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  • Wittman Statement on Delay of House Health Care Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on March 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Health Care

    WASHINGTON - Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) today released the following statement on the House leadership’s decision to delay a vote on the American Health Care Act (H.R. 1628). "The American people want Obamacare repealed and replaced, as I have voted more than 60 times to do. What the American people don't want is a replacement that is only a slight improvement over the ACA. This legislation did not immediately reduce costs and left in place too many of the regulations responsible for drivin... Read more

  • Wittman Announces Opposition to American Health Care Act
    Posted in Press Releases on March 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) today released the following statement announcing his opposition to the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the Republican leadership-led health care reform bill. "After reviewing this legislation and receiving the Congressional Budget Office score today, it is clear that this bill is not consistent with the repeal and replace principles for which I stand. I do not think this bill will do what is necessary for the short and long-term best interests of Vi... Read more

  • My thoughts on the new health care bill
    Posted in Weekly Updates on March 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Friends - This week House Republican leaders unveiled the American Health Care Act, legislation that repeals and replaces the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare. In my view, the ACA has fallen well short of its own stated goals to expand choices, increase access to care, and reduce costs. That is why I voted to repeal all or parts of it numerous times. All across the country insurance providers are leaving the ACA-created exchanges, resulting in less choice and higher costs. In Virginia, pr... 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

  • An update on my health care listening tour
    Posted in Weekly Updates on February 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Friends - Knowing that many of you share my concern and interest in health care policies and public health, I wanted to update you on my recent work in this crucial area. Public health is one of my top priorities as I serve you in Congress. In fact, a large portion of my professional life was spent in the public health field. I earned a master’s degree in public health and worked for 26 years for the Virginia Health Department so I understand many of the challenges people face when it comes to a... Read more

  • Weekly Update: The end of business as usual in Washington
    Posted in Weekly Updates on January 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Federal Employees, Health Care, Reforming Congress

    Yesterday we witnessed one of the most important American political traditions: the orderly, peaceful transfer of power from one presidential administration to another. Millions of Americans, from the National Mall to homes across the country, watched as Donald J. Trump took the oath of office to "preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." And as only forty-four others have done, President Trump addressed the nation as our Commander-in-Chief and leader of the free world... Read more

  • Rep. Rob Wittman Statement on Inauguration of President Donald J. Trump
    Posted in Press Releases on January 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Health Care, Reforming Congress

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) today released the following statement on the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. "Today marks the end of business as usual in Washington. With Republican majorities in Congress and President Trump in the White House, we have a great opportunity to create lasting, positive change and restore confidence in America again. And our work has already begun. We recently took the first steps towards repealing the failed Af... 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

  • Weekly Update: Let's Get Started
    Posted in Weekly Updates on January 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Federal Employees, Health Care, Reforming Congress

    “I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.” For the sixth time, I have been blessed to stand up before God and Country and promise to defend t... Read more

  • Wittman Response to Navy FSA
    Posted in Press Releases on December 16, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Health Care

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1) released the following statement today on the Secretary of the Navy’s announcement of the 2016 Force Structure Assessment: “The Force Structure Assessment released today confirms what I, and many of my colleagues in Congress, have known for a while: our Navy's current size and structure doesn't fully meet America's national security needs. “In an increased threat environment where China and Russia are rapidly expanding their naval capabilities, increas... Read more

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