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  • What are your environmental priorities?
    Posted in Press Releases on February 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Friend- In the coming weeks, I’ll hold a meeting with my First District Environmental Advisory Council to discuss the critical policy issues surrounding a healthy Chesapeake Bay and clean environment. Knowing our shared interest in our the district’s environment and natural resources, I wanted to get your feedback on the most pressing issues that I should discuss with my advisory council. What is your greatest environmental policy concern? Federal funding for Chesapeake Bay cleanup Ensuring clea... Read more

  • Wittman Praises Administration’s Intent to Expand Access to Rural Broadband
    Posted in Press Releases on February 16, 2018 | Preview rr

    Wittman Praises Administration’s Intent to Expand Access to Rural Broadband WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman released this statement regarding President Trump’s comments on rural broadband investments: “I am thrilled that President Trump is serious about investments to expand access to broadband internet. High speed internet access, or broadband, is critical to economic growth, job creation, education, and healthcare. We can no longer leave Americans in rural areas on the sidelines. Using t... Read more

  • Wittman praises VA tribal funding in FY19 budget
    Posted in Press Releases on February 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget

    Wittman praises VA tribal funding in FY19 budget WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released this statement regarding the inclusion of funding for the newly recognized Virginia Tribes in the Fiscal Year 2019 Department of Interior budget: “Today, Secretary Zinke and the Department of Interior released their Fiscal Year 2019 Budget. Included within the budget are funds to provide initial federal support to the six Virginia Tribes recognized in my legislation, H.R. 984, the Thomasina E.... Read more

  • Members of VA Delegation recommend TCC be designated a Domestic Maritime Center of Excellence
    Posted in Press Releases on February 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Taxes & Economy, Education

    Members of VA Delegation recommend TCC be designated a Domestic Maritime Center of Excellence WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1) was joined by U.S. Senators Warner and Kaine, Representatives Taylor, Scott, and McEachin in writing a letter to the Secretary of Transportation, Elaine Chao, requesting that Tidewater Community College (TCC) be designated a Domestic Maritime Center of Excellence. This designation will allow TCC to partner with the Maritime Administration (MARAD) to re... Read more

  • Wittman Votes to Secure Stable Military Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on February 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Budget, Reforming Congress

    WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released this statement after voting in favor of the Bipartisan Budget Act: “I believe it is our primary constitutional responsibility to provide for the common defense. Right now, we are in a readiness crisis and the damage of Congressional budget dysfunction has come at a major cost, a human cost. In the past year, we have had 80 military casualties during peace time training and operations. This is, in part, a direct result of the lack of re... Read more

  • Wittman leads VA Delegation letter to Trump emphasizing the importance of the Hampton Roads Naval Community
    Posted in Press Releases on February 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    WASHINGTON – Today the entire Virginia delegation, led by Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1), joined together to send a letter to President Trump, urging the administration not to consider relocating a nuclear powered aircraft carrier from NAVSTA Norfolk, Virginia to NAVSTA Mayport, Florida. This is in response to a letter sent by the Florida delegation last week requesting the move. “As members of the Virginia Congressional delegation, we are writing to urge you to craft a Fiscal Year 2019 Preside... Read more

  • ICYMI: Highlights from January
    Posted in Press Releases on February 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Budget, Federal Employees, Environment, Reforming Congress

    Friend- What a start to 2018! In just the last few weeks, I saw my legislation to recognize six Virginia Indian Tribes become law, introduced bipartisan legislation that made sure federal employees were backpaid during the government shutdown, and led a Congressional Delegation down to Naval Station Norfolk. In case you missed the work I was up to at the start of the this year, I've compiled some of my favorite pictures from January below. I met with my Fredericksburg Veteran’s Advisory Council ... Read more

  • Your Take: How Am I Doing?
    Posted in Press Releases on February 7, 2018 | Preview rr

    Dear Friend: I invite you to take part in a survey being conducted by your Congressional office to seek your views on the quality of our constituent services. I am committed to providing excellent constituent service, and continually strive to exceed your expectations. The survey should take less than 10 minutes to complete. Your feedback counts. Your response will help shape important decisions as we seek to improve quality and provide the best possible service to you. I am counting on you to l... Read more

  • Wittman Supports Funding Measure that Funds Military Through FY18
    Posted in Press Releases on February 6, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Budget, Health Care

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) voted "yes" on the H.R. 1892 – Further Extension of Continuing Appropriations Act. The bill extends existing discretionary appropriations at current levels through March 23, 2018 and includes $659.2 billion in full-year, FY18 funding for the Department of Defense. "On principle, I do not support continuing resolutions (CRs) as a way to fund our government. CRs continue to be problematic for the operations of our government, especially our natio... Read more

  • Wittman Votes for Third Time to Fund Our Military
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Budget

    Wittman Votes for Third Time to Fund Our Military WASHINGTON - Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) today backed House passage of H.R. 695, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2018. "Passing this national security funding bill sends a strong signal that we are still dedicated to the safety and security of all Americans. This is the third time I have voted to pass a defense appropriations bill that would allow a full year of consistent funding for military," Rep. Wittman said. "The world is... Read more

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