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  • Weekly Update: I Support Our Children’s Future
    Posted in Weekly Updates on October 29, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Weekly Update: I Support Our Children’s Future By Congressman Rob Wittman October 27, 2018 Strengthening America’s education system is important in fostering innovation and promoting our economic security. This week, I held two Career and Technical Education (CTE) Symposiums in two areas in the district. The first took place on Monday at Germanna Community College in Fredericksburg and the second one in Hanover at American Legion Post 175. I’ve held these symposiums in order to connect educatio... Read more

  • Weekly Update: I'm Here to Serve You
    Posted in Weekly Updates on October 22, 2018 | Preview rr

    Weekly Update: I'm Here to Serve You By Congressman Wittman October 20, 2018 Without question, the most important part of my job as a member of Congress is to serve you, my constituents. It is my passion to serve that drives me to wake up each morning and fight for you in Washington. Every day votes are held, I commute from my hometown of Montross, and I drive past the homes of friends I’ve known all my life; that keeps me grounded as I start each day. From cutting through the bureaucracy to ar... Read more

  • Weekly Update: September Snapshot
    Posted in Weekly Updates on October 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Federal Employees, Taxes & Economy, Environment, Education

    Friend- Congress accomplished a great deal of work this September. We passedlandmark legislationto combat the opioid crisis. We also sent a government funding bill to the President's desk that delivers on-time, reliable funding for our military for the first time in a decade. These resources will allow our service members to meet current national security threats and plan for the future. The House also took the first step to build on the incredible economic growth we've seen this year by passin... Read more

  • Weekly Update: Around the First District
    Posted in Weekly Updates on September 24, 2018 | Preview rr

    Friend- When Congress is not in session, Ispend my time traveling all across the First District visiting with folks, answering questions about what’s going on in Washington, and making sure you get connected with my staff if you have a casework issue. On a given district work week, I hold frequent constituent forums, stop by businesses, and meet with local groups. While you can always keep up with me on my Facebook and Instagram pages, I thought I’d share with you some of the stops I made in th... Read more

  • Weekly Update: Welcome Back
    Posted in Weekly Updates on September 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Weekly Update: Welcome Back By Rob Wittman September 8, 2018 The time we all knew was coming has finally arrived. Labor Day has passed, and we begrudgingly say goodbye to the hot, lazy days of summer and return back to our busy routines. This week students and teachers all across the district started a new school year and as you and your family prepare for what is to come, I want you to know about what I have been doing in Washington to make sure our schools and communities are safe and that ou... Read more

  • Prepare Now For Hurricane Florence
    Posted in Weekly Updates on September 10, 2018 | Preview rr

    Virginia has declared a state of emergency for Hurricane Florence expected to make landfall tomorrow. Parts of the First District fall in the path of the storm and will likely experience flooding, power outages, road closures, and other inclement weather. It is critical to continue following directions of local officials and take every opportunity to prepare ahead of time. I wanted to share some resources so you can keep yourself, your family, and our communities safe. Preparing for and dealing ... Read more

  • Weekly Update: Our Economy – Better Off Now
    Posted in Weekly Updates on August 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes & Economy

    Weekly Update: Our Economy – Better Off Now By Rob Wittman August 25, 2018 Two years ago, House Republicans laid out a bold policy agenda called A Better Way to tackle some of the biggest challenges of the day, including reforming the tax and regulatory system to work for all Americans. We are now delivering on those promises. After years of sluggish growth, our economy is finally making a comeback. The policies we planned and passed this Congress are unleashing historic economic growth; last m... Read more

  • Weekly Update: Veterans - Better Off Now
    Posted in Weekly Updates on August 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Weekly Update: Veterans - Better Off Now By Congressman Rob Wittman August 11, 2018 Since the dawn of our nation, our Armed Forces have stood up and fought for our freedom; we sleep soundly because of their bravery. Our Veterans made great sacrifices for us on the battlefield and we owe them a debt of gratitude for that service. Nearly 800,000 call Virginia home, and I am committed to ensuring our veterans can access the benefits they've earned through their service to a grateful nation. This C... Read more

  • July highlights
    Posted in Weekly Updates on August 6, 2018 | Preview rr

    Friend- The people's House accomplished a great deal of work this July. We passedlandmark legislationto improve career and technical education programs. We passed a defense bill thatprovides the authorities and resources for our men and women of the Armed Forces to do the job we've asked them to do. We also passed a series of bills targeted at lowering healthcare costs – specifically the cost of medication and premiums. To see more of what I was up to this month, check it out below! I was honor... Read more

  • Weekly Update: Lowering the Cost of Care
    Posted in Weekly Updates on July 31, 2018 | Preview rr

    Weekly Update: Lowering the Cost of Care By Rob Wittman July 31, 2018 It is clear the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is failing and must be fixed. The ACA promised to lower costs, increase access to care, and expand healthcare choices. It has failed on all three. Healthcare premiums are on the rise yet again. This is unacceptable. Last week, the House was hard at work passing legislation that will lower healthcare costs – specifically the cost of medication and premiums. Over-the-counter medications... Read more

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