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  • Wittman’s Weekly: Budget Process 101
    Posted in Weekly Updates on February 15, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes & Economy, Reforming Congress

    Our nation’s debt is out of control – almost $23 trillion dollars. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates that during the next 10 years, federal debt held by the public will surge from 81 percent to 98 percent of GDP — the highest debt level since just after World War II and more than twice the average level of the past 50 years. This week, we received the President’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2021. The President’s Budget included important deficit reduction measures - $4.6 trillion betwee... Read more

  • Wittman's Weekly: Moving Forward
    Posted in Weekly Updates on February 8, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Taxes & Economy, Reforming Congress

    My motivation to come to Washington comes from my desire to serve the people of the First District every day. I am dedicated to getting real results to create a better Commonwealth and nation. However, the last few months have been completely dominated by a partisan impeachment process – causing legislating and productivity to come to a screeching halt. This week, the Senate voted to acquit President Trump of both articles of impeachment and I view this as a new beginning. On Tuesday, a hopeful ... Read more

  • Wittman's Weekly: January in Photos
    Posted in Weekly Updates on February 1, 2020 | Preview rr

    Friend– This year has gotten off to a great start! Throughout the month of January, I had the privilege of meeting with many folks throughout the district, bring some key senior Members of Congress on a tour of the Port of Virginia, and join the crew of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower while it was underway to see the work they do every day to keep us safe. Also this month, we got some great news on the federal government’s investment in rural broadband expansion both in the Commonwealth and right h... Read more

  • Wittman's Weekly: Stronger Workforce of Tomorrow
    Posted in Weekly Updates on January 18, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes & Economy, Education

    It all starts with a spark, a twinkle in the eye of a student who has found her passion, solidified his future. She might have just completed a career and technical education (CTE) program in manufacturing technology. He may have figured out a high-level math problem. One thing is sure: These two students are on their way to achieving their dreams even before receiving a high school diploma. But the United States is falling behind the rest of the world when it comes to enrolling students in CTE ... Read more

  • Wittman's Weekly: My 2020 Priorities
    Posted in Weekly Updates on January 11, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Transportation & Infrastructure , Education, Reforming Congress

    As we start the new year, I am looking forward to what we can accomplish together. Serving the constituents of the First District is my number one priority and I want you to know that I have listened – I have listened to the problems you are having at home and I am working to bring you real results. In 2020, I will be working to expand broadband in rural areas, fix our broken health care system, increase opportunities for students, and fix our dysfunctional budget system in Washington. As you kn... Read more

  • Wittman's Weekly: Helping you in 2019
    Posted in Weekly Updates on December 21, 2019 | Preview rr

    Friend– We have come to the end of another year, 2019, and what a year it has been! My number one priority is the constituents of the First District and I have been working hard to make sure that my four offices – located in Mechanicsville, Tappahannock, Stafford, and Washington – and I provide the best constituent service as possible. I wanted to take a moment and share with you some statistics from my office since January 1st 2019. If you haven’t been receiving my regular email updates, make s... Read more

  • Wittman's Weekly: A Week of Wins
    Posted in Weekly Updates on December 14, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Federal Employees, Environment

    As your representative in Congress, I am committed to getting real results for the First District. This fall, House Democratic Leadership has been laser focused on one thing: impeachment. As a result, legislative activity has slowed to a crawl. However, I want you to know this week – due to my dedication to reaching across the aisle – we were able to accomplish great things for Virginia. After months of negotiation, I was proud to sign a bipartisan conference report for the FY20 National Defense... Read more

  • Wittman's Weekly: November in Photos
    Posted in Weekly Updates on December 7, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Seniors, Veterans, Family Values, Education, Reforming Congress

    Friend– Looking back on the month of November, I had so many great opportunities to visit with our nation’s heroes throughout Virginia’s First District in celebration of Veterans Day. Our area is home to one of the highest concentration of veterans in the country, and I am honored each chance I get to meet with them and each day I represent them in Congress. In addition to my visits with veterans, I also hosted a Senior Resources Fair in Fredericksburg, had visitors from King George High School... Read more

  • Wittman's Weekly: What I'm Thankful For
    Posted in Weekly Updates on November 28, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Transportation & Infrastructure , Family Values, Taxes & Economy, Environment, Education

    We have a tradition in my family on Thanksgiving. We all sit down at the table, and before we start eating the beautifully prepared feast, we go around and say what we are thankful for. Well this year, I wanted to do the same thing for work as I do for family - look back through 2019 to think about what I am most thankful for. As I reflected on this year, I thought about all that we have accomplished and all that still can be done. From the outset of 2019, I made it a priority to work on the iss... Read more

  • Wittman's Weekly: House Suburban Caucus
    Posted in Weekly Updates on November 23, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Family Values, Taxes & Economy, Education

    Here in the First District we have both rural and suburban areas - each have their own unique challenges. Suburban areas across the country are expanding. Studies show that most all of the population growth in our top 50 metropolitan areas comes directly from growth in the suburbs and it is critical that Congress respond to their issues. That is why this week I joined with my colleagues to restart the Suburban Caucus - to fight for these suburban families. Our new Caucus will address the challen... Read more

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