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  • House Passes Two Wittman Bills: H.R. 1747 and H.R. 3596
    Posted in Press Releases on December 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) had two pieces of legislation pass the House of Representatives as part of H.R. 729 - a larger package of ten bipartisan bills. The National Fish Habitat Conservation Through Partnerships Act and the Keep America’s Waterfronts Working Act work to increase conservation of fish habitat and wetlands, as well as preserve our working waterfronts. Congressman Wittman is committed to getting real results for the First District. This is one of the many... Read more

  • Wittman Signs FY20 NDAA Conference Report
    Posted in Press Releases on December 9, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee and conferee on the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20 NDAA), released this statement on the conference report. “After months of negotiation, I am proud to sign a bipartisan conference report today. A bill that started with unreasonable, partisan riders, is now a piece of legislation that I believe does right by our men and women in unifo... Read more

  • MEDIA ADVISORY: Wittman to Host Briefing on VA Facilities Coming to FXBG
    Posted in Press Releases on December 3, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans, Health Care

    FREDERICKSBURG – On December 13, 2019, Congressman Rob Wittman will host a Veterans Administration (VA) Fredericksburg Medical Facilities Briefing at VFW Post 3103 in Fredericksburg to provide clarification and a timeline for any and all clinics/facilities coming to the area. The VA has announced it is accepting lease proposals for a VA facility to be built in the Fredericksburg area. In FY2017, the Republican-led Congress authorized the largest lease procurement the VA has ever undertaken – thi... Read more

  • Wittman, Thompson Bill to Extend North American Wetlands Conservation Act Passes the House
    Posted in Press Releases on November 21, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Rep. Rob Wittman (VA-01) and Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that their bill H.R. 925, the North American Wetlands Conservation Extension Act (NAWCA) has passed the House and is ready for consideration in the Senate. This bipartisan bill authorizes $60 million each year for habitat restoration and conservation projects nation-wide. “I am thrilled to see the North American Wetlands Conservation Extension Act pass the House. Washington should be doing more to identify ... Read more

  • Wittman, Luria Intro Resolution for Coastal Resiliency
    Posted in Press Releases on November 20, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) introduced, along with Virginia colleague Rep. Elaine Luria (VA-02), a resolution designating the National Center of Excellence for research in coastal flooding and recurrent flooding, a partnership among Old Dominion University and William & Mary, including the Virginia Institute of Marine Science and the Virginia Coastal Policy Center at William & Mary Law School. This designation allows these institutions to be viewed as sources for expe... Read more

  • Wittman to Chair Suburban Caucus Task Force on Transportation
    Posted in Press Releases on November 20, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation & Infrastructure

    WASHINGTON– Today, Congressman Wittman (VA-01) joined U.S. Representatives Ann Wagner (R-MO), French Hill (R-AR), Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Jackie Walorski (R-IN), and Steve Stivers (R-OH), fellow members of the House Suburban Caucus, to announce the Suburban Caucus’s Task Force Chairs. Congressman Wittman will chair the Task Force on Better Transportation for our Future. The Suburban Caucus will be rolling out a member-driven agenda that will improve quality of life in suburban areas acros... Read more

  • Wittman Rejects Short-Term CR
    Posted in Press Releases on November 19, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Taxes & Economy, Reforming Congress

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) voted "no" House Amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 3055 - Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2020, and Further Health Extenders Act of 2019. “Yet again, Congress has kicked the can down the road,” Wittman said. “Our men and women in uniform are facing certain threats abroad, while the support for their training, equipment, and operations remains uncertain at home. Our highest priority should be keeping the Department of Defense full... Read more

  • Breakfast With Rob: Fredericksburg
    Posted in Press Releases on November 4, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Health Care, Transportation & Infrastructure

    FREDERICKSBURG - Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) had the latest stop of his “Breakfast With Rob” series at the Paradise Diner in Fredericksburg, Virginia. He kicked off the series in June in Tappahannock and in the months following, he stopped in Kilmarnock, Ashland, and Dumfries. He 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 the Pa... Read more

  • Wittman Advocates for USMCA at VP Pence Rountable
    Posted in Press Releases on November 2, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes & Economy

    LOUISA, VA – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman participated in a roundtable at the America First Policies event 'USMCA - A Better Deal for American Workers' featuring Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence. The panel discussed the importance of ratifying the US Mexico Canada (USMCA) Agreement signed by President Trump on November 30, 2018 and the effect it could have on the Commonwealth and the nation. Other panelists included Rep. Denver Riggleman (VA-05) and Former Governor George Allen.... Read more

  • Wittman Statement on Impeachment Inquiry Resolution
    Posted in Press Releases on October 31, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released this statement after voting against the House Democrat impeachment inquiry resolution attempting to formalize an already tainted process: “Speaker Pelosi holding this vote today is further proof that House Democrats acknowledge they have been conducting these impeachment proceedings in a partisan way that has lacked transparency. Members from both sides of the aisle voted against this resolution. “This vote should have been done from ... Read more

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