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Wittman Statement on the Passing of Congressman Donald McEachin

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I am incredibly saddened by the passing of my friend and colleague, Congressman Donald McEachin. I have been fortunate to know and work with Donald for many years now, and I have always admired the way he led with integrity and care for folks in Virginia’s Fourth Congressional District and the entire Commonwealth of Virginia. Kathryn and I are praying for his wife, Colette, his three children, and...

Wittman Introduces Legislation Honoring Public Health Professionals

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, on Public Health Thank You Day, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) announced the introduction of House Concurrent Resolution 117, commending public health professionals for their dedication and service to the United States. “Public health professionals play a central and significant role in ensuring our nation’s safety,” said Congressman Wittman. “Their strength and resilien...

Wittman Recognized with Award for Defending Small Businesses

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) announced that he received the 2022 Defender of Small Business award from the Job Creators Network. “It is the American entrepreneurial spirit, not bureaucrats in Washington, that make our nation an incredible place to live and work,” said Congressman Wittman. “As we have been constantly reminded, especially considering the recent economic ...

Wittman Eyes Henrico County Transportation Plans to Reduce Traffic Congestion

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HENRICO, VA – This week, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), joined by Henrico County Supervisor Tommy Branin, Virginia Secretary of Transportation Shep Miller, and Federal Highway Administration Division Administrator Thomas L. Nelson, met with Henrico County Officials to hear about traffic congestion and safety concerns in the Short Pump area as well as the benefits of a proposed interchange at Nor...

Wittman, Scott, Sarbanes Celebrate Rollout of First Chesapeake WILD Grants

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WASHINGTON, DC – Representatives Rob Wittman (VA-01), Bobby Scott (VA-03), and John Sarbanes (MD-03), all co-chairs of the bipartisan Chesapeake Bay Watershed Task Force, issued the following statement after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) announced the inaugural slate of awards for the Chesapeake Watershed Investments for Landscape...

Wittman Hosts Education Roundtable in New Kent County

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NEW KENT, VA – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman hosted an Education Roundtable in New Kent County. The purpose of this roundtable was for Congressman Wittman to hear directly from division leadership and school board members in New Kent County about their education priorities and challenges, and for Congressman Wittman to give an update from Washington, D.C. Following the roundtable, Congressman Wit...

Wittman: Continuing Resolutions are no way to Govern

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), released the following statement after voting against the Continuing Resolution: “Today’s passage of a Continuing Resolution – an irresponsible stop-gap measure - is an unfortunate reminder of Washington’s ‘budget by crisis’ mentality. We can’t continue to find ourselves in these completely avoidable situations, especially when passing a b...

Wittman, Westerman Introduce Legislation Protecting Hunting, Fishing Access for Sportsmen

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Rob Wittman (R-Va.), House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.), and 34 other members introduced the Protecting Access for Hunters and Anglers Act of 2022. "I am happy to introduce the Protecting Access for Hunters and Anglers Act of 2022 with my colleague Bruce Westerman, Ranking Member of the House Natural Resources Committee,...

Wittman: It’s time for Congress to bring back ‘Defense Valley’

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We find ourselves at an unprecedented time in history — one that demands material progress in transitioning critical commercial technology into the U.S. Department of Defense. As the largest ground war since World War II rages on NATO’s borders—a war to which the United States has already committed $15 billion in security assistance to Ukraine at the time of writing—our own once unparalleled defen...

Wittman Votes to Support Local Law Enforcement and Mental Health Resources

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), voted in support of H.R. 6448 – the Invest to Protect Act of 2022. Following his vote, Congressman Wittman stated: “Our law enforcement officers represent selfless and exceptional dedication to serving their communities and neighbors. We in Congress must work to ensure they have proper and sufficient tools, resources, and training to do th...

Wittman Visits DuPont Spruance Manufacturing

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RICHMOND, VA – Earlier this month, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) visited the DuPont Spruance Plant, a manufacturing site that produces protection and safety equipment, in Richmond, Virginia. During his visit, Congressman Wittman toured the new production line facility for the Next Generation Aramid (NGA) fiber, an advanced woven fiber for military and law enforcement body armor and met with DuPo...

House Passes Reps. Wittman & Jeffries Bipartisan Bill to Reauthorize Vital Funding to Protect National Wildlife Refuges

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WASHINGTON, DC – On Monday, September 19, 2022, the House of Representatives passed the Keep America’s Refuges Operational Act. Introduced by U.S. Representatives Rob Wittman (R-VA) and Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), the bipartisan legislation will reauthorize the National Wildlife Refuge System volunteer, community partnership and education program to ensure access to public land for exploring, hunting,...

Wittman Receives Guardian of Small Business Award

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) announced that he received the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Guardian of Small Business Award for the 117th Congress. According to their website, the NFIB’s Guardian of Small Business Award is reserved for legislators who vote consistently with small businesses on key issues identified by small business owners. “America...

Wittman Calls for Improved Processing Systems for Federal Employees

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) announced his September 13, 2022, letter to the Honorable Kiran Ahuja, Director of U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), regarding the worsening processing backlog harming retiring federal employees. This letter follows an increased trend in casework from constituents who are experiencing significant delays and problems with OPM’s proc...

Wittman, Youngkin, Reagan Institute Host Manufacturing Competitiveness Roundtable

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, September 12, 2022, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) hosted a roundtable discussion with Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin and Ronald Reagan Institute Director, Roger Zakheim on manufacturing competitiveness in Virginia. The goal of this roundtable was to discuss efforts needed on a state, local, federal, private, and public level to work together to revive U.S. manufac...