Governor McDonnell WOWS Catholic Business Leaders

Virginia Governor addresses legislative successes and issues facing the Commonwealth
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July 1, 2011 - PRLog -- [Dulles, VA] [June 28, 2011] –The Catholic Business Network of Northern Virginia (CBN-NV), one of the fastest-growing faith-based business organizations in Northern Virginia, brings together member businesses and individuals to represent community interests and advance Catholic morality, values, and ethics in both the workplace and in the community.
At a breakfast hosted by the CBN-NV, Governor Bob McDonnell addressed over 120 business leaders and several government leaders about the challenges still facing Northern Virginia’s transportation congestion.  As he is prone to do in situations like this, McDonnell drew laughter when he quipped, “When I grew up here in Alexandria, there was no traffic.  I don’t know what you all did, it’s just a mess.”
McDonnell went on to detail his many legislative victories in the first two sessions of his administration, including nearly $4 billion approved for roads, rail and transit within three years and without a tax increase; balancing the commonwealth’s $4 billion deficit by ordering a hiring freeze and cutting funds in key areas such as education and healthcare; and making full use of the Governor’s Opportunity Fund to attract business to the state.  At the time of his inauguration in 2010, McDonnell inherited an unemployment rate of 7.4 percent.  The rate currently is 6.1 percent.  
Speaking to his audience about abortion and life issues, Governor McDonnell proudly discussed signing a bill this year requiring clinics that offer first-trimester abortions to be regulated as hospitals.  Opponents estimate this action could shut down as many as 17 of the state’s 21 clinics, but McDonnell sees the legislation as making women’s health care safer.
The Catholic Business Network of Northern Virginia was originally organized in 1991 as the Justin D. McClunn Society, an association of professionals dedicated to providing pro bono services to the indigent. The Catholic Business Network of Northern Virginia name was adopted in 1997 as the McClunn Society expanded its membership to include all working men and women, businesses, and individuals representing community interests. An independent, nonprofit association, it continues its devotion to voluntary charitable service in Northern Virginia.

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