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  • Wittman Named Co-Chair of Rural Broadband Caucus
    Posted in Press Releases on January 16, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation & Infrastructure

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) is proud to announce that he will be a Co-Chair of the Rural Broadband Caucus for the 116th Congress. The caucus focuses on bringing greater attention to the need for high-speed broadband in rural America and helping to encourage and spur innovative solutions to address this growing consumer demand. Other Co-Chairs of the House Rural Broadband Caucus include Congressmen Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), Peter Welch (D-VT), Bob Latta (R-OH), Mark Pocan (D-WI), an... Read more

  • Wittman to Pelosi: Keep Us in Town
    Posted in Press Releases on January 11, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees, Reforming Congress

    Wittman to Pelosi: Keep Us in Town WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released this statement after sending a letter to Speaker Pelosi urging her to keep the House in session this weekend: “It is absolutely critical that we reopen the government. I believe the House needs to stay in session, including weekends, until we can pass legislation to both secure our border and reopen the government – both are national imperatives. I stand ready and willing to work with anyone who will come t... Read more

  • Wittman Votes to Ensure Federal Employees Receive Back Pay
    Posted in Press Releases on January 11, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Wittman released this statement after supporting S. 24, the Government Employee Fair Treatment Act. This legislation is the comparable, Senate version of Rep. Don Beyer (VA-8-D) and Rep. Wittman’s Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act, which would ensure furloughed federal employees to receive back pay. “Federal employees should not suffer for Congress’ inaction and deserve the certainty of proper funding to do their jobs. I have been urging the Speaker for days ... Read more

  • What do you want to see the new Congress focus on?
    Posted in Press Releases on January 8, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Federal Employees, Immigration, Health Care, Transportation & Infrastructure , Family Values, Taxes & Economy, Environment, Energy, Education, Reforming Congress

    Friend- Now that we are in the 116th Congress, I'm looking forward to working on sustaining economic growth, addressing critical infrastructure issues in our region, building a strong national defense, immigration reform, and expanding access to rural broadband. I know I'll hear from many of you during the next two years as you contact my office and during my travels throughout the District. I wanted to take a brief moment to ask what issues you would most like to see addressed during the 116th... Read more

  • Wittman: We Must Secure Our Border
    Posted in Press Releases on January 4, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Wittman: We Must Secure Our Border WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released this statement after voting against government funding bills that lacked the necessary resources for border security: “I am disappointed in Speaker Pelosi for bringing an omnibus spending package that throws out the bipartisan appropriations work of the House for FY2019 and bringing to the floor a package of exclusively Senate bills. The House worked hard this past year working these bills through regular o... Read more

  • Wittman Sworn into 116th Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on January 4, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Health Care, Transportation & Infrastructure , Taxes & Economy, Education

    Wittman Sworn into 116th Congress WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released this statement after officially being sworn in to the 116th Congress. “We accomplished so much over the past two years: Passed landmark tax reform putting more money back in the pockets of hard-working Americans, fully funded our military, expanded Veterans’ access to care, improved school safety, made investments to improve access to high-speed internet, strengthened CTE/STEM programs, and provided the fund... Read more

  • Wittman-Led Effort for Block Buy Approved
    Posted in Press Releases on January 2, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Taxes & Economy

    Wittman-Led Effort for Block Buy Approved WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), Chairman of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, commended the Navy on its intent to contract for CVN 80 and 81, the next two Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carriers. Congressman Wittman led the bipartisan effort to secure this provision. “I am thrilled the Navy has announced that they intend to enter into a contract for a two-carrier block buy for CVN 80 and 81, further allowing our US Nav... Read more

  • Wittman Statement on Government Shutdown
    Posted in Press Releases on December 22, 2018 | Preview rr

    “The House has done our job. We passed a funding bill that not only kept our government open, but provided the necessary appropriations to keep our nation safe. This situation was completely avoidable, and it all stems back to a broken budgeting system. “As I’ve done in every session since I’ve been in Congress, I have been urging leadership to fund our government with a budget passed through regular order instead of budgeting by crisis through a Continuing Resolution (CR). Our government needs ... Read more

  • Wittman Thanks Secretary Mattis for Unparalleled Service
    Posted in Press Releases on December 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Wittman Thanks Secretary Mattis for Unparalleled Service WASHINGTON - Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1), Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, released this statement following Secretary of Defense General James Mattis’ retirement announcement. “General Mattis is a man of utmost character. He has been known as many things, Chaos, the Warrior Monk, Secretary—but chief among them, he has been known as the living embodiment of the Marine Corps motto, Semp... Read more

  • Wittman Votes to Fund Border Wall
    Posted in Press Releases on December 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Reforming Congress

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Wittman (VA-01) released this statement after voting to pass a Continuing Resolution (CR) with an additional $5.7 billion for construction of a wall on the U.S. southern border: “Yet again we find ourselves budgeting by crisis. We should not be funding our government through continuing resolutions (CRs) – they are a short-term solution to a long-term problem. This situation was completely avoidable; Last week, instead of staying in town to get the job done, Member... Read more

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