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  • Breakfast With Rob: Kilmarnock
    Posted in Press Releases on July 19, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Transportation & Infrastructure

    KILMARNOCK – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) had the latest stop of his “Breakfast With Rob” series at Lee's Restaurant in Kilmarnock, Virginia. He kicked off the series last month in Tappahannock and will continue stopping into local favorite breakfast spots across the First District to talk with folks about the issues that matter most to them. “This morning I had a great time talking with folks at Lee’s,” said Wittman. “I’m working hard on the issues that matter most to Virginians: expa... Read more

  • Wittman to Pelosi: There is too much to be done
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Federal Employees, Immigration, Health Care, Transportation & Infrastructure , Family Values, Taxes & Economy, Environment, Education, Reforming Congress

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressmen Rob Wittman sent another letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urging her to keep the House in-session through August to complete critical legislative items. “On June 28, 2019, I wrote you asking that you cancel the August recess if the House had not addressed the many critical issues facing our Nation,” Wittman wrote. “Three weeks later, we are no further on the major issues affecting the American people. Therefore, I again urge you to cancel the August recess and... Read more

  • Wittman Votes Against Unprecedentedly Partisan FY20 NDAA
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    WASHINGTON - Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), Ranking Member of the Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, released this statement after voting “no,” for the first time ever, on House passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20): “For decades, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) has been a bipartisan process, but that long history of reaching across the aisle came to an end today. Since I arrived in Congress 11 years a... Read more

  • Wittman to Pelosi: Keep Us In Town
    Posted in Press Releases on June 28, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Federal Employees, Immigration, Health Care, Transportation & Infrastructure , Family Values, Taxes & Economy, Environment, Education, Reforming Congress

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressmen Rob Wittman sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urging her to keep the House in-session through August to complete critical legislative items. “I urge you and the House leadership to reconsider the legislative calendar and to cancel the August recess if the House has not addressed the many critical issues facing our Nation and the American people,” Wittman wrote. “The House has yet to pass a bipartisan budget, address the debt ceiling, or consider legislat... Read more

  • Wittman Continues Leadership on Rural Broadband Expansion
    Posted in Press Releases on June 24, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation & Infrastructure

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) held the third meeting of his First District Broadband Taskforce in Tappahannock. The purpose of the Broadband Task Force is to seek input from various federal, state and local leaders in addition to Internet Service Providers (ISPs) within the First District. Congressman Wittman was joined by Acting Assistant to the Secretary for US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Development, Joel Baxley; Governor Northam’s Chief Broadband Advisor, E... Read more

  • Wittman Votes Against Spending Increase
    Posted in Press Releases on June 20, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes & Economy, Reforming Congress

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman released this statement after voting against H.R. 2740 - Departments Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Defense, State, Foreign Operations, and Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2020. “The funding bill that passed the House today is not only irresponsible, but has no future in the Senate. These bills have been considered without first adopting a bipartisan budget agreement to establish a topline number, which has led to out-of-control... Read more

  • Wittman launches “Breakfast With Rob” series
    Posted in Press Releases on June 18, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Transportation & Infrastructure , Environment

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman had the first stop of his “Breakfast With Rob” series at Java Jacks in Tappahannock, Virginia. In the coming months, he will be stopping into local favorite breakfast spots across the First District to talk with folks about the issues that matter most to them. “The greatest honor of my life is to serve you as your representative in the First District,” Wittman said. “Instead of staying in Washington during the week, I still make the drive from my littl... Read more

  • Wittman Votes Against Committee Passage of FY20 NDAA
    Posted in Press Releases on June 13, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    WASHINGTON - Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), Ranking Member of the Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, voted “no” on committee passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20). “Traditionally, the NDAA earns broad bipartisan support from Members on both sides of the aisle. Because of that joint effort in the past, Congress was able to start rebuilding our Navy to reach 355 ships, combat our readiness crisis, and give our service... Read more

  • House Rural Broadband Caucus Hosts Strategic Panel
    Posted in Press Releases on June 11, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation & Infrastructure

    WASHINGTON – Today the House Rural Broadband Caucus, in cooperation with the NCTA—Internet & Television Association, held a panel entitled Trailblazing a Path for Rural Broadband. Congressman Wittman introduced the panel and delivered remarks on what NCTA and its member companies are doing across the nation to help close the digital divide. “High speed broadband has the potential to revolutionize the way rural populations live their lives,” said Wittman. “As folks in urban areas today benefit fr... Read more

  • Wittman Attends “FredEx” Groundbreaking
    Posted in Press Releases on June 5, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation & Infrastructure

    WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Wittman, along with Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and Virginia Secretary of Transportation Shannon Valentine, attended and delivered remarks at Transurban’s groundbreaking on the I-95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension Project (FredEx). “The First District of Virginia is home to some of the most unique transportation challenges in the country, including the I-95 corridor in Northern Virginia, which has been identified as the worst traffic hot spot in the nat... Read more

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