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  • Wittman statement on historic Abraham Accords peace agreement
    Posted in Press Releases on September 16, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    WASHINGTON - Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) issued the following statement following the historic signing of the Abraham Accords, a peace agreement brokered by the United States and signed yesterday by Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain. The agreement will normalize relations between the countries and help further the Trump Administration's peace efforts in the Middle East: “The year 2020 has been filled with many remarkable events. This week, we mark this important milestone in inte... Read more

  • Wittman attends 9/11 memorial, flag retirement ceremony in Beaverdam
    Posted in Press Releases on September 15, 2020 | Preview rr

    BEAVERDAM, VA – On Sunday, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) delivered remarks at the 9/11 Memorial and Flag Retirement Ceremony hosted by American Legion Post 90 in Beaverdam, VA. Congressman Wittman also presented a plaque of recognition to the Hanover County Sheriff’s Department and Hanover County Sheriff, Colonel David R. Hines, on behalf of Post 90. “I was honored to be with American Legion Post 90 and the Hanover County Sheriff’s Department as we remembered not only the thousands of American... Read more

  • Wittman honored with Vincent T. Hirsch Award from Navy League
    Posted in Press Releases on September 11, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) today received the Vincent T. Hirsch Award from the Navy League of the United States for his dedication to the American Maritime Industry in Congress. Congressman Wittman serves on the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land and as Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces. “America has always been, and will always be, a seafaring nation,” Congressman Wittman said. “It is among the core reasons we have enj... Read more

  • Wittman honors Dr. Richard S. Williams for work during COVID-19 in Congressional Record
    Posted in Press Releases on September 9, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) recently honored Dr. Richard S. Williams, MD, MPH, District Director of the Three Rivers Health District and Acting District Director of the Eastern Shore Health District for Virginia Department of Health (VDH). Congressman Wittman has worked with Dr. Williams throughout the entirety of the COVID-19 pandemic to help share the latest health and safety information to residents of the First Congressional District through telephone town halls, calls with ... Read more

  • Wittman statement on Mayor Bowser’s plan to relocate Washington Monument, others
    Posted in Press Releases on September 2, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) issued the following statement after the release of Washington, DC, Mayor Muriel Bowser’s DCFACES Working Group Report recommending renaming, relocating, or contextualizing nearly 50 DC sites, including the Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial, Benjamin Franklin Statue, and many more: “The ludicrous plan laid out by DC Mayor Bowser is, at the very least, a radical publicity stunt and, at the worst, an attempt to completely demolish our nation’s his... Read more

  • Wittman honors legacy of Women’s Suffrage in Congressional Record
    Posted in Press Releases on August 31, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON - Last week, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) entered the following remarks into the permanent Congressional Record in recognition of the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage, when the 19th Amendment was adopted to the Constitution on August 26, 1920. Congressman Wittman’s remarks honor the legacy of all trailblazing women who exercised their right to vote 100 years ago, with a special highlight of the women from Westmoreland County who registered on the first day they were eligible. ... Read more

  • USDA Extends vital Summer Meals Programs following request of Rep. Rob Wittman
    Posted in Press Releases on August 31, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHIGTON – Today, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced it will extend several flexibilities regarding USDA’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and the Seamless Summer Option (SSO), also known as the Summer Meals Programs, program through as late as December 31, 2020. The flexibilities allow summer meal program operators to continue serving free meals to all children into the fall months to ensure students have access to meals during the COVID-19 recovery process. Th... Read more

  • Wittman receives US Chamber’s Spirit of Enterprise Award recognizing work for VA-01 businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on August 27, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) this month received the Spirit of Enterprise Award from the United States Chamber of Commerce for his support of pro-business issues from January 2019 through January 2020. The Spirit of Enterprise Award is given annually to Members of Congress based on rankings by the U.S. Chamber for key pro-free enterprise, pro-economic growth, and pro-jobs votes. It also reflects Congressman Wittman’s commitment to the bipartisan leadership and constructive govern... Read more

  • Wittman statement on H.R. 8015 – Delivering for America Act
    Posted in Press Releases on August 22, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) issued the following statement after voting “No” on H.R. 8015 – Delivering for America Act: “The USPS plays a vital role in our nation and provides critical service to millions of Americans, especially during this pandemic,” Congressman Wittman said, “And many folks in the First District rely on the postal service for important deliveries, including medications. I support the USPS and want to ensure they improve service and support efficient an... Read more

  • Wittman urges Treasury to fully support USPS operations
    Posted in Press Releases on August 17, 2020 | Preview rr

    Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) this week sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to ensure that timely and reliable mail service continues during a period of increased scrutiny of the United States Postal Service (USPS). “Recently, I have heard from a significant number of constitutes across the First Congressional District reporting delayed mail services,” Congressman Wittman wrote, “impacting critical shipments of medications, harming businesses and casting doubt on the USPS prepar... Read more

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