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  • Poll: What do you care about?
    Posted in Press Releases on October 18, 2017 | Preview rr

    Hi Friend- I am fully dedicated to representing the constituents of the First District. I will continue to work hard to ensure that Veterans receive the benefits they deserve; that we bring jobs back to the hard-working men and women of Virginia; that we preserve and build our military strength; and that we meet the needs of our dedicated federal employees. I am here to serve you and I want to know what issues that are most important to you! Please take a moment to respond to the short survey be... Read more

  • Congress must do its job
    Posted in Press Releases on October 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget

    Friend- I feel strongly that one of Congress’ duties to the American people is to pass a comprehensive budget; in fact, I once again introduced legislation saying Members of Congress shouldn’t receive a paycheck if we don’t pass the budget on time. For far too long, Congress has chosen to fund the government through short-sighted, stop-gap budget measures. Recently, however, the House did its job and passed a budget for the fiscal year 2018; as someone committed to fiscal responsibility, I recen... Read more

  • My view: Replacing the Air Force One fleet literally takes an act of Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on October 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Budget

    Dear Friend- I just wrote an op-ed that was published in Defense News on Congress' role in the oversight and replacement of Air Force One. There is bipartisan agreement that the Air Force One fleet needs to be replaced, and I outline how Congress should move forward given its jurisdiction over replacement, otherwise known as the Presidential Aircraft Recapitalization program. The full article is below. Please do not hesitate to contact me anytime an issue that concerns you comes before the House... Read more

  • I Will Continue to Fight for Federal Employees
    Posted in Press Releases on October 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees

    Hi Friend- Knowing your interest in the issues facing federal employees, I wanted to take a moment a speak with you about the budget proposal the House recently passed. During the budgeting process, I consistently advocated leadership on behalf of federal employees, urging them not to balance the budget at their expense. I, along with a group of my colleagues, sent a letter to House Leadership and a letter to the Chairman and the Ranking Member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee. T... Read more

  • Expanding access to affordable prescription drugs
    Posted in Press Releases on October 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Friend- Like you, I believe Congress must work to improve the affordability of the nation’s health care system. Part of my work in Washington is focused on ensuring workers and families in Virginia, and across the country, have access to affordable health care. I wanted to share a recent concern of mine regarding the 340B Drug Pricing Program. This program gives discounts to eligible hospitals and other healthcare providers on prescription medication. Rural hospitals, in particular, depend on sa... Read more

  • Wittman Statement on Iran Nuclear Deal
    Posted in Press Releases on October 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released this statement following the Trump Administration's announcement on its new strategy regarding Iran. “In 2015 I voted against the Iran Nuclear Deal as I feared that agreement lacked sufficient safeguards to prevent the Iranian government from continuing its pursuit of a nuclear weapon. Two years later, Iran is testing launch platforms and ballistic missiles,” Wittman said. “Iran still continues to destabilize the region by supporting S... Read more

  • Tax reform could help save our highways
    Posted in Press Releases on October 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Friend- Knowing our shared interest in transportation issues, I would like to update you on what I’ve been doing to help the Commonwealth in this area. As you may know, I am a commuter, traveling back and forth from Montross to Washington, D.C. daily when Congress is in session, and so I experience first-hand the transportation challenges in our region. I consistently hear about how transportation funding is the number one issue facing commuters in the First District. Chief among them is finding... Read more

  • My view: Navy must shore up its cyber defenses
    Posted in Press Releases on October 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Dear Friend- I wrote an op-ed that was published in Defense News explaining how the Navy, with the support of Congress, must take measures to ensure our ships are properly protected from cyber intrusion. The full article is below. Please do not hesitate to contact me anytime an issue that concerns you comes before the House, especially if it concerns defense and national security. It's an honor to serve you and Virginia's First District in the People's House. Sincerely, Rob The U.S. Navy must sh... Read more

  • Bipartisan Effort to Protect American Wildlife Refuges Introduced
    Posted in Press Releases on October 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Bipartisan Effort to Protect American Wildlife Refuges Introduced WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), in a bipartisan effort to protect American wildlife, joined eight colleagues from both the House and Senate to introduce the Keep America’s Refuges Operational Act. H.R. 3979 will reauthorize the National Wildlife Refuge System volunteer, community partnership and education programs that help ensure Americans can visit, explore, fish, hunt, and study wildlife for generations to come. ... Read more

  • Poll: What should POTUS do?
    Posted in Press Releases on October 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Friend- As the Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, I keep a careful eye on major international events that continuously unfold around the world; these events play a significant role in our daily lives and frequently impact our national and personal interests. Lately, there has been speculation that President Trump will not recertify the 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal, so I wanted to take a moment and have a dialogue with you on this issue. The 2015 Iran N... Read more

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