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  • Wittman Statement Regarding USS John S. McCain Collision
    Posted in Press Releases on August 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    WASHINGTON-Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1) released the following statement following the collision of the USS John S. McCain off the coast of Singapore: "My thoughts and prayers are with the crew of the USS John S. McCain after last night's collision. I am grateful for the hard work of the search and rescue teams as they look for the ten missing sailors. “While I support the Chief of Naval Operations operational safety stand down of the fleet, I believe that there are even more basic causes for ... Read more

  • Preparing our workforce
    Posted in Press Releases on August 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Dear Friend- Preparing our nation’s students with the skills necessary to enter the workforce is critical to ensuring a healthy economy, so I wanted to update you on some of my district work in this area. This month, I toured the SON Metal Fabrication Plant in Ashland. This company works to combine sheet metal fabrication and machining to meet the needs of their many customers. I was able to meet with their incredible crew and hear about the educational steps they took to get to their current po... Read more

  • I'm committed to protecting seniors
    Posted in Press Releases on August 15, 2017 | Preview rr

    Dear Friend- I wanted to keep you updated on work I have been doing this month to hear from the First District’s seniors and retirees. Last week I visited the residents of Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury in Irvington. I had the opportunity to take their questions and listen to their concerns. I specifically updated them on work we are doing here in Washington to protect their access to both Social Security and Medicare. Medicare and Social Security have served our nation well, providing medi... Read more

  • Supporting businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on August 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    Dear Friend- Knowing your interest in small business and our economy, I wanted to update you on my work in this critical area. I spent last week traveling throughout the First District meeting with groups that drive our economy. I first met with the Gloucester Chamber of Commerce where we discussed the current state of affairs in Washington, ranging from the environment to health care. The Gloucester Chamber’s members represent businesses of all sizes and sectors, so they are great resource for ... Read more

  • Wittman statement following violent events in Charlottesville, Virginia
    Posted in Press Releases on August 12, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON-Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1) released the following statement regarding the violent events taking place in Charlottesville, Virginia last night and this morning: "I despise and tenaciously denounce the violence, hate and bigotry that we have seen in Charlottesville. The rhetoric and actions of racists, white supremacists, and Nazi-ideologues are not the values of our Commonwealth or our great nation. I thank and pray for our brave law enforcement officers who put themselves in harm'... Read more

  • Visiting Veterans in VA-01
    Posted in Press Releases on August 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    This week I attended a Veterans Pinning Ceremony held at the Commonwealth Senior Living at Farnham (CSL) in Richmond County, where I was able to publicly acknowledge the service and sacrifice of several local Veterans. CSL just received its charter as a new American Legion Post. I also met with the Potomac Chapter of the Military Officers Association or America (MOAA) in Colonial Beach. MOAA is the nation’s largest association of military officers with members from every branch of service. At bo... Read more

  • My view: Spending bill prioritizes defense, veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on August 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Budget

    Dear Friend- Before adjourning for recess, the U.S. House of Representatives advanced a critical bill to fund the Department of Defense, including our nuclear weapons programs, military construction projects, and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Passing the Make America Secure Appropriations Act sends a strong signal that we are dedicated to the safety and security of all Americans and the well-being of our veterans. The world is an increasingly dangerous place and, having assessed those thre... Read more

  • Some summer reading
    Posted in Press Releases on August 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Dear Friend- Like you, I care deeply about the education of our children; so I wanted to update you on what I have been doing in the First District to promote summer learning for elementary school-aged kids. This week I was a guest reader at the Falmouth YMCA for their Summer Learning Loss Prevention Program. This program is for rising first and second graders who are at risk for not reading at a third grade reading level. This extra practice is designed to keep them on track and reach their ful... Read more

  • Building a Navy for the 21st Century
    Posted in Press Releases on August 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Dear Friend - As Chairman of the Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, I am committed to ensuring our Navy remains the most powerful naval force anywhere in the world. But as we move into the 21st Century, we must ensure that our Navy is prepared to meet the numerous challenges of the future. I laid out my vision for the Navy of the future and how we, in Congress, can support its development for an article in the August edition of Proceedings, the magazine of the United ... Read more

  • Update - protecting Second Amendment rights
    Posted in Press Releases on August 2, 2017 | Preview rr

    I wanted to take a moment to update you on my work to protect gun rights for law-abiding Americans. As you may already know, a bill was introduced in Congress called the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 (H.R. 38). This bill authorizes a person who is carrying a valid state license or permit for a concealed firearm to carry that firearm across state lines provided that the neighboring state recognizes the issuing authority for licenses or permits to carry concealed firearms. I wanted to co... Read more

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