Issue Updates

Allen: Reagan’s Ex-Im Bank reforms still paying dividends

The lender that reaped $1 billion in 2013 deserves reauthorization By George Allen The Washington Times Friday, May 23, 2014 President Reagan was one of our country’s greatest leaders because he valued fair opportunities for the American people over political manipulations that waste taxpayer money. The “Great Communicator” listened … Read More

Allen & Lincoln: Let’s Not Harmfully Politicize the Success of U.S. Businesses

By Former Senators George Allen (R-VA) and Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) The Shopfloor - A Manufacturing Blog May 5, 2014 In recent months, the reauthorization of the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank—a federal organization with longtime bipartisan support—has somehow found its way into the center of a politically fueled debate on international … Read More

Allen: Reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank is a no-brainer

By George Allen The Washington Examiner April 25, 2014 Today, exports are more important than ever to American businesses, manufacturers, and the overall strength of our nation's economy. With 95 percent of the world's consumers living outside the United States, many companies can be more successful if they are able to expand and thrive in the … Read More

Allen: Remembering the tax-reform lessons that Reagan taught

By George Allen The Washington Times February 24, 2014 These days we hear gloomy statements that no significant reforms can be accomplished by a lame-duck president in his sixth year in office with a partisan, divided House and Senate, in an election year. Fortunately, there are a few goals both sides agree upon: We need to boost our … Read More

Issues & Audibles: Ed Gillespie for Senate

Today on Issues & Audibles on Andy Parks live from the Washington Times, I was happy to announce Susan and my endorsement of Ed Gillespie to be Virginia’s next United States Senator! It is past time to unleash American ingenuity, creativity and energy. America is not reaching its full potential because of government impediments and … Read More

Issues & Audibles – Super Bowl Picks

On “Issues & Audibles” today, Andy and I discussed the great news for Barbara Comstock with State Senator Dick Black dropping out of the 10th District Congressional race to keep his vital seat in the evenly split State Senate. Del. Comstock will now be better able to save money and attract more voters to her unifying campaign. Meanwhile, … Read More

Issues & Audibles – Championship Weekend, 2014 Campaigns in Northern Virginia

On this week’s edition of “Issues & Audibles”, Andy and I discussed the three big Congressional races in Northern Virginia this year. There are some good potential Republican candidates in the tough, open 8th District (Jim Moran announced his retirement this week), and Barbara Comstock is picking up important endorsements in the open … Read More

Issues & Audibles – Playoffs and New Leadership

On yesterday’s episode of “Issues & Audibles”, Andy and I discussed the Redskin’s new head coach, Jay Gruden. He will bring passion and energy to motivate and prepare his players. We also discussed Barbara Comstock’s positive candidacy for the 10th District Congressional seat. With the right ideas, a strong record of leadership for … Read More

Issues & Audibles – Wild Card and National Championship picks

On today’s “Issues & Audibles”, Andy and I discussed security concerns at the upcoming Olympic games in Russia, and the need for cooperation between all nations’ counter-terrorism intelligence agencies. For example, the Russians warned us about the people responsible for the Boston Marathon bombings. I also forecasted a positive 2014 … Read More