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  • 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

  • Wittman's Weekly: No More Continuing Resolutions
    Posted in Weekly Updates on September 14, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes & Economy, Reforming Congress

    In the age of procrastination and irresponsible spending in Washington, continuing resolutions (CR) have become a comfortable fall back for Congress. Instead of buckling down and getting spending bills done on time through measured debate, lawmakers look to last-minute, stop-gap measures to fund the federal government. The last time Congress was able to maintain regular operations without a continuing resolution was in 1996—two decades ago. I believe it’s time for Congress to move past the age o... Read more

  • Wittman's Weekly: August in Photos
    Posted in Weekly Updates on September 7, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Seniors, Veterans, Family Values, Taxes & Economy, Environment

    Friend – Another month has come and gone across the Commonwealth. I hope your August was restful and I hope you took time out this month to enjoy the great outdoors with family and friends. While Congress was in our traditional August recess, I had the opportunity to meet with folks throughout the First District. I had a great time at the Virginia Ag Expo in Ruther Glen talking with area producers, I spoke with local first responders on the importance of hurricane preparedness, and went out in t... Read more

  • Wittman's Weekly: How Can I Help?
    Posted in Weekly Updates on August 31, 2019 | Preview rr

    Without question, the first and most important part of my job as a Member of Congress is to serve you, my constituents. From cutting through the bureaucracy to arranging Capitol Tours, I want to do everything I can to provide the best service possible to my constituents. In case you weren’t aware of all the the ways my office can provide assistance, I wanted to highlight some of of those services for you. What's Happening In Washington Do you want concise updates from me about what Congress is u... Read more

  • Wittman's Weekly: Fixing Our Broken Immigration System
    Posted in Weekly Updates on August 24, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Family Values

    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, those wishing to enter the country need to come here legally. To keep America strong and prosperous, we need an immigration system that works for the American people. Our approach to combating illegal immigration must be comprehensive and include permanently securing our border,... Read more

  • Wittman's Weekly: Working on Your Behalf
    Posted in Weekly Updates on August 17, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation & Infrastructure , Taxes & Economy, Environment, Reforming Congress

    What we see in Washington today – partisan bickering, investigations, policy stalemates - is an example of where differences are highlighted, but indeed we should be looking at what we have in common, because I do believe there is more common ground than any of us realize. My focus as your Representative in Congress is to work on behalf of the people of the First District and their top concerns, and I will continue to serve as a strong supporter and vocal advocate for these ideas and principles ... Read more

  • Wittman's Weekly: Are You Prepared?
    Posted in Weekly Updates on August 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation & Infrastructure , Family Values, Environment

    We are currently right in the middle of hurricane season for our region - the season runs from the beginning of June to the end of November. Are you prepared for a possible severe storm or flash flood? It is critical for folks to use this time to plan ahead and stay informed. I wanted to share some resources so you can keep yourself, your family, and our communities safe. Disasters may not be able to plan ahead, but you can! Preparing for a storm: Be Informed. Knowing what to do before, during, ... Read more

  • Wittman's Weekly: We Need Accountability
    Posted in Weekly Updates on July 27, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes & Economy, Reforming Congress

    Congress has so much left to get done – not only passing our 12 funding bills but working on legislation to lower the cost of prescription drugs for Americans, secure our border, fix our crumbling roads and bridges, rein in out of control spending, and so much more. Instead of staying to get the work done, Speaker Pelosi is giving members a six-week legislative recess – leaving Congress just 13 legislative days to fund the government when we return. Not only that, she even made us leave a day ea... Read more

  • Wittman's Weekly: Creating Jobs, Not Destroying Them
    Posted in Weekly Updates on July 20, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Family Values, Taxes & Economy

    The American economy is stronger now than it has been in decades. Since January 2017, the U.S. economy has created 5.6 million jobs. In fact, 224,000 jobs were created in June alone. The unemployment rate has hit a 50-year low. We are seeing historic levels of small business optimism, record numbers of job openings, increased business investment, and higher wages. It is critical that we protect our job creators on Main Street. Small businesses are everywhere – more than half of Americans either ... Read more

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