Friday, October 5, 2012

Virginia 5th District U.S. House Race - #4270 - VIDEO: Robert Hurt September Monthly Video Address (2) Robert Introduces the No Taxpayer - Funded Lobbying Act

Robert Hurt September Monthly Video Address - "Hi, I'm Robert Hurt. "Thank you for tuning in to our monthly video address. "Our office is here to serve you and I would like to first remind you all that any 5th District residents who wish to join the ranks of our United States Military Service Academies should please visit our website at hurt.house.gov and submit your forms no later than October 1st. "As I travel across the 5th District, I'm constantly reminded that the people of the 5th District are suffering in this stalled economy, and that they remain committed, as I do, to getting our country back on track and restoring the prosperity that generations before us have known. "Our work on the Financial Services Committee this month has focused on restoring that prosperity by ensuring that the JOBS Act -- bipartisan House-originated legislation that was signed into law by the President -- is removing government barriers and helping to create the jobs it is intended to create. Additionally, we hosted veterans at the Committee to find out how we can serve them better by reducing homelessness among our veterans. This is important because they have given so much to serve us and to protect our freedoms here at home. And finally, the CFPB Director, Richard Cordray, testified before our Committee as a part of our important responsibility in conducting oversight over this massive new agency. "This past month the House-passed bills include the National Security and Job Protection Act. The impending across-the-board cuts which would devastate our military are certain to have a devastating effect on Virginia's 5th District.  Read more........


Robert Hurt Introduces the No Taxpayer - Funded Lobbying Act - Congressman Robert Hurt today released the following statement after introducing legislation that would protect taxpayers’ dollars from being used by recipients of federal funds for lobbying activities: “Since January 2011, the House of Representatives has been hard at work eliminating wasteful spending at the federal level. At a time when our national debt has reached $16 trillion, we must ensure that 5th District Virginians’ taxpayer dollars are not spent wastefully, and we must especially make sure they are always allocated appropriately. “While it is currently illegal to engage in lobbying activities with federal funds, recent reports have indicated that recipients of federal funding are circumventing the law and using grant money for taxpayer-funded lobbying campaigns. Among other things, these federal lobbying campaigns have gone as far as to limit the use of legal products and engagement in legal activities, such as the lawful consumption of a food product.  Read more.......

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