Thursday, January 6, 2011

Robert Hurt - #2537 - Statement and VIDEO: Robert Hurt Takes Part in the Reading of the Constitution on the House Floor (2) Robert Hurt's Statement on Voting In Favor of the Resolution to Cut the House's Operational Budget (3) Photos from Charlottesville Residents to Robert Hurt's Office on Jan. 6. 2011 - Welborn Freedom Watch




Today, for the first time in the 221 year history of Congress, House members read the Constitution aloud on the House Floor. Robert read Amendment 20 Section 4. Robert Hurt Statement On The Reading Of The Constitution On The House Floor: “It is an honor to have been able to recite a portion of our United States Constitution on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives on behalf of the people of the 5thDistrict. This was an historic action that I hope will be received by my constituents and all Americans as evidence of the fundamental importance of our Constitution and of the founding principles of liberty and limited government that have made this country a beacon for freedom here at home and across the world. I believe that this reading is a fitting reminder to the members of the 112thCongress of those principles that should guide us as we address the daunting challenges facing our great nation.”OF NOTE: The new rules of the House in the 112th Congress will require that every bill introduced in Congress must be accompanied by a statement of the power under the Constitution that authorizes the enactment of that bill.


Robert Hurt's Statement on Voting In Favor of the Resolution to Cut the House's Operational Budget -  Congressman Robert Hurt (R-VA) released the following statement after the House adopted the resolution to cut House office budgets by 5 percent. The 5 percent budget cut will apply to all leadership offices, committees, and Members' personal allowances. These cuts will save taxpayers at least $35 million in 2011 alone.  “I was proud to vote in favor of today’s resolution to cut House office budgets by 5 percent.  “The people of the 5th District made it clear that they want to see an end to the reckless government spending that fails to create jobs, adds to our trillion dollar deficits and nearly 14 trillion in debt, and threatens the economic future of our country.  “Today’s vote was a good first step in showing our commitment to cutting unnecessary government spending, working to save taxpayer dollars, and turning the tide to put our country on a path of fiscal responsibility.”  Robert Hurt's Congressional Web site.......  I encourage you to visit Robert Hurt's web site, you can sign up for email updates, daily House vote schedules, and Thomas Bill Search, and much more. AW.


Photos from our visit today, photos contributed by Steve Peters and Audrey Welborn:






























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