This discussion is about the city of Hampton, Virginia. Talk about issues that involve the city government, school boards, committees and commissions, also party committees within Hampton.
Thursday, May 26, 2016
It's Throwback Thursday and I can't help but look back on Randy's service and think about how proud I am that he is a leader we can count on to take courageous stands for the values we hold dear. Here are a few throwbacks to some of his accomplishments that stand out over the years...
Back in 2010, it was Randy who successfully led early efforts to block the Obama Administration from bringing GTMO detainees to U.S. soil. He still leads that fight today.
As Chairman of the Prayer Caucus, it's Randy who has been leading the charge to protect military chaplains' faith freedoms. Due to his leadership, the Air Force revised its policies to more clearly reflect the priority of conscience protections for servicemembers and chaplains.
It was Randy who defeated efforts to relocate an aircraft carrier from Norfolk to Mayport, Florida -- keeping thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in income in Hampton Roads. He also blocked the Administration's efforts to delay the refueling of another aircraft carrier.
When it was time to vote on bailouts and stimulus packages under both Bush and Obama, it was Randy who was one of only 17 Members of Congress to vote against every single bailout.
When the Marines needed an amphibious assault ship, it was Randy who secured the funding.
It was Randy who led the fight on the House floor to protect commissaries and other benefits our military families rely on.
Over the years, when others caved in to political correctness, it has been Randy who has stood in the gap, defending student group's freedom to live out their faith beliefs, individuals' right to pray in public, and the rights of non-profits and groups like Little Sisters of the Poor not to be forced by the government to violate their beliefs.
That's why I'm proud, but not surprised, when I hear people like Rear Admiral Jay M. Cohen, U.S. Navy (Ret.) say that, "No Virginia Congressman has done more to benefit all of Hampton Roads and our military personnel and the welfare of their families than Randy Forbes."
But right now, we face a challenging election -- with less than 3 weeks until the primary day on June 14th. To continue this fight, Randy needs your support now more than ever. Will you help us by donating today?Friends, we are in this fight for our country together. Thank you for your support, prayers, and friendship. You have blessed our lives more than you know!
Yours in friendship,
P.S. One last #tbt... styles may have changed over the years we've been together (look at that suit!) but who this man is and what he stands for hasn't changed. We celebrate our 38 years anniversary on June 23rd, and I love and respect him even more today.
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