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Randy Forbes' Public Statements on Issue: National Security

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
May 21, 2014 Providing for Further Consideration of H.R. 4435, Howard P. "Buck" McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015; and Providing for Consideration of H.R. 3361, USA Freedom Act
May 5, 2014 Forbes Joins with Chairman Goodlatte Announces Markup of Bipartisan Bill to Ban Bulk Collection
April 28, 2014 The SAVE Act
April 28, 2014 Forbes Announces Bipartisan Asia-Pacific Security Legislation
Feb. 13, 2014 A Credibility Problem, Not a Political Problem
Feb. 7, 2014 Richard Times Dispatch: We Need More Oversight for Surveillance Issues
July 22, 2013 Forbes: Asia-Pacific Will Define U.S. National Security in the 21st Century
May 22, 2013 Letter to Honorable James M. Cole, Deputy Attorney General - AP Wiretapping
March 11, 2013 Letter to the Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano - Release of Detained, Undocumented Immigrants
Feb. 19, 2013 Chairman Forbes, Chairman Wittman Urge Lawmakers to Prioritize Vital Defense Programs
Feb. 8, 2013 Forbes Releases Statement on Navy's Announcement to Delay Overhaul of USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN
Jan. 30, 2013 Forbes Announces Visit to Six Virginia Shipyards
Dec. 13, 2012 Forbes Named Chairman of Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee
Sept. 14, 2012 Forbes: "We Cannot Find Common Ground if We Cannot Find a Starting Point."
Sept. 12, 2012 Forbes Statement on Violence in Libya
July 19, 2012 Blog: Question of the Week: Do You Believe an Independent Investigator Should Be Appointed to Investigate the Recent Flurry of Leaks of Classified National Security Information?
July 9, 2012 Military Cuts Loom as Late Campaign Issue
June 14, 2012 North County Times - Military Defense Cuts Blasted at Town Hall
April 17, 2012 Letter to The Honorable Ray Mabus, Secretary of the Navy
March 22, 2012 Hearing of the Readiness Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee - Navy Readiness Posture
Feb. 1, 2012 Stars and Stripes - USS Essex Unable to Fulfill Mission for 2nd Time in 7 Months
Nov. 29, 2011 House Approves Bipartisan National Guard & Reservist Debt Relief Extension Act
Sept. 1, 2011 Blog: A Nation That Prayed
Sept. 1, 2011 Forbes Calls on NYC Mayor Bloomberg to Include Prayer at 9/11 Memorial Service
Aug. 29, 2011 Letter to President Obama
July 26, 2011 Hearing of the Readiness Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee - "Total Force Readiness"
July 8, 2011 Statement on Vote Against Greater Risks and Significant Cuts to National Security Budget
June 23, 2011 Forbes' Statement on Timetable to Begin U.S. Troop Drawdown in Afghanistan
June 15, 2011 Virginia Delegation Applauds Navy Decision to Commission USS Arlington in Virginia
June 8, 2011 Letter to The Honorable Ray Mabus, Secretary of the Navy
May 31, 2011 Strategy for Securing Our Border
May 26, 2011 Forbes asks: When will we finally prosecute 9/11 terrorists?
May 26, 2011 Forbes' Statement on Passage of Annual National Defense Policy Bill by House of Representatives
May 26, 2011 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012
May 2, 2011 Forbes' Statement on Death of Osama Bin Laden
April 7, 2011 China Caucus: Ambassador Huntsman Slams China On Human Rights
April 4, 2011 Caucus Brief: Chinese Hackers Target Major U.S. Security Firm
March 30, 2011 Forbes to Hold Roundtable Hearing on Future of Jointness in Armed Forces
March 15, 2011 Hearing of the Readiness Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee - Long-Term Readiness Challenges in the Pacific
March 8, 2011 Forbes: "Administration's indecision on Guantanamo has huge price tag for Americans"
Dec. 9, 2010 1 in 4 Gitmo Detainees Return to Terrorism
Nov. 18, 2010 Guantanamo Detainee Cleared of All But One Charge
Aug. 20, 2010 Protecting Yourself in a Technology Driven Society
Aug. 6, 2010 An Electronic Pearl Harbor
Aug. 3, 2010 Forbes Statement on Report That U.S. Cybersecurity Falls Short
July 23, 2010 Virginia Congressmen, Senators Dispute Recommendation to Eliminate Joint Forces Command
June 29, 2010 Blog: Debt and National Security
May 27, 2010 Blog: DHS Says Terrorists Illegally Crossing U.S.-Mexico Border
May 26, 2010 Blog: Protect and Defend America
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