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  • A historic November for the House
    Posted in Weekly Updates on December 4, 2017 | Preview rr

    Hi Folks- This has been a historic month in Washington. I'm proud that the House passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and now Congress is well on its way to delivering tax reform for the first time in decades. This was our once in generation opportunity, and I believe tax reform is just what our economy, small-businesses, and working class families need. The House and Senate also passed The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Conference Report sending the NDAA to the President's desk. I belie... Read more

  • Weekly Update: Give Thanks
    Posted in Weekly Updates on November 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Health Care, Taxes & Economy, Environment, Education

    Weekly Update: Give Thanks By Rob Wittman November 23, 2017 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 2017 to think about what I am most thankful for. As I reflected on this year, I thought about all that we have accomplished. From the outset of 2017, I made it a... Read more

  • Weekly Update: One Step Closer to Tax Relief
    Posted in Weekly Updates on November 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes & Economy

    Weekly Update: One Step Closer to Tax Relief By Rob Wittman November 18, 2017 The House has done its part, and completed the first step towards keeping our promise to the Nation. Since America’s founding, the First District of Virginia, my home, has been a stronghold for hardworking men and women who work hard, raise their families, and help shape what we now consider the American Dream. Each day Congress is in session I commute from Washington back to Montross, Virginia, and I hear from people ... Read more

  • Weekly Update: Washington Status Update
    Posted in Weekly Updates on October 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    Weekly Update: Washington Status Update By Rob Wittman October 28, 2017 With all that is going on in Congress, it can sometimes be hard to keep track. As my weekly update, I wanted to make sure that you are up to date on the happenings in DC. Although we should acknowledge accomplishments, I think it is more important to look forward at what else can be done. Passing a Budget: DONE This week, the House and Senate agreed on a proposal and voted to send it to the President. Passing this budget pav... Read more

  • Weekly Update: Yes to a More Prosperous Nation
    Posted in Weekly Updates on October 21, 2017 | Preview rr

    Weekly Update: Yes to a More Prosperous Nation By Rob Wittman October 21, 2017 It’s easy to say no, to stick with the status quo. Business as usual in Washington means gridlock, stalemating, and postponing. It’s predictable. But, like the American people, I am tired of this. Our system is designed to move slowly. Although change can happen quite suddenly, it takes a lot of time and effort to get there. When our founders wrote the Constitution, they intentionally included a system of checks and b... Read more

  • Weekly Update: Wildlife Refuges
    Posted in Weekly Updates on October 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Weekly Update: Wildlife Refuges By Rob Wittman October 14, 2017 It’s marked by a sign bearing a flying goose. Behind this sign is a sanctuary; a sanctuary dedicated to the conservation of America’s fish, wildlife, and plants. If you find yourself there, you are in one of America’s National Wildlife Refuges. Have you ever visited a wildlife refuge? Odds are you have. America’s 561 National Wildlife Refuges are located in all 50 states and the five territories. They make up 850 million acres of pr... Read more

  • Weekly Update: A Window of Opportunity
    Posted in Weekly Updates on October 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes & Economy

    A Window of Opportunity By Rob Wittman September 30, 2017 A window of opportunity is a small amount of time to meet a challenge where an otherwise unattainable solution exists. A time where what was once only imaginable becomes achievable; I believe that window is open now for tax reform. This is an issue that members on both sides of the aisle can agree on: our tax code is a mess. It costs more and more each year just to do your taxes, let alone pay them. The tax code is too complicated and con... Read more

  • Weekly Update: The Power of the Purse
    Posted in Weekly Updates on September 25, 2017 | Preview rr

    The 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 has been shirking these duties for a long time but finally, the House has done its work. For the first time since 2009, the House has passed all 12 appropriations bills through regular order; this includes 12 subcommittee markups and 12 full co... Read more

  • Weekly Update: Are you prepared?
    Posted in Weekly Updates on September 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    Friend- Yesterday marked the beginning of National Preparedness Month. After witnessing the devastating effects of hurricane Harvey in Texas, we must work to prepare ourselves in the event of a similar disaster here in Virginia. 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 a hurricane or extreme weather. Preparing for a storm: • Be Informed. Knowing ... Read more

  • Weekly Update - A story you're not hearing
    Posted in Weekly Updates on August 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Health Care, Taxes & Economy, Environment, Education

    Dear Friend - Let's face it: there is a lot of news coming out of Washington these days. And much of it is designed to draw a reaction from you or get you to take sides. But there is another story out there that you're not hearing. That's the story of the important accomplishments made by the House during the first eight months of this year. From the outset of 2017, we made it a priority to work on the issues that matter most to you and I believe we took meaningful steps to grow our economy, str... Read more

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