April 10, 2012
Less than a day after his potential Democratic challenger was in Charlottesville for a town hall meeting, Congressman Robert Hurt continued his recent tour of the Fifth District Tuesday with a stop in Albemarle County.
Rep. Hurt spent the morning at the R.A. Yancey Lumber Corporation along Rockfish Gap Turnpike in Crozet. Just as during his visit to Snow's Garden Center last week, the issue of high gas prices was discussed at length.
Hurt says near-record high prices are hurting companies like R.A. Yancey that depend on transportation.
"There is no way we're going to see our way from this economic recession with gas prices at four dollars a gallon. There's just no way we're going to do it," he commented.
Rep. Hurt says it's important to him to visit small businesses in the district so he knows what policies to bring back to Washington.
"Being able to be here and talk to folks who are directly impacted by these adverse policies is something that I carry back to Washington with me," he explained. "It helps I think make the case for a sensible domestic energy policy."
The congressman continued, saying the county needs a domestic energy policy and a way to eliminate its debt to avoid passing it on to the next generation. If re-elected, Hurt says he will work to accomplish those goals.