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  • Continuing to reduce regulatory burden
    Posted in Weekly Updates on March 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Debt & Deficit, 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, 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

  • Wittman Statement on Selection of Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court
    Posted in Press Releases on February 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Family Values, Reforming Congress

    WASHINGTON - Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) today released the following statement on the selection of Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court. "Judge Gorsuch boasts an impeccable academic and judicial resume, making him an excellent pick to fill the vacant seat on the Supreme Court. His record on the Tenth Circuit makes clear he believes a judge's role is to apply the law based on the original text of the Constitution, not impose their own preference or ideology. Our highest court should reflect a ... Read more

  • Making Congress work for you
    Posted in Weekly Updates on January 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Reforming Congress

    When I speak with Virginians, one thing I consistently hear is, "we need to change how Congress operates." People are rightly frustrated by what they see happening in Washington: budget by crisis, missing important legislative deadlines, and partisan bickering, just to name a few. I am frustrated, too. That is why I have made reforming how Congress works one of my top priorities as your representative. In fact, one thing I am most looking forward to working on with the new Trump Administration i... 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 Named Chairman of Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee
    Posted in Press Releases on January 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Reforming Congress

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1) released the following statement today on his selection as Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces: “I am honored and ready to serve the American people as the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee Chairman in the 115th Congress. Since 2008, I have served as a member of the Subcommittee and worked diligently with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle in support of a stronger, more capable Navy and vi... Read more

  • Wittman Reintroduces Legislation to Ensure Congressional Accountability
    Posted in Press Releases on January 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Reforming Congress

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1) reintroduced two pieces of legislation today as part of his ongoing efforts to increase accountability in Washington: the No Budget, No Pay Act and the Stay on Schedule (S.O.S.) Resolution. “People are sick and tired of government-by-crisis. They want to see Washington at work for them. For far too long, Congress has chosen to fund the government through short-sighted, stop-gap budget measures,” Wittman said. “It’s time for us to put aside partisan bic... 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 Supports Measure to Reduce Regulatory Burden
    Posted in Press Releases on January 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes & Economy, Reforming Congress

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1) voted today in favor of H.R. 26, the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2017 (REINS). This measure would enhance oversight over the current regulatory process by requiring Congressional approval of any new major rule before it can be enforced. A major rule would be defined as a regulation that could result in major price increases for consumers, has an annual effect of $100 million or more on the economy, or causes adverse effect... Read more

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