...
  • China, Africa Dictators Link Rings Alarms

    08/23/2005 2:27:18 PM PDT · by Paul_Denton · 7 replies · 430+ views
    Fox News ^ | By Kelley Beaucar Vlahos | Monday, August 15, 2005
    WASHINGTON — Not only has China (search) become an exporting giant, dumping cheap goods and creating enormous trade deficits all over the globe, but it continues to reach out to historically oppressive regimes for trade, economic partnerships and greater influence on the world political stage, policy watchers say. A number of lawmakers, former ambassadors and foreign policy experts who testified in a Washington hearing late last month asserted that the United States needs to wise up to the fact that China plans to become a superpower militarily, economically and politically — by any means necessary. "China kind of burst on...
  • Mugged By Reality In D.C.

    05/27/2005 7:17:13 AM PDT · by Boston Blackie · 15 replies · 868+ views
    Investors.com ^ | May 27, 2005
    Law And Order: Gang violence has plagued other cities for years. But it wasn't until immigrant gangs started attacking people with machetes around Washington that politicians applied federal muscle to the problem.
  • RNC Endorses Jerry Kilgore For Governor Of Virginia

    05/26/2005 12:22:34 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 41 replies · 827+ views
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Danny Diaz 202-863-8614Richmond, Virginia – RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman formally endorsed Jerry Kilgore for Governor of Virginia at a luncheon in Richmond this afternoon. Jerry Kilgore previously served as Virginia’s Attorney General after being elected in November 2001 with over 60% of the vote. Prior to his term as Attorney General, Kilgore served as Secretary of Public Safety for then-Governor, George Allen. “Jerry Kilgore is a proven leader with a clear and consistent record of serving the people of Virginia well,” Chairman Mehlman said. “There is no doubt in my mind that Jerry will be an...
  • The force of J. Randy Forbes in Chesapeake

    10/10/2004 7:00:35 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 11 replies · 752+ views
    The Virginian Pilot ^ | 10/10/04 | ROBERT MCCABE
    CHESAPEAKE — Early this year , Frank Driscoll , a longtime Republican launching a campaign for mayor, got a glimpse of the political clout that U.S. Rep. J. Randy Forbes wields in his hometown. A few days after New Year’s , Driscoll showed up at the local GOP office, where he and other candidates had been invited for interviews with top city Republicans for the party’s endorsement in the upcoming spring elections. Among those talking with him would be Shirley Forbes , the congressman’s wife . As Driscoll entered the building, he was surprised to see in plain view a...
  • Press slants Iraq news: Members (Rips the media and thier negative view of Iraq!)

    09/23/2003 10:14:13 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 40 replies · 438+ views
    HillNews ^ | 9/23/03
    Journalists are giving a slanted and unduly negative account of events in Iraq, a bipartisan congressional group that has just returned from a three-day House Armed Services Committee visit to assess stabilization efforts and the condition of U.S. troops said. Lawmakers charged that reporters rarely stray from Baghdad and have a police-blotter mindset that results in terror attacks, deaths and injuries displacing accounts of progress in other areas. Comparisons with Vietnam were farfetched, members said. Rep. Ike Skelton (D-Mo.), the committee's ranking member, said, The media stresses the wounds, the injuries, and the deaths, as they should, but for instance...
  • Press slants Iraq news: Dem congressional visitors speak out.

    09/22/2003 7:34:39 PM PDT · by Gorilla44 · 21 replies · 236+ views
    The Hill ^ | Sept. 22, 2003 | Hans Nichols
    Journalists are giving a slanted and unduly negative account of events in Iraq, a bipartisan congressional group that has just returned from a three-day House Armed Services Committee visit to assess stabilization efforts and the condition of U.S. troops said. Lawmakers charged that reporters rarely stray from Baghdad and have a “police-blotter” mindset that results in terror attacks, deaths and injuries displacing accounts of progress in other areas. Comparisons with Vietnam were farfetched, members said. Rep. Ike Skelton (D-Mo.), the committee’s ranking member, said, “The media stresses the wounds, the injuries, and the deaths, as they should, but for instance...
  • TAXPAYERS SAY ASHCROFT KO'd ON PATRIOT ACT

    07/23/2003 1:13:32 PM PDT · by Action-America · 11 replies · 305+ views
    VIRGINIA TAXPAYERS ASSOCIATION - PRESS RELEASE | 7/23/03 | Press Release
    VIRGINIA TAXPAYERS ASSOCIATIONFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE7/23/03TAXPAYERS SAY ASHCROFT KO'd ON PATRIOT ACT The Virginia Taxpayers Association said today "the stunning 309-118 House vote Tuesday passing an appropriations amendment stripping the USA Patriot Act of one of its most tyrannical provisions was a sharp rebuke to Attorney General John Ashcroft."The House voted to strike a section of the act allowing government agents to secretly search homes of suspects and only inform them later that a warrant had been issued to do so.Ashcroft had defended the sweeping anti-terrorist act Monday, saying that criticisms of it were based on exaggerations and falsehoods."The fact that...
  • Values for Sale (Traditional Values Coalition "Scandal")

    07/18/2003 1:45:15 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 3 replies · 592+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 7/17/2003 | Ramesh Ponnuru
    Values for SaleThe Rev. Lou Sheldon trashes pro-lifers odd Akin, Jo Ann Davis, Randy Forbes, Virgil Goode, Jim Demint, John Shadegg, Pat Toomey, Tom Tancredo: All of these congressmen had 100-percent ratings from the National Right to Life Committee for the last Congress. They have something else in common, too: They're the targets of a direct-mail campaign by the Traditional Values Coalition that questions their commitment to the unborn. That campaign has other social conservatives questioning the TVC's motives. At issue is a bill, sponsored by pro-lifers Gil Gutknecht of Minnesota and Jo Ann Emerson of Missouri, that would allow...
  • Rally for America Support the Troops Breakfast Richmond Virginia March 22nd

    03/18/2003 2:29:47 AM PST · by W04Man · 4 replies · 317+ views
    Email | 03/18/03 | Chesterfield Country Rep Comm
    On Saturday March 22, 2003 from 8:00 to 9:30 am, The Republican Committee for Chesterfield County, Virginia is sponsoring a Breakfast with Congressman Randy Forbes (R-VA 4th) as the guest speaker in support of our troops. Congressman Forbes is a member of the House Armed Services Committee. The Breakfast Rally will be held in the Piccadilly Cafeteria located at 8220 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond, Virginia.   Congressman Randy Forbes, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, will also provide us with an update on the possible war in Iraq and will provide us with an update on the war on terrorism. Total cost is $7.50, including...