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  • What matters most to you?
    Posted in Weekly Updates on February 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Debt & Deficit, 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

  • Reps. Wittman, Thompson Urge Extension of Grant Program Critical to Wetlands Conservation
    Posted in Press Releases on February 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    WASHINGTON - Congressman Rob Wittman (R-VA-1) and Congressman Mike Thompson (D-CA-5) today introduced legislation critical for wetlands conservation efforts. The bill would reauthorize funding for the popular North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) for five years until 2022. "Washington should be doing more to identify those federal programs that have proven successful," said Wittman. “NAWCA is certainly one of these programs, having leveraged more than $3 billion in matching funds from... Read more

  • Protecting the Commonwealth's Natural Resources
    Posted in Press Releases on February 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Knowing of our shared interest in the environment, I wanted to update you on my subcommittee assignments in the House Natural Resources Committee. Chairman Rob Bishop just announced that I will continue serving on both the Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee and the Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans. Both are absolutely critical to protecting our natural resources in the Commonwealth. The First District of Virginia is full of natural resources that play important roles in the culture... Read more

  • Reps. Wittman, Pingree Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Protect Waterfront Jobs and Industries
    Posted in Press Releases on May 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes & Economy, Environment

    WASHINGTON – Representatives Rob Wittman (VA-01) and Chellie Pingree (ME-01) have introduced legislation to protect the waterfront access and infrastructure that many businesses—and thousands of jobs—depend on in Virginia, Maine, and localities throughout the U.S. "Deteriorating waterfronts don’t just hurt our economy, they hurt our communities," said Wittman. "These waterfronts support businesses, provide access to water, vitalize the economy, and improve quality of life for folks all over the ... Read more

  • Weekly Update: Public Lands for Public Use: Supporting Our Sporting Heritage
    Posted in Weekly Updates on March 9, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Family Values, Environment

    Growing up in the town of Montross on the Northern Neck of Virginia, I learned early that when you’re outdoors, there are no ugly places. I can’t say how many boyhood afternoons I spent with a line in the water, watching the sun sink beyond the horizon, or how many days I spent wandering in the woods with my dad. But what I can say is that, for me and for so many Americans, the time spent in the great outdoors was foundational. It laid the groundwork for what I would become—a biologist and an ou... Read more

  • Wittman, Napolitano Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Address Water Quality and Quantity Issues
    Posted in Press Releases on February 11, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representatives Rob Wittman (R-VA) and Grace Napolitano (D-CA), members of the House Natural Resources Committee, have introduced a bill to extend a Federal-State partnership aimed at addressing state and regional water problems, promoting distribution and application of research results, and providing training and practical experience for water-related scientists and engineers. The Water Resources Research Amendments Act (H.R. 4497) would authorize $9,000,000 annually over fiv... Read more

  • Wittman Announces New Military Legislative Assistant
    Posted in Press Releases on February 9, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1), Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness, announced today that Pat Thompson has been appointed to serve as his Military Legislative Assistant. In the role, Thompson will primarily be responsible for advising Wittman on military readiness, national security, veterans’, and foreign policy issues. Thompson, who is serving concurrently as a Military Intelligence Officer in the United States Army Reserve, brings to Wittman’s office ex... Read more

  • Wittman Statement on Race for Speaker
    Posted in Press Releases on October 8, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Family Values, Environment

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1) released the following statement today after Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) withdrew his name from consideration for the position of Speaker of the House: “Today’s events reinforce the need for strong, united Republican leadership in the House. I will continue to remind all leadership candidates that my top priorities include returning Congress to a regular budgeting and appropriations schedule, getting our work done on time, empowering members... Read more

  • Warner, Mikulski, Kaine, Wittman Urge Administration to Strengthen Efforts to Combat Seafood Fraud
    Posted in Press Releases on September 15, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes & Economy, Environment

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tues., Sept. 15, 2015 CONTACT: Rachel Cohen (Warner) 202 228 6884 Matt Jorgenson/Alanna Wellspeak (Mikulski) 202 228 1122 Sarah Peck (Kaine) 202 228 1174 Gordon Neal (Wittman) 202 226 9873 WARNER, MIKULSKI, KAINE, WITTMAN URGE ADMINISTRATION TO STRENGTHEN EFFORTS TO COMBAT SEAFOOD FRAUD ~ Stronger traceability requirements will better protect hard-working, law-abiding Virginia and Maryland watermen ~ WASHINGTON – Today U.S. Sens. Mark Warner (D-VA), Barbara Mikulski (D-MD),... Read more

  • Warner, Kaine and Wittman Congratulate Virginia Institute of Marine Science on Its 75th Anniversary
    Posted in Press Releases on August 5, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine and U.S. Representative Rob Wittman introduced a resolution congratulating the College of William & Mary on the 75th anniversary of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science’s (VIMS) establishment. The resolution expresses the Virginia lawmakers’ appreciation for the 75 years of service to the environment by the faculty, staff and students of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science and the School of Marine Sciences of the College of Will... Read more

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