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  • 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

  • Weekly Update: I’m here, ready to work
    Posted in Weekly Updates on July 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Reforming Congress

    Weekly Update: I’m here, ready to work By Congressman Wittman July 21, 2018 We are in the same place once again. We have only completed six of the twelve funding bills, meaning there is still so much work to be done. However, Speaker Ryan plans to adjourn the House next week for the annual August Recess. And once again, I am pushing members to stay in Washington to get the job done. Funding bills are extremely important. For years, we have found ourselves budgeting by crisis through Continuing ... Read more

  • How can I represent you in Congress?
    Posted in Weekly Updates on July 23, 2018 | Preview rr

    Friend- As your Congressman here in Virginia’s First District, I want to consistently provide you with updates on my work to address critical issues facing our nation. I am focused on building a strong economy for all Virginians, ensuring we maintain a strong national defense, bringing accountability back to Washington, and meeting the needs of our nation’s veterans and federal employees. But my number one priority is listening to the people I represent and using their thoughts, concerns, and i... Read more

  • Kicking off summer in VA01
    Posted in Weekly Updates on July 2, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Infrastructure , 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

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