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National Arthritis Awareness Month: share support the millions suffering from this disease, across the country & in our own 4th District
Stuffing packages for troops deployed overseas- thank you Operation USO Care Package for taking care of our military
Pleased to have @
join me in meeting w/ Tom Phillips, Vice Pres of the Billy Graham Library
IRS sued for wrongly handling medical records. My bill, the Prevent IRS Overreach Act, removes IRS from Obamacare
Supreme Court grants review in what will be the first Establishment Clause case to be decided on the merits since '05
U.S. hits borrowing limit, forcing Treasury Department to employ “extraordinary measures” to keep paying the bills
Mary, we are praying
The IRS controversy hits close to home, as the Richmond Tea Party testifies to experiencing discrimination
Our thoughts & prayers are with all in OK who sustained significant damage & destruction from two days of severe weather & tornados.
To better evaluate our interests in Asia & act accordingly, the U.S. must acknowledge China’s military ambitions
U.S. General Services Administration failed to pay small businesses over $3 million
Is the Prevent IRS Overreach Act a necessary step to ensure protection for the American people? Take my poll here:
On Friday I joined @
to discuss IRS hearing & Benghazi investigation. Watch here:
Special tribute to our Armed Forces today: we are deeply grateful to those who sacrifice so much to answer the call
Holder testified that nat security required the secret gathering of records at AP
Are you satisfied w/ that answer?
IRS official who oversaw unit targeting conservative groups now heads ObamaCare office. Read my solution here:
Joined Fox & Friends to discuss my new bill to remove IRS from implementing Obamacare. Watch here:
Iluka Resources announces the opening of a mineral sands mining operation in Dinwiddie County, VA – celebrating w/ the 4th District today
Met w/ International Textile Group which has a facility in Boykins specializing in textiles used in military uniforms
Obamacare: 48% small businesses say it’s bad for business. 41% held off hiring as a result. It includes 30 tax provisions IRS will implement
Today Mat Staver of @
concluded oral arguments against Obama's healthcare law; later, I voted against it on the House Floor
Questioned Attorney General Eric Holder on Benghazi, the IRS, and Fast and Furious yesterday. Watch here:
Joined Jimmy Barrett @
this morning to discuss the IRS scandal & the Administration's lack of accountability
U.S. Navy makes aviation history by launching an unmanned jet off an aircraft carrier for the 1st time
Poll: 41% of small businesses are holding off on hiring because of Obamacare. Read the survey of business owners
Steven Miller, acting commissioner of IRS, resigns. This is a step forward but is it a sufficient show of “accountability”, in your opinion?
The IRS will implement the President's healthcare tax. Read about my bill to prevent this
Talking w/ @
on his radio show about my bill to cut off funding to the IRS to implement Obamacare:
Watch live: Judiciary hearing where I will question Attorney General Holder on IRS criminal investigation
Thanks for having me on to discuss my "Prevent IRS Overreach Act"
Introducing legislation today to prohibit a massive expansion of the IRS. Read bill text here
and share to support
After 14 years as President of Virginia Tech, Dr. Steger announced his retirement yesterday. VA is grateful for his leadership & service.
Send a photo of your favorite 4th District small business, here VA04SmallBusiness@
.house.gov, in honor of small business week, May 19-24
International Paper named 2013 Shipper of the Year. International Paper’s Franklin based mill reopened last June- proud of their hard work
An article (
& timeline (
confirm IRS officials knew conservative groups were being targeted.
Continuing to work to reverse sequestration’s cuts, restore military readiness & end furloughing of DoD civilians
Thank you to my friend Sam Boone & all our law enforcement officers who put their lives on the line to keep us safe
Yesterday Kermit Gosnell was found guilty
The trial may be over but I grieve for the precious lives irrevocably lost.
Very disturbed that DOJ seized Associate Press reporters’ phone records. AP called it an “unprecedented intrusion.”
Such a pleasure to join in Old Dominion University’s 118th Commencement. Congratulations to all those who graduated
48% of U.S. small business owners say the ACA will hurt business. 4th District business owners- weigh in.
The House Ways & Means Committee releases questions to ask IRS in upcoming hearing over targeting conservative groups
Today, over 400 years ago, a small group of colonists founded Jamestown - grateful for their courage. Share if you're proud of VA history
This pic is by my desk so I see it every day. Happy Mother’s Day Mom & thank you to all mothers who bless this nation
Youth Foster Care Month: 400,540 children are in the US foster care system w/out permanent families. Share to support
Medical research is an accelerator for America’s future. We need to invest wisely. Read how here:
Met w/ Stephanie Himel-Nelson, one of our Chesapeake military spouses. Grateful for all our military families
Question: “What is Congress’s role in the Asia Rebalance & is it fulfilling this role?” My answer
Should states have authority to require online sellers to collect sales tax from individuals outside their borders?
