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Jun 14 2013
Today, we remember a Virginian and founding father – Patrick Henry – on the anniversary of his 277th birthday. The contributions of Patrick Henry as a member of the House of Burgesses, a delegate during the First Continental Congress, delegate to Virginia's Constitutional Convention, a strong advocate for individual rights, and Virginia’s first governor paved the way for American independence and for our great country of freedom and opportunity that endures still today.
Many of us know Patrick Henry best for his fiery Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death speech that he made in the House of Burgesses at Saint John’s Church in Richmond – what many don’t know is his strong connection to Virginia’s 5th District. He served in the House of Burgesses as a representative from Louisa County. And Patrick Henry is laid to rest in Charlotte County at the plantation he retired to – Red Hill. Yesterday, Robert stopped in Charlotte Court House during his Route 58 Energy tour [Photo Below]. Today, let us remember and thank Patrick Henry and our founders for their love of liberty and their courage and sacrifice that has allowed us live in the freest nation on earth.
May 22 2013
As we continue to learn of more negative impacts of the President’s health care law, and in light of the recent IRS scandal and disturbing abuse of power, Robert cosponsored Congressman Randy Forbes’ (R-VA) bill – the Prevent IRS Overreach Act. At a time when the IRS has proven its incapability of carrying out its most basic duties, this legislation would prohibit the IRS from hiring personnel for the purpose of implementing the President’s health care law. The last thing that the American people need is an IRS with even more power to implement the broken health care law. While many Americans were previously wary of allowing the IRS to levy the health care law’s additional taxes and mandates on our hardworking families and small businesses, that fear is now amplified with the IRS admission that it targeted political opponents and limited free speech . Now more than ever we must ensure that Americans’ health care decisions are not subjected to future abuses of taxpayer trust by the federal government. If you wish to be a citizen cosponsor, please sign your name below in the comments section and also share your thoughts on this legislation.
The Prevent IRS Overreach Act
• Part of the Affordable Care Act calls for the IRS to hire people charged with implementing President Barack Obama's health care law.
• The Prevent IRS Overreach Act would stop those hires as well as prevents transferring people within the agency to fill those positions.