Posts Tagged ‘ Randy Forbes ’

Senator Lankford, Randy Forbes Announce Rep. Mark Walker As New Co-Chair Of Congressional Prayer Caucus

Jan 10th, 2017 | By

Congressional Prayer Caucus co-chairman Senator James Lankford (R-OK) and former Rep. Randy Forbes (R-VA) today announced that Rep. Mark Walker (R-NC) will serve as the new House co-chair of the Caucus. Rep. Walker will assume the leadership role previously held by Forbes, who founded the Caucus in 2005 to protect the right of individuals to pray and practice their faith freely.



CHAIRMAN OF PRAYER CAUCUS DEFEATED

Jun 29th, 2016 | By

Congressman Randy Forbes was elected to the House in a special election in 2001 with the help of Government Is Not God – PAC. The vacancy occurred with the death of ten term Democratic Congressman Norman Sisisky. The seat had never previously been held by a Republican. Forbes had previously held a Virginia delegate slot in a traditionally Democratic district. His unique ability to win Democratic seats with his social conservative stance had won him the chairmanship of the Virginia Republican Party from 1996 to 2001.



What Americans Can Learn From The Preamble

Jun 14th, 2016 | By

The freedoms and comforts we enjoy exist largely because our nation has placed great priority on a dedication to a well-guarded peace. The freedoms we enjoy are enviable to some and threatening to others. There will always be individuals who want to take them from us. The Preamble reminds us that to lack vigilance in our investment in our national defense fails a central tenet of our Constitutional duty. We cannot afford to cheapen our national defense. Today, more than ever, it is important that we ensure our men and women in uniform are the best-equipped, best trained in the world.



The Price We Pay For Political Correctness

Jun 7th, 2016 | By

Military chaplains often tell me they are concerned that acting consistent with the tenets of their faith – which is the very nature of their position – could mean losing their job. The Little Sisters of the Poor, a religious non-profit organization that cares for the vulnerable elderly poor, faces pressure to violate their faith because the government required certain services in their health insurance plans.



Two GINGPAC Congressmen Discuss Dishonest Iran Nuke Deal & Mistreatment Of American Sailors

May 18th, 2016 | By

Congressman Randy Forbes (R-VA) and Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) both appeared on America’s News Room yesterday morning to discuss the mistreatment of American sailors who were captured by Iranian forces recently.



Forbes Introduces Bill To Strengthen Visa Security 

May 13th, 2016 | By

“Terrorists use travel documents as weapons,” said Congressman Forbes. “Existing vulnerabilities in our visa screening process allow foreign nationals like the San Bernardino terrorist, Tashfeen Malik, to be admitted into the United States. This bill strengthens visa security with common sense provisions to enhance national security and the integrity of our immigration system.”



Where Is Your Money Going At The UN?

Apr 26th, 2016 | By

The UN is a mammoth organization demanding mammoth funding levels. Within it, there are many distinct agencies, each with their own funding streams and their own objectives and activities. And, although the UN is subjected to audits in some cases, the organization is fraught with a history of scandal, corruption, and fraud. As such, the audits don’t always tell the whole story.



Congressman Forbes: An Open Letter To Those Who Served

Mar 31st, 2016 | By

Ten days ago, our nation lost a hero. Staff Sgt. Louis F. Cardin was killed in a rocket attack by the Islamic State as he served with the 2nd Battalion, 6th Marines on a coalition base in Makhmur. He was only twenty-seven years old. Just this week, two Americans were killed and a U.S. Air Force officer and several of his family members were injured in the Islamic State’s terrorist attacks on Brussels.



SEN. STEVE DAINES AND REP. J. RANDY FORBES: The Pride Of Thomas Jefferson

Jan 18th, 2016 | By

Thomas Jefferson was a man of many remarkable achievements. Drafter and signer of the Declaration of Independence, Secretary of State, and President cover just a few. But within this impressive list, there were only three things for which he most hoped to be remembered-legacies that were so important to him he had them etched into his gravestone. “Because by these,” he wrote, “as testimonials that I have lived, I wish most to be remembered.”



A Prayer for Our Nation Today

Dec 15th, 2015 | By

Conceit is the chief enemy of wisdom. Conceit digs its feet in the ground, focusing on personal power over principles; wisdom, however, is birthed out of humility. In fact, it is nearly impossible to have conceit and also have true wisdom.