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  • Wittman Holds First Meeting of First District Career and Technical Education Task Force
    Posted in Press Releases on September 12, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    WOODBRIDGE – Last week, Congressman Rob Wittman hosted the inaugural meeting of his First Congressional District Career and Technical Education Task Force. He created this task force to address our regional issues in regards to better preparing students through Career and Technical Education (CTE) to meet the current and future needs of our workforce. “Currently, businesses across America are facing a severe talent shortage due to a lack of vocational education and technical training,” said Witt... Read more

  • Congressman Wittman Advocates for First District Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on September 11, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) testified in front of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, advocating on behalf of our nation’s veterans. The First District is home to one of the highest growing veterans populations in the country, while also supporting several bases as well. As a member representing so many men and women who have made incredible sacrifices for our nation, serving our military and veterans is Congressman Wittman’s priority. He specifically asked for move... Read more

  • Wittman Hosts 2nd Community Broadband Field Seminar in Lancaster
    Posted in Press Releases on September 6, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation & Infrastructure

    LANCASTER – This week, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) hosted his second Community Broadband Field Seminar in Lancaster County as an opportunity for underserved and unserved communities and neighborhoods within the area to learn more about the funding and resources available at the state and federal levels to help bring broadband to their citizens. He has served as a leader in both Virginia and in Congress to close the digital divide and bring broadband to the unserved populations of America. Wh... Read more

  • Wittman Supports FCC Efforts to Improve Broadband Mapping
    Posted in Press Releases on August 13, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation & Infrastructure

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), Co-Chair of the Rural Broadband caucus commended the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on its approval of an order establishing the Digital Opportunity Data Collection. This proposal would require broadband providers to offer more detailed information on where they provide coverage and where they do not. It also institutes periodic challenge processes to help increase the quality of maps. “I am grateful that the FCC is making more accurate mapp... Read more

  • Wittman Talks Transportation Issues at FXBG Chamber Summit
    Posted in Press Releases on August 1, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation & Infrastructure

    FREDERICKSBURG – Yesterday, Congressman Wittman provided the keynote speech at the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Transportation Summit held at the University of Mary Washington. The purpose of the summit was to discuss transportation issues in the Fredericksburg area – mainly congestion, access to commuter rail, and crumbling roads and bridges. A full recording of the event is available here. “The First District of Virginia is home to some of the most unique transportation challe... Read more

  • Wittman Advocates for Broadband Expansion
    Posted in Press Releases on July 29, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation & Infrastructure

    WASHINGTON – Last week, Congressman Rob Wittman testified in front of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, advocating for expanding access to broadband – one of his top priorities. As Co-Chair of the House Rural Broadband Caucus he is fighting to ensure that our nation’s rural and unserved populations are no longer left on the sidelines, but instead gain access to key services such as telemedicine, online education, and applications that help small businesses compete in the 21st Century. Be... Read more

  • Wittman: We must get our nation’s fiscal house in order
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Federal Employees, Taxes & Economy, Reforming Congress

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released this statement after voting “no” on the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019: “It is imperative that we get our nation’s fiscal house in order and work to address our debt and deficit – or else we continue to push the problems of today onto our children and grandchildren. The longer we fail to address our nation’s spending problem, the harder it becomes to solve the problem of our country’s crippling debt. I have long advocated for budgetary certain... Read more

  • 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

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