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  • What happened with healthcare last week
    Posted in Press Releases on October 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Friend- Like you I believe the goal of healthcare reform must be to drive costs down so that quality healthcare coverage is affordable and accessible to every American. Unfortunately, over the past few months, while the House has passed reform legislation, we have seen inaction in the Senate. We must provide relief to the American people and follow through on our promise to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. In case you missed it, I wanted to share with you the actions the Trump Adminis... Read more

  • What the House has done on immigration
    Posted in Press Releases on October 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Friends, One of my priorities in Congress is making sure our borders are secure. Moreover, I am focused on ensuring that our nation’s current immigration laws are enforced, immigration programs work properly, and the temporary worker visa program is overhauled so that it works better for both employers and documented workers. I strongly believe we need to enforce our current laws while ensuring that we do not reward those who have broken our laws. I wanted to update you on some of the legislatio... Read more

  • STEM is key to Virginia’s manufacturing jobs
    Posted in Press Releases on October 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Friend- Yesterday, I had the pleasure of visiting idX Corporation’s facility in Spotsylvania, Virginia, ahead of their ribbon cutting next month. During my tour of the facility, I learned about their role as one of the largest retail environment manufacturers and their new presence here in Virginia. In my meetings across the First District, I’ve heard from businesses and manufacturers, like idX, that they are worried about the future of our workforce. It is imperative that we equip the students ... Read more

  • Poll: What do you care about?
    Posted in Press Releases on October 18, 2017 | Preview rr

    Hi Friend- I am fully dedicated to representing the constituents of the First District. I will continue to work hard to ensure that Veterans receive the benefits they deserve; that we bring jobs back to the hard-working men and women of Virginia; that we preserve and build our military strength; and that we meet the needs of our dedicated federal employees. I am here to serve you and I want to know what issues that are most important to you! Please take a moment to respond to the short survey be... Read more

  • Congress must do its job
    Posted in Press Releases on October 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget

    Friend- I feel strongly that one of Congress’ duties to the American people is to pass a comprehensive budget; in fact, I once again introduced legislation saying Members of Congress shouldn’t receive a paycheck if we don’t pass the budget on time. For far too long, Congress has chosen to fund the government through short-sighted, stop-gap budget measures. Recently, however, the House did its job and passed a budget for the fiscal year 2018; as someone committed to fiscal responsibility, I recen... Read more

  • My view: Replacing the Air Force One fleet literally takes an act of Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on October 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Budget

    Dear Friend- I just wrote an op-ed that was published in Defense News on Congress' role in the oversight and replacement of Air Force One. There is bipartisan agreement that the Air Force One fleet needs to be replaced, and I outline how Congress should move forward given its jurisdiction over replacement, otherwise known as the Presidential Aircraft Recapitalization program. The full article is below. Please do not hesitate to contact me anytime an issue that concerns you comes before the House... Read more

  • I Will Continue to Fight for Federal Employees
    Posted in Press Releases on October 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees

    Hi Friend- Knowing your interest in the issues facing federal employees, I wanted to take a moment a speak with you about the budget proposal the House recently passed. During the budgeting process, I consistently advocated leadership on behalf of federal employees, urging them not to balance the budget at their expense. I, along with a group of my colleagues, sent a letter to House Leadership and a letter to the Chairman and the Ranking Member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee. T... Read more

  • Expanding access to affordable prescription drugs
    Posted in Press Releases on October 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Friend- Like you, I believe Congress must work to improve the affordability of the nation’s health care system. Part of my work in Washington is focused on ensuring workers and families in Virginia, and across the country, have access to affordable health care. I wanted to share a recent concern of mine regarding the 340B Drug Pricing Program. This program gives discounts to eligible hospitals and other healthcare providers on prescription medication. Rural hospitals, in particular, depend on sa... Read more

  • Wittman Statement on Iran Nuclear Deal
    Posted in Press Releases on October 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released this statement following the Trump Administration's announcement on its new strategy regarding Iran. “In 2015 I voted against the Iran Nuclear Deal as I feared that agreement lacked sufficient safeguards to prevent the Iranian government from continuing its pursuit of a nuclear weapon. Two years later, Iran is testing launch platforms and ballistic missiles,” Wittman said. “Iran still continues to destabilize the region by supporting S... Read more

  • Tax reform could help save our highways
    Posted in Press Releases on October 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Friend- Knowing our shared interest in transportation issues, I would like to update you on what I’ve been doing to help the Commonwealth in this area. As you may know, I am a commuter, traveling back and forth from Montross to Washington, D.C. daily when Congress is in session, and so I experience first-hand the transportation challenges in our region. I consistently hear about how transportation funding is the number one issue facing commuters in the First District. Chief among them is finding... Read more

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