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  • Weekly Update: The Worst is Over
    Posted in Weekly Updates on April 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes & Economy

    Weekly Update: The Worst is Over By Congressman Rob Wittman April 21, 2018 The worst is over. This week was the last time that taxpayers will ever have to deal with the old, broken tax code. This broken tax code has been weighing down our economy, holding America back from reaching its potential. As we bid farewell to this 30-year-old tax code, I think it is important to highlight the ways our new tax code, created under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, will benefit Virginia’s First District. Next yea... Read more

  • Weekly Update: Process Makes Perfect
    Posted in Weekly Updates on April 2, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Budget, Immigration, Environment, Reforming Congress

    Weekly Update: Process Makes Perfect By Rep. Rob Wittman March 31, 2018 The Constitution’s Appropriations Clause is the cornerstone to what we in Congress refer to as “the power of the purse.” Article I of the Constitution clearly states: “No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law.” Congress exercised that power just days ago. Last week, Congress passed a funding bill that included all 12 appropriations bills. Appropriations bill lay out exactly ... Read more

  • Weekly Update: Top 8 VA-01 Priorities in the Omnibus
    Posted in Weekly Updates on March 24, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Budget, Transportation, Environment, Education

    Weekly Update: Top 8 VA-01 Priorities in the Ominbus By Rob Wittman March 24, 2018 This week, Congress passed a critical funding bill that finally provides increased, stable funding for our military. More than that though, this bill funded many of the priorities of the constituents of the First Congressional District. Here are the eight reasons why I voted for this spending package: 1. It pledges to rebuild our military. I believe it is our primary constitutional responsibility to provide for th... Read more

  • Weekly Update: Letting Communities Compete
    Posted in Weekly Updates on March 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes & Economy

    Weekly Update: Letting Communities Compete By Rob Wittman March 16, 2018 Washington needs to change the way it does business, especially when it comes at the expense of our small businesses. 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 ... Read more

  • Weekly Update: The President's Budget
    Posted in Weekly Updates on February 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Budget, Federal Employees, Environment

    Weekly Update: The President's Budget By Rob Wittman February 24, 2018 Last week, President Trump released his budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2019. The President’s budget is only the first step in the annual budgeting and appropriations process. And I’m sure you know, the Administration’s FY19 proposal is simply that - a proposal. Any changes in actual funding levels requires Congressional approval. This budget proposal rightly prioritizes defense and national security. The proposal also aims t... Read more

  • Weekly Update: A Story You Need to Hear
    Posted in Weekly Updates on February 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes & Economy

    Weekly Update: A Story You Need to Hear By Rob Wittman February 10, 2018 It’s February, which means that it has been over a month since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has taken effect. Ninety percent of Americans are going to see more in their paychecks and over $3 billion in bonuses have gone out to American workers. Americans are seeing lower taxes, bigger bonuses, higher wages, and better investments in the future. Companies like ExxonMobil and Apple are putting more of their dollars back in the U... Read more

  • Weekly Update: My Legislative Priorities for 2018
    Posted in Weekly Updates on January 29, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Budget, Federal Employees, Education, Reforming Congress

    Weekly Update: My Legislative Priorities for 2018 By Rob Wittman January 27, 2018 This year we are already off to an amazing start. Just one month into 2018, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is delivering. Over 2 million American workers have already seen the benefits of tax reform. Companies across the country have been announcing bonuses, pay raises, and investments, and I’m sure there will be more good news to come. As the legislative calendar starts to pick up, I want to make sure you know what my ... Read more

  • Weekly Update: Are you Prepared?
    Posted in Weekly Updates on January 13, 2018 | Preview rr

    Weekly Update: Are you prepared? January 13, 2017 Friend- Many areas of the First Congressional District were hit hard by Winter Storm Grayson last week, and that serves as a reminder that we must always be prepared for future winter storms. Disasters may not be able to plan ahead, but you can! I wanted to share with you some resources to assist you in helping to keep yourself, your family, and our communities safe in the event of extreme weather. Preparing for a storm: • Be Informed. Knowing wh... Read more

  • 12 Months. 12 Stories. 12 Photos.
    Posted in Weekly Updates on December 27, 2017 | Preview rr

    Dear Friend- Just like, that we are at the end 2017. It’s been a historic year for our country. There have been highs and lows along the way. However, I am confident the American spirit remains unshaken. Our shared values of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness draw us together far more than any division may drive us apart. As this year comes to a close, I’ve looked back on all that the last twelve months had in store. I’ve traveled all across our district, talked with thousands of consti... Read more

  • Weekly Update: Victory is Incomplete
    Posted in Weekly Updates on December 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Weekly Update: Victory is Incomplete By Rob Wittman December 17, 2017 Victory is incomplete, but for now, we claim it. Just three years ago, in the middle of 2014, ISIS claimed to have established a caliphate—a religious state under an extreme interpretation of Islamic law. This self-proclaimed caliphate had reign over seven to eight million people and access to vast resources. However, in October, their self-proclaimed capital of Raqqa fell to U.S. backed Kurdish forces; followed shortly by Ira... Read more

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