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  • Wittman Holds Two CTE Symposiums
    Posted in Press Releases on October 24, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Wittman Holds Two CTE Symposiums WASHINGTON – This week, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) held two Career and Technical Education (CTE) Symposiums. The first took place on Monday at Germanna Community College in Fredericksburg and the second in Mechanicsville at American Legion Post 175. The purpose of these symposiums is to connect education institutions with local businesses and the private sector, and to help ensure the curriculum for our students reflects the needs of the workforce. “Strengt... Read more

  • Bipartisan, Bicameral Resolution Introduced to Celebrate Urban Wildlife Refuges
    Posted in Press Releases on October 1, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    WASHINGTON – This week, Congressmen Rob Wittman (R-VA) and Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Senators Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) introduced a bipartisan, bicameral resolution to designate September 29 at National Urban Wildlife Refuge Day. These resolutions highlight the value added to our communities through Urban Wildlife Refuges – primarily promoting conservation, increasing access to wildlife-dependent recreation, and protecting local watersheds. The Centers for Disease Control an... Read more

  • Wittman Votes to Fully Fund Military
    Posted in Press Releases on September 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 6157 – Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019. “This is the first time in ten years the Department of Defense will not operate under a continuing resolution (CR). During this time, we have reduced the size of our Army, Guard, and Reserve and allowed ourselves to reach a readiness crisis. These readiness shortfalls have led to insu... Read more

  • Wittman Visits with Local Chambers of Commerce
    Posted in Press Releases on September 24, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes & Economy

    Wittman Visits with Local Chambers of Commerce WASHINGTON – This week and last, Congressman Wittman met with members of the Prince William County, New Kent and Williamsburg Chambers of Commerce to discuss the issues important to businesses in the First Congressional District. “We had extremely productive conversations,” Rep. Wittman said. “The PWC Chamber, the New Kent Chamber, and the Williamsburg Chamber are all laser focused on the issues that are matter to those in the community.” Last Tues... Read more

  • Wittman Continues to Fight for Broadband Access at Fredericksburg Chamber Event
    Posted in Press Releases on September 19, 2018 | Preview rr

    Wittman Continues to Fight for Broadband Access at Fredericksburg Chamber Event WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) participated in a community conversation on broadband expansion hosted by the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce. The conversation took place at the Howell Branch of the Central Rappahannock Region Library in Fredericksburg. “Right now, we are leaving thousands of people on the sidelines, not just in our district, but across the country,” Wittman said. “Si... Read more

  • Wittman Statement on CBO Analysis of Public/Private Shipyards
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Wittman Statement on CBO Analysis of Public/Private Shipyards WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), Chairman of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, issued this statement following the release of a Congressional Budget Office (CBO) presentation titled: Comparing the Costs of Submarine Maintenance at Public and Private Shipyards. This report was completed at the request of Reps. Wittman, Courtney, Wilson, and Bordallo, and found that “maintenance at private shipyards h... Read more

  • Wittman Applauds Completion of First Funding Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans, Reforming Congress

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released this statement after voting in favor of the Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 5895 – Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act: “I am encouraged that we have finally completed a small fraction of the appropriations bills for FY2019. The legislation passed today invests in our nation’s veterans and prioritizes the safety of all Americans by funding pivotal energy and water project... Read more

  • Targeting federal employee pay is unacceptable
    Posted in Press Releases on September 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees

    Friend- Last week, the President expressed his intent to cancel a planned pay raise for federal employees as part of an effort to rein in federal spending. I want to be emphatically clear—targeting federal employee pay or benefits as a means to balance our budget disregards the millions of men and women who selflessly serve our nation. We cannot expect to get our fiscal house in order at the expense of civil servants. While it’s critical to address runaway federal spending, targeting federal em... Read more

  • Wittman Named “Hero of Main Street”
    Posted in Press Releases on September 6, 2018 | Preview rr

    Wittman Named “Hero of Main Street” WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) was recognized this week as a “Hero of Main Street” by the National Retail Federation for consistently supporting policies that will benefit our retail industry and its millions of small businesses. “In Virginia, 97% of all businesses are small businesses,” Wittman said. “It's no stretch to say that they are the backbone of the Commonwealth's economy. Our job in Washington is to get out of the way so that Main Stre... Read more

  • Advisory: Rural Broadband Public Comment Period
    Posted in Press Releases on August 22, 2018 | Preview rr

    Friend- As you may know, I’ve been working tirelessly to expand access to broadband across Virginia. Whether it’s working with industry stakeholders or key government officials, I believe that we need to use all means available to get those who have been left behind up to speed, because it is absolutely critical to growing our economy and improving the lives of countless Virginians. I wanted to make sure you knew how you can get involved in bringing high-speed internet to rural Virginia. On Jul... Read more

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