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Randy Forbes' Public Statements on Issue: Defense

Full Name: James Randy Forbes
Office: U.S. House (VA) - District 4, Republican
First Elected: 06/19/2001
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 4
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary June 10, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Shirley; 4 Children: Neil, Jamie, Jordan, Justin
Birth Date: 02/17/1952
Birth Place: Chesapeake
Home City: Chesapeake, VA
Religion: Baptist
Date Title
Issue Position: Defense
July 7, 2014 Forbes: 30-Year Shipbuilding Plan Demands Prioritizing Investments in American Seapower
July 1, 2014 Forbes: Japan's Constitutional Reinterpretation An Important Step For Alliance, Regional Security
June 6, 2014 Bergdahl-Taliban Trade Sets Bad Precedent
May 20, 2014 Howard P. "Buck" McKeon National Defense Authorization Act For Fiscal Year 2015
May 8, 2014 Forbes: Defense Bill Advances U.S. National Security Interests
April 30, 2014 Hearing of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee of the House Armed Forces Subcommittee - National Defense Reauthorization Act
April 29, 2014 Forbes Releases Seapower Subcommittee Mark Ensuring 11 Carrier Fleet and Investments in Undersea and Surface Capabilities
April 17, 2014 Warner, Kaine, Forbes, Hurt Applaud Announcement of Fort Pickett as Site for Embassy Security Training Facility
March 26, 2014 Today: Forbes to Chair Hearing on FY15 Navy-Marine Corps Budget
March 20, 2014 Forbes Introduces Legislation to Protect Military Commissaries
March 12, 2014 The Administration is Creating a Paper Navy for Real World Threats
March 4, 2014 Forbes Releases Statement on QDR
Feb. 24, 2014 Forbes: Hagel Speech Just the Latest Round of Accepting National Security Decline
Feb. 24, 2014 Forbes: DoD Should be Unequivocal In Its Support for an 11 Carrier Fleet
Feb. 18, 2014 Letter to Ray Mabus, Secretary of the Navy - Support for SecNav's UCLASS Vision
Feb. 12, 2014 Letter to Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense - QDR Must 'Define Sufficient Force Structure' To Execute National Defense Strategy
Jan. 28, 2014 Letter to Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense - Importance of 11 Carrier Fleet
Jan. 27, 2014 HASC Hearings Focus on Asia-Pacific Rebalance
Jan. 21, 2014 Grill Sergeants: National Security Priority?
Dec. 30, 2013 A Constitutional Command
Dec. 12, 2013 Joint Explanatory Statement to Accompany the National Defense Authorization Act
Dec. 5, 2013 Letter to Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense - Continuation of F/A-18 Production Line Crucial for Strength of Tactical Aircraft Industrial Base
Dec. 3, 2013 Letter to Susan Rice, National Security Advisor - Rethink Guidance that Civilian Airlines Comply with Chinese ADIZ in East China Sea
Nov. 25, 2013 China's Unilateral Escalation in East China Sea Requires Strong Response From U.S. and its Allies
Nov. 21, 2013 The National Interest - Prioritize the Long-Range Strike Mission
Nov. 14, 2013 Forbes Praises HASC Readiness Subcommittee for Raising Awareness of Sequestration's Damage to National Security
Nov. 14, 2013 Bipartisan Think Tank Joins Forbes, Hanabusa in Call for Asia Strategy Review
Oct. 29, 2013 ABC News - US Looks to Asia Nations to Build Their Militaries
Oct. 29, 2013 Breaking Defense - Time for Congress to Rebalance On Asia-Pacific
Oct. 23, 2013 Letter to Senator Patty Murray and Representative Paul Ryan - Maintain Defense Spending in House Budget
Oct. 11, 2013 Military.com - Congress Blames Pentagon for Not Paying Civilians
Sept. 28, 2013 Department of State Operations and Embassy Security Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 2014
Aug. 7, 2013 USS Miami Inactivation Highlights Sequestration's Impact on Navy Readiness
Aug. 6, 2013 Forbes Releases Statement on DoD's Decision to Cut Furlough Days
Aug. 1, 2013 Sequestration
Aug. 1, 2013 San Diego Union-Tribune - Sea Services Need to Get Ready for the Challenges of the Future
July 31, 2013 Forbes Releases Statement on Sec. Hagel's Briefing on DoD's Strategic Choices and Management Review
July 18, 2013 Stop the Furloughs
July 3, 2013 Forbes: Crew of the Eisenhower Represents Best of America
June 25, 2013 Forbes: USS Paul Hamilton's Nine Month Deployment Shows Danger of a Shrinking Navy
June 19, 2013 Forbes: Obama's Nuclear Reductions Reckless Without Chinese Cooperation
June 14, 2013 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014
June 13, 2013 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014
June 13, 2013 Hanabusa, Forbes Discuss Necessity of Long-Range Defense Planning
June 13, 2013 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014
June 12, 2013 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014
June 12, 2013 Tomorrow: Forbes and Hanabusa to Discuss Necessity of Long-Range Defense Planning
June 6, 2013 Forbes: Defense Bill Begins Process of Revitalizing American Seapower
June 6, 2013 Forbes Amendments Seek Transparency on China's Military Modernization, Participation in RIMPAC 2014
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