Hurt’s Opposition to Critical Transit Investments and Affordable Student Loans

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    Gen. John Douglass is running for Congress in the 5th District to help Virginia families get a fair chance at a better future after serving our country on President Reagan’s National Security Council and then as President Clinton’s Assistant Secretary of the Navy, before going on to promote air and space policies that grow our economy by creating manufacturing jobs and keeping our skies safe.

    Last week Congressman Robert Hurt voted against critical transportation projects and preventing student loan rates from doubling. Had this measured failed it would have cost over 175,000 Virginia students an average of $1,000 more in out-of-pocket expenses, and millions of dollars in needed infrastructure investments.

    In response to this vote Congressional Challenger John Douglass issued the following statement:

    “With his vote against common-sense, bipartisan proposals that kick-start Virginia’s critical transportation projects and stop student loan rates from doubling, Congressman Robert Hurt threw away a chance to create good jobs and help more students afford college,” Douglass Campaign Manager Gary Ritterstein said. “Even though he consistently pledges to protect tax subsidies for millionaires, corporations and Big Oil, the Fifth District’s Corporate Congressman still refused to help Virginia families.”

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