Met w/ Fire Chief Senter & Battalion Chief Nugent. Thanks to Chesterfield County Fire & EMS for their brave service
US to pay down debt for the 1st time since '07. Good first step but it’s 24x less than the total deficit for the year
Thanks Teen Council of Amelia County's James L. Hamner Public Library for meeting w/ me. Hope you enjoyed visiting DC
Spoke on @
radio show today about the ongoing Benghazi investigation
Thank you to Sarah Jarvis of Chesapeake & other National Brain Tumor Society reps for meeting w/ me
Immigration reform: do you support one large bill or individual pieces of legislation?
Reps from the VA Cable Telecommunications Association came by to discuss targeted broadband expansion in rural areas
Question: “What are your views on mil-to-mil ties with China?” Read my response here:
May 8, 1945: US. & UK celebrate the defeat of the Nazi war machine w/ "Victory in Europe Day". Remembering all who fight for freedom today
Taxdollars at work, funding empty accounts? Read more on my blog:
Grateful to the Nat'l Concrete Masonry Association for kindly presenting me w/ their "Champion of the Industry Award"
Rumy Mohta, CEO of ATLAS, met w/ me in Chesterfield to discuss issues for Asian Americans in the business community
Question: “Randy, can you give us a brief outline of why the nation should prioritize a robust navy?” Read my answer:
US Chambers recognizes VA in top states for innovation. Read the full report:
Share if you are proud of our state.
Reintroduced the Patients First Act w/ @
to prioritize research w/ proven clinical success. Read text here
Nat'l Teacher’s Day: thank you Harry Blevins, my high school Principal, for investing in my life. Today, thank a teacher who influenced you.
Honored to celebrate w/ TSgt(R) Bill Bjornes today, a disabled vet who is representing VA in the USAF Warror Games
DoD reconfirms what we know: China seeks to undermine Asian balance of power. US Seapower ensures regional stability
Enjoying entries for the Congressional Arts Competition - once again I’m stunned by our students' talent & creativity
Met with Brig Gen (Sel) Johnson, commander of DLA Aviation, today to discuss sequestration's impact on the DLA
What issue facing our nation is of the greatest concern to you? Sign up for my issue newsletter to stay up to date:
Public Service Recognition Week: in gratitude to all firefighters, teachers & many more who serve us, let’s take a moment to say thank you
45% of Americans make an effort to buy products made in the US, according to a recent poll.
Are you one of the 45%?
Job report: 165,000 jobs added; economy still struggling. My take: we must unleash our most powerful source of jobs & growth- small business
District News: Mayor Fraim is impressed w/ congressional delegation's efforts to blunt sequestration's local impact
Take my instaPoll: what action, if any, should the US take in response to evidence that Syria used chemical weapons?
The Fed considers increasing stimulus
This is why I’ve opposed all stimulus: it doesn't solve our economic problems
Reflections on today’s national day of prayer…
4th District teachers: Yesterday, Gov McDonnell established the Governor’s Teacher Cabinet. Apply here
Today is the 62nd annual National Day of Prayer – what are you doing to commemorate?
A bipartisan group of 20 Members joined me in sending a letter to the FCC, urging them not to relax decency standards
Found this interesting: US has 2x amount of oil & 3x amount of natural gas previously thought, according to new data
Approx. 1 in 4 American adults suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder, according to NIMH. Retweet to support mental health awareness.
Podcast of the Army Women’s Foundation 5th Annual Symposium & Hall of Fame Luncheon is now available. Listen here:
Meeting on job creation strategies with Greensville Co Board of Supervisors, Emporia City Council, and Sen Kaine
Today in 1789 Washington took office as the first U.S. president. Grateful for his legacy of servant leadership
Great event today in South Hampton County in Franklin; we're excited to welcome Love's to the community
Late lunch at Carolina BBQ and Chicken. Thanks to our server Becky for taking good care of us.
The average taxpayer takes 13 hrs to figure out the forms required to file taxes. Just one reason I support creating a fair, simple tax code
Enjoyed meeting with Tony Clark and the great staff at Tidewater News
Proud to have Sabra Dipping Company expanding in Chesterfield County. This means140 new jobs for the 4th District over the next few years.
69% of Americans approve of the job the government is doing to protect the country from terrorism
Where do you stand?
When the gov penalizes people for exercising their beliefs, we've entered dangerous territory. Read my thoughts here
Met with reps from the Volvo Group to discuss ways to strengthen competitiveness & promote greater energy security
1 in 88 children in the U.S. are diagnosed with Autism. Share to show your support for National Autism Awareness Month.
House voted to award the Congressional Gold Medal to 4 young girls killed in the 1963 bombing in Birmingham, Ala
Pleased to meet with the new President of @
Society, Mr. S. Douglas Birdsall, and Geof Morin
Tiananmen Square leader urges the President & Congress to denounce religious persecution in China
The DOJ finally agreed to give the House Judiciary Committee the documents on the administration’s drone program
Joined the HASC to hear testimony on the FY2014 Defense Budget Request from the Department of the Army
Today, former President George W. Bush's library and museum is being dedicated in Dallas, TX.
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