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Happy Birthday President Reagan

Today is the 104th birthday of Ronald Reagan. Gov. Reagan inspired me while I was a student at Mr. Jefferson's University to get involved in his 1976 campaign for President. Ronald Reagan taught all of us many lessons to advance freedom and opportunity for all. Principles of trusting free people, competitive free enterprise, with a restraint of … Read More

Allen: International trade at the heart of Virginia’s economy

By George Allen December 14, 2014 The Richmond Times-Dispatch A clear message from last month’s elections is that Americans are anxious about the economy. In fact, a look at the Virginia exit polls shows that the economy was the leading issue among half of all voters. Members of Congress are now deliberating legislation on funding for the … Read More

Discussing important, pressing issues with Faiz Rehman for Voice of America – Cafe DC

Cafe DC: Former U.S. Senator George Allen by urduvoa … Read More

The Export-Import Bank is Virginia’s economic growth engine

By George Allen The Richmond Times-Dispatch August 17, 2014 With the Port of Virginia in Hampton Roads being the third-busiest port on the East Coast, Virginia plays an integral role in our country’s exporting economy. Our Virginia ports are valuable assets that enable exporters in a variety of industries from across the commonwealth and … Read More

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 and … 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 trade. At … 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 policies … Read More