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Randy Forbes' Public Statements on Issue: Military Personnel

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
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
March 20, 2014 Forbes Introduces Legislation to Protect Military Commissaries
Jan. 9, 2014 Military Commissaries
Nov. 21, 2013 Religious Freedom in the Military
Nov. 8, 2013 Bearing Drift - Open Letter to Those Who Serve
Oct. 21, 2013 Letter to Charles Hagel, Secretary of Defense - Include Taiwan in RIMPAC 2014 Exercise
Oct. 11, 2013 Military.com - Congress Blames Pentagon for Not Paying Civilians
Oct. 8, 2013 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House, Eric Cantor, House Majority Leader, Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader, Kevin McCarthy, House Majority Whip, Steny Hoyer House Minority Whip - Requesting Classified Briefing on Military Readiness Prior To Another Round of Sequestration
Oct. 2, 2013 Letter to Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, and Rand Beers, Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security - Comply with the "Pay Our Military Act"
Aug. 31, 2013 Forbes Releases Statement on President's Decision to Reduce Pay Increase for Troops
Aug. 28, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Consult Congress on Syria
June 25, 2013 Forbes: Army Reductions Symptomatic of Administration's Failure to Think Strategically
June 6, 2013 Forbes: Defense Policy Bill Recognizes Importance of Army Logistics
April 18, 2013 Letter to Secretary Hagel - Reduce Impact of Potential Furloughs
March 4, 2013 Letter to Secretary Hagel - On the Ranking of the Distinguished Warfare Medal
Feb. 25, 2013 Forbes Introduces Bill to Avert Defense Sequester
Sept. 14, 2012 Forbes: "We Cannot Find Common Ground if We Cannot Find a Starting Point."
July 25, 2012 Joint Hearing of the House Armed Services Committee and the House Veterans' Affairs Committee - Back from the Battlefield: DOD and VA Collaboration to Assist Service Members Returning to Civilian Life
July 24, 2012 Forbes Statement on DoD Permitting Uniformed Servicemembers to March in Gay Pride Parade
July 9, 2012 Military Cuts Loom as Late Campaign Issue
June 22, 2012 66 Members of Congress Call Attention to Alarming Pattern of Attacks on Faith in the Air Force
June 21, 2012 Black Leads 65 Members of Congress to Call Attention to Alarming Pattern of Attacks on Faith in the Air Force
May 18, 2012 Forbes on China Power Report: "The U.S. and China are on Opposite Trajectories"
April 25, 2012 Forbes Announces Defending Our Defenders Event
March 22, 2012 Hearing of the Readiness Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee - Navy Readiness Posture
March 8, 2012 Hearing of the Readiness Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee - The Request for Authorization of Another BRAC Round and Additional Reductions in Overseas Bases
Dec. 14, 2011 President Signs Bipartisan National Guard & Reservist Debt Relief Extension Act Into Law
Dec. 14, 2011 Armed Services Committees Call for Scrutiny of China's Rapid Military Modernization in Defense Policy Bill Conference Report
Dec. 2, 2011 The Diplomat - Puncturing the U.S. Base Myth
Dec. 1, 2011 House Approves Bipartisan National Guard & Reservist Debt Relief Extension Act
Nov. 29, 2011 House Approves Bipartisan National Guard & Reservist Debt Relief Extension Act
Nov. 29, 2011 House Approves Bipartisan National Guard & Reservist Debt Relief Extension Act
Nov. 19, 2011 Grateful
Nov. 18, 2011 Letter to The Honorable Leon Panetta Secretary of Defense
Nov. 16, 2011 Forbes: "While China is Building Aircraft Carriers, Stealing American Technology, and Actively Seeking 'Space Supremacy,' Congress is Busy Dismantling the United States Military with Arbitrary Budget Cuts"
Oct. 24, 2011 Letter to Secretary Mabus
Oct. 6, 2011 U.S. Forces are on the "Ragged Edge": What Does this Mean for America?
Oct. 6, 2011 The Moral Liberal - Lawmakers, Experts Advocate Against Military Spending Cuts
Sept. 21, 2011 Hearing of the Readiness Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee - "Army Reserve, Army Guard and Air Guard Training and Operations"
Sept. 19, 2011 The Hill - At risk: American Trade, Jobs, Trust
Aug. 28, 2011 The Hill - Lawmakers Criticize Defense Cuts After Report on China's Military Buildup
Aug. 25, 2011 Forbes' Statement on DoD Release of China Military Power Report
Aug. 22, 2011 Forbes Again Calls on DoD to Release China Military Power Report After 175 Day Delay
July 29, 2011 Cut the Debt, but Don't Undercut Our Military
June 15, 2011 Cohen Introduces Bipartisan National Guard & Reservist Debt Relief Extension Act
June 15, 2011 Virginia Delegation Applauds Navy Decision to Commission USS Arlington in Virginia
June 3, 2011 Weighing in on Libya
June 1, 2011 Guaranteeing Pay for Military Families
May 25, 2011 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012
May 12, 2011 Forbes Calls for Closer Look at China's Military Modernization in NDAA
May 6, 2011 Forbes Calls on Sec. Gates to Submit Overdue Military Reports on China
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