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Congrats to Newport News Shipbuilding as they celebrate the opening of a brand new Apprentice School building today.
Remembering the legacy of this great leader today, as the world grieves his passing.
: Rep @
says Obama WH must suggest Asian allies against China. He joins
7pm ET @
Weekly poll: do you believe that the US is safer today than it was just 2-3 years ago? Weigh in here:
The math &science performance of U.S. elementary & secondary students lags behind their peers in many other nations:
This week marks the 150th anniversary of when the Statue of Freedom was placed on the top of the Capitol Dome in 1863
Federal debt held by the public is now approx 73% of GDP. Read my solutions:
to you and your loved ones.
Worldwide, our servicemembers celebrate
far from their homes & families. Grateful for their sacrifices
Every child deserves a loving and permanent family. RT to show your support for
150 years ago, Pres Lincoln declared a national day of thanksgiving. Fill in the blank: today, I'm grateful for our nation because _________
25.8 million people of all ages have diabetes. Are you or a loved one at risk? Know the facts:
Thoughts and prayers w/ @
& the family members of Eric Wilkins, after the tragic events last Thursday night.
LL Beazley Elementary in Prince George & Carrsville Elementary in Isle of Wight - 2013 National Blue Ribbon Schools
Brain cancer. Breast cancer. Type1 Diabetes. These diseases & more are being treated through adult stem cell research
Flags fly at half-staff today to commemorate the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination
Question of the week: should the US reduce sanctions on Iran for a deal on their nuke program? Take the poll:
Great to meet w/ Oceaneering International about Navy shipbuilding, particularly the health of our submarine force
HASC hearing on the 2013 Report to Congress of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission
Partisan talking points aside, what's
's real life impact on small businesses? The numbers tell the story…
Parents: I’d encourage you to take a moment to watch this video & make time to discuss w/ your children
Honored that Lt Gen Harding joined me to discuss the free exercise of religion for our Airmen
Great to meet w/ ODU President John Broderick, EVMS President Richard Homan & EVMS Vice President Donald Combs today
Hardworking Americans shouldn’t be forced to pay for “free” gov cell phones. Yet that's exactly what is happening
Deeply moving to hear Ambassador Jose Cuisia of the Philippines share about the devastation engulfing his country
Praying for State Sen Creigh Deeds who is in critical condition after being stabbed in his home. His son was found dead from a gunshot wound
In 272 words, a gaunt man in a tall silk hat cast avision for a "new birth of freedom" for America
Great to sit down w/ Navy League reps; grateful for their work on behalf of the Sea Services & our nation.
During challenging times, we need to evaluate the questions we ask. Do they focus on the problem or move us forward?
Urging Pres Obama to advocate for the release of Pastor Abedini. Praying for his release:
Which plan do you support to allow consumers the ability to choose their health care plan? Take my poll:
Met w/ Assistant Secretary of Transportation Strader & VDOT officials to discuss transportation projects in VA
As spearhead of the Office of Net Assessment since 1973, Andy Marshall's legacy is gigantic. Honored to meet w/ him
I applaud @
& the Readiness Subcommittee for their work to educate Members on the impacts of sequestration
Creating over 70 new jobs & retaining more than 460, Oceaneering International, Inc. (NYSE:OII), is expanding its presence into Chesapeake
Welcome home Petty Officer 1st class Adam McPheron! Grateful for your service & the sacrifices of your family
A new soldier stands guard over Fort Lee, representing the contributions of female soldiers over the last 20 years
Great to meet Tony Moraco, new CEO of SAIC, to discuss the ongoing work SAIC is doing to support our warfighters
The World Trade Center, built on the site of the Sept 11 terrorist attack, is officially ruled USA’s tallest building
"America will never forget their sacrifices." - President Truman
Thank you to all who commit their lives to our nation. There are still those of us who are proud to fight for you
Pearl Harbor survivor Houston James embraces Marine Staff Sgt. Mark Graunke Jr, who lost a hand, leg, & eye in Iraq
On the eve of Veterans Day, I want to thank those who have served: from Vietnam or Korea, to the frontlines today
A legacy of heroism. Raw courage. Unquestioning service & deep sacrifice. The US Marines.
Happy 238th birthday to the United States Marine Corps. Semper fi.
Honored to join distinguished military & civilian leaders for the christening ceremony of the USS Gerald R. Ford
At Newport News today for the christening of the nation's newest air craft carrier, Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78)
Congratulations to the 2013 graduates of the Norfolk Naval Shipyard Apprentice program. Honored to be w/ them
Super Typhoon Haiyan is being reported as perhaps the strongest storm to make landfall ever recorded. Prayers w/ those in the Philippines.
