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October 7, 2011 E-Newsletter

Dear Friend,

The bipartisan Super Committee is working on cutting at least $1.2 trillion from the federal budget.  By law, if the Super Committee does not complete its work by Thanksgiving, an automatic, across-the-board cut called ‘sequestration’ will be triggered in January 2012.

September 30, 2011 E-Newsletter

Dear Friend,

President Obama’s “American Jobs Act” could end up killing jobs.  To pay for the Jobs Bill, the administration’s proposed tax hike on the “rich” will end up raising taxes on small business owners, who we are relying on to bring our economy back.  It is important to understand what his proposals really mean.

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September 23, 2011 E-Newsletter

Dear Friend,

Right now, only 12 percent of jobs in the United States are manufacturing jobs.  The President has said that keeping manufacturing jobs in the U.S. is a priority for his Administration.  I don’t disagree with the priority but I do disagree with how we get there.

September 15, 2011 E-Newsletter

Dear Friend,

The bipartisan Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction – better known as the “Super Committee” – is in full swing.  The committee has met twice so far, and just held their first hearing on Tuesday.  They have their work cut out for them over the next few months.  Here are some important dates to keep in mind as the Super Committee does its work:

September 11, 2011 E-Newsletter

Dear Friend,

On September 11, 2001, I was at the Pentagon meeting with then- Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.  When the second plane hit the twin towers in New York we were forced to evacuate.  As I drove across the 14th Street Bridge from Virginia a plane crashed into the Pentagon.

September 2, 2011 E-Newsletter

Dear Friend,

This morning, the Department of Labor issued its monthly jobs report for August.  The news was discouraging.  The economy had no job growth in August, and the national unemployment rate stayed stuck at 9.1 percent.

August 19, 2011 E-Newsletter

Dear Friend,

For the month of August, Congress is out of session for an extended District Work Period.  During this time, I have had the opportunity to visit various facilities, meet with community leaders, and speak with constituents representing a wide variety of groups, industries, and interests in the 12thdistrict.

August 12, 2011 E-Newsletter

Dear Friend,

This is the final in a series of email newsletters explaining the different parts of the Budget Control Act, which was signed into law last week.  This e-newsletter focuses on the Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA) part of the legislation.

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August 3, 2011 E-Newsletter

Dear Friend,

I have heard from many friends and constituents with questions about the new Budget Control Act.  This bill is so important, I want to clear up any misinformation and make sure you have the facts.  That’s why I’m going to send you a series of email newsletters explaining the different parts of this legislation.

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