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  • Wittman and Beyer Build Support for Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Bill As Government Shutdown Looms
    Posted in Press Releases on April 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget, Federal Employees

    WASHINGTON – With time running out to keep the federal government open when funding expires, Virginia Congressmen Rob Wittman (R-VA) and Don Beyer (D-VA) have drafted legislation to protect federal employees’ pay in the event of a government shutdown. The Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act would guarantee back pay for all furloughed workers if Congress and the White House are unable to come to a funding agreement. "Federal employees should not suffer because Congress refuses to end it... Read more

  • Weekly Update: Congress faces budget decision
    Posted in Weekly Updates on April 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Budget, Reforming Congress

    Dear Friends - It's spring time in Washington and that means you can count on two things: the cherry blossoms returning to bloom and Congress renewing the budget and appropriations process. The season always kicks off with the release of the president's budget, which serves as a recommendation to Congress. The House and Senate Budget Committees then produce budget resolutions of their own that, if passed, guide the Appropriations Committee in drafting the 12 actual spending bills that fund feder... Read more

  • Continuing to reduce regulatory burden
    Posted in Weekly Updates on March 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget, Reforming Congress

    Friend - Unnecessary regulations are continuing to strangle the American economy. Instead of protecting consumers, workers, and the environment, these regulations are increasing the power of government agencies and driving up the costs of compliance for Main Street. In fact, we have so many unchecked regulations, it is nearly impossible to keep track of them all and there is red tape everywhere that prevents companies from growing and hiring. That is why the House worked to pass three bills this... Read more

  • What matters most to you?
    Posted in Weekly Updates on February 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Budget, Federal Employees, Health Care, Transportation, Family Values, Taxes & Economy, Environment, Education, Reforming Congress

    Hi Friend- Americans spoke louder than ever to say: Washington needs to change the way it does business and I agree. I am fully dedicated to representing the constituents of the First District. I will continue to work hard to ensure that Veterans receive the benefits they deserve; that we bring jobs back to the hard-working men and women of Virginia; that we preserve and build our military strength; and that we meet the needs of our dedicated federal employees. I am here to serve you and I want ... Read more

  • Wittman Votes to Begin Obamacare Repeal, Replacement Process
    Posted in Press Releases on January 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget, Health Care

    WASHINGTON –Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1) today released the following statement after voting in favor of a budget resolution allowing the House and Senate to begin the Obamacare repeal and replacement process. “The Affordable Care Act has failed. As health insurers have struggled to offset new costs of compliance, constituents of the First District have been bogged down with drastic premium hikes and deductibles they can no longer afford. That is why, from the very beginning, I have opposed Ob... Read more

  • Wittman Opposes Continuing Resolution
    Posted in Press Releases on December 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Budget, Taxes & Economy, Appropriations, Reforming Congress

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1) released the following statement today after voting against H.R. 2028, a short-term continuing resolution that would extend government operations through April 28, 2017: “I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: continuing resolutions are a bad way for Washington to do business. This bill is the result of broken process and a lack of accountability. Our job is to do the people’s work and to do it on time. These last-minute, stop-gap measures create ... Read more

  • The American Presidency and the Transfer of Power
    Posted in Weekly Updates on November 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget, Taxes & Economy, Reforming Congress

    In the aftermath of the Revolutionary War and the adoption and ratification of the United States Constitution, there remained a heightened level of anxiety about the kind of power the President might wield. The nation—in its early infancy—needed an executive who was strong enough to protect the national interests, but not so strong that his rule was oppressive to the people (who had just come out from under the thumb of the tyrannical King George III). He had to be balanced, level-headed, and ab... Read more

  • Wittman Receives U.S. Chamber’s “Spirit of Enterprise” Award for Pro-Growth Record
    Posted in Press Releases on April 11, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget, Taxes & Economy

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1) has been selected to receive the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s “Spirit of Enterprise Award” in recognition of his support of pro-growth, pro-jobs policies. The award is given annually to Members of Congress based on their votes on critical business legislation; Members of Congress who have supported the Chamber’s position on at least 70% of those votes qualify. The Spirit of Enterprise Award highlights Wittman’s strong commitment to bolstering our country... Read more

  • Rob Wittman's Weekly Update
    Posted in Weekly Updates on April 17, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Budget, Taxes & Economy, Reforming Congress

    By including a No Budget No Pay provision like the one I introduced in January, this year’s budget represents a step forward in that return to so-called “regular order,” and it also provides a way forward for addressing our fiscal crisis. Read more

  • Wittman Statement on House-passed Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on March 26, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Budget, Taxes & Economy, Reforming Congress

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1) released the following statement after voting in favor of the FY16 House Budget resolution (H. Con. Res. 27) introduced by Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price (GA-6): “Our nation faces a number of serious challenges, but few are as daunting or threatening as our current fiscal crisis. Congress has a responsibility to address this crisis and provide some degree of fiscal certainty by returning to a regular process of funding our federal government... Read more

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