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  • Wittman: Almost $3 Million Coming to VA-01 for Broadband Expansion
    Posted in Press Releases on January 22, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation & Infrastructure

    WASHINGTON – Today, Virginia announced that almost $3 million in grants would be awarded to Virginia’s First District through the Virginia Telecommunication Initiative (VaTI). The First District counties include: Stafford County and King and Queen County. “I am thrilled to see this important investment coming to the First District,” said Wittman. “Demand for high speed broadband has never been greater; closing the digital divide is the key to lifting up countless communities and populations in u... Read more

  • Wittman Hosts Top House T&I Republicans
    Posted in Press Releases on January 16, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation & Infrastructure

    WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) hosted Congressman Sam Graves (R-MO), Ranking Member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee (T&I), Congressman Bruce Westerman (R-AR), Ranking Member of T&I’s subcommittee on Water Resources and the Environment, and Congressman Bob Gibbs (R-OH), Ranking Member of T&I’s subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation in Portsmouth, Virginia. The Congressional Delegation (CODEL) visited US Coast Guard Base Portsmouth and... Read more

  • Wittman: USDA Making $48 Million Investment in Broadband for Rural Virginia
    Posted in Press Releases on January 9, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Business-Cooperative Service Administrator Bette Brand announced USDA has invested $48 million in high speed broadband infrastructure for more than 22,600 rural households in Virginia – including King and Queen County. This is one of many funding announcements in the first round of USDA’s ReConnect Pilot Program investments. “I am thrilled to see this important investment coming to the First District. For me, the issue of rural broa... Read more

  • Wittman Statement on Iran
    Posted in Press Releases on January 8, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), Ranking Member of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, released this statement on Iran: “Last week, President Trump took action to eliminate a brutal terrorist and protect the American people. Make no mistake, Qasem Soleimani was a known enemy of the United States who believed himself and his heinous deeds beyond reproach--this is no longer the case. I agree with President Trump, additional sanctions are necessary to ensure Iran does not ... Read more

  • Wittman Votes to Advance USMCA
    Posted in Press Releases on December 19, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes & Economy

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Wittman voted in favor of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act to advance the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) – a replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement. Ratifying the USMCA has been a major priority of both Congressional Republicans and President Trump in 2019. “I was proud to finally cast my vote today to advance the USMCA. Ratifying this agreement is absolutely critical to the First District and entire Comm... Read more

  • Wittman Votes NO on Articles to Impeach President Trump
    Posted in Press Releases on December 18, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Reforming Congress

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released this statement after NO on Articles of Impeachment against President Donald Trump: “Following the release of reports from the Oversight, Intelligence, Foreign Affairs, and Judiciary Committees, it is clear the hearings held by House Democrats over the last month have by no means proved President Trump committed an impeachable offense. Unhappy with the results of the election, House Democrats have been working to build a case for impeachment s... Read more

  • House Passes Two Wittman Bills: H.R. 1747 and H.R. 3596
    Posted in Press Releases on December 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) had two pieces of legislation pass the House of Representatives as part of H.R. 729 - a larger package of ten bipartisan bills. The National Fish Habitat Conservation Through Partnerships Act and the Keep America’s Waterfronts Working Act work to increase conservation of fish habitat and wetlands, as well as preserve our working waterfronts. Congressman Wittman is committed to getting real results for the First District. This is one of the many... Read more

  • Wittman Signs FY20 NDAA Conference Report
    Posted in Press Releases on December 9, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee and conferee on the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20 NDAA), released this statement on the conference report. “After months of negotiation, I am proud to sign a bipartisan conference report today. A bill that started with unreasonable, partisan riders, is now a piece of legislation that I believe does right by our men and women in unifo... Read more

  • MEDIA ADVISORY: Wittman to Host Briefing on VA Facilities Coming to FXBG
    Posted in Press Releases on December 3, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans, Health Care

    FREDERICKSBURG – On December 13, 2019, Congressman Rob Wittman will host a Veterans Administration (VA) Fredericksburg Medical Facilities Briefing at VFW Post 3103 in Fredericksburg to provide clarification and a timeline for any and all clinics/facilities coming to the area. The VA has announced it is accepting lease proposals for a VA facility to be built in the Fredericksburg area. In FY2017, the Republican-led Congress authorized the largest lease procurement the VA has ever undertaken – thi... Read more

  • Wittman, Thompson Bill to Extend North American Wetlands Conservation Act Passes the House
    Posted in Press Releases on November 21, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Rep. Rob Wittman (VA-01) and Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that their bill H.R. 925, the North American Wetlands Conservation Extension Act (NAWCA) has passed the House and is ready for consideration in the Senate. This bipartisan bill authorizes $60 million each year for habitat restoration and conservation projects nation-wide. “I am thrilled to see the North American Wetlands Conservation Extension Act pass the House. Washington should be doing more to identify ... Read more

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