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  • Wittman Continues to Fight for Broadband Access at Fredericksburg Chamber Event
    Posted in Press Releases on September 19, 2018 | Preview rr

    Wittman Continues to Fight for Broadband Access at Fredericksburg Chamber Event WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) participated in a community conversation on broadband expansion hosted by the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce. The conversation took place at the Howell Branch of the Central Rappahannock Region Library in Fredericksburg. “Right now, we are leaving thousands of people on the sidelines, not just in our district, but across the country,” Wittman said. “Si... Read more

  • Wittman Statement on CBO Analysis of Public/Private Shipyards
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Wittman Statement on CBO Analysis of Public/Private Shipyards WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), Chairman of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, issued this statement following the release of a Congressional Budget Office (CBO) presentation titled: Comparing the Costs of Submarine Maintenance at Public and Private Shipyards. This report was completed at the request of Reps. Wittman, Courtney, Wilson, and Bordallo, and found that “maintenance at private shipyards h... Read more

  • Wittman Applauds Completion of First Funding Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Reforming Congress

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released this statement after voting in favor of the Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 5895 – Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act: “I am encouraged that we have finally completed a small fraction of the appropriations bills for FY2019. The legislation passed today invests in our nation’s veterans and prioritizes the safety of all Americans by funding pivotal energy and water project... Read more

  • Targeting federal employee pay is unacceptable
    Posted in Press Releases on September 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees

    Friend- Last week, the President expressed his intent to cancel a planned pay raise for federal employees as part of an effort to rein in federal spending. I want to be emphatically clear—targeting federal employee pay or benefits as a means to balance our budget disregards the millions of men and women who selflessly serve our nation. We cannot expect to get our fiscal house in order at the expense of civil servants. While it’s critical to address runaway federal spending, targeting federal em... Read more

  • Wittman Named “Hero of Main Street”
    Posted in Press Releases on September 6, 2018 | Preview rr

    Wittman Named “Hero of Main Street” WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) was recognized this week as a “Hero of Main Street” by the National Retail Federation for consistently supporting policies that will benefit our retail industry and its millions of small businesses. “In Virginia, 97% of all businesses are small businesses,” Wittman said. “It's no stretch to say that they are the backbone of the Commonwealth's economy. Our job in Washington is to get out of the way so that Main Stre... Read more

  • Advisory: Rural Broadband Public Comment Period
    Posted in Press Releases on August 22, 2018 | Preview rr

    Friend- As you may know, I’ve been working tirelessly to expand access to broadband across Virginia. Whether it’s working with industry stakeholders or key government officials, I believe that we need to use all means available to get those who have been left behind up to speed, because it is absolutely critical to growing our economy and improving the lives of countless Virginians. I wanted to make sure you knew how you can get involved in bringing high-speed internet to rural Virginia. On Jul... Read more

  • Wittman Hosts Event to Celebrate KARO Passage
    Posted in Press Releases on August 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Wittman Hosts Event to Celebrate KARO Passage WARSAW – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) hosted an event at the Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge in Warsaw, Virginia to celebrate the historic reauthorization of the National Wildlife Refuge System Volunteer Programs. In April, President Trump signed into law H.R. 3979, the Keep America’s Refuges Operational Act (KARO), a bill which Congressman Wittman introduced along with Rep. Hakeem Jefferies (D-NY). This legislation reau... Read more

  • Wittman Introduces Bill to Conserve Fish Habitat
    Posted in Press Releases on August 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Wittman Introduces Bill to Conserve Fish Habitat WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Congressman Rob Wittman introduced legislation called the National Fish Habitat Conservation Through Partnerships Act. This legislation codifies the National Fish Habitat Partnerships, an initiative that aims to achieve measurable habitat conservation results through strategic partnerships that lead to better fish habitat conditions and increased fishing opportunities. “Healthy waterways and fish populations are absolutely... Read more

  • Wittman Signs NDAA Conference Report
    Posted in Press Releases on July 24, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Budget

    Wittman Signs NDAA Conference Report WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, released this statement on the conference report of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19 NDAA). “As the Chairman of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee and a conferee, I am proud of this conference report as I believe it provides the authorities and resources for our men and women of the A... Read more

  • Wittman Wants to Stay Until the Work is Done
    Posted in Press Releases on July 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget, Reforming Congress

    Wittman Wants to Stay Until the Work is Done WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 6147 Interior, Environment, Financial Services, and General Government Appropriations Act, FY2019: “As of today, the House is only completed half of the appropriations bills necessary to keep our government running. However, against my persistent calls, the Speaker plans to send the House home for the archaic, August recess. I sent a let... Read more

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