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  • Kicking off summer in VA01
    Posted in Weekly Updates on July 2, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Transportation, Taxes & Economy, Environment, Education

    Friend- The people's House accomplished a great deal of work this June. We passed landmark legislation to combat the opioid crisis. We passed a farm bill that provides security for America's farmers, expands access to rural broadband, and bridges the skills gap through workforce development. We passed a rescissions package that would cut billions in unused, unspent taxpayer dollars. And on top of all of this, we also started voting on the first of our annual appropriations bills to fund our gov... Read more

  • Weekly Update: Securing the Border
    Posted in Weekly Updates on June 25, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Weekly Update: Securing the Border By Congressman Wittman June 25, 2018 Our current immigration system is broken and we need strong, serious changes to our current laws. We are a nation of laws and we must continue to keep Americans safe, and although America is also a nation of immigrants, people need to come here legally. We cannot continue to allow human traffickers, dangerous gangs like MS-13, and illegal drugs to take advantage of our southern border. Our approach to combating illegal immig... Read more

  • Weekly Update: Congress must do its job
    Posted in Weekly Updates on June 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Taxes & Economy, Environment, Reforming Congress

    Weekly Update: Congress must do its job By Congressman Wittman June 9, 2018 Congress has a major opportunity. For the first time in several years, the House could complete all twelve appropriations bills before leaving for the August recess. I have been advocating for this for years, and I am thrilled that leadership is taking this seriously. Funding bills are extremely important. For years, we have found ourselves budgeting by crisis through Continuing Resolutions (CRs). Under a CR, all spendin... Read more

  • What you MAY have missed this month
    Posted in Weekly Updates on June 4, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Education

    Dear Friend – May has been a busy month both in Washington and here in the district. In the district we were able to visit with business owners, students, members of the military, and teachers to discuss ways that we can help. In D.C. we were busy this month passing bills that would provide much needed regulatory relief for community banks, increase veterans’ access to care, and set our nation’s defense policy. There is much more that needs to be done, including passing all twelve appropriations... Read more

  • Weekly Update: Honoring Our Heroes
    Posted in Weekly Updates on May 29, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    Weekly Update: Honoring Our Heroes By Congressman Rob Wittman May 28, 2018 Virginia’s First District is a region with a strong military history, where battles have been fought in the past and in which many of our brave men and women are currently being trained to become part of the finest fighting force on the planet. Memorial Day gives us the distinct opportunity to honor our fallen heroes, and to remember those who gave “the last full measure of devotion” so that we might go on living in the a... Read more

  • Weekly Update: Champions of a Noble Cause
    Posted in Weekly Updates on May 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Weekly Update: Champions of a Noble Cause By Rob Wittman May 20, 2018 "We remember those who were called upon to give all a person can give, and we remember those who were prepared to make that sacrifice if it were demanded of them in the line of duty, though it never was. Most of all, we remember the devotion and gallantry with which all of them ennobled their nation as they became champions of a noble cause." -- Ronald Reagan Since the dawn of our nation, our Armed Forces have stood up and fou... Read more

  • Weekly Update: How can I help?
    Posted in Weekly Updates on May 14, 2018 | Preview rr

    Friend- Without question the first and most important part of my job as a member of Congress is to serve you, my constituents. From cutting through the bureaucracy to arranging Capitol Tours, I want to do everything I can to provide the best service possible to my constituents. In case you weren’t aware of all the the ways my office can provide assistance I wanted to highlight some of of those services for you. What's Happening In Washington Do you want concise updates from me about what Congres... Read more

  • 10 stories you don't want to miss
    Posted in Weekly Updates on May 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Taxes & Economy, Environment, Education

    Hey Folks, April was a busy month for me! I spent time speaking with constituents at a variety of different events in the district, received the Navy League’s Sea Services Award for my efforts on behalf of the Navy, promoted STEM and CTE programs, sponsored Chaplain Scott Foust to offer the opening prayer in the House of Representatives, and more. Check out my happenings in April through the photos, op-eds, and news clips below. Want to receive more frequent updates? Click here. I spoke with Vet... Read more

  • Weekly Update: Setting Defense Policy for 2019
    Posted in Weekly Updates on April 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Budget

    Weekly Update: Setting Defense Policy for 2019 Congressman Rob Wittman April 28, 2018 Every year, the House Armed Services Committee creates and brings to the floor the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The NDAA, which is signed into law every year, directs policy and spending plans for the Defense Department. This week, the subcommittees of the House Armed Services Committee released our proposals for the next NDAA, which included a broad range of provisions ranging from increasing shi... Read more

  • 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

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