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Washington Update: Building a New American Workforce

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Washington Update: Building a New American Workforce From the Desk of Rob Wittman Friend, It has been 40 years since President Ronald Reagan declared in his first inaugural address that ‘government is not the solution to our problems; government is the problem.’ Those words are just as true today. Last week, President Biden unveiled his proposed infrastructure package. Republicans and even a few ... Read More »

TESTIMONY: Wittman Advocates for First District Transportation Priorities at Surface Transportation Member Day Hearing

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TESTIMONY: Wittman Advocates for First District Transportation Priorities at Surface Transportation Member Day Hearing As Prepared for Delivery Chairman DeFazio and Ranking Member Graves, I represent the First District of Virginia, which is home to some of the most unique transportation challenges in the country. The First District spans the I-95 Corridor in Northern Virginia, including the worst... Read More »

Wittman's Weekly: March's Stories You Don't Want to Miss

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This March marks one year since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. One year later, our lives remain fundamentally altered as the pandemic continues. But as an ever-growing number of Americans receive the COVID-19 vaccine, we can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. That sense of optimism was readily apparent when I visited the King George YMCA vaccination... Read More »

STATEMENT: WITTMAN ON PRESIDENT BIDEN’S PROPOSED INFRASTRUCTURE PACKAGE

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WASHINGTON- Today, Congressman Rob Wittman weighed in after reviewing President Biden’s proposed infrastructure package. Despite Democrats and Republicans alike widely calling for significant investments in infrastructure, this $2.5 trillion package includes highly partisan provisions funding Democratic priorities such as those of the Green New Deal, union bailouts, and repealing 27 states’ Right ... Read More »

Weekly Update: Freeing America’s Youth to Pursue Their Dreams

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From the Desk of Rob Wittman Every parent knows the look. The look of a child’s unbridled happiness as she discovers a new passion. After seeing that look, we cannot help but dream of our children finding a career providing them that same fulfillment each day. For so long, we told America’s youth that a 4-year college program was necessary to live that life. But today, that’s not always the case. ... Read More »

RELEASE: Wittman Invites Defense Spending Reduction Caucus to Classified Briefing on Threats

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WASHINGTON- Today, Congressman Wittman (VA-01) announced he has responded to a letter sent to President Biden from the Defense Spending Reduction Caucus urging drastic cuts to the Defense budget by inviting every member of the caucus to attend a classified briefing on the existential threats faced by the United States in the twenty-first century. Announcing his letter, Congressman Wittman stated: ... Read More »

RELEASE: Wittman reintroduces the Freedom to Invest in Tomorrow’s Workforce Act

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WASHINGTON– Today, Congressman Wittman (R-VA-01), Congresswoman Spanberger (D-VA-07), Congressman Upton (R-MI-06) and Congressman Philips (D-MN-03) reintroduced H.R. 2171: the Freedom to Invest in Tomorrow’s Workforce Act. This bill would allow the use of 529 funds to pay for the tuition, exam and supply costs associated with career technical education. “Even before the pandemic, businesses across... Read More »

WITTMAN OPENING STATEMENT: House Budget Committee Members’ Day Hearing

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As prepared for delivery. In order to craft a responsible budget plan that addresses the needs of the United States, Congress must make the difficult, but essential, decisions about spending and challenging head-on the fiscal threats we face. Our repeated failure to control federal spending and address our mounting debt truly is the greatest long-term danger to this nation. Congress should fulfill... Read More »

STATEMENT: Wittman on New Grants for Rural Broadband

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Washington – Yesterday, Governor Ralph Northam announced $20.1 million in grants awarded through the second round of the Virginia Telecommunications Initiative (VATI) to deliver high-speed internet access to many rural, unserved, and underserved Virginians. This second round of awards totaling $20.1 million will go to 17 localities through 11 projects. Three of those projects receiving awards are ... Read More »

RELEASE: Wittman Reintroduces the Adoption Information Act

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) announced he has reintroduced the Adoption Information Act. This bill would require family planning services to provide pamphlets containing contact information for adoption centers to anyone receiving family planning services, at the time the person inquiries about these services. A family planning services project’s eligibility to receive feder... Read More »

Wittman's Weekly: Biden's Border Crisis

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I am deeply concerned with what I am seeing at our southern border. According to Customs and Border Protection (CBP), migrant encounters along the southern border were up 28% since January and are up 173% since last year. Not only adults but also children. CBP expects about 13,000 unaccompanied migrant children by May and 117,000 children by the end of the year. The number of unaccompanied childre... Read More »

STATEMENT: Wittman Votes Against H.R. 6

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WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) voted against H.R. 6, which grants amnesty to hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens in the United States. This vote comes as law enforcement and migrant holding facilities struggle to contain a historic crisis of illegal immigration, further exacerbated by the current Administration’s policies. Following today’s vote, Congressman Wittman stated... Read More »

STATEMENT: Wittman on the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act

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WASHINGTON- Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) voted against a reauthorization of the politicized version of the Violence Against Women Act featuring multiple hyper-partisan riders. Congressman Wittman is an original co-sponsor of H.R. 1892, which would cleanly and fully reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act without any of the controversial additions introduced in the Democrat-led bill. I... Read More »

STATEMENT: Wittman on the Navy’s Unmanned Campaign Plan

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WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), Vice Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee and the Ranking Member of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, weighed in on the Navy’s recently unveiled Unmanned Campaign Plan, stating: “Unmanned systems are here to stay and will continue taking an increasingly prominent role, providing the flexibility our Navy needs to figh... Read More »

RELEASE: Wittman Urges Pelosi, Mayorkas to Take Immediate Action At the Border

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WASHINGTON- Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) announced he has written Speaker Pelosi and Secretary of Homeland Security Mayorkas urging they take immediate action to end the crisis along our southern border. Since Joe Biden became President, there has been a historic surge in illegal immigration, with migrant encounters up 28% since January and 173% since last year. Included in these numbers... Read More »