|Americans watched the news of last week's unprovoked and incomprehensible tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut with shock, horror and sadness. In response, as a parent and grandparent, I wrote 'A personal reflection on Sandy Hook,' and continue to grieve along with the rest of the nation as we mourn the loss of those twenty precious children and six brave teachers and school administrators. Citizens all across the country are left asking, 'what can we do to prevent this type of violence from happening again?'|
Friday, December 21, 2012
instaPoll: In light of last week’s shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, which of the following statements represent your views?
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Subcommittee responsible for building a robust Navy fleet, strengthening the naval air component, ensuring the Marine Corps remains a premier expeditionary force, and building a new generation of Air Force capabilities
Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04) has been appointed Chairman of the House Armed Services Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee for the 113th Congress by full Committee Chairman Howard P. "Buck" McKeon.
Congressman Forbes has served on the House Armed Services Committee since taking office in 2001. He has been the Chairman of the Readiness Subcommittee since 2011 and Ranking Member of the Readiness Subcommittee from 2008-2010. To learn more about the House Armed Services Committee and the Seapower & Projection Forces Subcommittee, visit: http://armedservices.house.gov/. To learn more about the Congressman's work on defense, visit: http://forbes.house.gov/issues/defense.htm.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
instaPoll: Do you support the continuation of current law, which prohibits detainees from Guantanamo Bay from being transferred to prisons in the United States?
|California Senator Dianne Feinstein released a report last week by the U.S. Government Accountability Office: Facilities and Factors for Consideration If Detainees Were Brought to the United States. Senator Feinstein touted the report as proof that the U.S. could handle the detainees if the U.S. were to close military detention facilities at its Naval Station in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. |