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  • Rep. Rob Wittman Wins Democracy Award for Exemplary Public Service
    Posted in Press Releases on July 3, 2018 | Preview rr

    Rep. Rob Wittman Wins Democracy Award for Exemplary Public Service WASHINGTON –Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) was named the winner by the Congressional Management Foundation for their first-everDemocracy Awards. These awards recognize performance and achievement in congressional offices. Rep. Wittman received this recognition for his outstanding accomplishments in the category of Transparency and Accountability, which is awarded to the office that provides clear, relevant information on... Read more

  • Poll: Time to reorganize the federal government?
    Posted in Press Releases on July 2, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget, Federal Employees

    Friend- The Trump Administration recently announced a sweeping plan to reorganize the federal government. This announcement comes following President Trump’s Executive Order last year directing the Office of Management of Budget to propose changes to reorganize Executive Branch agencies and departments. The administration touts the reforms as a part of their ongoing effort to streamline an inefficient, bloated federal bureaucracy to better serve the American people. OMB Director Mick Mulvaney ex... Read more

  • Wittman, Roe Host Veterans Forum in Fredericksburg
    Posted in Press Releases on June 29, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Wittman, Roe Host Veterans Forum in Fredericksburg WASHINTON – Congressman Rob Wittman hosted a “Voices of Veterans” event featuring House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Phil Roe, along with several representatives from the Veterans Administration (VA). The event was held at VFW Post 3103 in Fredericksburg, Virginia. “Congress and the American people are dedicated to our veterans’ needs. I have long believed that the benefits afforded our men and women in uniform have been earned through s... Read more

  • Wittman Continues to Fight for 355 Ship Navy
    Posted in Press Releases on June 28, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Budget

    Wittman Continues to Fight for 355 Ship Navy WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released this statement following the inclusion of Amendment 26 in the FY19 Defense Appropriations Act: “Today was a step forward for our Nation’s security. Amendment 26 to the FY19 Defense Appropriations Act, now included in the overall bill, supports the cost-effective funding for CVN 81, the Navy’s fourth Ford-class aircraft carrier. A dual procurement allows the U.S. Navy to build to a Fleet of 12 airc... Read more

  • Wittman Votes in Favor of Dept. of Defense Appropriations Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 28, 2018 | Preview rr

    Wittman Votes in Favor of Dept. of Defense Appropriations Act WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) voted in favor of H.R. 6157, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act: “It is critical that Congress pass the defense funding bill before the end of the fiscal year, and today the House took the first step towards getting that done. The world is an increasingly dangerous place and, having assessed those threats, we must now provide the funding necessary to ensure we can defeat o... Read more

  • Wittman Votes to Secure Border
    Posted in Press Releases on June 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman released this statement following a vote to reform the United States immigration system: “Our current immigration system is broken; 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, people need to come here legally. To keep America strong and prosperous, we need an immigration system that works for the American people. “Today, I voted ... Read more

  • Wittman Votes in Favor of Farm Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on June 21, 2018 | Preview rr

    Wittman Votes in Favor of Farm Bill WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018: “Food security is national security. This bill keeps family farmers and foresters who live right here in the First District in mind by providing them certainty and stability as they continue to provide food and fiber to markets across the world. Agriculture and forestry is one of the most important economies... Read more

  • Wittman Statement on Broken Immigration System
    Posted in Press Releases on June 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Wittman Statement on Broken Immigration System WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released this statement regarding children of illegal immigrants being separated from their families: “I am against separating families at the border. I believe that we need long-lasting immigration reform, not just quick fixes and this issue proves that now more than ever, we must find a solution. That is why the House is working tirelessly this week to solve this critical issue. Specifically, we will b... Read more

  • Wittman Continues to Fight For Access to Broadband
    Posted in Press Releases on June 18, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) hosted another meeting of his Rural Broadband Task Force. Congressman Wittman was joined by Jim Wasilewski, Deputy Chief of Staff to Assistant Secretary David Redl/Director of Congressional Affairs at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), Doug Kinkoph, Associate Administrator of NTIA’s Office of Telecommunications and Information, and other local stakeholders who represented internet service providers, the Cente... Read more

  • Survey: North Korea Negotiations
    Posted in Press Releases on June 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Friend- The recent summit between President Trump and Leader Kim Jong-un has the potential to mark a historic change in our nation’s relationship with North Korea. I am hopeful that despite North Korea’s long history of military threats, human rights abuse, and deception we can work together towards peace. Our end goal must be complete, verifiable, and irreparable denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. I want to know what you think. The administration’s maximum pressure strategy has gotten us... Read more

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