Proud to cosponsor the Honoring the Ft. Hood Hero’s Act, H.R. 3111. RT to show your support
Do you believe it's constitutional for government meetings – local, state or federal – to open w/ prayer? Vote here:
Proud to fight for those who have fought for our country
In honor of Veterans Day, VA State Parks will offer special programs & events to recognize veterans & their families
Yesterday was International Day of Prayer. Keeping the many across the world who face extreme persecution for their faith in our prayers.
Pleasure to join John Fredericks on @
today to discuss issues raised at the Congressional Issues Breakfast
Honored to present Mike Gooding w/ U.S. flag flown in honor of his father, Niles Russell Gooding, Jr., Captain, USN
Great to have Ian McClain, a Western Branch High School senior, at the Hampton Roads Chamber event this morning
Joined fellow Members of Congress & members of the business community at HR Chamber of Commerce Cong Issues Breakfast
Spoke at @
about US strategy in the Asia-Pacific & the need for a congressional rebalance. Watch here:
W/ the passing of former HASC Chairman Ike Skelton, our troops lost a loyal advocate, America lost a great patriot, & I lost a close friend
At the HASC press conference launching the Asia-Pacific Oversight Series
: WATCH LIVE: American strategy in the Asia-Pacific: @
on the need for a congressional rebalance
Judiciary Hearing today to discuss HR 3309 “the Innovation Act,” aimed at eliminating abuse in patent litigation
What measures do you support to secure safety while protecting individual liberties? Take my weekly poll:
160,000 kids in the US miss school daily because of bullying. Learn how to help:
Celebrating w/ my home town: DESMI Inc announced a $1.9 million investment to expand its assembly & manufacturing operation in Chesapeake
Chairing a Seapower Hearing assessing the Navy’s 30 year Shipbuilding plan
Watch live here:
to discuss the ramifications of eliminating the Office of Net Assessment
: What is missing from the Asia Pivot? US capabilities to implement it.
Appreciated having the opportunity to speak at the Chesapeake Regional Medical Center staff conference
Spoke w/ Art Kohn of WAVY TV 10 about budgetary impacts on national defense
Thank you to Navy League of Hampton Roads for supporting a strong Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard & Merchant Marine
Discussing my strategic solution to defeat
& get this country moving forward again:
It’s a welcome Monday morning for all the defense civilians who were unnecessarily furloughed. Will continue to fight for these workers.
My plan to both restart the federal government & dismantle
is available here:
RT if you support.
Appreciating hearing the thoughts of so many from the 4th District who have written me. Please continue to weigh in
Mark Craddock, a furloughed gov worker, & his wife Teresa drove up from Smithfield to talk to me about their concerns
While 4th District folks are hurting from the
, I've asked for my pay to be withheld
It has been a long day. My staff and I are safe. Thank you, Capitol Police; we are grateful.
& I hate what
is doing to families across VA. Here’s my plan to address both:
RT if you support: W/ the gov
, I asked to have my pay withheld & cosponsored the Gov Shutdown Fairness Act:
Day 1 opens w/ glitches in the system. Constituents calling in still waiting to try to access
Last night the House rejected a proposal to pay America’s veterans during a shutdown. Disappointed and disgusted.
Follow developments in Congress: House voting schedule, here:
Watch the House live, here:
Since 7am, folks around 4th District have been calling my office to share thoughts w/ me. Thanks all for your time
This is where I stand:
RT if you support
Information from the Dept of Defense on agency operations due to the
DC is full of those who talk a lot & say little. I want you to know where I stand - & I want to know where you stand:
Tune in at 12:30pm today as I join @
to discuss the gov shutdown, the debt ceiling & the CR
on Friday to discuss the Continuing Resolution & prospect of a government shutdown. Watch here:
As a government shutdown looms large on the horizon, find answers to your questions:
H.R.3161: no $ for Social Security or Medicare can be used for any purpose other than Social Security or Medicare
Today, we honor
for their courage, fortitude & the inspiring example they offer us all
Understanding what a gov shutdown would mean for you can be confusing- here are some answers:
As America wrestles with our financial challenges, here’s where I stand:
Debt, waste, & tax increases need to be shutdown. Our nation's seniors need to be protected:
What action should Congress take regarding the debt ceiling? Voice your opinion by taking my poll:
As Congress prepares for a weekend of contentious debate over our nation’s course of action, here's where I stand:
09/26/1931: USS Ranger (CV-4), first ship designed from the keel up as an aircraft carrier, was laid down at Newport News, VA.
What to shutdown, what to protect. Find out my priorities:
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