Friday, January 13, 2017
U.S. Senator Tim Kaine
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, released the following statement on the nominations of General James Mattis to be Secretary of Defense and Rex Tillerson to be Secretary of State after participating in their confirmation hearings this week:
“I will support the nomination of General James Mattis to be Secretary of Defense. In his testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee yesterday, he demonstrated a clear-eyed view of our current national security environment and a deep appreciation for the challenges facing U.S. servicemembers and their families. I believe he is well-prepar
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Congressman Morgan Griffith
WASHINGTON – Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement prior to President Obama’s State of the Union address this evening:
“Americans want results. Tonight’s speech will prove whether or not President Obama is listening to the American people. Unkept promises and excessive government spending is not what they want.
“Jobs continue to be the number one concern in Southwest Virginia. With unemployment above 9 percent for 20 straight months, we cannot afford to continue down the path of big government. The best way to create jobs is to get the government out of the way. I hope President Obama is serious about his recent Executive Order to improve regulation and regulatory review. Government regulation is not the answer.
“President Obama has overseen the largest budget deficits U.S. history. The national debt has skyrocketed to more than $14 trillion. The government is out of money. Instead of mortgaging the future of the next generation, we need a plan to dramatically cut spending. As President Obama prepares to address Congress and the nation tonight, my hope is that he will propose viable solutions that promote job creation and rein in spending, resulting in economic growth.”
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: National, Politics
Tags: congress, republican