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  • Wittman Receives Oscar Mike Award
    Posted in Press Releases on May 20, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Congressman Rob Wittman was presented with the Oscar Mike Award at the Marine Corps Historic Half in Fredericksburg. This award is given annually to an individual who has made exceptional contributions to the Marine Corps Historic Half, the running community, and the City of Fredericksburg. “I am humbled to have even been considered, but to be named the Oscar Mike recipient is a tremendous honor. It is a privilege to work on behalf of our brave men and women in uniform an... Read more

  • Wittman Honored for Commitment to Military Families
    Posted in Press Releases on May 16, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Family Values

    WASHINGTON – Last night, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) was honored by the Trustees of United Through Reading (UTR) for his service to military families at their 6th Annual Tribute to Military Families. “Thousands of military families call Virginia home. I have had the distinct pleasure of serving the families who sacrifice so very much to make sure this great experiment of freedom—that we know as the United States of America—continues to be the bastion of hope and a symbol of prosperity,” Witt... Read more

  • Wittman Dedicated to Protecting Patients with Pre-Existing Conditions
    Posted in Press Releases on May 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released this statement after voting against House Democrat’s latest partisan messaging ploy, H.R. 986 – the Protecting Americans with Preexisting Conditions Act of 2019: “Despite the name, H.R. 986 has nothing to do with protecting people with preexisting conditions. Instead, what the bill does, is repeal the administration’s expansion of a successful provision - Section 1332 - that allows states to waive certain Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirement... Read more

  • Wittman Dedicated to Bridging the Skills Gap
    Posted in Press Releases on May 7, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes & Economy, Education

    WASHINGTON – Over the past two weeks, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) has held two Career and Technical Education (CTE) Symposiums. The first took place last week at the Northern Neck Technical Center in Warsaw and the second today in Manassas at the Kelly Leadership Center. The purpose of these symposiums is to connect education institutions with local businesses and the private sector, and to help ensure the curriculum for our students reflects the needs of the workforce. “Strengthening Americ... Read more

  • Wittman, Connolly Introduce Resolution to Honor Public Servants
    Posted in Press Releases on May 6, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees

    WASHINGTON – Representative Rob Wittman (VA-01) was joined by Representative Gerald Connolly (VA-11) in introducing a bipartisan resolution designating May 5-11, 2019 as Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW). H.Res. 353 commends federal, state, county and local government employees, as well as members of the uniformed services, for their tireless and dedicated efforts, and details the significant contributions that public servants have made to the United States. It celebrates the millions of in... Read more

  • Wittman Advocates for Virginia’s Infrastructure Priorities
    Posted in Press Releases on May 1, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation & Infrastructure

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman testified in front of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, advocating for Virginia’s infrastructure priorities. He emphasized the unique transportation and infrastructure challenges of the First District including congestion on I-95, strained commuter rail, and lack of broadband access. He also stressed the importance of investing in widening and deepening the Port of Virginia, as well as maintaining sustainable funding for our region’s air... Read more

  • Wittman on USS Truman Announcement
    Posted in Press Releases on April 30, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Wittman released this statement following Vice President Pence’s announcement not to retire the USS Truman: “This is the right choice and I am glad to see the administration make this correction. I have been adamant since the beginning that retiring the USS Truman halfway through its expected service life would be strategically and fiscally irresponsible. Aircraft carriers are the nation’s preeminent power projection platform and the cornerstone of the US Navy. Completin... Read more

  • Wittman Named to Migratory Bird Conservation Commission
    Posted in Press Releases on April 17, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    WASHINGTON –Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy has appointed Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) to the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission for the 116th Congress. "I am honored to have been chosen by the Leader to serve as one of two House members on this commission, which is so important to both waterfowl and outdoorsmen alike," said Wittman. "The Chesapeake Bay Watershed is critical to the economy of the First District and it provides vital habitats for waterfowl. Preserving habitats for waterfo... Read more

  • Wittman Advocates for Port of VA
    Posted in Press Releases on April 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation & Infrastructure , Taxes & Economy

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Wittman (VA-01) testified before the House Appropriation’s subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies advocating for the funding necessary to widen and deepen the Port of Virginia. The Port of Virginia is a national gateway for waterborne commerce, supporting businesses in all 48 contiguous states. Currently, the Port of Virginia is the fifth largest container port complex in the U.S and manages cargo ranging from containers, vehicles and n... Read more

  • Wittman Votes Against Government Takeover of the Internet
    Posted in Press Releases on April 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation & Infrastructure

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Wittman voted against H.R. 1644, a bill introduced by House Democrats to allow for a government takeover of the Internet. “This bill would impose burdensome regulations that could lead to delays in the deployment of new innovative technologies, such as 5G wireless networks, stifling rural broadband deployment and decreasing investment in broadband infrastructure across the country,” said Wittman. “We should be working on bipartisan solutions that will further ensu... Read more

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