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  • 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

  • Wittman's Weekly: #USMCAnow
    Posted in Weekly Updates on October 19, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes & Economy

    The economic relationship between the United States, Mexico, and Canada is vitally important to the overall success of folks across our nation. In recent years, however, I believe that this relationship was not an equal give-and-take between all three partners but instead the United States was contributing more than our two neighbors. In an attempt to right this wrong, President Trump has negotiated the United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA). The USMCA is a critical piece of economi... Read more

  • Wittman's Weekly: Impeachment
    Posted in Weekly Updates on October 12, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees, Reforming Congress

    As I’ve been traveling throughout the First District these last few weeks, I’ve heard from folks from both sides of the aisle about the partisan politics taking place in Washington. Whether you are for or against an impeachment inquiry into actions by President Trump, I think we can all agree that any process moving forward needs to be a balanced, fair and transparent one. Instead, Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats are electing to make this a closed-door, partisan process with no transparency a... Read more

  • Wittman's Weekly: September in Photos
    Posted in Weekly Updates on October 5, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Federal Employees, Health Care, Transportation & Infrastructure , Family Values, Taxes & Economy, Environment

    Friend – What a busy month we’ve had across Virginia’s First District. Throughout all of September, I spent a great deal of time hearing from folks across our region about the issues that matter most to them and in Washington advocating on your behalf to my colleagues in Congress. I started off the month hosting my second Community Broadband Field Seminar in Lancaster, held the inaugural meeting of the First District Career and Technical Education (CTE) Task Force, and visited the great folks at... Read more

  • Wittman's Weekly: Getting Things Done
    Posted in Weekly Updates on September 28, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    As your representative in Congress, I am committed to getting real results for the First District. Throughout my time in Congress, I've made it a top priority to ensure the health of our environment so that it can be enjoyed by future generations. I’m working across the aisle to make sure we preserve the public lands Americans need to visit, explore, fish, hunt and enjoy wildlife and the outdoors for generations to come. This week, I had three of my bipartisan bills pass out of the Natural Resou... Read more

  • Wittman's Weekly: Setting Defense Policy for FY20
    Posted in Weekly Updates on September 21, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    In recent years, we have made a lot of progress in rebuilding our military readiness. This is due in large part to the House Armed Services Committee’s nonpartisan tradition of resourcing defense, which has led to 58 consecutive years of enactment of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The long-standing spirit of collaboration culminated last year with the enactment of the fiscal 2019 NDAA prior to the start of the fiscal year; a feat that had not been accomplished in 22 years. Parado... Read more

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